Double Down on that Double Chin

Double coupon savings at the grocery store are good. Doubling down at a blackjack table can be good. Stunt doubles are good for the knees of the star who doesn’t have to jump off a building.

Double chins? Not so good.

It’s convenient for most of us to think it’s the other people who have double chins, people like Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey. Reality? Just about all of us have some extra stuff going on under our jawline.

Want to feel better? Call it Submental fullness. That’s the clinical term for “double chin.”

There’s been little you could do about a double chin, short of a neck lift. Now that has changed with Kybella®, a prescription medicine available from AesthetiSpa. Kybella® is the prescription brand name for an injection formulated with deoxycholic acid that dramatically improves the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin, the proverbial double chin.

You’re not alone with your double chin

If you’ve got some junk under your jaw, you’re not alone. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery conducted a survey in 2015 and found that 67% of people said they’re bothered by a double chin. If you weren’t a math major, that’s two thirds of the country! And people in the survey were equally bugged by their double chin as they were about wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Kybella® to the rescue

The FDA approved Kybella® in the spring of 2015, It’s the only injectable treatment to improve the appearance and profile of a double chin.

The basis of Kybella® is deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body whose job is to aid in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® (and its deoxycholic acid) destroys the fat cells. After those cells are gone, there is no longer a storage mechanism to accumulate fat in the area. So your double chin shouldn’t return!

Multiple treatments yield the best results

At AesthetiSpa, we customize our Kybella® treatments for every patient. Some patients see the results they want after two to four treatments; others require six. The number of treatments will depend on the amount of fat stored under your chin, along with your desired final profile. Each treatment is spaced eight weeks apart.

Doubles are good for the baseball diamond, but not your chin. Call the team at AesthetiSpa, (843) 849-9925, and ask about Kybella.

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