I am excited to share with you our new lineup of fat reduction, body sculpting and skin tightening technologies. After performing extensive due diligence including reviewing scientific studies, attending lectures and speaking with my colleagues around the country, we are introducing 3 game-changing new procedures to our practice.
Kybella® is a unique injectable medication, which is FDA-approved for the treatment of unwanted fat under the chin causing the familiar “double-chin”. Depending on the amount of fat we wish to dissolve, a permanent contour improvement can be achieved with 2 to 4 treatments, spaced 6 weeks apart. After about 3 months of healing, the full benefit will be appreciated. A bonus is that the associated inflammation during healing aids in the contracture of the overlying skin.
ThermiTight-ThermiRF® is an FDA-approved radiofrequency device that induces therapeutic heating of the soft tissues beneath the skin to lift and tighten the overlying skin. It can also be used to target unwanted fat. What makes this technology unique is that the energy is delivered via a needle passed beneath the skin. During treatment, we monitor both the treatment temperature and the overlying skin temperature, optimizing effectiveness and safety. This creates a permanent skin tightening that is appropriately used in the face and neck.
CoolSculpting® is an FDA-cleared device that uses suction to draw the affected area into the treatment head where cold therapy is delivered to permanently eliminate approximately 25% of the fat cells. The body naturally eliminates the liquefied fat and final results are appreciated approximately 3 months after treatment. Typically, 1-2 treatment sessions are indicated to achieve the desired result. It is appropriate to treat areas of unwanted fat from under the chin to the knees. As the name implies, we can help sculpt an hour-glass figure and six-pack abs, reduce love handles, a double-chin, bra-strap fat bulges, the “mommy belly bulge” and so much more.
These are each game-changing technologies in their own right. Taken together, they are a powerful trio that allows us to extend our ability to help you achieve your aesthetic goals in a minimally invasive way. Most importantly, they deliver results!
Seth A Yellin, MD, FACS
Founder & Director, Marietta Facial Plastic Surgery, Laser & Aesthetics Center