According to a study by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgeons, approximately 67% of people are bothered by the fat beneath their chin. Drs. Reena Jogi & Neda Nosrati at Village Dermatology assessed the Tox Doc to ensure that she was a good candidate for the procedure. They allowed us to film Dr. Noreen’s procedure.
Recently, many people had been asking Dr. Noreen about the product and if it was safe or toxic. As someone who has struggled with fat under my chin my entire life, my toxicological assessment became personal.
The Tox Doc wanted a non surgical option and when she realized that Kybella is made of deoxycholic acid, a secondary Bile acid, she was convinced. Bile acids are naturally occurring molecules that helps the body break down and absorb fat in the diet. I knew that this was not an acid foreign to my body and that it would induce lypolysis or the specific breakdown of fat cells. The targeted procedure ensures that healthy cells remains intact.
So many people think, just exercise, but in an area like the submental, aka, the area under your chin, there is little that most people can do to get good results. Removal of fat cells is the only permanent solution. I did not want surgery and the downtime involved with recovery.
So what was the procedure like? It was very fast! I felt a burning sensation, which I expected. But the small injections were hardly noticeable. A cold compress immediately eased the pain. The Tox Doc recommends not scheduling the procedure before a big event because the area will likely swell and targeted inflammation will occur to protect healthy cells and induce healing! Drs. Nosrati & Jogi recommend that you rest and pamper yourself after your first treatment. Keep a cold compress on the area as needed and take pain medication if warranted. Dr. Noreen said the pain level was tolerable and did not take any medication.
Most people need 2 treatments, but some may require 3, at a cost of $1200 per treatment (Village Dermatology – prices vary at other offices). Each Kybella procedure is performed 6-8 weeks after the previous injection.
For more information visit: www.villagedermatologyhouston.