Nationally prominent dermatologist improves chin contours with Kybella
By Jeanine Downie
The layer of fat around the neck that sags down is called a “double chin” or submental fullness. The appearance of having a second chin can make a man or woman feel self-conscious. Fortunately, surgery is no longer the only option. Kybella is an injectable that can improve chin contours without the lengthy recovery required after surgery. Dr. Jeanine Downie and our team offer this innovative treatment at image Dermatology® to patients in New Jersey and beyond.
Learning about Kybella
Kybella is composed of synthetic deoxycholic acid. This substance naturally occurs in the body, helping to break down fat. When injected into the submental area, Kybella works by destroying fat cells. This leaves a more defined jawline and tighter facial contours. Off label, Kybella can be used in other areas including on lipomas, the inner thighs, stomach, love handles, and the fat roll/ bulge in front of the armpit. It is as successful in these areas.
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If you want to explore this innovative treatment, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Downie. She will examine your face and review your medical history to determine if Kybella is right for you. You will be asked about any medications you take, including herbal supplements and vitamins. She will then tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs.
For treatment, our team will determine the optimal location for the injections. We will ensure the procedure is as comfortable as possible and minimize any side effects. It is important to understand that there may be stinging and some swelling/bruising after especially the first procedure. It may take six treatments or more over the course of six months to achieve optimal results. One of the many benefits of Kybella is results can last several years. Patients have reported improvements in their appearance and renewed confidence.
Kybella delivers a liposuction-like result with no surgery and no downtime. Because the formula destroys fat, the results should be permanent. However, if you gain a significant amount of weight after treatment you could develop another double chin. Therefore, we advise all patients to maintain a stable weight.
In excellent hands
image Dermatology® is committed to providing the safest and most effective treatments that can improve your appearance and self-esteem. Kybella is a straightforward treatment, with which Dr. Downie has extensive experience. She has been using this product since it was developed, and was a clinical trial investigator for the trials that were later approved by the FDA. Currently, Dr. Downie is a National Trainer for Kybella, teaching doctors and other medical professionals optimal treatment techniques. Kybella is among our line of injectables that can restore a more youthful look. To learn more about Kybella, we recommend scheduling a consultation by calling +1 (973) 509-6900.