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By Stone Oak Dermatology
January 30, 2019
Tags: double chin  

Find out how our dermatologist can improve the shape of your face.

Tired of dealing with a double chin? If so, you aren’t alone. There are many reasons why this may be happening to you, from genetics to weight gain. While diet and exercise may be able to help you shed pounds from your body, it often can’t do this for the face. Fortunately, our San Antonio, TX, dermatologist, Dr. Linda Banta, offers Kybella to help patients eliminate their double chins.

 

What is Kybella?

Kybella is currently the only FDA-approved injectable medication used to treat a double chin. This treatment is only to be administered to the chin, and isn’t used to treat fat anywhere else on the face or body.

 

How does Kybella get rid of submental fat?

Contained within these injections is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that already naturally occurs within the body to naturally break down and absorb fat. When Kybella is injected underneath the chin, the deoxycholic acid breaks down the fat cells to improve the shape and contour of your face.

 

How many treatment sessions will I need?

During your consultation, our San Antonio, TX, skin doctor will create a customized treatment plan in which we will also decide how many Kybella treatments you’ll need to get the results you want. As you might expect, patients with moderate double chins will require fewer treatments than patients with more severe double chins. The average amount of sessions is 2 to 3 with some requiring more, spaced out about a month apart.

 

How long do Kybella’s results last?

Because this treatment works by destroying the fat cells within the chin, the cells will no longer be present and able to store fat. This means that the results you’ll get through Kybella are permanent.

 

Am I a good candidate for Kybella?

If you are an adult over the age of 18 years old who is dealing with excessive fat under the chin but doesn’t want to under surgery, then it’s time to talk to us about getting Kybella.

 

Interested? Call us today!

Are you interested in getting Kybella treatment in San Antonio, TX? If so, call Stone Oak Dermatology today at (210) 494-0504 to schedule an appointment with us!

By Stone Oak Dermatology
January 03, 2019
Tags: Botox  

The Benefits of Botox

Want to erase the signs of aging this year? Millions of men and women are discovering the benefits of BOTOX treatments. BOTOX is a medicine that is injected into muscles to erase the signs of aging and treat certain conditions. Dermatologists are physicians who are trained in diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases of the skin. BOTOX is available from dermatologists. Read on to learn about the benefits of BOTOX.

1. It rejuvenates the skin.

BOTOX treatment is an excellent adjunct for rejuvenation of the face. BOTOX should be considered in addition to laser therapy, skin care, chemical peels, and resurfacing to improve the appearance of the face. It tightens and rejuvenizes your skin to help you look and feel younger. 

2. It can remove your wrinkles.

BOTOX works by blocking nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract and cause wrinkles. It's commonly injected into the face to eliminate wrinkles. Many patients who get BOTOX treatments can experience an improved complexion without the need for surgery. 

3. It can erase smile lines.

For most people, nasolabial folds— also known as smile lines— are nothing to smile about. Smile lines are fine lines that primarily develop around the sides of your mouth. They are more noticeable when you laugh or smile. BOTOX can reduce the appearance of smile lines. BOTOX can improve your look with minimal to no downtime. You will be able to go about your normal routine immediately after your treatment.

4. It can make crow's feet disappear.

Before you know it, crow's feet can leave you looking older than you feel. Crow’s feet are the lines that appear around the eyes. BOTOX is injected into crow’s feet with a tiny needle to improve the skin’s appearance. You may begin to notice the results of your BOTOX treatment within a few days, with results lasting up to 4 months.

Ready for an anti-aging makeover? Say yes to BOTOX! Find a dermatologist near you and schedule a consultation. BOTOX has helped many people enhance their appearance, giving them more self-confidence and improving their lives. And it will do the same for you.

By Stone Oak Dermatology
November 08, 2018
Tags: Body Contouring   SculpSure  

How body contouring from your dermatologist in San Antonio, Texas can help you look your best

You’ve probably heard about body contouring; you may even know someone who has had the treatment done. Now, you may be body contouringwondering if body contouring is right for you. If you want to lose excess fat and get your body back without surgery, body contouring is the right choice for you. Dr. Linda Banta at StoneOak Dermatology in San Antonio, Texas can help you look great!

What is Body Contouring?

Body sculpting is a state-of-the-art way to regain your natural, beautiful body contours. Body sculpting treatment helps you lose stubborn, excess fat deposits without undergoing surgery.

At StoneOak Dermatology, Dr. Banta uses a unique, innovative body contouring system called SculpSure. This revolutionary new system uses the energy of lasers to heat up and destroy fat cells. It offers many benefits which can’t be matched with liposuction and other more invasive body contouring treatments.

SculpSure has advantages over CoolSculpting. Consider that CoolSculpting can be uncomfortable because it freezes fat cells, while in contrast, SculpSure uses comfortable heat to dry up fat cells and naturally eliminate them. With SculpSure, multiple areas of your body can be treated in one visit, in about half as long as a CoolSculpting treatment.

You should consider SculpSure because treatment is:

  • Non-invasive: Treatment is completely non-surgical
  • Comfortable: Treatment doesn’t require anesthesia
  • Quick: Treatment takes about 25 minutes
  • Safe and Effective: Treatment is FDA approved

SculpSure treatment also helps produce elastin and collagen, which are necessary to rebuild skin that is young-looking, firm, and smooth. You should see results in as little as six weeks.

Call Today!

Time, aging, bad diet, and many other factors can all combine to do damage to your body, making you look heavier, rounder, and older. You can fight time and get your body back! Body contouring is definitely right for you if you want to get thinner, firmer, and regain your youthful body contours.

To learn more about SculpSure and why body contouring is right for you, call (210) 494-0504 for Dr. Linda J. Banta at StoneOak Dermatology in San Antonio, Texas today!

By contactus@stoneoakdermatology.com
May 15, 2016
Tags: Skin Care  

Kybella is an injection into the double chin.  It dissolves the fat on a permanent basis.  No surgery.  No downtime.  Amazing results.

Usually 2 or 3 treatments 6 weeks apart.  Some swelling for a couple days and then the fat dissolves  and gives an even contour with more defined jawline as well as removing the double chin.  The greatest part is that this is permanent!  Discounts available while supplies last!

Kybella in San Antonio - Double Chin Treatment

                                                                          

                                           

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By contactus@stoneoakdermatology.com
March 04, 2016
Tags: Skin Care  

We started doing body contouring with SculpSure 6 weeks ago. Our first patient came back today for follow-up.  We took before and after pictures and the results are amazing!  Will be posting results on an ongoing basis.  Check back with us or better yet, come in!

 

My first patient treated with SculpSure came back today March 3 for follow up and second treatment.

Before and after 6 weeks - one  treatment of lower abdomen.  Results seen all the way to the sides of the hips!