Self-Perception and Kybella: Beverly Hills’ Dr. Derek Jones Notes New Study Results

How do you feel about the area of your neck just under your chin? If you’re anything like the people who responded to a recent survey on self perception, there’s a good chance you don’t like it—and that the source of your dislike is a double chin. Long familiar with submental fullness-fighting Kybella® injections, Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Derek Jones, who worked as an investigator in the product’s FDA trials, noted with interest the survey results, presented earlier this year at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting in Orlando, Florida.

According to the survey commissioned by Kybella® maker Allergan, 47 percent of the women and men surveyed noted that they were bothered by the appearance of their under-chin area.

The number even grew slightly to 49 percent when the survey participants, all between 18 and 65 years old, were asked whether they felt that the look of their submental area negatively impacted their appearance.

Other notable numbers from the survey of almost 2,000 people:

  • 45 percent felt that other people specifically noticed the look of their under-chin area
  • 35 percent claimed that they stay away from cameras and keep off-screen for videos because of self-consciousness due to a double chin
  • 29 percent of the men admitted growing a beard to hide their neck
  • 78 percent noted a greater likelihood of spotting a woman’s double chin, as opposed to a man’s

Around when Kybella® was first approved for the public in the spring of 2015, results from an American Society for Dermatologic Surgery survey revealed a higher number, with 70 percent of the adults surveyed expressing frustration over a double chin.

Dr. Derek Jones offers Kybella® in Beverly Hills, alongside fellow dermatologists Dr. Naissan Wesley and Dr. Jeanette Black at Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills. For more information or to arrange a consultation, visit the practice’s Contact Us page or call 310-246-0495.

Written by Dr. Derek Jones

Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.