The US Food and Drug Administration has recently announced the approval of a new injection drug that could be used to help people get rid of unwanted double chin fat.
The drug proved efficient in two clinical trials, involving more than 1,000 individuals.
The new drug approved by the FDA is called Kybella and can be used by adults who have moderate or heavy layers of fat below the chin
According to health officials, this is actually the first drug of its kind to receive approval by the drug company called Kythera Biopharmaceuticals.
The makers of the new drug used for melting away double chin fat described it as being a synthetic version of the deoxycholic acid, which is a chemical that the body produces naturally and helps destroy the fat cells by breaking down the membrane of the cells.
According to the company that makes the new Kybella drug, a patient can receive up to 50 injections in a single session, but the patients requires several treatments, he or she should have them at least a month apart from the previous one.
The researchers who worked on developing the new drug explained that they wanted to come up with a medical solution that would be non-invasive, extremely safe, very fast and very efficient in helping patients get rid of any unwanted fat that accumulates under the chin.
They added that the new drug proved to be very efficient but they are not certain if it will be a universal remedy for double chin fat.
According to the researchers, the new Kybella drug will be available in the second half of 2015 and they estimate that it could sale for more than $500 million.
The main ingredient used in Kybella is Deoxycholic acid, which is a safe substance used in many approved cosmetic drugs.
The makers of the drug believe that Kybella will sell very well, especially since many cosmetic injections, as well as dermal fillers are worth more than $1 billion every year in sales.
The experts warn those who would like to use the new Kybella drug, explaining that it has been approved only for eliminating double chin fat, and it should not be used, under any circumstances, for any other body parts.
According to the medical experts, the new Kybella drug has some serious side effects, including difficulty in swallowing, nerve injuries, the weakening of the muscles and an uneven smile.
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