It might work, but its safety is controversial.
From donning stylish scarves to blending makeup contour, people have long concealed double chins in non-surgical ways-but for the first time, an injection promises to actually dissolve the fat away without the need for going under the knife.
Kythera Biopharmaceuticals just released results from its clinical trials with ATX-101, a purified synthetic version of deoxycholic acid. A molecule that is naturally present in the body, it helps dissolve fat. About 70 percent of subjects in the studies saw a significant improvement in their double chin-results that eclipsed even the company's projections.
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The prescribed course of treatment involves injections spaced over a few months that target fat while purportedly leaving other cells alone. According to an investment release by J.P. Morgan, the company anticipates 2015 approval for use in the U.S. and Europe.
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