[MURRAY, 11/24/2017] - Several American adults said that having submental fullness or a double chin affected their social behaviors and self-esteem.
The survey conducted by Allergan, a global pharmaceutical company based in Ireland, reported that 47% out of 1,996 Americans aged 18 to 57 became conscious of their appearance and hindered them from participating in certain social activities.
An Increase in Cosmetic Enhancement Procedures
Cosmetic enhancement procedures, in general, saw a rise in 2016. According to a statistical report by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Americans spent more than 15 billion dollars on both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, which was a 1.5 billion dollar increase from the previous year.
Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Gaining More Popularity
Although surgical procedures accounted for the bigger half of these expenditures, nonsurgical procedures increased by 7% while surgical procedures only rose by 3.5%. While Botox still remains to be the most popular nonsurgical method, nonsurgical fat reduction secures its spot as the 10th most popular nonsurgical procedure.
The increase in nonsurgical procedures can be attributed to the risks of surgical and invasive methods. Incisions resulting from liposuction are susceptible to skin infection, bleeding, and scarring. Surgical procedures on the face can also cause nerve damage which can result in facial paralysis.
Kybella Treatment: The First and Only FDA-Approved Non-Invasive Method
Kybella is an artificially manufactured medication that naturally occurs in the human bile. Deoxycholic acid, as it is generically called, aids in digesting fatty foods.
What Kybella treatment does is that it destroys submental fat cells without affecting the surrounding cells and tissues. The melted fat is then expelled through bodily excretions. It is the first and only medication of its kind approved by the FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) in 2015. The FDA also advises the use of Kybella treatment solely for submental fat reduction, which is the chin or upper neck area.
Low-Risk and Minimal Downtime
Steven Jepson MD, a dermatologic and medical clinic in Utah, offers Kybella treatment for people who wish to reduce their double chin. It is a low-risk process that only requires an injection.
According to the clinic: “A tiny needle is used to place Kybella directly into the fat at several injection points throughout the treatment area.”
The process also has very minimal downtime where each treatment only lasts for about 15 to 20 minutes. Steve Jepson MD recommends having two to four treatments spaced monthly. Patients should also expect three to five days of swelling and tenderness which is a common side effect in facial cosmetic procedures.
About Steven Jepson MD
Dr. Steven Jepson M.D. is a Utah based expert in aesthetic and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. All procedures in the clinic are performed by Dr. Jepson himself. Apart from Kybella treatment, his office provides body contouring, tattoo removal, Botox, and spa services.
To know more about this institution, visit http://www.stevenjepsonmd.com.