Double chins can be unsightly and embarrassing. Fat under the chin can be resistant to diet and exercise, and people who are otherwise fit and toned can still be stuck with stubborn chin fat that’s nearly impossible to get rid of.
If you struggle with a double chin, Kybella® could help you get rid of that unfortunate feature and improve your facial contour without the need for surgery or downtime. At Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Steven Greene and his team have decades of experience helping patients look and feel their best. We can help you decide if Kybella is the best option for you.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a non-surgical injectable treatment designed to target and eliminate chin fat. It serves as an alternative to liposuction, an invasive surgical fat-removal procedure that requires anesthesia, incisions, and downtime.
The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is naturally produced by your body to help you break down and absorb fat. When Kybella is injected into the fat underneath your chin, the acid will destroy the fat cells. After your treatment, the obliterated fat will be naturally filtered out by your body’s metabolic processes.
Am I a Candidate for Kybella?
Generally, good Kybella candidates:
- Have excess fat underneath their chin
- Feel unhappy, embarrassed, or self-conscious about their chin fat
- Have chin fat that makes them look older or fatter than they are
- Want to eliminate their chin fat without surgery
- Exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet, but still can’t get rid of chin fat
You should inform our team if you have had facial plastic surgery or are planning to have facial plastic surgery. Doing so could negatively impact your Kybella results. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should wait until their child stops nursing before getting Kybella.
What is the Kybella Procedure?
Before your procedure, we’ll mark the injection sites under your chin and administer a topical numbing agent to help alleviate any pain or discomfort. Typically, you’ll need 12-20 injections per treatment, although some people get as many as 50 in a single procedure. The process should take about 15 minutes.
You should see noticeable results after about two to four treatments spaced one month apart. Some patients may need up to six treatments to achieve full results. Fat cells never return once they’ve been destroyed, so your outcome should be permanent.
Does Kybella Require Any Downtime?
You may experience some redness, swelling, and bruising around your treatment area in the immediate aftermath of your treatment. These should resolve within a week.
Other than that, you will not need to take any time off or make special considerations for your recovery. You should be able to jump back into your routine immediately.
Schedule Your Seattle Kybella Treatment Today
Dr. Greene and his team are committed to helping you achieve a slimmer, more youthful-looking facial contour. During your consultation, they will help determine if Kybella can get you the results you desire. They serve Seattle and surrounding areas of Washington. Call (206) 402-4797 today to schedule a consultation.
If your lips are on the thinner side, whether due to age or genetics, you can plump them up with lip fillers. Unlike plumping lip glosses that may give you a tiny, temporary boost, lip fillers will give you dramatic, lasting results.
Fillers are considered the best way to plump up the lips because they’re longer-lasting than any topical product and much less invasive (and often give better results) than surgical lip implants. If you’re interested in volumizing your lips, call the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle today at 206-402-4797 to schedule your consultation.
What Is the Best Lip Filler for You?
There are a variety of dermal fillers that can be used to plump and shape the lips. Some of the most popular are:
Juvederm and Restylane both have a number of different types of fillers under their brand names, targeted at different kinds of cosmetic issues. If you’re looking for subtle, natural enhancement, we may recommend Restylane Silk or Juvederm Volbella. If you want a more dramatic look, Juvederm Voluma may be appropriate.
There is no overall “best” option when it comes to dermal fillers. Instead, Dr. Greene will work to understand your goals and recommend the most appropriate filler to get you the look you want.
What to Expect from a Lip Filler Treatment
Lip filler injections are a fairly short procedure, generally lasting no more than 20 minutes. We’ll numb your lips so you don’t feel any pain, and gently add filler into the lips at key points. Some patients may benefit from having two different kinds of filler injected, one for volume and one for more delicate shaping.
After your treatment, you can expect:
- Some swelling and bruising that can last for a few days to a week
- To keep your head elevated
- To ice your lips frequently
- To need makeup to cover your bruising for a few days
The lips are one of the most sensitive areas of the face, so filler recovery tends to be a little bit more intense than fillers to other parts of the face. However, most patients find that the recovery is very tolerable, and the results are worth it.
Keep in mind that the appearance of your lips immediately after treatment is not your final result. Swelling can make your lips appear bigger than you wanted, but don’t panic. The swelling will subside over the next few days and you’ll see your final results.
Some patients find that they love the appearance of their swollen lips and are disappointed when the swelling goes down. If that’s the case, it’s an easy fix: just come in again to have more filler added.
Schedule Your Lip Filler Consultation in Seattle Today
If you’re curious about lip fillers and whether they would be a good choice for you, call the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle today at 206-402-4797 to schedule your consultation.
We serve patients in greater Seattle, WA.
Laser Genesis is a gentle, effective laser treatment that can help with a variety of issues, including both wrinkles and acne. It’s a great option to help you achieve beautiful, glowing skin no matter your age or skin color. Some lasers aren’t suitable for darker toned skin, but Laser Genesis is non-ablative and appropriate for all skin tones.
If you’re interested in a Laser Genesis treatment, don’t hesitate to contact Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle today by calling 206-402-4797. We’ll be happy to set you up with a skin care consultation to see if Laser Genesis is a good option for your concerns.
How Does Laser Genesis Treat Acne and Wrinkles?
Laser Genesis works by gently heating the dermis layer of the skin, stimulating collagen production and leading to improved skin elasticity, tone, and texture. This in turn leads to a reduction in wrinkles, as well as acne scars and other skin irregularities.
Laser Genesis also tightens pores and decreases oil production, which helps improve active acne. For some patients, Laser Genesis may be enough to fully treat their acne. For others, a combination of Laser Genesis and another, stronger acne treatment may be best.
Dr. Greene will examine your skin and let you know what he thinks is the best way to embark on your acne treatment journey. Acne is unique to each patient, and what works for one may not work for another. Acne treatment requires patience, but stick with it and you’ll eventually have the clear skin you dream of.
Is Laser Genesis Right for You?
Laser Genesis can be beneficial for almost everyone. You may want to give it a try if:
- You’re beginning to see fine lines and wrinkles
- You have active acne or acne scars
- You have uneven skin tone or rough skin texture
- You want to improve the appearance of your pores
- You’re interested in regular skin maintenance
Laser Genesis can be used together with other treatments such as:
Since Laser Genesis is so gentle, we recommend using it as a regular maintenance treatment to keep your skin looking beautiful after undergoing other, more intensive treatments. You can also see results using Laser Genesis by itself, especially if you already have youthful skin. It’s a wonderful preventative treatment to keep skin smooth and glowing.
If you’re looking for dramatic results after one treatment, Laser Genesis is not the most appropriate treatment. Results are gradual, with maximum improvement after around 6 sessions. You’ll definitely notice a difference, but it won’t be as dramatic as some other laser treatments that we offer.
Schedule Your Laser Genesis Consultation Today
If you’ve got wrinkles, acne, acne scars, or just generally uneven skin tone and texture, you may benefit from a series of Laser Genesis treatments. Call Dr. Greene today at 206-402-4797 to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards healthy, gorgeous skin.
We serve patients in Seattle and surrounding areas of Washington.
You don’t suddenly start aging when you get your first wrinkle. Instead, aging is a process that begins long before its visible signs appear. This means that, if you wait until you’re middle-aged to start anti-aging treatments, you’re already decades behind. The best way to treat indications of aging is to prevent them.
This is where prejuvenation comes in. By beginning anti-aging treatments when the aging process actually starts, you can stay ahead of it and maintain a youthful, vigorous appearance as your peers wonder why you look so good.
At the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, Dr. Steven Greene is one of his field’s most respected practitioners. Read on to learn about the aging process and the range of treatments Dr. Greene offers to keep you looking young. More »
Dermal fillers can help to restore volume to the face and hands, and are great for subtle, natural rejuvenation. Plump your pout, smooth your lines, enhance your cheekbones, and more with our broad range of fillers.
If you’re interested in improving your appearance through dermal fillers, don’t hesitate to contact the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle today at 206-402-4797 to schedule your appointment.
What Can Dermal Fillers Do for You?
Dermal fillers are excellent for achieving a variety of results, including:
- Plumping and shaping thin lips
- Adding volume to the cheekbones or temples
- Enhancing the chin
- Smoothing nasolabial folds and lip lines
- Reducing the appearance of dark circles under the eyes
Strategic use of fillers can help to create more youthful, harmonious facial features. Dr. Greene and our estheticians have extensive experience creating beautiful, natural results. We aim to enhance your natural features, not make you over into someone else.
We take particular care not to “overfill” any targeted area, and we work very closely with you to make sure you are happy with your results.
Types of Dermal Fillers We Offer
We offer many different types of fillers in order to target specific areas in the best way possible. Not all fillers are the same, so we take care to choose the ones that are best suited for your desired results. A softer, more malleable filler will be better for delicate, precise work such as filling under eye circles, while a firmer filler will be better for lifting the cheeks or sharpening the chin.
Dermal fillers that we offer include:
- Belotero Balance
Each of these has their own benefits, and we will be happy to discuss which ones are best for you during your consultation.
What Is a Dermal Filler Procedure Like?
Dermal filler injections are not painful. You may experience some minor discomfort, but most patients find the procedure very tolerable. Depending on how many areas you are having treated, a dermal filler treatment can take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes.
You may experience some minor side effects following treatment, such as:
These do not last long, though. Typically, any side effects clear up within a day or two. Lip injections may result in a longer period of swelling, but you can manage it with ice and keeping your head elevated. Any noticeable bruising can be covered with makeup.
Combining Dermal Fillers with Other Cosmetic Treatments
Dermal fillers can be combined with other treatments for a “liquid facelift” that turns the clock back on your appearance with no need for incisions or anesthesia. Popular procedures that patients like to combine with fillers include:
- BOTOX™ to smooth dynamic wrinkles in the upper face
- Laser skin resurfacing to treat discoloration, persistent redness, rough skin texture, or acne scarring
- Non-surgical skin tightening to reverse the beginning signs of skin laxity
We’ll discuss your concerns in detail during your consultation, and come up with the best treatment plan to reach your goals.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’re interested in dermal fillers, contact the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle at 206-402-4797 to schedule your consultation today. We serve patients in Seattle and surrounding areas.
There’s a common myth that people with darker skin aren’t susceptible to skin cancer, but that falsehood puts many people at risk. A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that 63 percent of black Americans reported never using sunscreen.
While it’s true that black-and-brown-skinned people are at a lower risk for skin cancers associated with ultraviolet radiation, they’re not invulnerable. In fact, certain forms of skin cancer are more common in that demographic. Skin cancers in Asian, black, and Latino people are also more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage, and consequently have a higher mortality rate. More »
Spider veins are small, wispy veins that have become visible as red or purple discoloration. They look similar to spindly spider legs, hence the name. They are quite visible on the body and are usually found in the legs. They don’t bulge out from the skin like varicose veins, but many people want to lessen their appearance.
Risk factors for spider veins include obesity, high blood pressure, pregnancy, and family history. Spider veins do not typically cause serious health issues, but most people feel more confident after the spider veins are gone. More »
Juvéderm® is a dermal filler designed to temporarily treat signs of facial aging in men and women. Made with a naturally occurring substance, it smooths and plumps for results that can last up to two years. In recent years, Juvéderm has become increasingly popular due to its ability to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results with minimal downtime.
Over-the-counter face washes, gels and creams are often no match for acne. When you feel like you’ve tried every available acne treatment to no avail, it’s probably time to visit a dermatologist.
At Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, we believe that no one should feel uncomfortable in their skin. Our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Steven Greene, can help you treat your acne at its source. Learn the signs that indicate you should visit our office for a complimentary skincare consultation.
Maybe your friend just got BOTOX® Cosmetic, or perhaps you recently read about dermal fillers in your favorite magazine. Whatever the case, you’ve heard the hype and are now wondering how injectables and dermal fillers can benefit your skin. At Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, we offer several non-surgical options to reduce the signs of aging, improve your skin tone and contour your face for a glowing, more youthful look.