Everyone loves Doublemint Gum. And doubling down is great at the tables in Vegas. Doubles in baseball usually clear the bases.
But under your jawline, double is a dirty word.
Now you can do something about your double chin, however, at Spa Vitoria. Kybella® is a new prescription treatment that works wonders!
Long ignored, the double chin
While we like to think other people like Chris Christie have the double chins, in reality most of us have some business going on under the chin.
Want to feel better? Call it submental fullness. That’s the clinical term for “double chin.”
It’s interesting that the aesthetic industry has paid such cursory attention to what goes on under our jawline. Short of surgery — a facelift or neck lift — there’s really been little else you could do to get rid of a double chin.
That has changed with Kybella®, a prescription medicine available from the team at Spa Vitoria. 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.
OK, you’re not Jobba the Hut, but most people have a double chin
While most of us don’t like to admit it, most of us have some business going on under our chin. 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. Whoa. That’s more people than like Dunkin’ Donuts! Those people in the survey were equally bugged by their double chin as they were about wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Aging and sagging skin go together like a wannabe starlet and a producer. There are a variety of factors that play a part: the pull of gravity, simple intrinsic aging (where decreasing production of collagen means the skin has less underlying support), genetics (some people simply have looser skin below the jawline), and weight gain. All of these factors cause our skin to droop. And because the skin under the chin has no underlying bone or muscle beneath it, it’s even more obvious when it becomes lax and hangs downward.
Kybella® to the rescue
Your options have been surgery if you wanted to get rid of your double chin…until now! In April 2015 the FDA approved Kybella®, 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!
Two to six treatments
At Spa Vitoria we customize your Kybella® treatments. 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 four weeks apart. Kybella® has no side effects and requires no recovery time. As with any injection, there can be some swelling at the injection sites, but that passes quickly.
Because Kybella® destroys the fat cells, results are permanent. However, if you gain weight, submental fat can return.
Doubles are for the stuntmen, not your chin. Call us at either our Park City or Salt Lake City Spa Vitoria locations and ask us about Kybella®.