Tucson Lifestyle March 2016 : Page 5

Q A For Your Skinformation. If I could change just one thing about my face, it would be my double chin. There’s just no way to hide it with makeup, turtlenecks, head position, or anything else. I saw a story on the news about an injection for double chins–can you tell me more about it? You’re certainly not alone. In a recent survey of thousands of people by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, almost 70% said that they were bothered by their double chin, also known as submental fat. Thanks to recent advances in treatment, this could be the year that you say goodbye to your double chin. There are now several options for treating a double chin without surgery, all of which have been (Cont.) cleared by the FDA. Kybella™ is a medication that destroys fat cells, and it is the fi rst and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for double chin. ThermiTight™ is an energy device that we use in a minimally invasive procedure to reduce chin fat and also tighten the skin along the jawline. The most recent advance in treatment is the CoolMini applicator, which makes it possible to treat a double chin completely noninvasively with the popular CoolSculpting® procedure. Some of our patients combine treatments to achieve their best result. Skin Spectrum® can help you decide if any of these treatments would be a good choice for you. We are the only practice in Tucson that off ers these three non-surgical options. ® © 2014 Skin Spectrum Jody Comstock, M.D. Tina Pai, M.D. Faiyaaz Kalimullah, M.D. 520.797.8885 6127 N. La Cholla Blvd., Suite 101 skinspectrum.com

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