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By Sanjiva Goyal
August 21, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Procedure
Tags: Kybella  

Find out how this simple nonsurgical treatment could treat excess chin fat.

While a double chin, or submental fat, is often a problem associated with gaining weight, you don’t necessarily have to be overweight to chindeal with this problem. Aging and genetics also play a role in who may develop a double chin. Regardless of what might be causing the issue, our board-certified dermatologist in Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Sanjiva Goyal, knows that you want a simple and effective way to get rid of it. Here’s how Kybella treatment can help you improve your look:


What is Kybella?

Kybella is a cosmetic injectable that contains a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that naturally breaks down fat within the body. When Kybella is injected into the fat under the chin, it destroys these fat cells permanently. During treatment at our Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville, FL, offices, our skin doctor will administer several very small injections under the chin, taking about 15 minutes.


How many treatment sessions are necessary to get results?

This will depend on several factors including the amount of fat under the chin. It can take up to six sessions to get the results you want, with each session being spaced apart by 1 month.


How long is the recovery period with Kybella?

After treatment, it is common to experience some swelling or bruising under the chin; however, these side effects are minimal and should go away in a few days. Otherwise, you are free to go about your daily routine immediately after treatment with absolutely no downtime.


Who is a good candidate for Kybella?

This is something that we can determine when you come into our office for a consultation. If you feel self-conscious about your appearance due to excessive fat under your chin, then you could be an ideal candidate for Kybella. Of course, our dermatologist will go through your medical history and discuss your treatment goals to make sure that Kybella is right for you.


Call us!

If you are looking to get rid of your double chin and improve your appearance, then call Coastal Dermatology & MedSpa in Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville, FL, to find out if you are an ideal candidate for Kybella. To schedule an appointment with our dermatologist, Dr. Sanjiva Goyal, dial 904-567-1050 for Ponte Vedra Beach, or 904-727-9123 for the Jacksonville office.

By Coastal Dermatology
January 03, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Procedure
Tags: botox  

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.

Laser Hair RemovalExcess facial or body hair can be troublesome for both men and women. Although common, removal methods such as shaving and waxing are temporary, time consuming, painful and often yield poor results. It’s no wonder more and more people are opting for long-lasting, convenient hair reduction via laser hair removal.

With the use of advanced laser technology, your dermatologist can treat most areas of unwanted hair successfully, conveniently and with fewer complications than other methods. Professional laser treatment is a non-invasive approach to permanent reduction of hair, which can easily treat large areas of hair growth in a short period of time.

In-Office Laser Hair Removal

Performed by an expert dermatologist, laser hair removal works by penetrating the skin with controlled pulses of light that are absorbed by the hair follicles.  Without damaging the skin and with minimal patient discomfort, the laser energy destroys the hair follicles and significantly impedes their ability to re-grow. Following treatment, patients enjoy smooth, soft skin and a long-lasting reduction in unwanted hair.

Since hair grows in cycles, the total number of required treatment sessions varies by patient skin type, hair color and hair coarseness. Common areas treated with laser hair removal include the legs, arms, back, shoulders, underarms, upper lip and the bikini area. Darker-colored hair is typically more responsive to laser treatment than light colored hair.

It’s important that you always choose an experienced dermatologist for hair removal to ensure the highest level of safety and efficiency. Your dermatologist will discuss the best laser hair removal options for your specific skin type, needs and expectations.   

Visit our practice for a successful diagnosis and treatment for excess hair and experience the long-lasting results available with laser hair removal.