Kybella for Men May Mean Buh-Bye Beards

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, August 29, 2016

If Allergan’s double-chin melting injectable Kybella were to really take off among men, we may be seeing a lot fewer beards, jokes bearded Washington DC –based dermatologist Terrence Keaney, MD. Male aesthetics is a growing market, and Kybella may be the gateway treatment for men just as Botox was for women, says Keaney, also an assistant clinical faculty at George Washington Hospital in Washington, DC. He made these comments at a New York City brandy-tasting/media event sponsored by Allergan. “Many men grow beards to camouflage their double chin and we may see many get rid of the beard because we now have a solution. Kybella is a home run for men,” he says. “There is no concern of feminization. We can make a jawline more defined and get rid of that double chin.” The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. Submental fat persists despite exercise and diet.  “These are gentleman who exercise and take care of themselves but due to the way the body distributes fat, there is a higher concentration in that area,” he says. Read more at DermWire.