Deoxycholic Acid in Newport Beach & Fullerton, CA
Jennifer Armstrong MD is your state-of-the-art center for high-quality medical and cosmetic dermatologic care. Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and her expert medical team members are proud to offer a wide range of non-surgical and non-invasive treatments that provide patients with their healthiest-looking and -feeling skin. We are proud to offer deoxycholic acid to men and women in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Beverly Hills, and the neighboring communities in Orange County, California.
What is Deoxycholic Acid?
Deoxycholic acid is an injectable treatment that has risen in popularity over the years under the name Kybella®. This injectable is used for non-invasive fat reduction under the chin, getting rid of your unwanted double chin without the cutting, scarring, and anesthesia typically associated with traditional plastic surgery. While Kybella® is primarily made of deoxycholic acid, it also contains a protein that causes excessive swelling. Dr. Jennifer Armstrong strongly believes in giving herself and her patients the best results with as little discomfort as possible. That’s why she gets special shipments of the active ingredient in Kybella®, deoxycholic acid, to melt away your stubborn pockets of fat without the excess swelling or pricetag markup. Not sure if it’s right for you? Dr. Armstrong can tell you about how it works and the treatment process from her first-hand experience.
What are the Benefits of Deoxycholic Acid?
There are many benefits to receiving deoxycholic acid treatments, including:
- Minimally invasive cosmetic treatment
- No anesthesia, cutting, or scarring
- Melts away stubborn fat underneath the chin
- No downtime or recovery period
- Potentially permanent results
What Can I Expect During my Deoxycholic Acid Treatment?
Your deoxycholic acid injections will be performed by Dr. Jennifer Armstrong in our state-of-the-art facility. Before your deoxycholic acid treatment begins, a topical anesthetic may be applied to your treatment area, typically underneath the chin. Once numb, Dr. Armstrong will begin carefully and strategically make a series of deoxycholic acid injections into the fat underneath the chin. The entire treatment process generally takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Dr. Armstrong and her team of medical experts may recommend a series of two to six treatments spaced several weeks apart to achieve your desired results.
What Can I Expect After my Deoxycholic Acid Treatment?
While deoxycholic acid treatments cause less swelling than Kybella® treatments, swelling, tenderness, and mild bruising around your treated areas are to be expected. Patients typically report returning back to their normal daily activities, including work, immediately following their deoxycholic acid treatments. Because the active properties in deoxycholic acid take time to melt away and eliminate fat from your treated area, it may take up to twelve weeks to see your desired results. Patients generally report seeing the full results of their treatment about three to six months following their final treatment. Once the treated fat cells under the chin have been eliminated, they will never be replaced with new cells. This means the results of your deoxycholic acid treatments have the potential to last a lifetime.
Am I a Good Candidate for Deoxycholic Acid?
If you’re looking for a non-surgical and minimally invasive way to reduce or get rid of your double chin, deoxycholic acid treatments may be right for you. Ideal candidates for deoxycholic acid are in general good health and have realistic expectations of their results. If you’re unsure whether deoxycholic acid is right for you, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Armstrong. She’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, evaluate your skin, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate aesthetic goals.
How Much Does Deoxycholic Acid Cost?
The cost of your deoxycholic acid treatment will depend on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. To get a better idea of how much your deoxycholic acid will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Armstrong. For your convenience, we are happy to offer flexible financing options through CareCredit® and special in-house membership programs that allow you to save money on your treatments.
Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and her team of medical professionals are proud to offer a variety of advanced non-surgical dermatologic services to residents of Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, and the neighboring communities of Orange County, CA. Contact us to schedule your private medical or cosmetic dermatology consultation with Dr. Armstrong today.