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KYBELLA® - SUBMENTAL FULLNESS "DOUBLE CHIN" TREATMENT

Treat and Remove Under the Chin Fat

For patients looking for a reduction in under the chin fullness or double chin with no downtime or surgery. Dr. Ken Williams is now offering KYBELLA®. KYBELLA® injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”.

Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.

If you’re bothered by submental fullness, you’re not alone. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS):

  • 67% of people said they’re bothered by under-the-chin fullness, or double chin.
  • People are just as bothered by under-the-chin fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes.

WHAT TO EXPECT

We will design a treatment plan tailored to help you improve your chin profile. During your treatment sessions, we will administer KYBELLA® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.



COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is KYBELLA?

KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called, “double chin.” It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective in children less than 18 years of age. It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.

How does KYBELLA work?

The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

Is KYBELLA right for me?

Only you and your doctor can decide if KYBELLA® is right for you. If you’re bothered by submental fullness, or double chin, ask your doctor about KYBELLA®

Will I experience any side effects?

The safety profile of KYBELLA® is well characterized. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.2 These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA®. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.

How many treatments will I need?

You and your doctor will customize your KYBELLA® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, your HCP will administer KYBELLA® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.

  • In clinical studies, results for KYBELLA®-treated patients who had a ≥1-grade composite improvement were 8% (1 treatment), 28% (2 treatments), 43% (3 treatments), 55% (4 treatments), 66% (5 treatments) and 72% (6 treatments)
  • In clinical studies, results for KYBELLA®-treated patients who had a ≥2-grade composite improvement were 0% (1 treatment), .2% (2 treatments), .8% (3 treatments), 3.5% (4 treatments), 3.9% (5 treatments) and 15% (6 treatments)
  • 59% of subjects in the clinical trials received all 6 treatments

How long will the results last?

When injected into the fat under your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA® is not expected.

Other Facial Fillers and Wrinkle Reduction Offered by Dr. Ken Williams:

 

 

Juvéderm™ is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Your healthcare professional eases Juvéderm™ injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). Juvéderm™ is the only HA filler with FDA approval to last up to one year.

Juvéderm™ provides a smooth, natural look and feel—so everyone will notice (but no one will know)! In fact, studies show superior results of Juvéderm™ compared to a collagen-based dermal filler.

Results:

With Juvéderm™ the injection process takes only about 15 minutes and results are immediate. Plus, there's minimal recovery or downtime. So you can step into your doctor's office for treatment and step right back into your life.

How is JUVÉDERM™ injectable gel different from BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Juvéderm™ injectable gel is a “next-generation” hyaluronic acid dermal filler that provides volume and is used to treat wrinkles and folds resulting from a loss of volume beneath the surface of the skin such as perioral lines and nasolabial folds (lines around your mouth and nose). Juvéderm™ restores your skin's volume for a smooth, natural look and feel.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a filler. BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes muscle activity and is used to treat moderate to severe lines caused by the dominant frown muscles between the eyebrows (the glabellar area). This allows the two vertical lines between the brows, often referred to as the “11,” to temporarily diminish for a smoother appearance.

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Radiesse® is an FDA-approved, next-generation dermal filler that is setting a new standard for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles such as nasolabial folds. Made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel, Radiesse is injected into the skin through a simple and minimally invasive procedure giving you immediate, visible improvement of folds and wrinkles, and providing long-lasting and beautiful results. In many patients, the effects of Radiesse may last a year or more. Offering clinically proven safety and longevity, Radiesse is a convenient treatment that stimulates the body to produce new collagen — often with just one or two office visits. Get beautiful results and long-lasting wrinkle correction.

Treatment Advantages:

  • Is an FDA-APPROVED wrinkle treatment used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, such as nasolabial folds.
  • Stimulates the body to produce NEW COLLAGEN.
  • Radiesse dermal filler is LONG LASTING.
  • Provides IMMEDIATE correction through a convenient treatment that can be performed during your lunch hour!
  • May require LESS FREQUENT office visits for pretreatments, saving you time and money.
  • Is BIOCOMPATIBLE, and no allergy testing is necessary prior to treatment.
  • Safe and Effective Wrinkle Treatment.

Radiesse® is made of unique calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in a water-based gel and injected into the skin through a simple, safe, and minimally invasive procedure.

How is the treatment performed?

Radiesse® is injected into the skin through a simple, safe, quick, and minimally invasive outpatient procedure. Administered in a our office with the use of a local anesthetic, Radiesse treatment requires little to no downtime, with most patients returning to normal activities almost immediately after treatment.

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Fight Signs of Facial Aging - Reveal a younger-looking you

Restylane® can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane® may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years.

Restylane® is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body's own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to visibly correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds or laugh lines), the corners of the mouth and marionette lines — the area that extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline.

Additionally, Restylane® and Restylane® Silk are FDA-approved for lip enhancement in patients over the age of 21, and are uniquely formulated to give your lips fullness and definition.

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The evolution of facial volume fillers has led to the development of an amazingly effective product, Sculptra™. But Sculptra™ is not just a wrinkle filler, it's a volumizer and creates a youthful facial contour and appearance. As we age our youthful appearance and facial structures are lost because we lose the ability to produce collagen. Sculptra™ primarily stimulates the body own ability to produce collagen and it replaces the natural volume (fat) loss that occurs as we age.

Facial volume loss is responsible for the appearance of the aging face. This important concept explains why a surgical facelift may not be the right choice for a patient wanting to achieve a more youthful and rested appearance.

A young face has fullness and roundness in the cheeks, under the eyes, in the lips and around the mouth. This fullness causes light to reflect with very little shadow. The human eye is drawn to reflected light.

An older face will show a loss of the fullness of the cheeks, temples, the lips and area around the mouth and will show fat loss under the eyes, which creates a hollow or sunken-in effect. Where there used to be light, now there are shadows. By replacing the volume loss, you reverse the creation of shadow and restore the reflection of light and the appearance of youth, energy, and vibrance.

Injecting Sculptra™ for volume or collagen replacement fills the skin so that it is lifted; not stretched and tightened surgically with a facelift using scalpel and sutures. But the facial structures are lifted naturally by the formation of your body's own collagen. A facelift will remove excess skin, and to some degree this will lessen the shadow effect, but a facelift will not restore volume. Volume is what makes you look young, that's why the introduction of a volumizer such as Sculptra™ is such an exciting event!

What's Sculptra™ made of?

Sculptra™ is made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic biodegradable polymer that is both reabsorble and biocompatible. This means your body will naturally absorb the product and produce the volume required in the aging face. PLLA has been widely used for many years in dissolvable sutures so its compatibility and safety with the body is proven.

Sculptra™ Results

Sculptra Treatment Results

How long does Sculptra™ last?

The lasting effects of Sculptra™ vary from patient to patient. The medical literature and studies have shown that Sculptra™ patients can have results that last up to or greater than two years from the first treatment. Periodic touch up treatments will maintain the desired effects.

How Sculptra Works

Sculptra™ is not a wrinkle filler, but a bio activator or "volumizer". It works by stimulating the body to produce new collagen at the sites of injection, thereby replacing lost volume and contours to restore a fuller, more youthful appearance. It does reduce wrinkles and quite a bit more than the other facial fillers available in cosmetic surgeons office.


 

You've probably heard a lot about BOTOX® Cosmetic. It's been in the news, in fashion, health, and beauty magazines, and on TV. Your friends may even be talking about how it works.

Could this be what you’ve been looking for—a procedure that can temporarily smooth those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows with no surgery and no recovery time? An improvement can be seen within days, lasting for up to 4 months. Results may vary.

How it Works:

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-surgical, physician-administered aesthetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18 to 65. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause those persistent frown lines that have developed over time.

The beauty of a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is that it's a simple, 10-minute, non-surgical process. A few tiny injections, and within days there can be a noticeable improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines

between the brows that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary. And there’s no recovery time. 
You can even do it on your lunch break.

Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?

Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change your 
facial appearance or make you look as if you "had work done." The muscle activity that causes frown lines  between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and  creases between your brows.

Hyperhidrosis Treatment with BOTOX

Botox Interrupts chemical messages that tell sweat glands when to sweat. It is injected where hyperhidrosis occurs (e.g., underarm, hand, foot), freezing the nerve that stimulates sweat production. Although Botox helps to improve hyperhidrosis, it usually becomes less effective after six months to a year. As a result, patients will require periodic injections of Botox to maintain the effects. This can become expensive. Botox injections into the palms can also cause temporary weakening of a person's grip.

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