We are thrilled to announce that we have added Kybella to our injectable menu.* Kybella is a non-surgical treatment to reduce fullness beneath your chin, otherwise known as submental fullness in the medical community, and readily described as a ‘double chin’. The exciting thing about Kybella is that it destroys the fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. Which means it’s permanent! BOOM!
What is submental fullness?
Submental fullness is the excess fat that gathers under the chin. This can be due to genetics, aging or weight gain. It may be something you have had your entire life, or something you recently noticed.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a prescription medicine, that is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for adults that can improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin.
How does it work?
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. This medication is injected into the fat beneath the chin where it works to destroy fat cells. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat, which results in a noticeable reduction in the fullness under the chin.**
How many treatments are needed?
We will work with you to design a treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under the chin. You may receive 6 treatment sessions, and these are spaced at least 1 month apart. Many patients see visible results in 2 to 4 treatments.
Are there side effects?
The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness and areas of hardness around the injection site.
How long does Kybella treatment last?
This is the exciting part! Once Kybella is injected into the fat under the chin, those fat cells are destroyed. Forever.
What is the cost?
The price for Kybella is $550 per vial, and typically 2 vials are used per session, with 2-4 sessions necessary to achieve the desired results. As a bonus, the offer this month includes 20 units of Botox for free during the first treatment session.
Additional Specials for October
::Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Special::
IPL delivers high intensity computer controlled pulses of light that permeate the skin and heat the subsurface layers. It’s similar to laser treatments in that they both use light and heat to destroy their targets, with the target of IPL being hyperpigmentation, coarse skin, spider veins, redness and wrinkles. For detailed information on IPL, please visit this post: http://abbraccistudio.com/ipl-photofacial-microderm-anti-aging-peel-whats-the-difference/
IPL per Treatment Offer
Face $199 (regularly $225)
Face/Neck $250 (regularly $300)
Face/Neck/Chest $350 (regularly $425)
Arms $250 (regularly $275)
Hands $100 (regularly $125)
::SkinCeuticals Advanced Pigment Peel::
This peel is formulated with an exclusive blend of clinical-grade acids that dramatically diminishes the appearance of discoloration while smoothing texture and refining the appearance of pores to restore a brighter, more clarified skin tone. It is recommended that for optimal results, a series of 4 treatments every 4 weeks be completed.
We are offering this peel for $165 (regularly $185) for the month of October.
It’s rare that we have more than 2 specials, so this is a special month! To book your appointment for IPL, the SkinCeuticals Advanced Pigment Peel call us at 310.375.0717. If you would like to schedule a consultation for Kybella, please call us as soon as possible.
These offers expire 10/31/16!
* All Kybella procedures are done by our medical directors, Dr. Abrishamian and/or Dr. Vournas
** It is not known if Kybella is safe or effective for use outside the submental area.
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