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kybellaDo you have extra fullness underneath your chin?  Having a double chin may make you look older, and it may also affect your self-confidence. There are several reasons you may have a double chin (also known as submental fat), including aging, weight gain, and genetics. People often search for ways to get rid of a double chin, and the good news is that it’s easier than you think. You can eliminate your double chin without surgery with Kybella®.

Is Kybella® Right For You?

Do you just wish that your double chin would simply disappear? Unfortunately, if you have a double chin, it will not go away on its own.  So, how do you know if Kybella® is right for you? 

  • Are you bothered by the fat under your chin?
  • Do you feel that the condition makes you look older?
  • You don’t want surgery.
  • You eat well and exercise, but the submental fat won’t go away.

What Is Kybella ®?

Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the area under your chin. Kybella® treatments take less than 20 minutes, although with prepping the area to inject, you should plan to be in our office for around 45 minutes.   The number of treatments required will vary from person to person and is based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. When you meet with Dr. Feinstein, he will be able to let you know how many sessions you should need, and the injections are given 1 month apart. You may experience redness and swelling at the site, which should subside within two weeks. Once destroyed, those fat cells cannot store or accumulate fat, and after reaching your desired look, you won’t need any additional treatments.

Best Double Chin Treatment in Delray Beach

Are you ready to get rid of your double chin, and get your confidence back? Call Feinstein Dermatology at (561) 498-4407 to make an appointment and talk to us about Kybella®, a great, non-invasive way to eliminate your double chin. We can also discuss our other anti-aging treatments and products. We’re a full-service skin care dermatology and cosmetic surgery center, and we can help you get beautiful, younger-looking skin.

Hello, bathing suit season!  The fun days of summer are just around the corner, and both men and women are looking for smoother skin. In South Florida, it's almost always beach weather, so it's never too soon to start laser hair removal treatments in Delray Beach. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. because it eliminates and permanently removes all unwanted hair. If you are not happy with shaving daily or frequently waxing, laser hair removal may be a great solution for you.

At Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, we use the Forever Bare BBL™ (from Sciton™) laser which incorporates the latest advancements in cosmetic laser technology.  BBL is actually a brand name for intense pulsed light (IPL). This type of laser produces multiple bursts of lower energy, instead of all at once, to gently remove unwanted hair.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Throughout the years, you may have heard that laser hair removal wasn’t for everyone, but thanks to new laser hair technology, that’s no longer the case. The Sciton laser is both safe and effective for all skin types, including tanned and ethnic skin. Laser hair removal can be performed on the neck/face, arms/underarms, back/chest/shoulders, legs, abdomen, and bikini/Brazilian. However, if you are thinking of undergoing laser hair removal, it is best to avoid waxing or plucking hairs for six weeks prior to treatment.                                                      

How Effective is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal involves using a concentrated beam of light (laser), which is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. The laser will destroy hair follicles and inhibit further hair growth. The length of time required for the office visit and the number of treatments needed will vary, depending on the part of the body being targeted. It typically takes 4 to 6 treatments to be effective, but you will have noticeable results in 2 to 4 treatments. If or when the hair grows back, it will be thinner and with a lighter shade. There’s no downtime, and though you might experience some redness, you can resume your regular activities right away.

Call Us Today and Be Beach Ready by Summer!

If you are ready to ditch your razor, call our office to inquire about laser hair removal! It is very important to only visit a practitioner that is certified to perform the procedure. So, are you ready to prepare your body for bikini season and boost your self-confidence? If you’re looking for the best dermatologist in Delray Beach to help you get rid of unwanted hair, visit Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. Call us at (561) 498-4407 and make an appointment to see if you would make a good candidate for laser hair removal. In addition to that treatment, we also offer many other cosmetic & anti-aging treatments, as well as medical treatments. Schedule a consultation today and get ready to enjoy the beach!

skin cancer protectionSouth Florida attracts sun worshipers, and for good reason. There’s lots of sunshine here, combined with some of the best beaches in the world. Who doesn’t love the sun and sand? However, there’s a dark side to the sun. The sun’s beautiful rays can also lead to skin cancer - the most common type of cancer, which is why it’s crucial to monitor and protect your skin.

All skin cancers are serious and should receive prompt medical attention. The three main types of skin cancers are melanoma, and two nonmelanoma skin cancers--basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Both of these nonmelanoma skin cancers are usually very treatable, especially if caught early. Melanoma is the most severe type of skin cancer and it’s the deadliest. While it’s the least common, accounting for only about one percent of skin cancers, those numbers are growing. Palm Beach County has a higher incidence of melanoma than the rest of Florida. Skin cancer awareness is critical.

What Causes Melanoma and What Are the Risk Factors?

The most common causes of melanoma are exposure to ultraviolet (UV radiation) from sunlight or tanning lamps and beds. Limiting your exposure to these elements can help reduce your risk. Genetics can also play a role; 10 percent of patients have a family history of melanoma. Melanoma is mostly diagnosed in Non-Hispanic whites. Fair-skinned people have less melanin in the skin, exposing them more to UV radiation. Another risk factor is having a history of sunburn. Melanoma increases as you age. The average age of diagnosis is sixty-three, though the numbers seem to be increasing in people under 40.  To reduce your risk factors, try to avoid the sun when its rays are the strongest – between 10 am and 4 pm.  You can also protect yourself by using sunscreen daily (an SPF of 30 or higher); wearing protective clothing, including a hat with a large brim, and sunglasses; and staying away from tanning beds.

What Are the Early Signs of Melanoma?

Skin cancer typically develops on the areas of our bodies most often exposed to the sun: face, necks, chest, arms, hands, and legs. But it can also be found anywhere on the body.  For darker-skinned people, Melanoma is commonly found beneath the fingernails or toenails, the soles of the feet, the palm of the hands, and the genital area. When looking for signs and symptoms of melanoma, it’s important to be vigilant about routinely checking your skin, and knowing what to look for on your skin. Pay attention to any new spots. Also, look out for a spot that has changed in size, color or shape. The American Cancer Society has created a simple guide that will help people spot the usual signs of melanoma. It’s called the ABCDE rule:

  • A is for Asymmetry - One half of a mole or birthmark does not match the other.
  • B is for Border - The edges are irregular, ragged, notched, or blurred.
  • C is for Color - The color is not the same all over and may include shades of brown or black, or sometimes with patches of pink, red, white, or blue.
  • D is for Diameter - The spot is larger than six millimeters across (about ¼ inch – the size of a pencil eraser), although melanomas can sometimes be smaller than this.
  • E is for Evolving - The mole is changing in size, shape or color.

But some melanomas don't meet these criteria, so if you notice a new spot or changes in another spot, see a doctor right away.   

Get the Best Skin Cancer Treatment in Delray Beach

With any form of skin cancer, early detection and treatment are key. At Feinstein Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, we treat non-melanoma patients with a low-energy form of radiation therapy called Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT). The popular treatment uses very focused low-doses of radiation that only penetrates the skin's surface, effectively destroying these cancers.  Call us at (561) 498-4407 to make an appointment so we can discuss skin cancer prevention and treatments.

Besides treating skin cancer, we’re also serious about increasing awareness in our community. That’s why our office is one of the sponsors of the Run From the Rays event, a 5K and one mile run/walk in Boca Raton. Proceeds from the event go to selected charities which provide screening, treatment, education, and research of melanoma and other life-threatening forms of skin cancer. The event begins at 7 a.m. on April 28. Please join us.