Don’t love your love handles? Looking to trim up your muffin top? Or do you simply hate your double chin? While fat is crucial to helping your body function normally, it sometimes accumulates in places we dislike despite maintaining a good diet and exercise. While there are different types, we offer treatments for localized deposits of subcutaneous fat that are soft and pinchable. Schedule an appointment with our team at McLean & Potomac Dermatology to explore our options.

What Causes Excess Fat?

Excess fat can build up due to a combination of poor dietary choices, a lack of activity, and genetics. Typically all three factors contribute to fat accumulating in our bodies. Unfortunately, there is little that can be done about your genetic makeup. However, taking charge of your diet and exercising regularly can help eliminate fat. For added help and spot-reduction, KYBELLA® and CoolSculpting® can help.

How Do We Address Excess Fat?

KYBELLA® Liquid Liposuction

Fat accumulating directly under the chin is called submental fat, commonly called the double chin. KYBELLA® injections are composed of deoxycholic acid, naturally occurring in the body. KYBELLA® injections are FDA-approved to destroy the cells in the double chin area.

CoolSculpting® Body Contouring

While we always recommend accompanying treatment with diet and exercise, CoolSculpting® offers a way to help reduce those stubborn bulges. CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive treatment for stubborn pockets of fat on the body. The idea behind this treatment is to damage the fat cells by reducing the temperature in the area. This doesn’t destroy the cells outright but rather starts a natural fat destruction process by making the cells no longer viable. After several weeks, the body will remove the damaged cells from the area through the natural lymphatic process, and the treated area will shrink.

Weight Loss Injections

We also provide weight loss injections in the form of Ozempic and Mounjaro. These shots contain semaglutide, which was originally designed to treat type 2 diabetes but has demonstrated amazing results when it comes to weight loss. With a weekly shot at McLean or Potomac Dermatology, you can lose those stubborn pounds for good!

What to Expect From Treatment

Both of these treatments are non-surgical and can be administered at our locations. While some recovery time may be needed after your sessions, it is not as extensive as surgical recovery. These treatments should not be considered good alternatives to traditional fat loss methods like maintaining a good diet and exercise regimen. Several sessions may be needed to get you the best results possible.

Find Excess Fat Treatments in McLean, VA, or Potomac, MD

Struggling with excess fat? We can help. We offer effective fat loss treatments in the form of KYBELLA® and CoolSculpting® (Note: CoolSculpting® is only available in McLean). Get in touch with our team here at McLean & Potomac Dermatology to explore these options in-depth and determine which one better suits your needs.

You can reach us by messaging us through the Klara app on this website or giving us a call at (703) 356-5111.

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