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By Linda Banta, MD
October 07, 2020

It could be immensely frustrating and disheartening to see that you have two chins or a double chin when you work hard to tone and slim your body. Although not at all harmful, having a double chin could make some individuals look older than their real age, and not everyone wants that.

And while surgery could be an option, you could discuss less invasive and costly options with your dermatologist here at Stone Oak Dermatology in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Linda Banta, before conserving surgical intervention.

How a Double Chin Develops

Submental fat, commonly known as the double chin, is a very common issue that happens when a layer of stubborn fat develops below the chin. It is usually caused by weight gain. However, some people who are not overweight, in any way, can just as easily have a double chin. For instance, genetics or loss of skin elasticity due to aging also causes a double chin to form.

How to Get Rid of a Double Chin

A double chin resulting from weight gain could be addressed by losing excess weight. However, there’s also the risk of leaving a saggy chin behind. On the other hand, a double chin due to genetics won’t respond to weight loss. Either way, your dermatologist in San Antonio, TX, might recommend these clinically-proven fat-blasting procedures to eradicate your stubborn double chin:

WarmSculpting with Sculpsure

Also called lipolysis or liposculpture, warm sculpting utilizes heat via a laser for melting away fat and contouring the skin. The heat will be delivered to target areas in a feathering manner to ensure safety and comfort. If you have low pain tolerance, however, you could ask your dermatologist for a local anesthetic before starting the treatment.

For More Details on Our Double Chin Treatments, Talk to Us

Call (210) 494-0504 to arrange a visit with your dermatologist here at Stone Oak Dermatology in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Linda Banta.

By Stone Oak Dermatology
January 30, 2019
Tags: double chin  

Find out how our dermatologist can improve the shape of your face.

Tired of dealing with a double chin? If so, you aren’t alone. There are many reasons why this may be happening to you, from genetics to weight gain. While diet and exercise may be able to help you shed pounds from your body, it often can’t do this for the face. Fortunately, our San Antonio, TX, dermatologist, Dr. Linda Banta, offers Kybella to help patients eliminate their double chins.

 

What is Kybella?

Kybella is currently the only FDA-approved injectable medication used to treat a double chin. This treatment is only to be administered to the chin, and isn’t used to treat fat anywhere else on the face or body.

 

How does Kybella get rid of submental fat?

Contained within these injections is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that already naturally occurs within the body to naturally break down and absorb fat. When Kybella is injected underneath the chin, the deoxycholic acid breaks down the fat cells to improve the shape and contour of your face.

 

How many treatment sessions will I need?

During your consultation, our San Antonio, TX, skin doctor will create a customized treatment plan in which we will also decide how many Kybella treatments you’ll need to get the results you want. As you might expect, patients with moderate double chins will require fewer treatments than patients with more severe double chins. The average amount of sessions is 2 to 3 with some requiring more, spaced out about a month apart.

 

How long do Kybella’s results last?

Because this treatment works by destroying the fat cells within the chin, the cells will no longer be present and able to store fat. This means that the results you’ll get through Kybella are permanent.

 

Am I a good candidate for Kybella?

If you are an adult over the age of 18 years old who is dealing with excessive fat under the chin but doesn’t want to under surgery, then it’s time to talk to us about getting Kybella.

 

Interested? Call us today!

Are you interested in getting Kybella treatment in San Antonio, TX? If so, call Stone Oak Dermatology today at (210) 494-0504 to schedule an appointment with us!