Do you hate having your photo taken because of excess skin underneath your chin? Do you take selfies in a certain way to avoid having your double chin show? Do you feel as though your double chin makes you look heavier than you really are? At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to assisting patients in the Centreville area with their skin care concerns.
Kybella is a wonderful solution that many of our patients have found to be a great alternative to plastic surgery. This is a special injectable that is used to treat submental fullness, or “double chin.” Kybella is formulated with an ingredient called deoxycholic acid. This is a substance that is naturally occurring on the body. When injected into the body, it can destroy fat cells. This makes it the perfect injectable to be used for patients who are interested in combatting their double chin. This injectable has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of submental fullness. It effectively addresses the excess fat underneath the chin and works, unlike many other solutions such as toners, creams, or even traditional weight loss methods. In fact, clinical trials resulted in approximately 70 percent of trial patients enjoying emotional and physical improvement after their treatments.
Who can use Kybella?
Any adult patient who wants to address submental fullness without worry regarding plastic surgery, risk of infection, and extended downtime will want to ask about Kybella injections. These treatments are incredibly effective in addressing the fat under the chin with a minimally-invasive approach. Kybella has been shown to provide amazing results in patients and allows individuals to regain their self-confidence! During an initial evaluation, patients will be examined to decide if they are appropriate candidates for Kybella injections.
What can I expect from my Kybella injections?
First, it is important for patients to schedule a consultation appointment to determine their candidacy for treatment and to discuss the cost. Second, patients need to understand that just one treatment will not give full results, depending on how severe their submental fullness is. At each treatment session, Kybella will be injected over the area in about 12 to 20 injections. This may be done in up to 6 treatments over six months. The results are gradual, but extremely long-lasting, making this a highly desirable option for patients who want to avoid plastic surgery. There is no scarring and a great reduction in the risk of infection with these cosmetic injectables. Once patients have had their treatments completed, they will notice the gradual recontouring of their submental fullness. They will see a more defined chin and reduced fat in the jowl area. Their profile will greatly improve, and they will be able to feel confident in their own skin! We love to see the results patients achieve with Kybella, and highly recommend it for anyone who has become self-conscious of their double chin. It can be used in any adult patient, male or female, in the Centreville, VA area.
What are the benefits of Kybella?
There are several advantages to the use of Kybella when compared to traditional plastic surgery, such as skin tucks and liposuction. Kybella is:
- SafeApproved by the FDA
If you are interested in learning more about the services and treatments we offer, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Centreville. We assist patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art facility. We provide medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to men and women at both our Centreville and Sterling locations. Our Centreville location can be reached at (703) 222-2773 and is conveniently located in Suite #301 at 13880 Braddock Road. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.