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Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin

No one goes about his or her life planning on one day developing a double chin. But it’s almost as if we all do — studies show that over two-thirds of Americans are bothered by our collective double chins. At the Center for Dermatology & Laser Surgery, we offer Kybella®, a non-surgical treatment to reduce or eliminate your double chin.

Why do I have a double chin?

The development of that sagging skin under your chin has two facets. First, is simply due to aging. As we age, our tissues naturally lose some of their strength and begin to sag. This happens across our bodies, but it can show itself in areas where gravity is a constant force, such as under the chin. Because the skin here doesn’t have any underlying bone to rest upon, any sagging shows. Second, under the chin is a popular spot for fat to collect. As we put on a few pounds with the years, fat tends to collect under the chin.

How does Kybella® work?

In the past, surgery — a neck lift or lower facelift — was the only way to deal with a double chin. And many people don’t want to deal with the surgery or the recovery that follows.

Now there are various options for treating double chins. Probably the most successful is Kybella®, an injectable product that breaks down fat. Kybella® consists primarily of deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid occurs naturally in the body; its job is to aid in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Deoxycholic acid doesn’t differentiate between dietary fat and other fat that can be found in pockets under your chin. When Kybella® is injected into the fat beneath the chin, it destroys the fat cells. And it destroys them permanently, removing the storage mechanism to accumulate fat in the area. That means your double chin is gone for good, as long as you don’t put on a good deal of weight in the future.

Is there recovery after Kybella® treatment?

There isn’t any recovery after a Kybella® session at the Center for Dermatology & Laser Surgery. You may have some temporary swelling and tenderness at the injection sites, but this passes in a day or so.

How many Kybella treatments will I need?

The FDA approved Kybella® for up to six treatments. Whether you need that many sessions depends on how much fat has accumulated under your chin. Most patients see visible results after just two treatments, but to get the full benefit of Kybella® most patients opt to have 4-6 treatments, spaced one month apart.

Want to say goodbye to your double chin? Call providers at the Center for Dermatology & Laser Surgery, (503) 297-3440, to schedule your consultation today.


Kybella® to the Rescue

stock-kyb-postA “Double Chin” is a common and extremely disturbing problem for many people.  What is even more disturbing is that there have been relatively few previous treatment options other than a surgical facelift that can only temporarily relieve this problem of fat below the chin.  This has changed with the introduction of a variety of non-surgical options including Kybella® which are available at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery to reduce the appearance of mild to severe fat below the chin.

Previously, the only way a person could really change the appearance of their double chin was through facelift surgery, which can be expensive and traumatic, and have only a temporary result.  Formerly known as mesotherapy, which was not FDA approved, and which produced inconsistent results, Kybella® was then developed.  Currently, Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for adults to improve the appearance and profile of a double chin.

How does Kybella work?

Kybella® works because it contains deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body, which aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® destroys the fat cells. Once those fat cells are gone, there is no mechanism to store and accumulate fat in the area thus leading to a permanent solution.

How many Kybella® treatments?

At the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, we customize your Kybella® treatment. The number of treatments will depend on the amount of fat stored under your chin, along with your desired final chin profile.

Most patients experience visible results in two to four treatments, however up to six treatments may be administered spaced at least one month apart.

What is recovery like?

Kybella® does its magic without any major side effects or surgical recovery time. Patients may have temporary swelling and tenderness at the injection sites however. Because Kybella® destroys the fat cells, results are considered permanent. However, if you gain weight, submental fat can return.

If you are interested in Kybella® call the cosmetic team providers at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery at 503-297-3440 to schedule your consultation today.


Make that Double Chin a Single with Kybella®

A “Double Chin” otherwise known as “submental fullness,” in the cosmetic world, is a common and extremely disturbing problem for many people.  What is even more disturbing is that there have been relatively few previous treatment options other than a surgical facelift that can only temporarily relieve this problem of fat below the chin.

This has changed with the introduction of a variety of non-surgical options including Kybella® which are available at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery to reduce the appearance of mild to severe fat below the chin.

Double chins are common

If you have a double chin, you are in good company. A 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

found that 67% of people said they are bothered by a double chin. The survey also discovered that the same people were just as

bothered by their double chin as their wrinkles or other signs of aging.

As we age, our skin sags. This is due to a variety of factors including the influence of gravity, a decreasing production of collagen resulting in the skin having less underlying support, genetics (some people simply have looser skin below the jawline), and weight gain. Also, without the support of the decreasing muscle or bone below it, the skin under the chin is particularly affected.

Kybella® to the rescue

Previously, the only way a person could really change the appearance of their double chin was through facelift surgery, which can be expensive and traumatic, and have only a temporary result.  Formerly known as mesotherapy, which was not FDA approved and produced inconsistent results, Kybella® was then developed.  Currently, Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for adults to improve the appearance and profile of a double chin.

Kybella® works because it contains deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body, which aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® destroys the fat cells. Once those fat cells are gone, there is no mechanism to store and accumulate fat in the area thus leading to a permanent solution.

 

Multiple Kybella® treatments yield the best results

At the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, we customize your Kybella® treatment. The number of treatments will depend on the amount of fat stored under your chin, along with your desired final chin profile. Most patients experience visible results in two to four treatments, however up to six treatments may be administered spaced at least one month apart.

Furthermore, Kybella® does its magic without any major side effects or surgical recovery time. Patients may have temporary swelling and tenderness at the injection sites however.

Because Kybella® destroys the fat cells, results are considered permanent. However, if you gain weight, submental fat can return.

If you are interested in losing your double chin call the cosmetic team providers at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery at 503-297-3440 to discuss all of your options including Kybella®, Coolsculpting, and Ultherapy.

 


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