If you’ve noticed that your chin has become less than youthful due to excess submental fat, also known as a double chin, you may feel at a loss when it comes to getting rid of it. Double chins are notorious for being difficult to treat. In most cases, simple diet and exercise have little effect on the layer of subcutaneous fat that can build up under the chin as a result of age and weight gain. Fortunately, a new innovative treatment called Kybella has been released that is specifically designed to target submental fat.
To learn more about Kybella and whether this submental fat treatment is ideal for you, do not hesitate to schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Melda Isaac at MI Skin in Washington, DC.
What is the Best Submental Fat Treatment?
Recently FDA approved for treating double chin fat, Kybella is a revolutionary option for erasing excess fat from under the chin. Traditionally, the only way to get rid of excess fat under the chin was to perform surgery or a liposuction to remove the unwanted fatty tissue. However, with Kybella, patients only need to undergo a few sessions in which they receive a series of injections in order to significantly reduce the appearance of a double chin.
How Does Kybella Work?
Kybella uses a version of deoxycholic acid, which is a substance that naturally exists in the human body that is responsible for breaking down fat cells and allowing the body to reabsorb and expel the dead tissue. By strategically injecting this acid into the fatty tissue under the chin, the unwanted fat will be dissolved safely and efficiently. Kybella is not an ideal option for those who have loose, sagging skin under their chin as a result of excess skin tissue. In order to tighten a double chin caused by excess skin, it will typically be necessary to undergo a different treatment, such as Ultherapy. To learn more, schedule a consultation at MI Skin.
Results that Last
It is important to remember that Kybella produces gradual results over a period of four to six weeks following the final round of treatments. Each treatment session typically takes no more than 15 to 20 minutes and may result in swelling, bruising numbness, or even hard spots in the chin area for a day or two. The side effects are relatively minor compared to the lengthy recovery time necessary after liposuction or surgery. Kybella allows patients to get beautiful, natural-looking results with less downtime. Best of all, the full results of a successful Kybella treatment are typically long-lasting and do not require touch ups or retreatment since the fat cells cannot accumulate or store fat again after the round of injections. Therefore, patients can enjoy youthful results for years to come.
Schedule a Double Chin Reduction Session in Washington, DC
If you’re ready to regain the youthful, defined appearance you once had, do not wait another day before scheduling a consultation with the board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Melda Isaac at MI Skin today. Dr. Isaac is skilled at administering injectable treatments such as Kybella, and can achieve flawless results when it comes to eliminating stubborn fat and addressing other cosmetic concerns.