SEATTLE, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The word is out and there is growing public interest in the recently FDA-approved Kybella™, the first and only non-surgical injectable treatment to safely and effectively improve the appearance of a double chin (submental fat).
With over two thirds of consumers bothered by a double chin (according to a survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery), the demand for a minimally invasive and cost effective option for treating submental fullness is great.
"Traditionally, only surgical methods, such as liposuction or a neck lift, could provide noticeable improvement of the areas under the chin and upper neck," points out board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Alexander Sobel. "Many of my patients are looking for safe, non-surgical options for improving the chin and neck contour—and now I can offer Kybella."
Submental fullness affects both men and women and is influenced by a variety of factors, including aging, weight fluctuation, and genetics. As anyone suffering with this condition knows, the chin is a notoriously difficult area to tone through diet and exercise alone.
Kybella is specially formulated with deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that helps your body absorb and break down dietary fat. Once injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, rendering them incapable of storing fat in the future.
"A double chin can impact the harmony and balance of your entire face, leading to a heavy, tired appearance," says Dr. Sobel. "The fact that we can now provide long-lasting improvement to this area with a simple series of comfortable injections is remarkable."
To achieve the most benefit, Dr. Sobel recommends a series of three to six treatments spaced at least one month apart. Kybella is currently indicated for treatment of subcutaneous fat in the area under the chin only. Use in additional areas of the face or body is not yet recommended, as safety and efficacy have not been established beyond the submental area.
"To meet the needs of my patients, I am constantly adding safe and effective non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments to my list of services," states Dr. Sobel. "Kybella has proven to be a worthy addition, and my patients agree."
About Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery: Dr. Sobel is an award-winning, double-board certified surgeon in Cosmetic Surgery and Otolaryngology who has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures. He has served as an examiner and Trustee for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and received the William K. Miles, M.D. Award, given to the physician with the best score on the written Cosmetic Surgery exam. His practice is located at 1632 116th Ave. NE, Suite A, Bellevue, WA; 425-453-9060. For more information, visit www.800theface.com.
Media Contact: Tina Azucena, Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery, 425-453-9060.
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