Have you noticed that your chin has become less toned and defined? If you have developed a double chin as a result of weight gain or age, it is possible to reduce the fatty tissue with deoxycholic acid injections. The recently FDA-approved treatment called Kybella uses deoxycholic acid to safely and naturally dissolve fat cells under the chin in order to smooth and tone the chin and jawline.
To learn more about this revolutionary treatment option for double chins, please get in touch with the board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Melda Isaac at MI Skin. Dr. Isaac is renowned for his skill and precision when it comes to injectable treatments and can help individuals safely and effectively address their double chins with the cutting-edge injectable Kybella.
What is a Deoxycholic Acid Injection?
Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the human body responsible for breaking down fat tissue cells and allowing them to be absorbed and flushed out of the body. Traditionally, double chins could only be treated with surgery or liposuction, in which fatty tissue was simply removed through an incision or series of incisions in the surface of the skin. With Kybella, a version of deoxycholic acid is injected directly into the fatty tissue under the chin in order to dissolve the unwanted fat. The injections are minimally invasive and do not require the lengthy recovery time that is typically required after any surgical procedure.
What to Expect from Deoxycholic Acid Injections
When undergoing Kybella treatments, patients will typically need a series of two to six sessions, which last no more than 20 minutes. Each session is performed once a month and cause only minor side effects, such as bruising, swelling, redness, pain, and numbness. These side effects typically subside within a few days following the injections. There is no scarring and patients can return to their daily life as normal.
The full results of Kybella treatments are often visible within four to six weeks after the full round of sessions. The results are more gradual than traditional surgical treatments, however, the gradual reduction of fat ultimately produces long-lasting results. Most Kybella patients do not require touch ups or follow up treatments as the injections successfully damage the fat cells and prevent them from accumulating or storing fat. Optimal results will depend on each patient.
Schedule a Deoxycholic Acid Injection Treatment Today!
If you’re ready for the smooth, defined chin of your youth, do not wait to get in touch with the expert team at MI Skin in Washington DC. Dr. Isaac is skilled at evaluating each patient and determining the best treatments available to achieve the results that he or she wants. In some cases, Kybella is not an ideal treatment option for every patient. If a double chin is the result of loose, sagging skin and not fat, Kybella will not produce the same effect. Instead, a skin tightening treatment called Ultherapy will help create a more toned and defined appearance.
To schedule a comprehensive consultation with renowned cosmetic and medical dermatologist Dr. Isaac, please call (202) 393-7546 today.