By Warren B. Seiler III, M.D., Medical Director at Seiler Skin Cosmetic Laser & Aesthetics Center

September 7, 2016

After Two Kybella Treatments

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By Buffy York

Conquer Your “Chinsecurity” with Kybella®

By Warren B. Seiler III, M.D., Medical Director at Seiler Skin Cosmetic Laser & Aesthetics Center

Believe it or not, unwanted chin and neck fat is as great of a concern for my patients as fine lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes. The reason is neither profound nor elusive, but rather simplistic—a beautifully sculpted jawline gives you the appearance of youth, beauty and vitality. The unfortunate reality is a double chin can cause many patients to feel insecure – or “chinsecure.”

Excess chin fat is caused by a localized collection of fatty tissue under the chin on top of the neck muscles, and can be brought on by a number of factors, many of which are out of our control. Genetics play a huge role, as some genepools retain water or store fat in that area. Aging is also a factor, as we tend to lose musculature under the chin and skin grows loose over time. While excess body fat and weight gain are certainly factors, prominence in fat under the chin is extremely common for people with normal body weight. To put it simply, some carry fat on the chin more easily than anywhere else, and it can be nearly impossible to get rid of naturally.

There are do-it-yourself exercises, such as jaw jutting, neck rolling, etc., that claim to help you evict your “chin-panion,” but this area is not typically responsive to these methods. There are also extreme and invasive options, like surgery or liposuction, that can sometimes (I repeat, sometimes) be effective, but does anyone really want to go under the knife to get rid of their double chin? Probably not, especially because there exists a non-surgical, double-chin savior!

Say hello to Kybella®, a new, non-invasive procedure that produces surgical results without the unpleasant side effects, scars, complications, or recovery time. Created by Allergan, the long-trusted manufacturer of Botox® and Juvederm®, Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved prescription drug designed to destroy chin and neck fat—permanently. In fact, the results from Kybella® are as good if not better than submental liposuction. Not only can you actually see the skin tightening from this procedure, but you will not be left with a visible scar and run next to zero risk of experiencing healing complications, leaving you feeling confident with your beautifully sculpted chin – without a trace of evidence that you’ve had a procedure.

So, how exactly does it work? The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. After I inject Kybella® painlessly through the skin underneath the chin, the active ingredient targets and destroys the “bad” fat cells through a process called lysis. Once these cells are lysed, or ruptured and disintegrated, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. The entire treatment may take 15 to 20 minutes, and, depending on the severity of your double chin, a series of two to four treatments may be required. The number of treatments required varies from patient to patient. If this concerns you, remember—a full series of Kybella® treatments is equivalent to the cost of liposuction from a good surgeon!

Once the treatment is over, you should expect to experience 10 to 15 minutes of a heat sensation and feeling of fullness underneath the chin. We will, as needed, apply cold packs or a local anesthetic to help ease any discomfort; however, my patients typically report that discomfort is quite minimal. While you can resume your normal activities immediately following the procedure, most patients will experience some swelling and fullness for three to seven days following the treatment, so it is important to consider upcoming commitments when scheduling your treatment.

If you are considering Kybella®, it is of utmost importance that you choose an expert injector and certified provider to perform the procedure, like myself. Kybella® is a great, effective drug, but can be very dangerous in the wrong hands. Searching online for the cheapest place to receive this treatment can have serious, long-lasting consequences. Kybella® is not right for everyone, which is why my consultation process is such a critical step. You should expect any Kybella® provider to determine whether you are a good candidate prior to being offered the treatment.

That said, the benefits of Kybella® are undoubtedly remarkable—it’s non-invasive, quick and easy and the results are permanent. In my professional opinion, the five more important takeaways are:

·       Non-surgical: Kybella® is the only non-invasive, FDA-approved prescription drug that destroys unwanted fat under your chin without the risk of complications from surgery.

·       Saves Time: The entire procedure consists of two easy steps: the application of a medical-grade numbing cream, and a series of quick, painless injections underneath the chin.

·       Minimal Discomfort: My patients report a mild heat sensation or feeling of fullness for 10-15 minutes following the treatment, whereas other popular fat-reduction procedures can cause persistent pain for weeks.

·       Tighter Skin: In addition to removing unwanted fat underneath the chin, Kybella® can also help tighten the skin along your jawline by stimulating the production of collagen.

·       Permanent Results: Kybella® has been clinically proven to permanently remove the fat under your chin. My before and after photos speak for themselves.

If you are one of the millions of people who are concerned about the appearance of your jawline or have unwanted fat underneath your chin, I encourage you to contact an experienced and certified expert injector to learn more. The only thing you have to lose is your “chinsecurity!”

Seiler Skin Cosmetic Laser & Aesthetics Center

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 21, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversay Sale

By Buffy York

Unless I am the only blogger that you follow, you are sick and tired of hearing about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that just went live today (it has been in pre-sale for Nordstrom cardholders this past week).  This is a great sale because it isn’t an end of season sale and it includes lots of cosmetics.  I was going to totally skip talking about the Sale because #1) it has been beaten like a dead horse by bloggers and #2) sales like this, with their crowds and sense of urgency, cause me to have anxiety and need wine.  However, I was in Atlanta this week so I popped in a Nordstrom and cruised behind the “Sneak Peak/Card Holders Only” curtain and noticed lots of things I have blogged about in the past are on sale so I thought I would hook you up with a few items you might find of interest.

I talked about the Foreo Luna in a gift guide last Christmas before I owned one, but since then I have purchased one and I am in love.  My Clarisonic finally kicked the bucket (it was old and I had dropped it more times than I could count) and I wanted to try something new.  I love the Luna because you never have to replace a brush.  The silicone tips that vibrate and clean your face never dull and are anti-bacterial.  It also stays charged forever.  Literally I bought mine in February and I charged it for the first time in June before a trip just to be safe.  There is a Foreo Luna for all skin-types and they make a tiny Luna for travel that lasts up to 100 washes and costs $39.  If you’re still in a heated relationship with your Clarisonic, Nordstrom has the replacement brushes on sale too so go ahead and stock up.

You know you are going to have to buy stocking stuffers and neighbor/teacher gifts.  If you are an over-achiever go ahead and check a few things off your list.  Nordstrom has Jo Malone perfume, Voluspa candles and Deborah Lippmann nail polish sample sets on sale.

I am a big fan of Bobbi and she is all over this sale.  This brush set is great for travel and these blush, eye shadow, and lip kits are a great price for shades you will be buying anyway if you frequent the Bobbi counter.

So I am trying to go super natural with my deodorant but Alabama summers have made this impossible.  I am working on a post comparing several different natural deodorants (current fave) but this time of year you have to call in the big guns and I love Donna Karen’s Cashmere Mist.  I realize that $25 for deodorant seems expensive but one bottle will last you 3 months, it works, it smells amazing and if you buy it on sale it’s only $20 a bottle.

Speaking of deodorant, these Whish deodorant wipes are also part of the Sale and would make a great addition to your gym bag, glove compartment or clear handbag on game day.  They are all-natural and are a nice mid-day/half-time refresher.

Okay, I have never used one of these pillowcases but the technology sounds really cool.  I do sleep on a satin pillowcase because I have always heard it helps with wrinkles and I know it preserves a professional blowout, but this pillow case is next level and I am getting one.  I mean it’s my birthday week.

I do love my Beauty Blender and this set from the Sale takes the price from $25 to less than $15 and includes the cleansing bar.  I will say that on my trip to Ulta today I picked up the Real Techniques blender for $6 and from what I have heard they are amazing.  I will let you know.

I have no intention of trying to talk you in to buying fall clothes right now.  It’s too hot, I can’t think that far ahead and I am a whim shopper.  I do however know that I will buy some basic shirts and dresses, a few pair of jeans and some boots.  Why not get them on sale?  I’ve just discovered Topshop’s jeans (they are less than $70 when they aren’t on sale) and this pair and this pair are currently in my cart.  I’m sure I can’t own enough v-neck t-shirts and this dress in black and this dress are both great transition pieces.  I love these open toe booties and if you ever wanted the Stuart Weitzman 50/50 over the knee boots but weren’t feeling the price these boots are a great dupe.  But hey, if you have to have the name brand 50/50 boots, they are also on sale.  Last thing, if you are in the market for a new handbag or wallet Nordstrom has huge discounts on lots of designer options.

Happy shopping my friends.

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