We can’t believe it’s been done! The antidote to the most stubborn fat was just approved by the FDA a few days ago. On April 29th, Kybella, a form of deoxycholic acid produced by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, was green-lighted to treat adults with moderate/severe chin fat, also known as submental fat.

A 2014 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery states that approximately 7 out of 10 persons are bothered by submental fat. The fat-destroying injection is a pioneer in its own right and has been under development for more than 9 years. With over 20 clinical studies, Kybella has been successful in more than 2,600 patients.

One of its best qualities is that it can take away the pressure of surgery for patients, and although the double-shot requires multiple treatments, it definitely provides a less invasive (and less costly!) solution for those who seek it. Although Kybella is expected to cost around $2000, it’s still relatively cheaper to other facial procedures like lifts.

The treatment is a lengthy one – and as with any procedure – comes with some possible side effects. Patients undergoing treatment will have to go in for multiple injections every 4 weeks for up to 6 months, depending on the specific case. The most common side effects are bruising, pain, numbness and difficulty swallowing, though they were not reported to last long.

Kybella is administered as an injection into the fat tissue in the submental area. Patients may receive up to 50 injections in a single treatment, with up to six single treatments administered no less than one month apart. Kybella is being provided in single patient use vials and should not be diluted or mixed with any other compounds.

The most important thing is definitely to go to a certified medical professional. This miracle cure is only approved for submental fat, and placement of the injection and knowledge of the area is crucial to the outcome. Kybella can destroy any type of cell (not just fat!) so when not properly administered by an expert medical professional it can be pretty risky. Kybella is only approved for the treatment of fat occurring below the chin, and it is not known if it is safe or effective for treatment outside of this area. Safety first, always!

Kybella represents an exciting innovation in the field of cosmetic procedures. Now that it’s been approved we can see the results develop and you can now decide to have access to this miraculous treatment. The FDA does not regulate Mexican laws, so we’ll have to wait a little to start offering this treatment on this side of the border. Bayer is said to be the company that will carry the miracle product to our country, and we’re extremely excited for the possibilities that this new measure entails! As always, VIDA is here to bring you the latest, the new discoveries and all the best information for wellness and beauty.