Introducing Kybella to Treat Your Saggy Chin

MI Skin Dermatology Center: Melda Isaac, MD

Have you developed a double chin? Do you feel ashamed of the sagging submental fat that features prominently in your photographs, no matter how hard you try to hide it? While commonly caused by weight gain and age, double chins are almost impossible to get rid of through traditional diet and exercise. In previous years, the only saggy chin treatments available were surgery and liposuction. Fortunately, there is a new treatment available called Kybella that was specifically designed to dissolve the fatty tissue that causes double chins.

To learn more about this cutting-edge, FDA approved treatment, please do not wait to schedule a comprehensive consultation with the dedicated team at MI Skin in Washington, D.C. As a respected board-certified cosmetic and medical dermatologist, Dr. Melda Isaac has extensive experience and training administering injectable treatments, such as Kybella, and can help patients get the best results possible.

How Does a Saggy Chin Treatment Like Kybella Work?

Kybella is a revolutionary treatment in that it requires only a series of injections to get amazing results. Traditionally, treating a saggy chin might involve surgery or liposuction, which can be fairly invasive and require weeks of downtime and recovery. However, with Kybella, a patient will only undergo a series of injections that cause minor side effects, such as bruising, swelling, redness, and pain, that typically last no more than a few days.

Kybella is made of a specific version of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that breaks down fatty tissue and cells. By injecting this substance directly into the fatty tissue under the chin, the fat cells will be gradually broken down and absorbed by the body, producing natural looking results. The injections are minimally invasive and do not cause any scarring.

How Long Do Kybella Results Last?

Patients typically see the full results of Kybella after a full round of sessions, which typically includes one session a month for up to six months. Following the treatments, the results should become apparent within four to six weeks as the body absorbs the damaged fat cells. The results are long-lasting as the damaged cells can no longer accumulate and store fat. However, depending on diet and exercise, fatty tissue may again form under the chin. In most cases, retreatment or touch ups are not necessary for Kybella patients.

Contact a Washington DC Cosmetic Dermatologist Today!

If you’re ready to say good bye to that double chin, Dr. Isaac at MI Skin in Washington DC has the solution to suit your needs and goals. Kybella is a highly effective way to correct double chins, however, if the cause of the double chin is loose, saggy skin and not fat, effective results may be achieved with a skin tightening treatment called Ultherapy. Call us at (202) 393-7546 today to schedule a comprehensive consultation. Prior to undergoing any cosmetic procedure, it is crucial to speak with an experienced, board-certified professional in order to make an informed decision.

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