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Everything You Need to Know About Kybella

By September 1, 2020April 19th, 2023No Comments

Double chins are tricky, as they can develop in people of all shapes, sizes, and ages. If you find yourself among the scores of people who’ve developed a double chin, the good news is that we offer an extremely effective solution for restoring your chin to a solo act — Kybella.

At Aesthetic Assets, Pam Andow, RN, and Stacey Molina, BSN, head up a team of cosmetic experts that offers the most advanced products, equipment, and services to bring out the best in our clients’ God-given assets. 

While we can tackle many issues from head to toe, in the following we take a closer look at how our Kybella treatments can eliminate a small, but impactful problem — the dreaded double chin.

The makings of a double chin

As we mentioned, double chins are equal opportunity offenders, affecting people of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and ages, as well as both genders.

There are many reasons why some people are more prone to a double chin, including:

  • Fluctuations in weight
  • Aging
  • Weak chin structure
  • Genetics
  • Posture

Of this list, age plays a large role because the older you get, you lose structural support in your tissue (namely collagen), and your skin begins to sag allowing fat to follow gravity and collect at the lowest points, such as under your chin.

The Kybella solution

Kybella is the only injectable approved by the FDA to target and eliminate submental (under-the-chin) fat in adults. The key to this success is the main ingredient — synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a molecule that occurs naturally in your body, and it aids in how your body breaks down and absorbs fat. 

With Kybella, we inject a synthetic version of this molecule directly into your double chin to eliminate the unwanted fat.

Since your double chin didn’t appear overnight, the Kybella solution requires a little bit of patience on your part. Most of our patients benefit from a series of treatments (up to six depending upon the degree of submental fat), and we space these treatments a month apart. This spacing allows time for your body to process the destroyed fat cells and flush them out.

At each session, you should expect us to administer multiple injections, and you may experience some mild soreness, redness, and swelling at the injection sites. These side effects are easily manageable and shouldn’t prevent you from keeping up with your normal activities, though you should avoid strenuous activities for 24 hours after your treatment

As we progress through your treatments and Kybella goes to work, you’ll realize gradual results as your fat melts away, restoring your profile to a more youthful appearance.

If you’d like to learn more about whether Kybella is right for your double chin, please don’t hesitate to contact our office in Scottsdale, Arizona, to set up a consultation.

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