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Discover the hottest new beauty treatments! Ask the specialist – Ashleigh Ortega, owner of Scottsdale’s first-ever injectable bar

What is the newest and most popular treatment you offer at Injexts? By far, it is Kybella. I can’t keep it on the shelves. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment to permanently eliminate the double chin.

What is Kybella? Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which is naturally present in our bodies. When directly injected into the fat cells under the chin, the fat cells are permanently destroyed. Even clinical trials showed that when the participants gained weight after treatment their double chin did not return.

How many treatments and how much down time can be expected? Kybella usually takes two to three sessions but may take up to four to six sessions in certain patients. Patients can return to work and exercise the next day. Some swelling can be expected for three days to one week so planning around major life events is important.

What else is hot at Injexts? Injexts is like a drive-thru Botox service. Once you are an established client, appointments are no more than 10 minutes in length. Your Botox formula is electronically stored and drawn up just before your appointment so that when you walk in, your Botox is ready for you. You can easily grab lunch and Botox on your lunch break.

I read that you do PRP treatments. What is that? PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma treatments. Your blood is drawn from your arm and spun in a centrifuge. After 10 minutes, your plasma is separated from your white blood cells and red blood cells. Your plasma is rich with your own growth factors and other nutrients, so you can inject your plasma back into your face and body to help with fine lines, acne scarring and stretch marks, or inject the

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plasma into your scalp in areas that have early hair loss patterns. Growth factors stimulate the hair follicle’s growth.

You are both a doctor and a nurse. Can you explain that? Absolutely! I have been a registered nurse since 1999. My background was in orthopedics at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and then I continued to assist my husband, Dr. Gil Ortega at his orthopedic trauma and hip replacement practice at Sonoran Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons in Scottsdale when we relocated 10 years ago. My passion to become a nurse practitioner (NP) was completed in 2013 after graduating from Arizona State University, which was one of the first universities to roll over from a masters-level NP program to the DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) program. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Injexts is my own practice, and I am independent from a medical doctor.

Do you have any specials this month? Yes, mention So Scottsdale! and receive 10% off any treatment or SkinMedica product. You can also buy four or more SkinMedica products and receive 25% off your purchase.

How do I book an appointment? You can download the free Injexts app or book 24/7 at www.injexts.com. If you are unsure of a treatment, book a free skin care consultation, or call us at 480.586.3789.

Injexts is located at 10201 N. Scottsdale Road at Sachi Salon Studios on the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Gold Dust Avenue.

11/22/16 3:56 PM

So Scottsdale December 2016  

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