Am I a Candidate for Double Chin Treatment?

There’s no way around it, having a double chin can make you feel self-conscious and unattractive. That’s how most people feel, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, which found that 67% of survey respondents were bothered by their double chins. 

At Skinworks Dermatology, with three New York City locations, dermatologist Javier Zelaya, MD, and our team are here to provide you with effective treatments for all of your cosmetic and dermatological concerns. 

That’s why we’re proud to offer Kybella®, an injectable medication that’s FDA-approved to destroy the fat cells stored under your chin. Learn more about Kybella here, and find out if you’re a candidate for treatment.

What causes a double chin?

The excess fat under your chin is known as submental fullness or, more commonly, a double chin. Preventing a double chin can be difficult, as a number of factors can cause you to develop one, including:

What’s more, even when you lose weight, you might find that your double chin is still there! 

The miracle of Kybella

If the thought of going through the pain and recovery of plastic surgery has deterred you from seeking treatment for your double chin, then we have you covered. Kybella is a prescription medication that destroys the fat cells underneath your chin.

Kybella works by using deoxycholic acid, a molecule native to your body, to break down and absorb fat. And it’s effective, too, with nearly 83% of patients reporting an improvement in their appearance after treatment in clinical trials.

Kybella is convenient and is administered during a quick office visit. At your appointment, Dr. Zelaya injects the solution into the area underneath your chin. You can resume your day right after your procedure. You may need more than one treatment depending on your preferences, but treatments are spaced weeks apart, to give the medicine time to work. 

Are you a candidate for Kybella?

We take a detailed record of your medical history, as certain bleeding problems or a history of trouble with your throat, like difficulty swallowing, can make you ineligible for Kybella. 

Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding aren’t eligible for Kybella. Be sure to tell us if you’re planning on becoming pregnant as well, so we can assess your suitability for the treatment. 

To learn more about Kybella and to see if it’s the right treatment for you, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online.

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