Nobody wants a double chin. This summer, there is a new alternative. Dr. Michalak is proud to announce that Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology of Issaquah is now offering Kybella—an injectable treatment that offers an alternative to the pesky double chin. On April 29th , The FDA approved Kybella as a non-surgical treatment for reducing excess fat below the chin. Kybella is a safe and effective way to treat what is otherwise a hard to treat area.
Kybella is the first and only non-surgical treatment to be approved that directly targets submental (below the chin) fullness. Kybella consists of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance produced by our bodies that helps absorb fat. During your treatment, Dr. Michalak will carefully inject the Kybella solution beneath your chin into the excess submental fat. Once injected, the substance works to destroy the underlying fat cells. Each session lasts 15 to 20 minutes and requires multiple treatments. Results can be seen in as little as two to four treatments. A quick treatment with relatively low downtime, patients find that they are able to fit the treatment in during their lunch break. Side effects are low, with some reporting swelling, bruising, and mild pain at and around the injection site. Under two percent of patients suffered severe side effects.
Kybella can help you re-gain your confidence. Some find that despite being in good shape, they are faced with a persisting double chin. A double chin may be the unfortunate result of age and even genetics. Diet and exercise are often not enough. Whatever the cause, Kybella can help define a firm, toned jaw line. Many find a double chin to be socially debilitating. Often, a double-chin can make you appear heavier than you really are. After being treated with Kybella, you will no longer be embarrassed, self-conscious, or frustrated with your profile. Patients report that with the help of Kybella, they not only feel thinner, but they also feel younger. Kybella can have an emotional and physical impact.
Kybella allows for highly customizable results—helping you get the chin you have always wanted. Dr. Michalak will work with you to fully understand your goals and desired outcome. If you are interested in this innovative new treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Michalak at Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology of Issaquah.