• Ditch Your Double Chin with Kybella

    A double chin can be among the most frustrating cosmetic issues since it doesn’t typically respond to diet and exercise. Plenty of people who are within a healthy weight range have double chins. If you’re fed up with yours, it’s time to consider speaking with a dermatologist about Kybella. Kybella is a minimally invasive treatment that injects an FDA-approved substance directly into the submental fat. 

    The injected medication works by breaking up the fat cells. The body will then process the fat cells and naturally expel them over time. Since the body doesn’t acquire new fat cells, the effect is permanent. However, it’s important to note that the remaining fat cells can still grow larger, so be sure to follow your healthy diet and exercise routine to prevent your double chin from returning. 

    You can speak with a board-certified dermatologist about getting rid of your double chin when you make an appointment at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. Call our dermatology clinic in Salt Lake City at (801) 266-8841. 

  • Are You Ready to Banish Your Double Chin?

    Double chins can be frustrating and unsightly. Many people struggle with double chins and feel powerless to do anything about them, since diet and exercise are seldom effective solutions. Fortunately, your dermatologist has an answer: Kybella . Kybella is a minimally invasive treatment that can improve the appearance of your double chin permanently. Here is what you need to know.

    What is Kybella?

    Kybella is an injectable treatment that contains deoxycholic acid . Deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, breaks down fat. When you receive a concentrated injection of deoxycholic acid in your chin, fat cells in that region are destroyed. As a result, the fullness that creates your double chin will vanish. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they cannot come back, so your results are permanent.

    Who is a good candidate for Kybella?

    You could be a good candidate for Kybella if you are bothered by the appearance of your double chin, and you want to see improvement without getting surgery. Although Kybella is safe for the vast majority of patients, only you and your dermatologist can determine if it is the right treatment for you. Your dermatologist will consider your medical history, current medications, and the nature and severity of the excess fat around your chin. Kybella has not been tested in children under 18, so it is only recommended for adults. Because the effects of Kybella on unborn babies and breast milk are unknown, your dermatologist will delay your treatment if you are pregnant or nursing.

    How many treatments will I need?

    Your dermatologist will help you decide how many Kybella treatments are right for you, but most people achieve the results they want in two to four sessions. Treatments should be spaced at least one month apart.

    Don’t let a double chin ruin your confidence. Talk to a dermatologist at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology today to see if Kybella could be right for you. Schedule a consultation or find out more about the skin care treatments provided by our board-certified dermatologists in Salt Lake City by calling (801) 266-8841.