Friday, November 20, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
ARTAS hair transplant and rhinoplasty (nose job)
More info and photos:
Thursday, November 5, 2015
KYBELLA™ is a new treatment option for reducing fat below the chin (submental fat), also known as “the double chin.” Such fat deposits are a common aesthetic issue that affects many adults, including men and women. The condition can be influenced by several factors, such as aging, weight gain, or genetics. Many patients find it frustrating that this fat is resistant to changes in diet or exercise.
KYBELLA™is the first FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment option for adults who want to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat deposits below the chin. The medicine has been studied through over 20 clinical trials, which included more than 2,600 patients from around the world. Of these patients, over 1,600 successfully received the KYBELLA™ treatment. Studies have not yet confirmed if the KYBELLA™ prescription medication is safe and effective for use outside of the chin area.
The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring molecule in the body, which helps with breaking down and absorbing dietary fats. When injected, the medicine destroys the chin’s fat cells, which prevents this area’s ability to accrue fat. Based on desired results, you and your doctor will create a unique treatment plan that is just right for you. The physician will administer several injections during each visit, which are usually about a month or more apart. Most patients see significant results and improved appearance within two to four clinical visits. Studies show that up to 6 treatments can be administered to the patient. After the desired effects are achieved, no further maintenance treatments are needed.
As with any clinical treatment, side effects do exist. The most common of these include slight swelling, bruising, pain and numbness, redness and hardening in some areas, especially around the injection site. In rare cases, serious side effects such as trouble swallowing or nerve injury may occur. It is important to discuss all of these possible effects with your physician before beginning treatments. These treatments should always be performed by the highest trained medical professionals, who understand the anatomy of the chin and the makeup of this medication.