As we age, we often focus on our face and not our bodies. Just like we lose collagen in our faces, we lose collagen in other areas. Sculptra BLT ™ may be your solution.
Sculptra is a unique filler. It stimulates YOU to make collagen. We love it for the face, restoring volume to the cheeks, temples and other areas of the face to give more youthful contours.
Sculptra is now being used to tighten skin in problem areas that can be difficult to treat. The chest, knees, abdomen, arms and hands.
Sculptra when used in these areas requires a different dilution. It is injected in a technique that has been trademarked by Nurse Injector Leslie Fletcher. Dr. Kelley is one of a few practitioners trained in this technique.
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As we age we lose bone, fat and collagen. This can result of youthful facial contours. The youthful face is heart shaped with more volume in the upper face and less in the lower face. I love the combination of Sculptra and Exilis skin tightening for rejuvenating the face. Exilis uses radiofrequency to heat the skin stimulating collagen and elastin production. Sculptra is injected where volume has been lost- the temples, the cheeks, in front of the ears and the lower cheeks. Combining these two treatment modalities creates a synergy. Both procedures require the body to make collagen. The results occur over time and are very natural in appearance. A series of 3 or 4 Exilis treatments is recommended and 2-3 sessions of Sculptra. The result is more gradual, less obvious to others but can restore the heart shape to the face and firm up the skin.Learn More
Now that we have added Kybella to our office procedures, I want to give you an update on what we are seeing with our patietns. Kybella double chin treatment destroys fat cells under the chin. Our patients are complaining of minimal discomfort with the injections. I have found that using a numbing cream before the procedure makes it more comfortable. Also, using a small needle size helps with comfort. The next day there is swelling, but it typically can be camouflaged and patients are able to go back to normal activity. Most of our patients are seeing results after the second treatment. It appears that the fat destruction process may continue for longer that the 4 weeks. Combining this procedure with Exilis skin tightening helps improve the tone and texture of the skin. I also recommend a neck firming cream be used to enhance results.
Kybella is another tool in our tool box of injectable facial rejuvenation procedures. An overall plan for your face may include fillers for your cheeks, Botox for wrinkles and PRP for skin rejuvenation.Learn More
We are excited to announce that we now offer the Kybella treatment that targets that dreaded double chin. Kybella works by targeting and destroying fat cells. During this procedure injections of the fat burner medication are performed. For comfort, we offer numbing cream prior to the injections. The procedure does not take more than 15 minutes. There is no downtime and this is a nonsurgical procedure. Because there is destruction of fat cells, there is some swelling. Typically, two treatments are needed, spaced 6 weeks apart. Here are some results.
Botox is a purified protein that has been used for years to reduce wrinkles associated with facial expression. One of the most common areas Botox is injected is between the brows to soften frown lines. A new study published in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery finds that botox may improve the pliability and elasticity of skin for up to 4 months.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 6.5 million Americans underwent botox in 2012. The procedure involves injecting the drug in certain areas of the face in order to temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkles.
For their study, Dr. James P. Bonaparte, of the University of Ottawa, and Dr. David Ellis, of the University of Toronto – both in Canada – set out to investigate the effects of botox on the skin.
Specifically, the researchers wanted to find out how botox affects two features of the skin that weaken as we get older: pliability (stretchiness) and elasticity (the ability to recoil).
“As one ages, these biomechanical properties change,” note the authors. “Of these age-related changes, the loss of skin elasticity appears to be the most prominent.”
Dr. Bonaparte and Dr. Ellis enrolled 48 women to the study with an average age of 55 who underwent botox injections to reduce the appearance of mild wrinkles of the forehead and around the eyes.
Among the 43 women who completed the study, the team found that the botox injections increased both the pliability and elasticity of their skin for up to 4 months – a duration similar to that of the muscle-relaxing effects of botox. After this time, the skin properties returned to baseline levels.
We have noticed an improvement in skin quality in our Botox patients. We offer advanced Botox techniques including the Nefertiti lift which helps the jawline to appear more defined. Our doctor also performs a procedure called Microtox which helps the skin to appear more lifted and tightened around the eyes and the neck. Botox can also be use to soften wrinkles around the mouth and help turn up the corners of the mouth.
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KYBELLA IS NOW AVAILABLE AT OUR OFFICE.
Kybella is the first injectable treatment for submental fat to get the FDA’s nod of approval. It was originally made by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. a company based in Westlake Village, California, which has been acquired by Allergan, the manufacturers of Botox.
Why Choose Kybella? It is a minimally invasive procedure that can significantly improve your chin profile. The treatment can be done in-office in less than 30 minutes. While most patients will experience a noticeable reduction in under-chin fat within 2 treatments. Up to 4 treatments may be required. Importantly though, you don’t need to undergo any anesthesia or invasive surgery to remove the fat beneath your chin.
Kybella must be administered by physicians with the requisite experience in handling injectables, and Linda Kelley, MD, has over 14 years’ experience in anti-aging medicine. Give Cobb Wellness & Aesthetics and Dr. Kelley a call today to learn more. If you are unhappy with the fullness under your chin we can help! Simply fill out the form in the top right corner or call 770-649-0094 to see if Kybella is right for you.Learn More
It’s already the start of February – and that means your New Year’s resolutions have been in full swing for over a month. Or have they been? Less than ten percent of people stick to their resolutions throughout the year, with many of these people ditching their goals by the last week in January. One of the most popular resolutions is to lose weight – so if you want to stick to your goals, you need a weight-loss plan that will actually work.
Many weight-loss resolutions fail because they’re not properly planned and monitored by an expert. After all, it can be difficult to stick to a diet or an exercise plan when you’re not accountable to anyone. Fortunately, there’s a way to safely lose weight, all while enjoying skin-tightening and toning benefits…
And you’ll only find it at Cobb Wellness and Aesthetics, based in the greater Atlanta, GA area.
Owned and operated by Dr. Linda Kelley, Cobb Wellness and Aesthetics specializes in medically-supervised weight loss plans, as well as body sculpting and skin tightening treatments. If you’re interested in losing weight, sculpting your body, and tightening your skin, here’s what you’ll discover at Cobb Wellness and Aesthetics:
- You’ll meet with Dr. Kelley, who will take a blood sample and assess your medical history, eating habits, and exercise regimen. This can help Dr. Kelley determine if you’re a viable candidate for this program.
- You’ll receive a weekly supply of hcG-sublingual drops or injections, which is a natural hormone that has been shown to lead to significant yet safe weight loss over a shorter period of time. You’ll be monitored by Dr. Kelley and her staff each week to view your results, as well as talk about your experiences on this program. The program lasts for 13-weeks, with many clients losing between 15 to 20 pounds.
- During the treatment, you’ll undergo Exilis treatments, which is a unique skin tightening and sculpting treatment. Exilis uses radiofrequency energy to heat up fat cells beneath the skin’s surface, thus causing them to shrink and eventually be removed by the body’s waste processes. Exilis also encourages skin tightening and smoothing, which can help you show off the results of all your hard work.
For more information about Dr. Kelley’s weight loss management and Exilis body sculpting, schedule a consultation at Cobb Wellness and Aesthetics in Roswell, GA – serving the Atlanta metro – today. Simply fill out the form in the top right corner or call 770-649-0094.
Ultherapy has received FDA approval for treatment of the decolletage. The results showed improvement in wrinkles and crepiness. Ultherapy uses microfocused ultrasound to heat up the tissue resulting in collagen stimulation. LMKLearn More
As we age we lose volume in the cheek and gain volume in the lower face. The youthful face is shaped more like an inverted triangle. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives a lift in the midface by restoring a more yourthful profile. This filler lasts for up to 2 years. The enhancement is natural looking and subtle.
Cosmelan is a mask that is applied into the office for removing stubborn dark spots from sun damage, skin trauma and aging. It works very well for melasma, a condition of patchy hyperpigmentation more commmon in women and associated with hormone changes. This procedure requires use of a Cosmelan 2 cream at home for 6 months. It works extremely well but because hyperpigmenation tends to recur, you must follow instructions regarding skin care post Cosmelan. We use the MD formulations in our office and are seeing great results. Give us a call and set up your consultation to see if Cosmelan is for you.Learn More