Los Angeles Dermatologist Now Offering New Kybella Treatment for "Double Chins"

Dr. Annie Chiu of The Derm Institute in Redondo Beach, CA is proud to offer Kybella™, the first and only FDA-approved injectable to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat).


Redondo Beach, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/24/2015 -- Dr. Annie Chiu, a Los Angeles dermatologist, is excited to offer Kybella™, the only FDA approved injectable drug to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fullness associated with submental fat, or "double chins", in adults. This first-in-class non-surgical treatment fills an unmet need in cosmetic treatments for women and men who have concern in this area and could only previously undergo invasive surgical procedures. As a leading expert in non-invasive cosmetic rejuvenation, Dr. Annie Chiu was chosen to be one of the first physicians to offer this treatment.

"A recent consumer survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery revealed that 68 percent of consumers are bothered by fullness under their chin," said George J. Hruza, M.D., President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. "KYBELLA™ provides physicians with the first non-surgical treatment option to satisfy this unmet patient need."

Kybella™ utilizes a naturally found compound called deoxycholic acid to break down fat cells once injected into the subcutaneous fat. The result is not only a loss of fat cells in the area but induction of collagen that causes skin tightening around the chin and jawline. Kybella™ is administered through a series of simple injections spaced about one month apart. The treatment is simple, comfortable, requiring no numbing or sedation, and completed in minutes. At The Derm Institute, to maximize patient comfort, injection of an anesthetic, topical numbing or icing can be done in the area prior to treatment. Temporary burning, redness, pain or swelling can occur for 3-4 days.

Dr. Chiu and her staff are excited to be the first practice and only physician in the South Bay Beach Cities areas of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, and Palos Verdes to offer this new one-of-a-kind treatment to her patients to improve the appearance of "double chins".

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Annie Chiu to determine if Kybella™ is right for you, call our office at 310-939-9800 or visit http://www.thederminstitute.com

Dr. Annie Chiu is a board certified Dermatologist in Redondo Beach, actively involved in the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the Women's Dermatologic Society, holding numerous positions on committees, the Young Physicians Committee, Fundraising Committee, and Business Interest Group.

About The Derm Institute
Dr. Chiu specializes in a results-driven approach to skincare and cutting-edge advanced technique cosmetic procedures. Her use of artful, pioneering, subtle cosmetic rejuvenation with multiple techniques including Botox, fillers, chemical peels, the latest lasers, radiofrequency skin tightening, body contouring and tailored cosmeceuticals, is well known throughout the South Bay Beach Cities and Greater Los Angeles Area and has earned her the title of Master Injector and Elle Magazine's 2015 Skin Genius. Dr. Chiu is considered a cosmetic dermatology leader in her field, acting as an official Aesthetic Trainer for other physicians non-invasive rejuvenation cosmetic procedures such as Botox, Fillers, and Sculptra with companies like Allergan and Galderma. She also serves as an independent consultant for various skincare companies including Skinceuticals, SkinMedica, Equitance, and Vichy. She is a sought after national media expert, appearing on The Doctors, Local News, and is often quoted in InStyle, New Beauty, Men's Health, Oprah Magazine and various other media publications. In 2015, she was named Elle Magazine's Skin Genius.

Sought after nationally by beauty editors for her expert advice, Dr. Chiu is also quietly maintaining some of the most naturally beautiful celebrities in Hollywood. At The Derm Institute, Dr. Chiu is bringing an advanced, expert level of dermatologic skincare for the Beach Cities community with a full range of cosmetic and medical dermatology, including a multidisciplinary approach to acne, skin cancer diagnosis, and surgical treatments for benign and malignant growths.

To better serve the Redondo Beach area, the greater South Bay and Beach Cities, The Derm Institute is located at 1636 Aviation Boulevard Ste.201 North Redondo Beach, CA 92078.

For more information about Dr. Annie Chiu or The Derm Institute, please visit http://www.thederminstitute.com/, http://www.facebook.com/AnnieChiuMD, http://twitter.com/DrAnnieChiu

For questions or comments, please feel free to call 310-939-9800.

Jennifer Cho
LOCATION: 1636 Aviation Boulevard Ste.201 North Redondo Beach, CA 92078
PHONE: 310-939-9800
WEBSITE: http://www.thederminstitute.com/