Whether you’ve struggled with a double chin for years, or you’ve recently noticed a bit more fullness than you’d like, that extra tissue can, unfortunately, cause your confidence to plummet. The annoying part? You don’t get any say in whether that irritating fat pad decides to take up residence beneath your face! And once it’s there? It’s nearly impossible to get rid of. Sure, diet and exercise might do the trick, but as anyone with an extra chin knows: that thing can be stubborn.


At Arijai Aesthetics, it’s our goal to help you become the most confident, radiant version of yourself. We know submental fullness can be difficult to deal with, so today, we’re discussing a revolutionary treatment approach that can help you tackle your double chin for good. Curious? Let’s dive in!  


What Is Kybella? How Does It Work?

Kybella is a cosmetic injectable designed to dissolve submental fat beneath your chin. The product contains a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, which, in its natural form, is an endogenous bile salt found within the human digestive system.


In its endogenous form, the bile salt aids your body in the fat breakdown process. Under normal circumstances, the acid works within your digestive tract to destroy fat cells’ outer membranes, thereby releasing their contents and allowing your body to break down and eliminate them.


Just as the acid works to dissolve fat cells in your digestive tract, it also works within each treatment area to break down the contents of your submental fat cells. Once broken down, your body perceives the dissolved fat as cellular debris (waste), which it shuttles into your circulatory and lymphatic systems for elimination. Once Kybella has run its course (this will require several weeks for the full effect), your body will also metabolize the synthetic acid and excrete it as waste.


Is Kybella Safe?

Kybella gained FDA approval in 2015, after years of research at UCLA revealed the astonishing fat-digesting capabilities of deoxycholic acid. As a no-downtime alternative to facial surgery or liposuction, Kybella is widely considered safe.


That said, in clinical studies, approximately four percent of patients experienced minor lower jaw issues as a result of the injections hitting a nerve. Those who experienced complications found their symptoms resolved in a matter of weeks to a few months. It’s important to acknowledge, however, that proper injection training and experience dramatically reduce the risk of temporary nerve damage. 


Who Should Consider Kybella?

Do you feel a little self-conscious in family photos? Don’t love the way your selfies turn out? Not thrilled by the idea of a scalpel anywhere near your face? Then Kybella is for you—and yes, it’s for men, too! Give Kybella a thought if:


●        You want to improve the appearance of your facial profile

●        You prefer non-surgical facial treatment options

●        You’re looking to avoid the downtime associated with invasive procedures

●        You’re willing to wait four to six weeks to witness the full effects of treatment

●        You want your double chin gone—permanently


Keep in mind that after your treatment, you’ll experience a bit of swelling, slight bruising, and tenderness, but those after-effects will diminish within days. Depending on the results of your first injection protocol, you may require up to four individual sessions to see the most dramatic effect. Bonus: Once your treatments are finished, they’re finished—forever. You won’t need touch-ups because that chin pooch will be a thing of the past!


Considering Kybella? Contact Arijai Aesthetics Today

If you’re ready to banish your double chin for good, our team at Arijai Aesthetics is here to help you do it! We know how greatly that bit of extra fullness can impact your self-esteem, and our goal is to help you feel radiant and confident, both on the outside and from within. Whether you’re just looking for double chin treatment options or you’d like to add anti-aging dermal fillers to your procedure, we’ll work with you to formulate a custom treatment protocol that caters specifically to your aesthetic goals.


To learn more about Kybella or to find out if you’re a candidate for treatment, feel free to upload your photos to get started with your free virtual consultation. You can also reach out to our team for more information at 952-435-0605 or connect with us online, and we’ll be in touch!