Olga Arnold displays some of the many great skin care product lines at Skin Ambitions Medical Spa.
July 2017: Imagine you are about to pose for a photo. You want to put your “best face forward” and for many of us, that actually means we deliberately face forward—all because we may not like our side profile. Ireland-based pharmaceutical company Allergan conducted a recent online survey of 4,000 men and women, ages 18-79, and found that one in four of those surveyed were self-conscious about what they considered to be a “double chin.” Some people feel it makes them look heavier, some feel it makes them look older, and some worry about both issues, but no matter the reason, it puts a definite damper on one’s self-esteem.
That is why Olga Arnold, owner of Skin Ambitions Medical Spa in Tulsa, is happy to offer Kybella treatments on the menu of services. Kybella is a non-surgical treatment for submental fullness (sagging or double chin). It is an injectable treatment using a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that breaks down fat in the human body. Kybella works by destroying the fat cells under the chin permanently. Following injection, the body naturally metabolizes the cleared fat, leaving a reduced appearance to the chin. This is a welcome relief to those who have tried diet and exercise to address a problem that is not always related only to weight gain, but to aging and genetics as well.
Kybella received Allure Magazine’s “Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award” in 2015. The creators of Kybella call this product “tailored to your unique profile,” which makes it a perfect fit for any treatment plan at Skin Ambitions Medical Spa. Olga expresses the desire to preserve each client’s individuality by creating a natural, more youthful appearance.
For instance, a person who feels self-conscious about his or her sagging neck, chin or jawline, might schedule a visit with Olga. During the initial consultation, she would assess the problem and visit with the client about viable solutions. Would they benefit from Kybella only? Which treatments would provide optimum results for these areas? After discussing all the issues and options, Olga would then work with the client to come up with a treatment plan that will fit their needs and budget.
Olga explains that this initial consultation and assessment is crucial to effective treatment. “We explain what will work and what will not,” she says. “Our treatment plans are very transparent—the client walks out knowing what they are getting.”
Kybella joins an extensive menu of options at Skin Ambitions Medical Spa, a list which includes Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, Belotero, Balance, PRP Skin Rejuvenation, PRP Hair Restoration, Mesotherapy, Biolift with Mesotherapy,Laser Hair Removal, IPLs, spider vein removal, permanent makeup as well as a variety of facial and skin care services and an array of skin care products.
Under the supervision of experienced medical directors, Olga has been an aesthetics provider in the Tulsa area for over a decade and a medical spa owner for five years. She earned a medical degree from Tver Medical Academy in Russia, a PhD in epidemiology from Moscow School of Graduate studies, and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Oklahoma State University. Also on staff at Skin Ambitions Medical Spa are aestheticians Natasha Korneva and Morgan Applegate, who are both highly trained in aesthetics and laser therapy and who are committed to creating individual treatments with phenomenal and yet subtle results.
And for Olga, subtlety is key in the success of any treatment plan. “Subtle changes make a person look healthy and refreshed,” she says. “It’s you, but a little better—a little healthier, a little fresher.”
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