SOURCE: Nuveau Medical Aesthetics

October 05, 2016 19:00 ET

Nuveau Medical Aesthetics Adds Kybella® for October

Dr. Christine Cheng has begun offering Kybella®, an injectable to eliminate double chins, at her Houston skin-care practice

HOUSTON, TX --(Marketwired - October 05, 2016) - The Nuveau Medical Aesthetics team has long offered a variety of treatments intended to help patients present their ideal selves to the world, including laser skin resurfacing, acne treatments, and BOTOX®. Houston's Dr. Christine Cheng has now welcomed another service to her practice, adding Kybella® for men and women seeking a nonsurgical way to eliminate their double chins. She introduced the injectable in September, but is officially launching it in October.

Made up of what is known as submental fat, a double chin can remain a cosmetic frustration even as other parts of the body slim down thanks to patients' commitment to diet and exercise. Many fat cells do shrink as proper nutrition and physical activity are maintained, but stubborn pockets can and do resist a patient's best efforts to get rid of them. In the case of a double chin, physically removing the fat may be the solution.

The active ingredient in Kybella® is based on a natural chemical the body makes to break down dietary fat. Known as deoxycholic acid, this chemical disrupts the fat cells it encounters, rupturing them and causing them to release their contents.

When the fat is released, it is processed by the body, which treats it as waste and handles it accordingly. Patients typically require two to four Kybella® treatment sessions, all spaced roughly one month apart. In the days and weeks after each session, the fat will gradually recede, with a significant reduction becoming increasingly apparent.

Because of its unique ability to impact cells so dramatically, Kybella® should only ever be administered by a doctor trained in its specific use. When injected with precision and care, it represents a safe and effective way to get rid of unwanted fat cells.

When it comes to body contouring, Dr. Cheng also uses CoolSculpting® at Nuveau Medical Aesthetics to destroy unwanted fat cells. Considered by many experts as the "gold standard" for nonsurgical body sculpting, CoolSculpting® cools fat cells down to the point where they are damaged, without harming the surrounding tissues such as the skin, muscles, and nerves. CoolSculpting® can be applied to the abdomen, chest, arms, thighs, and back. There is also an applicator, the CoolMini™, specifically designed for a small pocket of fat, such as the cells that cause a bulging double chin.

Based on the patient's goals, tolerance for downtime, and other factors, Dr. Cheng can tailor or combine different treatment modalities to obtain the possible results.

Kybella® is FDA approved only for use in the chin and neck area to reduce the appearance of submental fullness.

Contact Nuveau Medical Aesthetics to learn more about Kybella® -- or any other treatments, including BOTOX® -- in Houston by calling (713) 526-1220 or visiting

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