If you have a double chin and have been contemplating plastic surgery, Advanced Dermatology located in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs is one of the first treatment centers to offer a non-invasive solution to destroying fat under the chin.
In June of 2015, Dr. Taub was chosen out of an elite group of physicians to offer patients KybellaTM, an injectable solution to dissolve fat in a “double chin” and to train other medical providers on the injectable technique. Advanced Dermatology has also successfully treated lipomas, also knows as fatty tissues and skin lumps which appear under the skin. Lipomas can be found on different areas of the body, such as the neck, back, shoulders, abdomen, arms, and thighs.
Kybella’s main active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, destroys fat. Deoxycholic acid is a similar synthetic version of a molecule that your body produces naturally to break down fat. When injected, fat membranes are destroyed and the remaining is absorbed back into the body. The drug’s additional inactive ingredients include benzyl alcohol, dibasic sodium phosphate, hydrochloric acid, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, and water for injection.
Patients with apparent platysmal bands may not receive optimal results and post-treatment may need BOTOX® Cosmetic to treat skin laxity in the neck.
*Please do not schedule dental surgery within 2 weeks of your injectable filler appointment.