Did you know that according to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, nearly as many consumers are bothered by their double chin (68%) as by lines and wrinkles around the eyes (71%)? In fact, the condition, which can make you look older and heavier, even has a name. It’s called submental fullness, and it can be difficult to get rid of on your own. Because submental fullness can be influenced by multiple factors, like aging and genetics, sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, your double chin may not go away.
Here’s the good news: our office is now offering KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection, the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness. When injected into subcutaneous fat, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed,those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
How KYBELLA™ Works
KYBELLA™ is a non-human and non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into subcutaneous fat, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells can not store or accumulate fat.
How Long Before Seeing Results
With this nonsurgical treatment, many patients experience visible results in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Up to six treatments may be administered. Treatment with KYBELLA™ is customized by Dr Baskin to the patient’s aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile. Each in-office treatment session is typically 15-20 minutes. KYBELLA™ treatments typically have high patient satisfaction. 79% of patients treated with KYBELLA™ reported satisfaction with the appearance of their face and chin.Side Effects
The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and formation of areas of hardness in the treatment area. In clinical trials, the incidence and severity of most side effects decreased with subsequent KYBELLA™ treatments. KYBELLA™ has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which 1,600 have been treated with KYBELLA™.
Talk to Dr. Baskin to determine if KYBELLA™ might be right for you, or to learn more about KYBELLA™ visit http://www.mykybella.com/
Between healthy diets and exercise, people try their hardest to stay in shape, but with work and family responsibilities filling most of their day, it’s hard. Even with a great diet and lots of exercise, some fatty areas just won’t go away. The only real solution to these problem areas in the past was liposuction, but it’s so invasive, it turned people away in droves. Luckily, we now have Coolsculpting. This simple procedure uses cold temperatures to freeze away fat cells, allowing them to die off naturally through the body’s waste systems. Check out some of the top reasons to try coolsculpting as a next defense against fatty deposits.
1. No Major Time Commitment
It’s an outpatient service, making a time commitment as simple as a basic doctor’s appointment. Depending on the area to be treated, the process takes around an hour. Patients don’t require any anesthesia or other drugs so they can literally walk out of the appointment without a ride home from a friend.
2. Non-Invasive Benefit
Liposuction is known for its invasive process, requiring physical access to fat cells under the skin. This new procedure is entirely performed on the outside skin surface. A cold machine tool moves across the skin above the fat deposit. The machine is designed to send cold pulses to the fat while avoiding any skin irritation. There are no cuts or bruises to make this process painful.
3. Get Right Back to Work
If a person only has a lunch hour to spare, coolsculpting is a perfect fit. There’s no need to go home and rest after the appointment because there’s no real pain involved. The fat removal process is actually slow as it breaks down and leaves the body through natural waste removal systems. Go right back to work if you want, because there are no health issues to deal with using this sculpting procedure.
4. Self-Confidence Regained
There’s no way to quantify self-confidence boosts, but a sculpting procedure can give a person a new outlook on their body and life. And what’s better than that?
Don’t hesitate to call our office if you have any questions or are curious about the procedure.
Although it’s hard to believe that summer is anywhere in site, it’s really not too soon to start thinking how you’re going to feel when it’s time to shed the winter layers! Lots of people have the same complaint – stubborn body fat. Even if you are physically fit, exercise regularly, and eat according to a strict and healthy diet, you can still suffer from small areas of fat that plague your body regardless of what you do. Luckily, we have something that can help.
Coolsculpting to the Rescue
Coolsculpting can get rid of love handles, back fat, muffin tops, and more without the inconvenience of a surgical procedure.Clinically proven, CoolSculpting’s unique technology uses controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate unwanted fat cells without surgery or downtime. The procedure is FDA-cleared, safe and effective. The results are lasting and undeniable.
To learn more about Coolsculpting, take a look at how simple the procedure is on our YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/ViP_LQUOLgU
If you are curious, give us a call to schedule your free consultation. 780-0045