Dec 18, 2019
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Everything You Need to Know About Kybella

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any people think dentists are simply in the business of keeping smiles healthy. While this mission exists at the core of our jobs, dentists aim to do so much more than that: create a beautiful smile, restore confidence, and provide lifelong tips for a healthy life, just to name a few. At Rosslyn Farms Dental Aesthetics, we know how important it is to feel confident in your smile and your appearance as a whole, which is why we’re here to share with you the life-changing benefits of Kybella. Rosslyn Farms Dental will break down what exactly Kybella is, reasons people choose Kybella, and what to expect out of treatment. Check it out!

What is Kybella?

Kybella from Rosslyn Farms Dental Gets Rid of that Double Chin for Good

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Commonly known as a double chin, submental fullness is the unappealing extra fat and skin that gathers beneath the chin and jaw. Kybella is the first FDA-approved injectable treatment made to treat submental fullness. More than 1600 patients worldwide have been treated with Kybella worldwide in a series of clinical studies, from which 79% of patients experienced improvement in the appearance of their chin and jaw region.

As an injectable treatment much like Botox or Juvederm, Kybella is administered with a series of small shots into the submental region. The injections are made of a synthetic version of a naturally-occurring molecule in your body called Deoxycholic Acid. This acid naturally breaks down fat cells into tiny droplets that can be absorbed into the intestines. Kybella used this synthetic version to destroy fat cells and inhibit the cells from storing additional fat down the road, making it the perfect long-term solution for anyone looking to get rid of their double chin once and for all.

Why Do People Choose Kybella?

The Many Sources of Submental Fullness

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Those choosing Kybella from Rosslyn Farms Dental Aesthetics come from all walks of life. While submental fullness or a double chin are often indicators that a person is overweight, there are a number of reasons why a double chin forms. No matter what the source, submental fullness can be a source of great insecurity for many people.

Submental fullness causes a less sharp, structured appearance of the jawline. This lack of definition goes against traditional beauty standards, leading many people to believe they are unattractive in pictures and at different angles. This is considered unattractive because it is often associated with being overweight or obese, but weight is far from the only cause of submental fullness.

While weight is a common source of submental fullness, another large determinant in whether or not you’ll have a double chin is in your genes. This means it cannot be prevented no matter how thin you may be. Scientists have not identified the exact genetic coding that leads to submental fullness, but scientists do know that clear patterns exist in the genetic appearance of people in the same family who exhibit some degree of submental fullness. Even with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise, these people may not be able to get rid of their double chin naturally.

Additionally, a double chin can derive from environmental determinants. Aging, for instance, causes the degradation of collagen and elasticity in our skin which can lead to the formation of a double chin simply due to excess skin. On top of that, smoking and sun exposure can increase the appearance of a double chin. Plus, gravity can weigh down excess skin over time, leading to submental fullness.

On top of weight and genetic sources, submental fat has a variety of environmental determinants. As we age, we naturally lose the collagen and elasticity in our skin that can lead to sagging and excess skin. Smoking, sun exposure, and even gravity can introduce or worsen the appearance of an existing double chin. Regardless of the source, your double chin is not a sign that you are unhealthy or not beautiful. However, if you find insecurity in your submental fullness, you do have options like Kybella. Pittsburgh dentist and aesthetic specialist Rosslyn Farms Dental Aesthetics can help you sort through all your cosmetic options like Kybella to find the treatment that’s right for you.

What to Expect for Your First Treatment

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If you decide to join the group of people all over the globe that have benefit from the life-changing effects of Kybella, you may want to know what to expect out of treatment. Kybella with Rosslyn Farms Dental Aesthetics begins with a consultation to decide if you’re a good candidate for the treatment, from which time will be spent determining your aesthetic goals.

All treatment is done by a licensed medical professional with training on how to achieve the best results. The treatment includes a series of small injections over the span of about 15-20 minutes, making it a quick and easy treatment that can be squeezed into nearly any schedule.

It is likely that you will need to receive more than one treatment to achieve your aesthetic goals. A patient can receive Kybella treatment up to six times, which in clinical trials was needed by 59% of patients. These treatments must all be at least one month apart.

Aside from some minor bruising, swelling, and pain at the injection site, Kybella carries no major side effects, making it a great choice for anyone looking to gain confidence by getting rid of submental fullness.


If you’re interested in Kybella or other aesthetic treatments like Botox or Juvederm, get in touch with Rosslyn Farms Dental Aesthetics. We’ll work with you to define your goals for treatment and help tailor your treatment to help you finally begin putting your best face forward.

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