Kybella Fat Melting Skin Tightening in San Mateo
Looking to get rid of your double chin? Looking for a Kybella treatment center in the San Francisco area?
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment for submental fat. It is deoxycholic acid which is a naturally derived compound that breaks down fat cells for a permanent result when injected into the submental fat region. This results in reducing the fat bulge causing the double chin and improves our profile.
Depending on the amount of fat present, one will need 1-3 treatments. Downtime for Kybella can be swelling up to one month.
We recommend icing for 24 hours after the treatment to minimize swelling.
Book a consultation to see if Kybella is right for you.
What is Kybella?
KYBELLA® is an FDA-approved medicine used in adults to improve the appearance of a double chin (submental fat), also called
It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for the treatment of fat outside of the submental area or in children under 18 years of age.
How long does it take to see the result from Kybella?
Because swelling can take up to one month, you should see results after 4 weeks.
How many Kybella treatments are needed?
Depending on the amount of fat present, can take 1-3 treatments.
Is there downtime with Kybella?
Swelling can persist for one month after the procedure. We recommend continuous icing for 24 hours after injection and chin supporting strips during the first few weeks to minimize swelling and recovery time.
Are there other areas we can melt fat with Kybella?
It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for the treatment of fat outside of the submental area or in children under 18 years of age. We have used prescription deoxycholic acid injection for fat reduction in the belly, back, thigh, buttock, inner arms, and superficial lipomas.
Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is painful for about 30 seconds after injection. Topical anesthetic and local cooling with an ice pack are used to decrease pain.
Is the result permanent?
Because the amount of fat cells under the chin is small (compare to other body areas), most receive the permanent result from fat reduction after Kybella or mesotherapy for fat melting. This is not the case for larger fat areas such as the belly where one has more fat cell reserves and can return with weight gain.
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I have deep scars, what do you recommend?
We recommend microneedle for deep ice pick scars because we can control the depth required to break up the scar bands. With very deep scars, we will use individual subcision to remove the scar fibrosis.
I am still breaking out. Can I be treated for the acne scar?
During your consultation, we will teach you how to control your active acne with a topical and oral regimen to quickly minimize new acne outbreaks. With our effective drug-free oral supplement to block DHT production, you will see and feel fewer new acne outbreaks in few days. Then we can use a topical regimen to reduce existing acne and prepping your face for acne scar treatment.
Do your offer Fraxel or Laser treatment for acne?
Yes, we offer fractional laser and Isolaz laser for acne treatment.
I have dark skin, am I a candidate for acne laser skin treatment?
To minimize the risk for post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, we recommend microneedle instead of Fraxel laser. Isolaz acne treatment can be used for all skin types to shut down production of oil.
What is the downtime for microneedle/Dermapen acne scar treatment?
Initial treatment for deep acne scars can experience redness and some bruising for up to one week. With subsequent treatment, your recovery time will be faster as you have more and more healthy and new skin.
What is the cost of treatment?
We charge $500-1,000 for microneedle treatment of face depending on area size. Generally $500 for both cheeks, $800 for cheeks/temple region, and $1,000 for the entire face.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments will depend on the severity of the existing scar, skin condition, expectation, and age of the person. Mild scarring generally 1-3 treatments, moderate 2-4, and severe 3-5 treatments. Most will notice 15-20% improvement with each treatment. Because skin remodeling takes 6 months, you should notice continue skin improvement up to 6 months after the treatment.
How can I stop new acne quickly?
To stop new acne, one needs to quickly reduce facial oil production. We do so by using natural ingredients found in the MD® Nutri Hair supplement. Lilac ingredients will help you minimize skin oil production within few days so no more new acnes!
How do I reduce acne scarring?
You can minimize scar-causing inflammation with topical application of ice or skin products containing ingredients to minimize inflammation. MD Acne Scar Cream is formulated with acne-fighting benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, and resorcinol to quickly reduce redness. Best to apply at night and let dry before going to bed to avoid staining of pillows from BP. Sulfur is effective to reduce acne bacteria should be avoided if you are allergic to sulfur. Resorcinol is great for reducing redness and minimize acne scars.
What is MD Acne Peel?
We have been helping our patients to successfully combat acne for over 14 years with MD Acne Peel. Because acne affects different depths of the skin and each part of your skin has different thickness and sensitivity. A combination of different types of AHA and BHA acids of various concentrations will be applied sequentially to achieve optimal results. Lastly, several layers of Retin A will be applied and leave on for 8 hours so you will not only shed the week after treatment, your skin will continue to have a micro peel for several months to keep your skin fresh and free from acne. Your skin will be fresh, tighter, cleaner with fewer wrinkles, acne, brown age spots, and minimized pores.
How to lighten arm pit, nipples and other body areas?
With aging and hormonal changes, many will experience darkening of pigmentation on the neck, armpit, face, nipple, and other body areas. It is important to use effective products and treatments that are work fast yet are safe and gentle to the skin. For mild cases, we recommend using MD Ultimate Whte Pads because it is easy to use, hydroquinone-free, and works quickly. For recurrent melasma, we add MD White Factor supplement with glutathione to help support liver detoxify and reduce unwanted skin pigmentation. One will often notice brightening of skin after 1-2 months and less recurrence of melasma. For severe cases, we can implement individualized pigmentation treatment prescription-strength bleaching cream, laser and growth factor injection so you can have beautiful even skin cleaner tone.