August 2019

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Details about Kybella You Need to Know

Fat can be a frustrating problem no matter where it sticks to the body. For many years, a solution for double-chin fat has been desired. People of all ages can develop a little extra fat under the chin. As the skin and superficial tissue ages and loses collagen, the appearance of a double-chin can worsen. Kybella is an injectable solution that had been long-awaited and, as expected, wonderfully received by patients everywhere. We are pleased to offer Kybella as a double-chin treatment in our Denver office. If you’ve been considering how you can get rid of your double-chin, here are a few things you need to know about the injectable approach.

Results Take Time

Some injectable treatments provide immediate results. Kybella doesn’t happen to be one of them. When Kybella, the brand name for deoxycholic acid, is injected into a localized area of fatty tissue, it dismantles fat cells. By weakening the cellular membrane of fatty tissue, deoxycholic acid allows the body to eliminate fat content in the treated area. This doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, the appearance of the chin may look a little worse for wear at first. Over the course of several weeks, though, fat elimination leads to a noticeably better profile.

Skin Elasticity Matters

The purpose of Kybella treatment is to reduce fat. Deoxycholic acid is an organic substance that the body makes to help break down dietary fat. Fat metabolism is the sole purpose of this acid. When treating a double-chin with Kybella, it is important that the provider assesses skin elasticity, how much stretch and retraction the skin has, in order to predict the outcome of treatment. To be fair, neither CoolSculpting nor liposuction of the neck tightens loose skin either. When elasticity is poor, we may suggest a combination of fat-reducing and skin-tightening for best results.

Expect Downtime

Most injectable treatments result in temporary, mild redness and swelling. Some people develop absolutely no side effects from dermal fillers or Botox. Kybella is different. Because of the amount of deoxycholic acid that is injected, patients should expect tenderness and swelling to last a day or two. For this reason, some patients prefer to schedule Kybella treatment before a weekend when they can stay in and relax.

Are you interested in getting rid of your double-chin for good? Contact our Denver office at (303) 839-1616 to learn more about Kybella and other treatment options.

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Hollow Eyes can be Corrected

Beauty trends tend to change every so often. However, certain areas of the face and body are usually involved in the widespread perception of beauty. The eyes are one such area. Over decades of time, we’ve seen trends evolve from bushy, unkempt eyebrows to ultra-thin curves above the eyes. Makeup has been used for centuries to make the eyes “pop,” and trends have even changed in the cosmetics world. However we dress up the eyes, problems arise when the structure of the face changes.

There is no way to avoid the anatomical changes that occur with age. Studies show that various parts of the face, including the eye area, transform over time. Primarily, the concern with these changes is the loss of volume they bring. The eye area consists of a bony rim called the orbit. Inside the orbit are muscles, fatty tissue, and the eyeball globes. Here, fatty tissue cushions the eyeballs and muscle enables us to move the eyes. Just like fat diminishes on the cheeks and temples, the fat within the orbital socket can also decrease. Without the proper cushion, the eyeballs recede back into their sockets. The farther back the eyeballs sit, the more pronounced the upper orbital rim may become. As this bony structure seems to protrude farther, the eyes look sunken and hollow.

Fat decrease doesn’t just occur inside the upper orbital socket. Most people experience some type of change to their lower eyelids, as well. When this change involves fat depletion, the lower eyelids may also sink in slightly. Additionally, dark circles may develop.

Correcting Hollow Eyes

As science has learned more about the facial aging process and role of volume loss in cosmetic aging, innovative solutions have been developed. Decades ago, the only way to rejuvenate the face was to reposition tissues via a facelift. Today, focus is placed on volume restoration. One way Dr. Fante’s patients can correct hollow eyes is to undergo dermal filler treatment. Dermal fillers immediately contour the upper or lower eyelids by bringing water molecules into superficial tissue where they can be held for several months. Another option, one that achieves permanent results, is to inject fat cells into the area where hollowness has occurred. Fat injection treatment is a two-part process that involves harvesting fat from an area of the body, such as the tummy, and processing those cells to extract the most vital, pure fat. The processed substance is then carefully injected into the areas needing correction.

Learn more about how we can help you refresh the appearance of your eyes. Schedule a consultation in our Denver office at (303) 839-1616.


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