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Month: July 2015

What are the side effects of Kybella ?

If your double chin stubbornly refuses to shift despite exercising and dieting, Kybella may be the answer. Kybella is a breakthrough cosmetic treatment specially designed to eliminate bothersome under-chin fat.  Although Kybella is considered safe and effective, there are some risks that patients need to be aware of before considering treatment.  What are the side effects of Kybella? Let’s take a look.

What is Kybella?
Kybella (deoxycholic acid), is an injectable approved by the FDA for the treatment of submental fat or double chin. Kybella is injected into the fat under the chin.  It breaks up the fat cell membranes and dissolves the fat, which is then naturally removed by the body.

Recovery takes 2 to 3 days. During clinical trials most patients experienced an improvement after 2 to 4 treatments, but up to 6 treatments may be required.

What are the side-effects?
Kybella should be administered only by physicians that have been trained to do, as the injections can have some serious side effects. In addition, it should only be injected under the chin, and should not be used in other areas of the body (learn more).

Improper injection can cause nerve injury to the jaw resulting in facial muscle weakness, or an uneven smile. Difficulty swallowing is another adverse reaction. Milder symptoms such as swelling, redness, bruising, pain, and numbness can also occur at the treatment site.

If you have a double chin and would like to give your face a slimmer, more defined look, Kybella is a good solution.

Kybella is available in Orange County, CA
Contact Song Plastic Surgery, in Irvine, California, to find out more about Kybella and its side effects. Call (949) 701-4454 today, and book your consultation with Dr. Kyle Song.

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How to choose the best sunscreen skin care line

We all know how important sunscreen is, especially during the summer, but most of us don’t know how to choose the best sunscreen skin care line. Choosing sunscreen has gotten complicated in the last few years, as the technological advancements in the cosmetic industry has created many new lines on the market. So what should you look for? Let’s find out.

When shopping for sunscreen the choice often depends on the SPF factor, ingredients, and of course your skin type.

  • SPF factor: The sun protection factor is an indication of the type of protection to expect from your sunscreen. Skin care experts generally advise to go with a sun block with a SPF factor of about 30 or higher. However, it is also advisable to choose a sun block that offers broad spectrum protection. This means that it will protect your skin from UVA as well as UVB radiation.
  • Ingredients:  Look out for ingredients such as zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide that are physical blockers, as well as avobenzone and ecamsule that offer UVA protection. It’s also important to ensure that the ingredients won’t cause the sunblock to break down when it is exposed to sunlight.
  • Skin Type: If your skin is sensitive or burns easily, you may want to select a sunscreen that offers broad spectrum and a SPF of 30 or more. If your skin is dry then make certain that your sunscreen also has moisturizing ingredients. However, if you have oily skin, lightweight sunscreens are best.

If you’re looking for a really good sunscreen, check out the skin care line available at Accent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS. Call (662) 377-6290 today and schedule appointment with Dr. Mark Craig to find out more.

How long until I see results from Juvederm Voluma treatments?

If your cheeks are no longer full and prominent, don’t despair, Juvederm Voluma can get them looking youthful once again. Juvederm Voluma gives a great deal of lift to the cheeks, and can also augment the malar region, but how long until you see the results from Juvederm treatments. It’s best to  speak with your doctor about expectations.

Juvederm Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler that is infused with lidocaine, which helps to enhance patient comfort. It usually only takes one session with Juvederm Voluma to fill the cheeks, and the results are immediate. When the cheeks are lifted, there is also a noticeable improvement in the nasolabial folds and the jowls. Juvederm Voluma is meant to be injected deep into the tissues for optimal results.

How long until you see results from Juvederm Voluma treatments
Many patients experience immediate improvement in volume after one treatment with Voluma. However more sessions may be required, depending on the amount of volume loss. In order to see the full effects of Voluma, the right amount of product must be injected.

If you do not see the anticipated volume after treatment then consult with your physician, as it may be an indication that sufficient product was not injected. The results of Juvederm Voluma are long term, and can last up to 2 years in some cases.

If you want to achieve optimal results with Juvederm Voluma, you need to choose an experienced Voluma provider. Dr. Kyle Song of Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California, is a board certified plastic surgeon, as well as a skilled injector of dermal fillers. Why not call his office today at 949-701-4454 and schedule your appointment. You are sure to be satisfied with the outcome.

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