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Posts for: May, 2018

By Stone Oak Dermatology
May 22, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: kybella  

In a study conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 68% of respondents indicated having a double chin was a cosmetic concern. In other words, the majority of people participating in the study were bothered by the presence of a double chin. In fact,Kybella it bothered them as much as having lines and wrinkles on the face. Fortunately, there is an effective dermatological treatment for improving the appearance of a double chin. At Stone Oak Dermatology, Dr. Linda Banta is your dermatologist for double chin treatment in San Antonio, TX.

Kybella

A double chin, formally known as submittal fullness, is due to the accumulation of excess fat below the chin. Weight gain is one cause of double chin, but genetics can also play a role in the development of a double chin. Fortunately, an effective dermatological treatment is available for drastically reducing the appearance of your double chin.

Kybella is a highly effective FDA-approved treatment for minimizing the appearance of a double chin. The treatment is non-invasive as there is no surgery involved. Kybella contains a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid that is injected into the fat cells below the chin. Deoxycholic acid naturally occurs in the body and helps eliminate and destroy fat cells in the body. When Kybella is injected into the fat cells below the chin, those fat cells are destroyed. Once destroyed, they can no longer store fat. The result is a smoother, more contoured chin and neck area.

Multiple treatments are usually needed to achieve the desired look. Treatments consist of administering several small injections of Kybella in the under-chin area. Most patients see visible results within two to four treatments, but it can take up to six treatments to achieve maximum results. Kybella treatments are administered once per month and the results are permanent so no further treatment should be needed at a later date. Your San Antonio dermatologist for double chin treatment can help you decide if Kybella is right for you.

If you struggle with a double chin, Kybella treatments can give you a smooth new look. For treatment of double chin in San Antonio, TX, schedule an appointment with Dr. Banta by calling Stone Oak Dermatology at (210) 494-0504.


By Stone Oak Dermatology
May 15, 2018
Category: Skin Condition
Tags: Eczema  

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that produces itchy rashes that are scaly, dry, and leathery. It can appear anywhere on the body and mostEczema often appears in the creases of the arms, legs, and face. Something that many people may not know is that there are multiple types of eczema. They all share some common symptoms but are all different depending on the nature of what triggers the reaction and the location of the rash.

Types of Eczema           

Atopic Dermatitis

This is the most frequent and common form of eczema and it’s thought to be caused by the body’s immune system functioning abnormally. It’s characterized by itchy, inflamed skin and typically runs in families. Atopic Dermatitis usually flares up and goes away intermittently throughout a person’s life.

Contact Dermatitis

This is caused when the skin comes in contact with an irritant such as certain chemicals. Finding what triggers a breakout is important so that it can be prevented in the future. Triggers may be things like laundry detergent, body soap, fabrics, poison ivy, and more.

Dyshidrotic Dermatitis

Dyshidrotic Dermatitis usually affects the palms and soles of the feet. It is characterized by clear, deep blisters that itch and burn and occurs frequently during summer months and in warm areas.

Neurodermatitis

This form of eczema is a chronic skin inflammation caused by a cycle of scratching to a localized itch, such as a mosquito bite or spider bite. It’s characterized by scaly patches of skin, usually on the head, lower legs, wrists, and forearms. The skin may become thickened and leathery.

Nummular Dermatitis

This form is characterized by round patches of irritated skin that can be crusted, scaly, and very itchy. It frequently appears on the back, arms, buttocks, and lower legs.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

This is a common condition that causes yellow, oily, and scaly patches on the scalp, face, and other body parts. Dandruff is a form of Seborrheic Dermatitis. This form of eczema doesn’t always itch. Triggers can include weather, oily skin, emotional stress, and infrequent shampooing.

Stasis Dermatitis

This appears on the lower legs of older people and is related to circulation and vein problems. Symptoms can include itching and red-brown discoloration on the skin the legs. As the condition progresses it can lead to blistering, oozing, and skin lesions.

Eczema comes in all shapes and sizes and can be triggered by many things. If you have questions about eczema or want to make an appointment, call our office today!