Tucson Lifestyle October 2015 : Page 5

Q A For Your Skinformation. I have a weak chin, which runs in my family. It bothers me more as I’ve gotten older, and I’m interested to know what could be done to improve it, without having plastic surgery. Q A My cousin just got that new injection to melt her double chin, and I was so excited to hear about it because I have a double chin, too! It sounds too good to be true, can you tell me more about it? Kybella™ is the name of the medication, and it is the fi rst and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for double chins. In a relatively painless procedure that takes just a few minutes, Kybella™ is injected into the double chin, where it starts to break down the fat cells. Our patients return to their normal activities right away. Skin Spectrum was the fi rst practice in Arizona to off er Kybella ™ , and is one of a few practices selected as a training and clinical study center in the United States. A well-defi ned chin and jawline are considered to be attractive facial features. We inherit these traits, but the aging process causes sagging and loss of defi nition on the lower face. We use Voluma® , a dermal fi ller, to build up the chin, resulting in improved facial balance. Fillers and energy treatments like ThermiTight are used to tighten and smooth the jawline and restore a more youthful contour. ThermiTight has a very high patient satisfaction rating and is noted to be the “Tween” procedure. It is a more advanced skin tightening procedure without the invasiveness of surgery. The procedure takes less than an hour and the healing is usually just a few days of swelling. Results are gradually seen over the next few months. Jody Comstock, M.D. Tina Pai, M.D. Faiyaaz Kalimullah, M.D. © 2014 Skin Spectrum ® 520.797.8885 6127 N. La Cholla Blvd., Suite 101 skinspectrum.com

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