FDA approves injection to remove double chins
Getting rid of pesky double chins might have gotten easier.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new drug that can remove double chins without surgery.
The drug, Kybella, is an injectable treatment for people with moderate-to-severe fat under the chin. To work, it is injected into the fat tissue in the double chin, resulting in the dissolving of the fat cells.
The procedure can be done in either one session, or multiple sessions up to six months. It would take about five minutes to do, and two to three days to heal, according to ABC News.
If you’re looking to use the product to get rid of fat in other places, the FDA discourages it.
“It is important to remember that Kybella is only approved for the treatment of fat occurring below the chin, and it is not known if Kybella is safe or effective for treatment outside of this area,” Amy G. Egan, deputy director of the Office of Drug Evaluation III in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a statement.
Kybella is expected to be available in June.