The human neck is an amazing aesthetic and functional body unit which can grace and compliment your face or else detract from the youthful jawline and profile you desire. Many aspects of human anatomy can impact neck aesthetics among them being jaw projection and support, laxity of skin and thin muscles, and the thickness of the fat layer right under the skin (subcutaneous fat). For those patients in whom this fat is causing unwanted contours issues (like a double chin or a displeasing profile), there are a variety of treatment options. Historic surgical options included direct fat excision during facelifting or else liposuction. While some energy sources can provide thermal reduction of this fat (by both heating and freezing), the most exciting new FDA approved option is a medicine that dissolves fat. Kybella is composed of the same bile salt your liver produces to help you dissolve fat in your food. When meticulously placed in the double chin fat layer, Kybella causes permanent loss of fat cells. The Kybella placement is done with a syringe much like Botox or volume replacement filler during a brief office visit. There’s essentially no down time as far as driving or showering or other activities. Any resulting bruising or swelling peaks within a day or so and dissipates rapidly. Your body continues clearing away fat cell debris over the course of weeks to months. Repeat or series treatments are offered when indicated.
Kybella is not magic….it’s better! It’s real, it’s FDA approved, it’s non surgical, and it’s safety track record is excellent. Dr. Garner and all of the UltraDerm team of health care providers are available to evaluate your chin/neck aesthetic goals and help you find the right options to thrill you and achieve those goals.
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Dr. Steven Garner is the founder and Medical Director of UltraDerm MedSpa in Santa Cruz. Proud to become the Garner Family’s 3rd generation of physicians in the U.S.A., Dr. Garner attended Boston University for both college and medical school. Following those 8 educational years, Dr. Garner spent an additional 8 years of surgical training at the University of Iowa, University of Southern California, and University of Miami.