Why is everyone talking about Kybella? An Interview with Dr. Erickson

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We all know it -and fear it- the presence of fat on the upper neck or under the chin, commonly known as (the dreaded) double-chin. Pockets of fat can be genetic, and can form despite weight or healthy eating. This contributes to an older and heavier overall look, and nobody wants that!
Recently FDA-approved Kybella is a new way to treat it. Made up of a naturally-occurring molecule, the treatment consists of a series of small injections to destroy the fat cells and tighten the neck.
Dr. Quenby Erickson demonstrates the Kybella injection for the sub-mental fat - aka the dreaded double-chin.

Dr. Quenby Erickson demonstrates the Kybella injection for the sub-mental fat – aka the dreaded double-chin.

Why is everyone talking about Kybella? 
It’s a really exciting time for the neck,” says Dr. Quenby Erickson, board-certified dermatologist. “Over the last 20 years, we’ve gotten really great at nonsurgical rejuvenation of the face… But you can always tell when a face has been treated and a neck hasn’t. People want to keep the neck looking as just good as the face, and with the new advances in technology we can – without surgery.”
What makes Kybella unique?
“We’ve never had a nonsurgical treatment for the sub-mental fat -aka double chin- before. It’s exciting because it’s an injectable, whereas before we had to resort to surgery.  It’s a fantastic alternative to liposuction and neck lift surgery.”
Who is Kybella good for?

“Kybella can be great for anyone with sub-mental fullness who wants to improve the appearance of their jawline,” says Dr. Erickson. “It can result in a more youthful, slimmed-out look.”

Dr. Erickson explains that women can start to notice age-related changes in their neck as early as the 20’s and 30’s. These patients already tend to love the ever-popular Nefertiti Lift (Botox in the neck). “But they might be bothered by a little extra fat,” says Dr Erickson. “Now there’s an injectable for that, too.”
Dr. Erickson explains that men of various ages can benefit from Kybella “In fact, men love the result of a slimmer, more defined jawline.”
But if the fat is dissolved (essentially ’emptied out’) from a double chin, would that cause any loose skin? 
 “In general, we’re not appreciating a loose skin issue with Kybella. Of course, in the case that a patient comes in with predominantly more of a loose skin issue, we’d need to do some tightening,” says Dr. Erickson.
“But with Kybella, we’re actually seeing that there seems to be a retraction of the skin, that there is some neocollagenisis (new collagen formation). In many cases, the skin gets tighter.”
Double chins of the world beware! 

You’re Invited to an Erickson Dermatology Event: THIS THURSDAY

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Ever wonder what your ‘after’ would look like?


Learn How to Rid Yourself of Unwanted Fat

at an Erickson Dermatology Educational Event:

Thursday, August 6th

Choose your topic and start time:

4PM: Say Goodbye to a Double-Chin with the Kybella Treatment

5PM: Body Contouring with Coolsculpting

 6PM: Body Contouring with Coolsculpting

Call to RSVP today: Space is limited! 312-300-6858


Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology

737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 905

Chicago, IL 60611

Rid Yourself of unwanted fat at Erickson Dermatology

Rid Yourself of unwanted fat at Erickson Dermatology

Does Coolsculpting Work? An interview with Dr. Erickson

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It’s a burning question that many who are considering the Coolsculpting procedure have: “Does Coolsculpting work?

Also known as cryo- lipolysis, Coolsculpting is a non-surgical procedure that freezes fat cells. The surrounding tissue stays healthy, and the fat cells (now damaged from being frozen during the procedure) slowly die off, leaving your body newly-contoured.

But does it really work?

“Of course it works,” says Dr. Quenby Erickson, board-certified dermatologist. “You can spend hours in the gym and lose weight, only to see those stubborn trouble areas stick around.”

Recalling her own personal experience with Coolsculpting, Dr Erickson noted that no matter how big or small she had gotten in the past, her inner thighs still always rubbed together. “That is, until Coolsculpting,” she says, smiling. “Now I feel better in my clothes, in dresses, shorts, even while I’m working out.”

So, what if you have multiple pesky pockets of fat? Where do you start?
“It’s that one trouble area; no matter how hard you work, that’s always a disappointment… That’s often the first area you’d treat with coolsculpting.”

Why? “Because it really makes you realize the difference. You see the changes,” says Dr. Erickson. “Our patients love it. I think it really makes them feel good. I think for many people, it makes them feel better in (and out!) of their clothes.”

…And really, who wouldn’t want that?

For more information, check out Coolsculpting here

For More information on Dr. Erickson, or to read more about her practice in Chicago, IL, click here.

 

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You’re Invited: Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology is Celebrating 1 Year!

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It’s Been One Year of Making Chicago Even More Beautiful!


Please Be Our Guest

Erickson Dermatology’s 1st Anniversary

& Client Appreciation Celebration

 

Join us for champagne, Hors d’oeuvres,

Over $5000 in raffle prizes, and more.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

4:30-7:00 PM 

737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 905

Chicago IL 60611

Call Today to RSVP: 312-300-6858

Spring Cleaning at Erickson Dermatology

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Let’s Get Spring Cleaning!

Refresh your skin after this LONG winter with a chemical exfoliation treatment. This refining and refreshing facial is complimentary when you purchase a Day, a Night, and an Eye product during your visit! (while supplies last)

Call for your appointment today: 312-300-6858

It's a Peel Party, Chicago! Call Today!

It’s a Peel Party, Chicago! Call Today!

Erickson Dermatology Announces an Allergan Instant Rebate

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Dr Erickson is featured in the Valparaiso University President’s Report!

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Dr Erickson is featured in the Valparaiso University President’s Report!

Check it out here:
http://www.valpo.edu/presidents-repor…/character-commitment/

As Valparaiso University says, “A commitment to the arts, excellence in the classroom and in competition, ethical and ambitious leaders, and extraordinary alumni- these are just a few of the things that make the Valpo community rich and vibrant”.

Dr Quenby Erickson is a featured Alumni in the Valparaiso University President's Report

Dr Quenby Erickson is a featured Alumni in the Valparaiso University President’s Report

We think this alumna is pretty extraordinary, too.

Congrats on the Alumni Spotlight, Dr Erickson!

You’re Invited to Get Gorgeous (and Get Gifting!)

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You’re Invited to Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology’s Gifted and Gorgeous Party!

Join us at Erickson Dermatology, 737 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
on December 11th from 4:30-7:30

Join us for the Ultimate One Stop shop at Erickson Dermatology Chicago on Dec 11th!

Join us for the Ultimate One Stop shop at Erickson Dermatology Chicago on Dec 11th!


We’ll have one night only exclusive specials on your favorite treatments and products, Holiday trunk shows from Jo Malone London and Alexis Bittar, Express Hydrafacial MD treatments, Jo Malone Hand and Arm massages, champagne, hors d’oeuvres and much more.
Join us for the Ultimate One Stop shop at Erickson Dermatology Chicago on Dec 11th!

Join us for the Ultimate One Stop shop at Erickson Dermatology Chicago on Dec 11th!


Rsvp by calling us: 312-300-6858 or email us at info@ericksonderm.com

See you there!

You’re Invited to Scare the Crows Away!

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Have you heard? We’re throwing a Halloween-themed Botox & Peel Party this Thursday, October 30th!

Come to Erickson Dermatology in Chicago to enjoy special event pricing  on your favorite treatments and Scare those Crows Away!

Come to Erickson Dermatology in Chicago to enjoy special event pricing on your favorite treatments and Scare those Crows Away!

You’re invited to “Scare the Crows Away” at our open house-style reception from 4:30-7:30. Come in costume and be entered to win some fabulous prizes, including a BBL treatment!

Call us to RSVP 312-300-6858, or just stop in for all the treats!

Scare the Crows Away at Erickson Dermatology

Scare the Crows Away at Erickson Dermatology