by Elizabeth Janowski, VP
We have been receiving so many calls regarding KYBELLA™ in our Broomfield, Colorado office, and we cannot wait to offer this treatment to our patients! According to a 2014 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, over two-thirds of consumers are bothered by fullness in the lower face. We know this is why Kybella is so hotly anticipated by our patients.
This new and exciting injectable treatment literally dissolves fat in the lower face. With a series of treatments (usually 2 or 3 treatments), your double-chin literally melts away.
Kybella is made of deoxycholic acid also known as ATX-101, a naturally-occurring chemical produced in the body that helps absorb fat. When injected into the fat below the chin (known as submental fat) it breaks down and destroys the fat cells.
Treatments take between 15-20 minutes per session, and you will have minimal down-time. You might expect some minor swelling and bruising if you are a person who easily bruises. You can only receive treatment from a highly trained physician injector – and Dr. Janowski will be one of the first in Denver to be trained to work with this amazing new treatment option. We anticipate having this product available to our patients in late summer 2015.
Currently, the only treatment available to remove fat in the lower face is surgical liposuction. There are several options for skin lifting or tightening in the lower face, but these treatments do not actually remove or dissolve fat. Kybella may work well in conjunction with our favorite skin lifting treatment, Ultherapy. Once you dissolve fat in the area, skin can be lifted for a dramatically better profile.
If you are interested in learning more about Kybella, give our office a call today to be added to our growing wait-list. As soon as the product is available in our office, we will begin setting up complimentary consultations with Dr. Janowski.
*Results may vary from patient to patient