Kybella® Northern Virginia
Finally, a non-invasive cure for the double chin!
Excess submental fat (extra volume under the chin, a.k.a double chin) can make even those in great physical condition look old or out of shape. Dr. Desman is now offering KYBELLA®, a state-of-the-art fat reduction injection technique to re-shape the submental area.
Genetics, weight gain, and the aging process can all play a part in the struggle with a double chin, and stubborn, fatty tissue in this area doesn’t always respond to a strict diet and exercise program.
Kybella® is the first of its kind, FDA approved solution to correct excess submental fat in adults. This treatment is an alternative to liposuction because many patients are not interested in undergoing any kind of surgical treatment which includes anesthesia and recovery time. With Kybella® there are no incisions, or frustrating and uncomfortable down time. The best part is that the results are permanent.
What Exactly is Kybella®?
Also known as ATX-101, Kybella® was created using a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid. This substance is normally found in the human body, where it dissolves fat from food you eat. The Kybella® formulation disables the cell membrane – the walls of the cell – and thus the general cohesion of it. Once the fat cell has been disabled, it is safely flushed out of the system over time. Removing a large number of fat cells reduces an area in volume.
The Kybella® treatment is performed in office and usually takes about 15-20 minutes during which the patient’s submental fat cells are targeted using precise injections. The number of injections required varies, however results can typically be seen after an average of two to four treatments spaced about a month apart. Results are permanent. However, normal aging and weight gain can cause changes in the submental area.
After treatment, some patients have experienced a degree of bruising, swelling, and/or numbness. This is temporary and will fade soon.
Meet our First Kybella® Patient
The photo on the left was taken BEFORE the patient’s first Kybella® injection, and the photo on the right is 3 weeks AFTER their first Kybella® injection. Keep an eye out for more progression photos.
Give us a call to find out how many visits it will take to permanently eliminate your “double chin”, without surgery or down time!
Call our office now at (703) 924-3144 for your consultation.