In a study conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 68% of respondents indicated having a double chin was a cosmetic concern. In other words, the majority of people participating in the study were bothered by the presence of a double chin. In fact, it bothered them as much as having lines and wrinkles on the face. Fortunately, there is an effective dermatological treatment for improving the appearance of a double chin. At Stone Oak Dermatology, Dr. Linda Banta is your dermatologist for double chin treatment in San Antonio, TX.
A double chin, formally known as submittal fullness, is due to the accumulation of excess fat below the chin. Weight gain is one cause of double chin, but genetics can also play a role in the development of a double chin. Fortunately, an effective dermatological treatment is available for drastically reducing the appearance of your double chin.
Kybella is a highly effective FDA-approved treatment for minimizing the appearance of a double chin. The treatment is non-invasive as there is no surgery involved. Kybella contains a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid that is injected into the fat cells below the chin. Deoxycholic acid naturally occurs in the body and helps eliminate and destroy fat cells in the body. When Kybella is injected into the fat cells below the chin, those fat cells are destroyed. Once destroyed, they can no longer store fat. The result is a smoother, more contoured chin and neck area.
Multiple treatments are usually needed to achieve the desired look. Treatments consist of administering several small injections of Kybella in the under-chin area. Most patients see visible results within two to four treatments, but it can take up to six treatments to achieve maximum results. Kybella treatments are administered once per month and the results are permanent so no further treatment should be needed at a later date. Your San Antonio dermatologist for double chin treatment can help you decide if Kybella is right for you.
If you struggle with a double chin, Kybella treatments can give you a smooth new look. For treatment of double chin in San Antonio, TX, schedule an appointment with Dr. Banta by calling Stone Oak Dermatology at (210) 494-0504.