Melt away your double chin

Kybella“Submental fullness” (double chin) is a condition that can affect anyone, regardless of age or weight. But a double chin is most common with weight gain and aging and can also be the result of genetics. There was a time when there wasn’t anything to be done about a double chin, as it’s usually resistant to diet and exercise. So the only option was to have a surgical procedure, such as liposuction, or simply learn to live with it.

You probably don’t want to live with your double chin
Some 70% of people who participated in a recent survey reported concerns with submental fullness. Respondents reported that a double chin and a lack of profile definition made them feel:

  • Older
  • Heavier
  • Less attractive
  • Insecure about their appearance

Patients who received Kybella injections have reported a noticeable boost in their self-confidence.

Then along came Kybella
Kybella is a relatively new, FDA-approved non-surgical treatment specifically designed to eliminate moderate to severe submental fullness. The procedure can be ideal for those seeking a more defined chin and jawline non-surgically. Kybella is a treatment administered via injections of an ingredient called deoxycholic acid, a substance found naturally in the body. This acid is able to work safely to literally melt away fat cells under the chin.

The Kybella difference
This process of removing fat from beneath the chin is different than traditional weight loss to remove fat:

  • Traditional weight loss – fat cells shrink and volume is reduced
  • Kybella injections — completely destroy fat cells permanently eliminate submental fullness

How much Kybella is enough Kybella?
The answer to that question is different for every patient. Our doctors will review your unique needs in order to determine how many treatment sessions you will need. This estimation is based on the amount and distribution of each patinet’s submental fat and appearance goals. Most patients typically require three to six sessions of injections, as the fat break down occurs over time.

Get a free consultation
Find out if Kybella is the right choice for treating your double chin. Call for an appointment today: (415) 788-3800.

Tis the season to start using retinols

Skin Care ProductsThere’s a reason so many people use skincare products that contain retinol, a synthetic derivative of vitamin A: it can reduce the appearance of fine lines, stretch marks and sunspots and is helpful in fighting acne. From grocery stores to high-end department stores, you can find creams and serums that contain retinol, but the prescription version that we offer, Retin-A, is stronger and can offer the best results when treating acne, spots and wrinkles.

How retinol works

Retinol is considered a “keratolytic” treatment, which means it can dissolve dead skin layers. This allows new, smoother skin to come to the surface, and faster. Some users will experience extreme redness and skin peeling when they use Retin-A, but this is normal, and we encourage them to stick with it until the skin adjusts. Redness and peeling can occur off and on throughout years of use, however, but most patients find these side effects worth the results.

Retinol works on a deep level

Your new layer of exposed skin will be sensitive to products and especially to sun exposure. You can do your part by always cleansing with a gentle face wash and keeping your skin moisturized. And one of the most important things you must do is always use sunscreen. Otherwise, Retin-A use can cause you to further damage your skin.

Winter can be a good time to try Retin-A

You will still need to wear sunscreen every day, but during cold weather, you’re more likely to spend more time indoors, which makes it easier to keep your sensitive skin protected. But winter weather can be drier, so you will want to also be vigilant about moisturizing.

Could Retin-A give you better skin this year?

Many different types of skin and skin issues can benefit from consistent use of retinol. Here are some of the conditions it can treat:

  • Oily skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Breakouts
  • Brown spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone

Come in for a skin consultation

We may recommend Retin-A, along with other treatments that can help improve the appearance of your skin. Call for an appointment today: (415) 788-3800.