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Got a Double Chin? There’s a Drug For That

Got a Double Chin? There’s a Drug For That

A new drug was approved earlier this week that will reduce a double chin back down to its original single-chin state. The drug is DCA, Deoxycholic acid, and it’s injected directly into the double chin. The drug then goes to work destroying the fat cell membranes to reduce the size of the double chin.

The FDA approved DCA by a 17-0 vote and we will soon begin seeing less of our chins in the very near future. Lynn Drake, a dermatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital says that we sometimes underestimate how important these little things are to self-esteem and self-worth.
A study of the new drug has been conducted in three separate trial in the United States and Canada and involved over 1,000 patients. Chin fat was graded from 0-4, 4 being the extreme end of submental convexity (chin fat) and 0 being no chin fat at all. Most test subjects who started out with chin fat saw at least a two-grade reduction in their double chin.
Experts including Daniel Amen have expressed skepticism saying that healthy lifestyle choices like diet and exercise are far safer ways to battle the double chin without the risk of side effects. So far, the only side effect the chin-reducing drugs has is pain, swelling and bruising at the injection site.