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Kybella is a nonsurgical solution to localized, unwanted fat, such as a double chin

If you find yourself avoiding the camera at social events due to a dreaded double chin, you might want to talk to a professional about treatment options. A double chin, medically referred to as “submental fullness,” develops from the accumulation of fat cells underneath the chin. This can impact one’s overall appearance, making one appear heavier than they are or feel self-conscious due to poor chin and jaw definition. At Current Dermatology and Cosmetic Center of Annapolis, Maryland, our doctors may recommend a nonsurgical approach for treatment with Kybella injections.

What is Kybella?

Kybella injections are a way of reducing unwanted fat underneath the neck and chin that contributes to the overall appearance of a double chin. Kybella injections contain deoxycholic acid, which gradually reduces submental fat and improves the contours of the profile over several months. It can be used to enhance these areas for patients with moderate to severe fat accumulation that has not been responsive to changes in diet and exercise. In fact, a double chin sometimes has nothing to do with one’s overall weight and can sometimes develop due to genetics alone!

How does Kybella work?

With Kybella injections, patients can reduce fat in the area, improve their profile contours and create a more youthful look with an improved jaw line. Deoxycholic acid is a molecule found in the body that helps to break down fat. Injections of this molecule (Kybella) will lead to the destruction of fat cells and prevent them from accumulating in the future. The body then naturally absorbs and metabolizes the destroyed fat, leaving behind a more contoured profile.

Should I consider Kybella for the treatment of my double chin?

If you are thinking about Kybella injections and are serious about combating submental fullness without surgery, call Current Dermatology and Cosmetic Center to learn more about this and other solutions available at our practice. Drs. Molly Walterhoefer and Megan Casady Flahive are dedicated professionals ready to help! Call (410) 384-4172 to schedule an appointment at our office in Annapolis, MD, at 810 Bestgate Road, Suite #450.

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