New Treatment for a Double Chin

Is your wardrobe full of turtle necks and scarfs? When posing for the perfect photo, do you find yourself tilting your head at a certain angle to diminish the fullness under your chin? We are all familiar with the tricks used to hide that unwanted and unnecessary double chin! As we age, the metabolism slows and fat can accumulate around the neck and under the chin. Factor in genetics and you can see even thin and normal weight individuals can acquire these stubborn fat deposits. According to a recent survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) almost 70% of adults are bothered by submental fullness, the dreaded double chin! Until recently there were limited, non-invasive treatment options available for eliminating this fat accumulation.

Well, it’s time to toss out those turtle necks. A new fat dissolving injectable called Kybella® has hit the market with raging success and patients are loving their results!

Kybella® is a non-surgical treatment for patients with moderate to severe submental fat, also known as the double chin. Kybella® is identical to deoxycholic acid, a natural substance in our body that helps emulsify and solubilize fats. Injected into the stubborn fat area, it acts locally to break apart and dissolve the fat cells. Before introducing Kybella® to the market, clinical trials with more than one thousand patents were performed, attesting to its safety and efficacy resulting in FDA approval.

The procedure takes about 15 minutes. For optimal results your physician may recommend 2-6 treatments in one-month intervals. Frequent side effects may include swelling, bruising, discomfort from the injection, redness and hardness in the treated area lasting for approximately one week following treatment. Results are impressive and long lasting.

Call us today to get the skinny and lose the chinny with Kybella®, the new treatment for a double chin.

Holly Singletary, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist