Did you know that according to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, nearly as many consumers are bothered by their double chin (68%) as by lines and wrinkles around the eyes (71%)? In fact, the condition, which can make you look older and heavier, even has a name. It’s called submental fullness, and it can be difficult to get rid of on your own. Because submental fullness can be influenced by multiple factors, like aging and genetics, sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, your double chin may not go away.
Here’s the good news: our office is now offering Kybella (deoxycholic acid) injection, the first and only FDA-approvedinjectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness. When injected into subcutaneous fat, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and formation of areas of hardness in the treatment area. Kybella can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.
Please phone us at (201) 261-7550 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Zubowski to determine if Kybella might be right for you, or to learn more about KYBELLA™visit https://www.mykybella.com/.