If you’ve ever wanted full lips but feared you’d end up with a trout pout, now is the time to reconsider doing something about it.
Allergan, the same company that makes Botox, just launched a new filler created specifically for the lips called Juvéderm Volbella. As with other Juvéderm fillers, Volbella is a hyaluronic acid-based gel enhanced with Lidocaine for pain.
What makes this filler unique is its patented Vycross technology which, through more efficient crosslinking, produces greater lift capacity and longer lasting results. In fact, a company-led study found that over 90% of test patients reported natural looking lips with more than 80% of them still satisfied with their results after one year. Having such a high satisfactory rate after such a long period of time is something to smile about: Previous lip fillers typically last up to 6 months, before your body breaks it up, leaving you with a deflated pout.
Additionally, Volbella is a softer, smoother gel that allows for easier injection. Its lower hyaluronic acid concentration also means that it is less hydrophilic (less likely to absorb water) resulting in reduced swelling and a more natural result. Translation: Goodbye fish lips. Another plus is that Volbella adds a nice silky sheen finish to the lips, a feature that we haven’t seen before in other fillers.
Call today for your consultation with Dr. LeBeau and to discuss if Volbella is right for you. 850-308-1738.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a brand new non-surgical option for treatment of double chin fat – or sub mental fat. It is the first and only FDA approved treatment available and involves a series of injections to the chin and neck to dissolve the fat over time. This is a great option for patients with good skin elasticity who desire improvement in this area with minimal downtime.
Kybella is an FDA-approved medication containing the active ingredient deoxycholic acid. The substance in Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid that is naturally produced by the body. When Kybella is properly injected into submental fat, the drug destroys fat cells in the area so they can be naturally eliminated by the body. The result is a trimmer jawline with restored definition and a sleeker transition from the neck to the face.
[layout][one_third][/one_third][two_third is_last=”true”]Kybella is only approved for use in the sub mental area under the chin. Much of the excess fat in this area is located just under the skin, and that is the target for Kybella injections. There area also nerves, glands, and blood vessels that must be avoided when doing these injections. These are some of the important reasons that Kybella injections should only be performed by an expert who has proper training and completely understands the anatomy of the face and neck. Dr. LeBeau is a fellowship trained, triple board certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. You can feel confident that you will always be provided the safest, most effective treatments by Dr. LeBeau and the LeBeau Clinic in Pensacola.[/two_third][/layout]
Kybella vs. Neck Lift or Liposuction for double chin
All of these procedures are very effective options. Kybella injections and neck lifts or liposuction all target the same type of patient – the person who has stubborn fat causing a double chin that will not go away even with weight loss. Kybella is great for patients who still have enough youthful skin elasticity to allow the skin to shrink and tighten after the fat is removed. Older patients with excess loose skin and muscle are better candidates for a neck lift and/or facelift. Kybella is not perfect for everyone, and that is why it’s important to have a consultation with an expert who fully understands all of the options (including surgery) that are available to you and most appropriate for your particular situation.
The advantage to surgical correction via liposuction or neck lift is that it’s a one-time procedure. However, the recovery is much longer since it involves surgery. Kybella injections are the perfect option for a minimal downtime non-surgical procedure for patients who do not like the idea of surgery or want something quick yet effective that fits their busy lifestyle.
With Kybella, there is minimal discomfort. Dr. LeBeau does his injections a little bit differently than some other doctors in an effort to make it more comfortable for the patient. We use the Zimmer Chiller which is a skin cooling system designed to minimize pain during treatments and for temporary topical anesthetic relief for injections. Air from the Zimmer chiller is filtered and cooled down to -30 degrees Celsius to provide you with the ultimate cooling relief. Kybella involves a series of injections using a very small needle. This is similar to what patients experience with a Botox treatment. The only difference with Kybella is a mild burning and stinging sensation that some patients might notice. With the Zimmer Chiller, the burning sensation is greatly reduced and many times not noticeable. Treatments are very quick and can be performed within about 30 minutes.
The most common side effect with Kybella is some swelling for a few days. This usually resolves itself over 2 or 3 days but can take up to a week to gradually subside. There can be some mild bruising, and occasionally patients notice a mild tingling sensation or partial numbness for a few days. This will all go back to normal over time.
The great thing about Kybella is that it is permanent! Results last forever because the fat cells that are dissolved are destroyed and are no longer able to store excess fat. On average, most people need between 2 and 4 treatment sessions to see the best results. The typical cost is about $1200 per session. Treatments are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
To learn more about your options and what to expect after Kybella, call our office at 850-308-1738 to schedule a personal consultation.
Before and After – Kybella
KYBELLA is now available at the LeBeau Clinic in Pensacola, Florida
We’ve all tried tricks to hide a double chin – wearing a high-neck top or scarf and tilting our heads just right when our photo is taken.
KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection, the first and only FDA-approved injectable that contours and improves the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness, also called “double chin,” is now available in Pensacola, Florida at the LeBeau Clinic. Submental fullness is a common condition that is often resistant to diet and exercise alone and influenced by several factors, including aging, genetics and weight gain.
Kybella is an injection that dissolves fat and offers people with a double chin a way to get rid of it without surgery. It has been hailed as a wonder drug for the people who have submental fullness and wish to improve their appearance. By breaking down the fat that accumulates in the submental region with age and time, it helps reduce the double chin and improves the cosmetic appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions About Kybella Treatment
What is submental fullness?
Submental fullness due to submental fat, sometimes referred to as ”double chin,” is a common, yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can detract from an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearance – leading to an older and heavier look.
Submental fullness can impact a broad range of adults, and is not limited to people who are overweight. This condition can impact men or women of average weight and can be caused by aging, genetics and weight gain. It is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.ii
According to a 2014 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), over 2/3 of consumers are bothered by submental fullness – nearly as many as those bothered by lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
What is KYBELLA™ (DEOXYCHOLIC ACID) injection?
KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection, also known as ATX-101, is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness due to submental fat.
Kybella is identical to something your body makes called deoxycholic acid, which helps to absorb fats, the FDA says.
It works by destroying fat cells and is an alternative to liposuction or surgery to treat double-chin fat.
KYBELLA™ is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults. The safe and effective use of KYBELLA™ for the treatment of subcutaneous fat outside the submental region has not been established and is not recommended.
How does KYBELLA™ work?
KYBELLA™ is a non-human and non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When injected into subcutaneous fat, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA™ is not expected. Due to its cytolytic activity, KYBELLA™ should not be injected into or in close proximity to vulnerable anatomic structures.
How is KYBELLA™ administered?
KYBELLA™ is administered by injections into the fat under the chin. The KYBELLA treatment session involves receiving up to 50 small injections in the submental under-chin area in a single session. Sessions take about 15 to 20 minutes each. KybellaTherapy is administered in 2 to 6 in-office treatment sessions, spaced at least 1 month apart.
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Is KYBELLA™ safe?
KYBELLA™ has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with KYBELLA™.
Production of KYBELLA™ is a highly controlled, quality-assured and validated, current Good Manufacturing Practices-compliant process to ensure patient safety. KYBELLA™ contains no human or animal-derived substances.
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER
Get $100 off your first Kybella treatment from now until the end of February 2016. Call today with questions or to book your appointment. 850-308-1738.
As one of the leading non-surgical cosmetic treatments available, many people are familiar with Botox for improving the appearance of facial wrinkles. Whether you are considering Botox for the first time, or you routinely receive Botox injections, everyone has an interest in getting the most out of their treatment.
For preventative use or to treat wrinkles that have occurred from repetitive facial expressions such as frowning, Botox is used to stop particular muscles from contracting, which gives the face a more refreshed and smooth appearance. What can you do to extend your results from Botox?
The key to longer lasting results from Botox could be as simple as maintaining regular treatments. While results vary from person to person, Botox is usually effective for about three to four months before it is no longer present. Because of this, receiving treatments on a routine basis (about 3-4 times a year) can continually weaken the muscles that cause wrinkles and extend results over time.
Healthy skin care
Of course, there are actions to take beyond Botox injections to maintain healthy skin. In coordination with regular Botox treatments, there are several core skin care practices to maintain beautiful skin. Remember to:
When considering Botox, it’s important to look for a reputable physician with experience administering Botox. A Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with aesthetic experience is the ideal option when considering Botox treatments. Performed by the right physician, Botox is a safe and highly effective way to reduce facial wrinkles.
While Botox injections can be a very safe cosmetic treatment, its security truly hinges on the person administering the treatment. Just as a truck is built to protect its passengers, the vehicle is ultimately at the mercy of the driver. Common cosmetic injections such as Botox should be safe for every patient.
To ensure the best results, it’s important to know who is injecting your Botox. When considering options for Botox injections, first consider:
Because a Botox injection is a medical procedure, a medical professional must preform the treatment. Generally, physicians and sometimes those under the supervision of a physician can inject Botox. In the state of Florida, a doctor, or a physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner under the direct supervision of a doctor are the only professionals qualified to prescribe Botox.
The safest place to receive Botox injections is always at a doctor’s office. It’s important to keep in mind that the level of safety, regulation and quality of treatment can be severely compromised when Botox is offered at non-medical location like a mall or salon.
A board certified physician is among the most qualified to treat patients for Botox injections. Be sure to look for a physician who discloses which substance they are injecting, who discusses the risks and benefits of the treatment and who does not pressure you into purchasing treatments you don’t want or need.
At LeBeau Clinic, we follow the strictest guidelines when it comes to injectables and cosmetic treatments. Dr. LeBeau is a double Board Certified Facial and Reconstructive Surgeon with the background and experience to properly administer Botox treatments.
To learn more about how our office offers Pensacola Botox treatments, see our before and after results or schedule a consultation today.
[layout][half]Changes in skin appearance such as fine lines or wrinkles are considered a natural part of the aging process. While we can’t deny aging, the aesthetic affect can take a toll. As the top cosmetic minimally invasive procedure preformed last year with over 6 million injections, the popularity and demand for Botox continues to grow.
Are you considering Botox to improve lines and wrinkles? Here are the top 4 things to know first:
1) What is Botox, and is it safe? Botox is drug prepared from the bacterial toxin botulin. It is used cosmetically to relax the contraction of muscles and block nerve impulses to soften wrinkles. Botox injections can be very safe when performed by an experienced doctor, and common side effects include swelling or bruising at the injection site.
2) Is it right for me? Botox is FDA approved for men and woman from ages 18-65. Because of this, Botox can be used to treat existing wrinkles or can be used as a preventative treatment before noticeable wrinkles appear.
As we contract certain facial muscles, collagen breaks down over time. The sooner Botox is used preventatively, the less wrinkles have an opportunity develop long term.
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4) What can I expect, and will it hurt? When administered by certified physician, a Botox injection should be safe and should not be painful. The toxin usually requires 24-72 hours to take effect, and cosmetic improvement is usually seen within two days, but can take up to two weeks.
To find out more about Botox in Pensacola, we welcome you to contact us. Our staff and triple Board Certified Facial and Reconstructive Surgeon are here to answer your questions and provide the best treatment for you on the Gulf Coast.
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The benefits of a dermal filler like Radiesse or Juvederm can be significant. Results like full, youthful looking skin can improve issues associated with aging like loss of facial volume and wrinkles. A dermal filler can plump areas of the face that lose volume as we age and fills in deep lines or wrinkles around the checks, nose and nasolabial folds. One dermal filler that offers long-term benefits for volume in the cheek area is Juvederm Voluma XC.
Juvederm Voluma XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. As Juvederm XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, Juvederm Voluma XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.
What else should you know about Juvederm Voluma XC?
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume.
Want to learn more about your options when it comes to dermal fillers? Contact us today for more information.