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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 Sanjiva Goyal
August 16, 2019
Category: Dermatology

Sun DamageToo much exposure to sunlight can be harmful to your skin. Dangerous ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet A (UVA) rays damage skin, which leads to premature wrinkles, skin cancer and other skin problems. People with excessive exposure to UV radiation are at greater risk for skin cancer than those who take careful precautions to protect their skin from the sun.

Sun Exposure Linked to Cancer

Sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers, including melanoma. To limit your exposure to UV rays, follow these easy steps.

  • Avoid the mid-day sun, as the sun's rays are most intense during 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Remember that clouds do not block UV rays.
  • Use extra caution near water, snow and sand.
  • Avoid tanning beds and sun lamps which emit UVA and UVB rays.
  • Wear hats and protective clothing when possible to minimize your body's exposure to the sun.
  • Generously apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30 to your exposed skin. Re-apply every two hours and after swimming or sweating.
  • Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and area around your eyes.

Risks Factors

Everyone's skin can be affected by UV rays. People with fair skin run a higher risk of sunburns. Aside from skin tone, factors that may increase your risk for sun damage and skin cancer include:

  • Previously treated for cancer
  • Family history of skin cancer
  • Several moles
  • Freckles
  • Typically burn before tanning
  • Blond, red or light brown hair

If you detect unusual moles, spots or changes in your skin, or if your skin easily bleeds, make an appointment with our practice. Changes in your skin may be a sign of skin cancer. With early detection from your dermatologist, skin cancers have a high cure rate and response to treatment. Additionally, if you want to reduce signs of aged skin, seek the advice of your dermatologist for a variety of skin-rejuvenating treatment options.