Patients with a double chin, or excess fat underneath the chin, are often concerned about how it makes them look. A double chin can make patients look as though they have extra weight when they do not. It can also affect the appearance of their profile. When a double chin becomes an issue that results in poor self-confidence, patients may want to speak to a professional about an appropriate treatment in the Centreville, VA area. While plastic surgery is always an option, it can be expensive and leave scars. Instead, our staff recommends Kybella injections.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a cosmetic injectable available at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Centreville, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, patients can ask about this non-invasive option for the treatment of a double chin. Kybella is formulated with deoxycholic acid, which can destroy fat cells where injected and tighten the skin along the jawline. The injections, done right in the office, can provide results when patients have several sessions spaced months apart. With proper administration from a dermatology professional, patients will see results that can last many years.
What are the side effects of Kybella injections?
Kybella injections are safe and effective, though some patients may notice some short-term side effects following their treatment. Many patients notice bruising, inflammation, and tenderness in the area, but this is known to last just a few days. This is common with other injectable treatments available at our practice, including dermal fillers, collagen stimulators, and neuromodulators.
How is Kybella performed?
Patients first book their consultation appointment and initial evaluation with our staff to discuss whether this is an effective procedure for their specific needs. Once patients have decided to move forward with Kybella injections, our professional staff provides the first treatment session. While patients rest in the treatment chair, our team uses precision in providing the injections directly into the area where submental fullness is a problem. Several injections are made along the jawline after patients have been numbed with a topical anesthetic for ultimate comfort. Patients then schedule follow-up visits for further injections over the course of six months to see amazing results! Many times, treatment exceeds the expectations of our patients.
What can I expect for results?
The results of Kybella occur gradually, ensuring a natural progression and results that do not look as though patients have had “work done.” This is important for many of our patients who want a gradual change to their double chin. Patients can continue to have injections done if there are fat cells in the area that have not been reduced with Kybella. Evaluations can be performed regularly at our practice to monitor progression of treatment.
What are the benefits of Kybella double chin treatment?
Many patients love Kybella because it is:
- FDA approved
- Permanent results
Who is a candidate?
Any patient who struggles with extra fat along the jowls and wants to avoid plastic surgery is welcome to book an appointment at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. to discuss the advantages of using Kybella. Kybella is a great solution for many of our patients who have mild to moderate submental fullness that they want to eliminate without going “under the knife.” Our professionals are here to help, providing education on this and other solutions for common skin, hair, nail, and body concerns that may arise for our adult patients.
Schedule an appointment with our Centreville, VA professionals
At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc., our team works closely with patients to help them address medical and cosmetic dermatology concerns. If you are struggling with excess fat in the chin area, we encourage you to take the time to learn about the advantages of Kybella treatment. Call us at (703) 222-2773 to book an appointment at 13880 Braddock Road, Suite #301. Schedule a visit today with our team of professionals and find out if Kybella is right for you!