getting rid of double chin in denver and boulder

Finally, a Way to Get Rid of the “Double Chin”!*

Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment for “submental fullness” or what we commonly refer to as our “double chin.”

If you are not happy with your loose and saggy chin, you are not alone. According to a recent survey by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, almost 70% of men and women are “bothered by excess fat under the chin/neck.”*

What causes our “double chin”? The main culprits are aging, generics and weight gain. For many men and women no amount of diet or exercise changes the sagging contours of the double chin. Unfortunately, our double chins are one the main features that can make us look older and heavier than we actually are.*

Kybella changes the contours of your neck . A series of two to four 15-20 minute treatments (usually two months apart) destroys fat cells in the chin/neck area. Once your aesthetic goal is achieved, results are expected to be long lasting. You and Dr. Janowski will decide together your aesthetic goals and the number of treatments needed.*

Kybella is made of deoxycholic acid, which is a stomach acid. When injected, the deoxycholic acid breaks down fat cells in the treated area. Over a series of about 3 treatments, fat cells are destroyed, and will not grow back in the treated area. (You only produce fat cells in adolescence and during pregnancy. Current fat cells you have can expand in size, but new ones are never developed.)*

  • Satisfaction – 79% of patients who received a series of Kybella treatments reported satisfaction with the appearance of the face and chin. Patients noted; improved self-perception, feeling happier and younger, they were less embarrassed about their chin and less self-conscious. They even felt less overweight (although their weight had not changed). Results are noticeable in four to six weeks and last for years and years.*
  • How does Kybella work? – The main ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that helps the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Kybella destroys these fat cells, and once they are destroyed, the cells can no longer store or accumulate fat.*
  • What can I expect before and after treatment? – Prior to treatment, ice packs and local anesthesia are applied and an over-the counter pain medication is also recommended. The treatment itself only takes 15-20 minutes. Post-treatment, ice packs are again applied. You will likely swell post-treatment due to the inflammatory response of fat cells to the deoxycholic acid. Swelling indicates that the treatment is working.*

Because of possible post-treatment swelling, tenderness and even bruising, we recommend you plan your treatments thoughtfully. In clinical trials, such side effects usually occurred after the first treatment and diminished in subsequent treatments.


*Results may vary from patient to patient