Are you in the midst of dealing with the challenging process of aging? Do you love your chin? If not, take heart. The excess fat of your double chin, also called submittal fullness, can be the result of aging, weight gain or even genetics. Regardless, it can be a blow to your self-esteem and unattractive to boot.
If you would love to love your neck again and reduce the appearance of your double chin, give us a call. Dr. Thompson now offers an injectable treatment that is trending and new. It’s called KYBELLA®, and it’s the first and only FDA approved non-surgical treatment specifically formulated to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat below the chin.
Exact what is KYBELLA®?
- It’s an injectable treatment containing the active ingredient deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the absorption and breakdown of dietary fat.
- When injected beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells. Once these cells are destroyed, they can no longer accumulate or store additional fat.
- KYBELLA® is available as injectable treatments, and because everyone is unique, Dr. Thompson will evaluate your needs and discuss with you the number of treatments you will need to achieve your desired aesthetic results.
Are there any side effects?
KYBELLA® treatments may cause serious side effects, including nerve injury or trouble swallowing. However, these are rare. The most common side effects of are slight bruising, pain, redness, swelling and numbness, as well as areas of possible hardness in the treatment area.
At your initial consultation, be sure to tell Dr. Thompson about any medical conditions you have, the medications you are taking, if you have had or plan to have surgery on your face, chin or neck, or if you have had past cosmetic treatments in these areas. Additionally, tell him if you have trouble swallowing, bleeding problems, are taking a blood-thinner, are breast-feeding, pregnant or are planning to become pregnant.
If you would like to learn more about this new, life-changing injectable treatment, call to schedule a consultation, today: (801) 776-2220.