McLean, VA Potomac, MD

McLean & Potomac Dermatology is pleased to offer KYBELLA® treatments to our patients. This revolutionary, FDA-approved double chin treatment requires absolutely no surgery or incisions. Through a series of targeted injections, the fat in the double chin is gradually destroyed, creating a tighter appearance in the neck and achieving a more aesthetically-pleasing transition between the jaw and the neck.

However, in order to achieve a dramatic improvement in appearance, KYBELLA® injections must be completed with the utmost care. In many ways, using KYBELLA® is like sculpting a marble statue; great care must be taken to remove the right amount of fat under the chin to create an appearance that looks natural and provides the right contours.

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How a Double Chin Forms

Many factors may cause the formation of a double chin. Often, this can be due to weight gain (such as during pregnancy or other life events), changes in the hormonal balance, changes in metabolism, and even hereditary factors.

Unfortunately, once a double chin appears, removing it can be very difficult without physical intervention. This is because diet and exercise may cause the fat to disappear from one area but not another. Further, there isn’t an easy way to target the fat under the chin through exercise. Until the introduction of KYBELLA®, liposuction, and cooling or radio frequency treatments were the only ways to remove a double chin effectively. However, what makes KYBELLA® unique is its ability to remove the double chin with a series of short, fast injections that carry absolutely no downtime.

How KYBELLA® Works

The key ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, which works by destroying the membranes of fat cells. Deoxycholic acid is found naturally in the human body and plays a role in the digestive process.

By harnessing the power of this ingredient in KYBELLA®, the treatment can effectively destroy the fat under the chin. As the fat cells are broken down by deoxycholic acid, they are gradually removed from the body through the natural lymphatic processes. This gradual removal of fat cells has another benefit; the shrinking of the double chin takes several months. Therefore, your friends and family will not be able to tell that you’ve had any procedures done. To everyone else, this will look like a natural improvement in your appearance.

However, it’s also important to note that KYBELLA® only works to reduce fat under the chin. It does not tighten the skin or address the vertical muscle bands that may appear with age. Therefore, it is typically a good treatment option for patients who are only dealing with a double chin in the area and whose skin is sufficiently elastic to accommodate the slimmer shape of the chin after treatment.

How Long Do KYBELLA® Results Last?

It takes approximately 2-6 injection sessions for the average patient to achieve a dramatic reduction in the size of the double chin. Each KYBELLA® session gradually removes more fat from the treatment site.

The results are virtually permanent if the patient’s diet and exercise habits do not change drastically. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle after the procedure is vital for maintaining aesthetically-pleasing results.

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Schedule KYBELLA® Double Chin Treatments in McLean, VA, or Potomac, MD

Get rid of submental fat for good with our incredible liquid liposuction solution. KYBELLA® injections take little time to administer and can transform the appearance of your profile with little-to-no downtime required. Schedule a consultation with our McLean & Potomac Dermatology team to learn more today.

Set up your consultation and try KYBELLA® by calling us at (703) 356-5111.

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