New Drug: ATX-101 Eliminates Submental Fat
With all sort of treatments and expensive cures for double chin, a new company called Kythera Biopharmaceuticals has been developing a new injection which promises to eliminate chin and neck fat in an easy and non-expensive way. According to scientists and dermatologists the initial tests of the drugs have give really promising results and it has high probabilities to be accepted as a secure method.
The name of the drug is called ATX-101, and the treatment consists of four injections that will help eliminates all the submental fat in just a few months. The drug was applied to a group of patients and they all reported a significant reduction in submental fat, with no worsening of the skin looseness. The patients also reported a reduction in the psycological impact they felt due to the appearance of their face and chin. One of the problems some patients found was a mild inflammatory response, even though it was well tolerated by most of them.
The ATX-101 works by killing fat cells under the chin area, after the destruction, the body starts a natural healing process that involves clearing cellular debris. The injections are applied with at least one month apart from each other. In the initial experiment, 2 different dosages and placebo were given to the pacients. The patients that received ATX-101 had a reduction of a least 1 point in the fat-rating scale. Patients where clearly happier with their face after the treatment.
This are some comments from Professor Berthold Rzanny, Lead Author of the ATX-101 Study:
“This study demonstrates that subcutaneous injections with ATX-101 yield a clinically meaningful and statistically significant reduction in unwanted submental fat, decrease the psychological impact on patients, and are well tolerated,”.
This might seem like a pretty good solution to the double chin problem, however I recommend to wait for more experiments and results with the drug before trying it, as it is still an experimental drugs and scientist do not guarantee any kind of bad side effect when taking the drug. As always the best solutions involve taking care of your diet, or trying natural programs and chin exercises to eliminate this disturbing problem.
Please share your comments about this new scientific discovery, and tell us if you´ll be willing to try it or not.