Excess submental fat, otherwise known as a double chin, can make even those in great physical condition look old or out of shape. 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. Thankfully, if you are experiencing this, it is important to realize that you can pursue treatment through a popular non-surgical procedure. Dr. Desman is now offering KYBELLA®, a state-of-the-art fat reduction injection technique to re-shape the submental area.
Kybella® is an FDA approved solution used to correct excess submental fat in adults. This treatment is an alternative to liposuction because negates the need to undergo a surgical procedure. With Kybella® there are no incisions or frustrating and uncomfortable down time. The best part? 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 then 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 the procedure, 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 Kybella®, some Northern Virginia and Alexandria patients will 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.
Call Dr. Desman about Kybella® in Northern Virginia
If you have struggled with a double chin for years, you deserve a treatment that helps you feel more confident in your appearance. Thankfully, Dr. Desman can work with you to determine whether Kybella in Northern Virginia and Alexandria is right for you. Give us a call to find out how many visits it will take to permanently eliminate your “double chin”, without surgery or down time!
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