If you are one of the thousands of people bothered by the anatomy of your chin, then you are not alone. Many of us struggle with the battle of losing weight only for it all to come right back. This can be very difficult and stressful. However, the struggle is no surprise. Access to eating poorly is all too easy. If you order food online, you may notice an upgrade to purchase a cookie or soft drink. Even in the grocery stores, the array of decadent desserts is all too tempting. So we continue to gain weight in all the wrong places and where we gain weight can vary from person to person. Some of us gain weight in our abdomen, others in the face, and this issue is correctable if we adhere to a healthy lifestyle. Yet most of us don’t, and the weight battle continues.
The term double chin is all too familiar and is attributed from these weight issues, but for some this can be hereditary. Laser liposuction can be a good option, however, many don’t want to be bothered with incisions, chin slings and any kind of down time. Fortunately, there is a new FDA approved medical treatment called Kybella.
Kybella is not only the first, but also the only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment for fat deposits under the chin.
Kybella consists of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that breaks down fat. It works by systematically injecting this solution into the area of fat under the chin. Over a period of 4-6 weeks the fat cells dissolve. On average patients require 2-4 in-office treatments that normally take about 15 to 20 minutes. There is minimal downtime with this procedure, the most common side effects being swelling, bruising, redness, pain and temporary numbness. This treatment is ideal for patients who cannot have surgery due to medical reasons or who absolutely do not want any invasive procedures.
For many of my patients, Kybella may not be the answer because there is no fat under the chin, just loose sagging skin. If that is the case, then there are other options to treat a patient with. For example, Ultherapy is an ultrasound based technology that penetrates to the underlying layer of the skin causing collagen to contract thereby promoting skin tightening. It is a onetime treatment for most, however determining a treatment plan is discussed during a consultation.
During a complimentary consultation a treatment plan is customized for each individual patient. To find out the right solution for you call 561-655-6325 or visit www.drdadurian.com.