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How To Tell If You Are A Kybella Candidate

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Sep 12, 2017 2:31:00 PM

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Lately there has been a lot of buzz around one of the latest injectable treatments from the makers of Botox, Kybella. And it's easy to see why. It's an amazing new treatment that gets some pretty wow worthy results.

Kybella is the first and only FDA approved injectable treatment that gets rid of under-the-chin fat permanently with out surgery! The treatment takes about 15 minutes and while there is some slight tenderness and swelling, the downtime is very minimal. We have been using Kybella in our practice for over a year now.. and we can't get enough of this product. Not only can you use Kybella under your chin and in your jowls - but you can also use it on other areas of the body such as bra fat. 

Are you a candidate for a Kybella double chin treatment? While we want to evaluate you in person first before we can say 100%... you can use this easy test to get a good idea!

Kybella Candidate Test:

1. Pinch the skin under your chin, then pinch the skin on your wrist - if it feels the same, then you a probably not a candidate.

3.Pinch the skin under your chin, then pinch the skin on your flanks (love handles). If it feels the same, then you are probably a candidate!

Check out some of our favorite Kybella before and after pictures below.

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Topics: injectable, Double Chin, Kybella

How can I prevent bruising from cosmetic fillers?

Posted by Brian Kerr on Mar 29, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Tips to Avoid Bruising After InjectionsHelp! How can I stop bruising when I get Botox or fillers like Juvederm or Sculptra?

We get this question A LOT.

To be completely honest, there is no way to guarantee zero bruising. Every time a needle is placed in your skin there is a risk of bruising. This includes vaccinations, giving blood and fillers placed into the wrinkles on your face. No matter what any doctor says, it’s impossible to guarantee that you will not bruise. It happens. If you get Botox or filler regularly, at some time you may get a bruise even if you don't normally bruise. However, a skilled injector can reduce the risk as much as possible.

Fortunately, there are ways to help reduce the chance of bruising,

1. Avoid Certain Medications

These medications increase your risk of bruising: Aspirin, Ibuprofen (Advil) and Naproxen (Aleve). Avoid blood thinning supplements such as fish oils, or any other blood thinning agents. Tylenol is a NSAID that can be used with less risk of bruising but should still be avoided. Stop use of all blood thinning agents 7-10 days prior to treatment to reduce added risk of bruising. 

2. The use of cannula versus a needle 

At Silk Touch, our injectors often are able to use a blunt tipped cannula. Cannulas are ideal when used for certain injection methods and injection areas. A cannula is like a needle that does not have a sharp end. The benefit is that when it is in your skin it pushes blood vessels aside rather than cut into them. This can reduce the risk of bruising and pain.

3. Cool The Skin

Cooling the skin before, during, and after an injection helps to reduce discomfort and causes the small blood vessels to shrink. This can help reduce the risk of bleeding and bruising.

4. Anti-Bruising Supplements

If you know that you bruise easily this is a great option to help reduce incidence and duration of bruising. Arnica Montana is a homeopathic drug that has been shown to decrease the incidence of bruising and is available at our front desk.

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Topics: injectable, Botox

The First Filler To Last 5 Years

Posted by Sara Barrett on Oct 20, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Injectables and dermal fillers continue to gain popularity each year. Treatments are extremely effective and involve minimal downtime, making them the go-to non-surgical treatment for volume loss and wrinkle reduction.  Earlier this year, Juvederm Voluma broke into the market for mid-face volume with results lasting up to two years. Which at the time was longer than any other injectable on the market.

Earlier this month Sunveva announced that BellaFill is now the only FDA approved dermal filler effective for up to 5 years. The study is the largest and longest dermal filler study ever conducted. It involved 1000 patients across the US. At the 5 year mark, no serious adverse events were reported and 83% of patient treated with BellaFill were still “satisfied” to “very satisfied” with their results.

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BellaFill works by replacing volume loss in the skin – either due to aging or even acne scarring.  Just this year BellaFill was FDA approved in the treatment for acne scars and has become a favorite of both physcian’s and patients.

The collagen in the product adds immediate volume while the microspheres remain in place – which increases the production of your own natural collagen. BellaFill is the longest lasting filler on the market – and unlike most dermal fillers, the results only continue to improve with time. 

To learn more about what Bellafill can do for you, visit our Bellafill page or schedule a free consultation. 

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Topics: injectable, BellaFill

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