If you’ve noticed that, despite a balanced diet and exercise, that you’ve developed a double chin? While often a result of weight gain and age, a double chin is particularly difficult to get rid of even when modifying the foods you eat or your exercise routine. Fortunately, there is a brand new treatment available specifically designed to target submental fat called Kybella was recently FDA approved in the United States. This simple treatment is safe and effective, and best of all, does not require a lengthy recovery time.
To learn more about how to reduce submental fat, schedule a comprehensive consultation with the skilled team at MI Skin in Washington DC. Board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Melda Isaac is renowned for her skilled use of the latest and most advanced treatments for addressing stubborn fat, as well as addressing other cosmetic and medical skin concerns. Call (202) 393-7546 today!
Minimally Invasive Submental Fat Reduction
Kybella is the first injectable drug that has received FDA approval for treating fat under the chin. This groundbreaking procedure involves only a series of injections directly into the fatty tissue under the chin for about two to six sessions to achieve amazing results. Kybella is essentially a type of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the human body that dissolves fat cells. By injecting a concentrated version of this molecule into the chin fat, it is possible to destroy specific fatty tissues and allowing the body to absorb the cells over a period of a few weeks. Patients typically see results within four to six weeks after the final full round of treatments.
What to Expect from Kybella
Unlike traditional procedures for reducing submental fat, such as surgery or liposuction, Kybella requires only a series of injections at least once every month for up to six months in order to get optimal results. The time it takes is minimal compared to the recovery process necessary after surgery or liposuction. There are no incisions or scarring. After each session, which lasts roughly 15 to 20 minutes each time, patients may experience bruising, swelling, numbness, or hard spots around the treatment area; however, after a single Kybella session, the side effects will last no more than a few days. Unlike with surgery, patients do not have to spend an excessive amount of downtime healing.
Following the full round of sessions, the amazing results of Kybella will typically be visible after four to six weeks as the body dissolves and reabsorbs the fat cells. The full results are long-lasting as well since the fat cells can no longer accumulate or store fat in the same manner after the injections. Therefore, patients typically do not require retreatment and can expect to have full results last for years.
Schedule a Submental Fat Reduction Session at MI Skin Today!
If you are tired of living with the embarrassment or discomfort of having a double chin, Dr. Isaac and MI Skin in Washington DC can help you achieve a smooth, toned chin and jawline.