For most people, weight reduction ultimately comes down to diet and exercise. But one of the most difficult areas to tone and tighten is underneath the chin. Even the most health-conscious individual may develop loose, sagging skin and fat under the chin due to age and gravity. Fortunately, Kybella, which is a cutting-edge, FDA-approved treatment, is available to reduce double chins safely and efficiently.
The cosmetic dermatologists at MI Skin in Washington DC are experts at administering Kybella to achieve the most natural, beautiful results as quickly as possible. Dr. Melda Isaac is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist who is skilled at treating cosmetic and medical skin concerns and has years of experience helping patients get the results to suit their needs and goals as safely and efficiently as possible.
How Does Kybella Double Chin Treatment Work?
Kybella is an injectable deoxycholic acid that essentially dissolves the fat under the chin, also known as submental fat. The treatment session is minimally invasive and takes little time. A single session requires only a series of deoxycholic acid injections into specific areas of the chin. The fat cells die and are gradually absorbed by the body, achieving a more smoothed, toned, and healthy looking chin. For best results, patients typically undergo two to six treatments spaced out once a month.
The side effects of a Kybella session include bruising, swelling, and even numbness in the treatment area for up to three days before they start to disappear.
How Long Does it Last?
Both men and women who have developed a double chin feel self-conscious and embarrassed of the appearance of their chin. Prior to Kybella, the only way to address submental fat was to surgically remove the excess fat, which would require a significantly lengthy recovery time compared to the three days of recovery required for Kybella.
The amazing results of Kybella double chin treatment typically appears four to six weeks after the round of treatments. The full results can last up to several years, although experiences vary. The majority of patients do not require retreatment for submental fat.
Am I a Candidate for Kybella?
Kybella is not an ideal treatment for every patient who wishes to address a double chin. If a patient has a double chin purely due to loose, sagging skin, but there isn’t much fat present in the area, Kybella will not help to tighten and tone that tissue. Kybella works by dissolving fat and cannot target sagging skin. The best alternative for loose skin under the chin is a skin tightening procedure called Ulthera.
Double Chin Reduction in Washington, D.C.
For more information on how Kybella can correct your double chin and firm up your jawline, contact Dr. Isaac at (202) 393-7546 to schedule a consultation today! Before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, it is crucial to speak with a skilled cosmetic dermatologist who can help you make an informed decision about which treatments are best for you.