December 30, 2022
Every body is unique and every body is a beach body. However, so many of us have different aspects of our bodies we would like to change. SkinDC is here to help you achieve your goals in time for the summer season. From toning your muscles to getting rid of your overly-sweaty armpits, there is a solution for your every need.
CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing technology offering long-term results that will make your ‘trouble spots’ a lot less troubling. CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures to selectively target fat cells in your body. The cold temperatures signal your fat cells to enter apoptosis, also known as irreversible cell death. These dead fat cells are then eaten by macrophages, also known as your body’s cleanup cells, and are ultimately excreted by your lymphatic system. Your body will naturally eliminate the dead cells for two to six months, in some cases longer, resulting in up to a 20 to 25 percent reduction of fat in the treated area.
The CoolSculpting treatment is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, inner tights, outer thighs, above the knee, the abdomen, and flanks (which includes the bra line, back, underneath the buttocks), and the upper arms. After you have received your treatment, the earliest you will notice changes is four to six weeks. Eight weeks is the typical time that a patient will notice a change from the treatment, with three months being the point when our providers will evaluate the result of the treatment. At SkinDC, we typically recommend patients get at least two rounds of CoolSculpting on their desired treatment area. Schedule a FREE Body Contouring Consultation today to get a customized treatment plan for your body goals.
Vanquish is a good body contouring treatment for individuals who have a severe reaction to intense cold. Vanquish is a state-of-the-art body contouring device that permanently removes fat and tightens skin without surgery or downtime. It uses radio frequency energy to target and kill fat cells without harming the overlying skin or deeper tissues. This treatment is used to reduce the circumference of the abdomen, love handles, lower back, bra bulge, and tights.
Most often our patients see a two to four-inch reduction in fat after having four to six treatments, with treatments being performed once per week. The patient will likely notice an improvement during the treatment interval, but as fat cells continue to be eliminated from your body, the final results are typically seen one to two months after the patient’s final treatment.
This treatment can also be used to get rid of your double-chin area. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and the submandibular (under the jawline) areas. Just one treatment will see a 20 to 25 percent fat reduction with visible results after eight weeks.
Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area, under the chin, to improve your profile. Kybella’s active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids the breakdown and elimination of dietary fat in the digestive system. When injected into the fat layer beneath the chin, Kybella causes the fat cells to die. Once these fat cells are naturally removed by the body, they are permanently gone.
Patients will have an initial consultation with one of our providers to receive a customized Kybella treatment plan. At SkinDC, we see that most patients need three to six treatments to receive their desired results. Re-treatment of the desired area is completed every two months. Patients can see the full benefit of the treatment around four to six weeks after the last treatment in a series of three or more treatments.
Sub-Mental liposuction is the direct removal of stubborn fat accumulation along the jawline and under the chin. Using invisible, microscopic access points, small tubes are introduced to carefully remove and sculpt fat to restore the smooth, tight contours on the jawline and neck. Submental liposuction offers a safe treatment that is proven to eliminate double chins. Thanks to this procedure, an individual can enjoy the appearance of a more defined jawline. Sub-mental liposuction makes it simple for an individual to minimize fat in the neck, creating a more natural transition from the neck to the jawline.
To learn more about Sub-Mental Liposuction, listen to SkinDC’s plastic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Cabin, speak about the procedure here: Submental Liposuction by Dr. Jonathan Cabin at SkinDC
Avéli™ is a new procedure that recognizes the complex underlying structural cause of cellulite dimples – bands called ‘septa’ that pull down on the dermis. Avéli™ releases the culprit septa and allows our doctors to confirm the release in real time, removing the guesswork! In a single in-office procedure at SkinDC, we can deliver visibly smoother skin for a wide range of women with cellulite dimples.
A typical Aveli procedure will take around an hour including prep, local anesthesia, and the procedure itself. The exact timing will vary depending on the patient’s personalized plan that is received from the provider. There is little to no downtime after the procedure. In the clinical study, most patients returned to normal activities within 24 to 48 hours.
Cellutone is a non-invasive treatment that helps reduce the appearance of cellulite. Typically done in conjunction with other body contouring treatments, Cellutone uses vibrations to help improve circulation and lymphatic drainage. After a Cellutone treatment, treated areas will be pink for up to a few hours after the procedure. There is little to no downtime for this treatment and normal activities may be resumed immediately following treatment.
FaceTite is comparable to a surgical face tight, without large scars. The treatment provides a dramatic improvement in skin laxity on the face and neck, which was previously only attainable through a surgical procedure such as a face or neck lift. FaceTite utilizes minimally invasive radio-frequency energy to melt fat and tighten the skin for a younger-looking complexion. FaceTite is a minimally invasive procedure performed with a very small wand under local anesthesia or light sedation so patients do not feel pain. You will simply feel a little pressure when the treatment is being performed. The treatment lasts 30 to 60 minutes but varies based on the patient.
Ultherapy is another treatment used to help lift and tighten the skin without surgery; helping you achieve a more youthful look. Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production in the lower levels of the skin. The safety and efficacy of Ultherapy have been established through multiple clinical studies and over 1 million treatments have been performed worldwide. Ultherapy is an FDA-cleared treatment on the neck, under the chin, and the brow. It is also used to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the chest.
During an Ultherapy treatment, a SkinDC provider uses ultrasound imaging to identify the optimal layers of tissue for collagen regeneration. This ensures the energy is delivered to where it will be most beneficial, resulting in targeted collagen growth. Most patients notice the effects of the treatment in three to six months and the results will last two years or more.
Exilis combines radiofrequency energy with ultrasound technology and it is the only device of its kind. One of the differences with the Exilis design in the handpiece can be used in many places on the body and is not limited to one or two areas as with many other systems. During the treatment, subsurface skin tissue gets heated to the point of coagulation. When this occurs, the coagulated collagen starts flushing out of the body and new tissue will replace it. The new collagen takes up the slack under the outer skin layers while another new tissue attracts and absorbs moisture to the treatment areas, generally creating optimal conditions for healthy skin.
Since the Exilis handpiece resembles an oversized marker pen, it can direct radio-frequency and ultrasound energy virtually anywhere on the body. Common treatment areas for the Exilis system include: around the eyes, around the mouth, the chin, the jawline, along the neck, the decollete area, arms, abdomen, love handles, buttocks, the female pubic region, legs, knees, and the ankles.
CoolTone uses Magnetic Muscles Stimulation or MMS technology to penetrate through the skin and fat layers to target only the muscle layer. MMS induces involuntary muscle contractions. The body’s response to these contractions is to strengthen its muscle fibers, resulting in improved muscle conditioning. After the treatment(s), the treated area is firmer and has a more defined and toned appearance. One 30-minute treatment is equivalent to completing 10,000 sit-ups. Not only will this treatment help you reach your body’s aesthetic goals, but it will also help improve your physical strength. Your workouts will be more efficient and patients will find their previous workouts less difficult.
The CoolTone treatment is FDA-cleared for the abdomen, buttocks, and tights. The ideal candidate are patients who wish to improve muscle tone and the firmness of their abdomen, buttocks, and/or thighs. At SkinDC we use a pretty aggressive initial plan with our patients to help them achieve the best results. We like to see our patients nine times over the course of three weeks. The progression of CoolTone results is fast and by the end of the initial treatment package, patients see, on average, a 30 percent improvement.
Sclerotherapy is a series of injections into the capillaries/ spider veins in the legs. It involves injecting a solution directly into the vein causing the vein to scar, and forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is then reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades. During the treatment, multiple injections will be administered along small caliber veins in the legs. There will be a minor pricking and stinging sensation. There will be some minor bleeding from the needle sticks. Based on the severity or size of the spider veins, additional treatments may b desired for continued tightening of the veins. At six to eight weeks patients can expect to see the full benefit from the treatment and additional treatments can be performed at this time, if necessary.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes abnormal, excessive sweating that is not necessarily due to heat or exercise. You may sweat so much that it soaks through your clothes or drips off your hands. In addition to disrupting normal daily activities, this type of heavy sweating can cause social anxiety and embarrassment. Botox is a particularly effective treatment for focal hyperhidrosis. Botox injections use botulinum toxin to block the nerve signals responsible for sweating, stopping the sweat glands from producing too much sweat.
Laser hair removal is a great option for patients who are looking to get rid of thick, dark, unwanted hair permanently. The GentleMax Pro™ laser hair removal machine from Candela targets the melanin in hair follicles, using single, specific wavelengths that are tuned to match the skin pigmentation of each patient. This means that our laser hair removal treatment will work on all skin types. However, due to the nature of laser hair removal targeting the melanin in the hair follicles, blonde/red hair and peach fuzz are not the targets of laser hair removal.
Hair follicles grow in a cycle, though not in sync with each other, so several treatments will be necessary to catch follicles at their most vulnerable place in the growth cycle. The melanin in the hair follicles absorbs the energy produced from the laser source and heats up. This heating action destroys the follicle’s ability to grow hair, leading to complete hair removal once all follicles in each area are treated.
Listen to SkinDC’s co-founder and Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Terrence Keaney, talk more about Laser Hair Removal here: Laser Hair Removal at SkinDC