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Submental Fat

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery reported that approximately 70% of consumers are bothered by submental fullness. The major factors seem to be genetics, natural aging or weight gain. Double chin can cause an older and heavier look. Our Board-Certified dermatologists offer two of the best non-surgical options, CoolSculpting and Kybella.

Medical Director Dr. Anne Chapas was involved in the clinical trials that brought CoolSculpting to-market. CoolSculpting is a patented nonsurgical cooling technique used to reduce fat in targeted areas. It’s based on the science of cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis uses cold temperatures to freeze and destroy fat cells. The procedure was created to address specific areas of stubborn fat not responsive to diet and exercise, such as the chin. The procedure takes about 35 minutes for the chin and has minimal recovery time. You can resume normal day-to-day activities almost immediately after the procedure. It takes up to 3 months to see the full results of one CoolMini cycle. Union Square Laser Dermatology also offers “DualSculpting” so that you can simultaneously and conveniently treat your chin fat along with another area of your body.

The second effective treatment is Kybella. Union Square Laser Dermatology was one of the first centers in the U.S. to offer this treatment, starting in late June 2015. Dr. Chapas worked with Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Kybella’s developer, to train U.S. physicians in the use of Kybella. Kybella is a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid, which is a substance naturally synthesized by our body and used to break down and absorb dietary fat. When properly injected in the chin area, it has been shown to dissolve submental fat (which causes double chin) and result in significant cosmetic improvement by creating a more streamline contour along the jawline.

Coolsculpting in submental area, female patient, before treatment and 12 weeks after two treatments
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