Cosmetic and surgical dermatology has advanced significantly over the years. Patients have many options when it comes to reducing the signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. As we age and skin loses elasticity, extra folds of skin can impair our youthful radiance. Certain areas of the body have been more challenging to treat than others, such as the neck and double chin area.
A double chin, referred to in medical terminology as submental fullness, may be caused by excess fat, family history, and age. Even patients who are otherwise fit or toned can experience the effect of a double chin.
At the practice of Dr. Ron Shelton – Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York – conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Ron Shelton, and our professional medical skin care team offer an extensive array of cosmetic, laser, medical, and surgical dermatology. Dr. Shelton is an award-winning physician, educator, and author, recognized as a Top Doctor and a Best Doctor in NYC.
We are pleased to offer a groundbreaking treatment for patients dealing with the unpleasant condition known as double chin. After extensive research and recent, successful clinical trials, Kybella® has become the first, and is the only, injection that has received the approval of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for improving the appearance of mild to serious double chin. This approval was acknowledged in April of 2015.
The main ingredient in Kybella® injection is deoxycholic acid, based upon a molecule that exists naturally in the human body and helps to absorb and breakdown fat. Once the deoxycholic acid has been precisely injected into the fat cells in a double chin, the cells are destroyed and will never accumulate fat again. The number of treatments depend upon each patient’s unique needs and concerns. Dr. Shelton designs a personalized treatment plan after a comprehensive and attentive consultation.
Dr. Shelton is a respected and experienced physician who believes that enhancements to a patient’s appearance should be natural-looking and conservative for the best clinical outcomes. He is known to patients and peers as a leading doctor and surgeon in advanced dermatology treatments. Formerly located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Dr. Shelton’s practice is now located at 317 East 34th Street, New York.
To learn more about Kybella® and other treatments available at Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, contact our friendly team at 212.561.5808 for an appointment with Dr. Shelton.