Posts for: January, 2019
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!
Learn the best way to care for your skin based on your skin type.
Just like fingerprints are unique to each individual person, so too is our skin. So what kind of skin type do you have, and why is it important? Let’s learn how to identify your skin type, so you can plan an effective skin care regime and combat the issues you may be prone to.
Normal Skin Type
Normal skin is characterized by few to no imperfections, no sensitivities and nearly invisible pores. Normal skin doesn’t have dry or oily patches.
Oily Skin Type
Oily skin is common in teenagers, who are going through various hormonal changes, but can affect adults as well. People with oily skin will deal with enlarged pores, shiny skin, and different kinds of blemishes (e.g. whiteheads; blackheads).
Dry Skin Type
Dry skin is exactly as it sounds; however, if you battle with dry skin you’ll most likely notice visible pores, red patches on your skin and the appearance of fine lines. Your skin may look dull and contain less elasticity than someone with normal skin. Factors that cause dry skin or exacerbate the condition include:
- Weather conditions
- Hormonal changes
- Indoor heating
- Certain ingredients in skin care products
Combination Skin Type
If you have combination skin then you may notice that some parts are dry while others are oily. It’s not unusual to have an oily Tzone, which makes up the nose, chin and forehead. It’s common for many people to have combination skin, and this skin type is prone to enlarged pores, blackheads and shiny areas.
Sensitive Skin Type
If you have been dealing with sensitive skin for a while now, then you may already know what triggers it. Those with sensitive skin often respond poorly to harsh or fragranced skin care products, which can create red, burning patches. Be sure to look for hypoallergenic products, which typically contain no potentially irritating fragrances or ingredients.
If you are still not sure what skin type you have, then you can always talk to your dermatologist. We are always here to discuss the best skin care regime for you. Remember, no two people’s skin is ever the same, so take time to figure out what works best for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment!
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.