CoolSculpting vs. Kybella: Doctors Explain the Differences (New Beauty, 8/23) 

  • The rise of popularity for non-surgical fat-reduction has lead to innovations such as CoolSculpting and Kybella, to address a variety of needs and concerns.  
  • CoolSculpting is FDA-approved for treatment which uses a fat freezing applicator to treat stubborn fat in eight areas: the abdomen, flanks, thighs, bra fat, back, banana roll, upper arms, and chin.
  • Kybella is an FDA-approved an injection comprised of deoxycholic acid, which is naturally found in our bile, used to treat a double chin.  
  • Individuals with trouble spots of stubborn fat, who are already in good shape make the best candidates for CoolSculpting.  
  • A good candidate for Kybella is someone with fullness under their chin who can pinch that fat between their fingers. 
  • Both treatments are non-surgical, however, there are mild to moderate side effects with their treatment. 
  • Both methods also require 2-3 treatments for recipients to see significant results.  
  • Pricing for Kybella and CoolSculpting varies case by case, however, CoolSculpting typically ranges between $2K-4K for a personalized treatment plan while the cost of Kybella starts at $1.2K. 

What Are Cheek Fillers? Experts Explain (Harpers Bazaar, 8/22) 

  • “Cheekbones are thought to represent 70% of facial beauty, and the reason for that is that they give a really pleasing architecture to the face.” – Dr. Lara Devgan, NYC plastic surgeon. 
  • While cheek fillers are not AS popular as lip fillers currently, there is a rise in interest around them. 
  • Cheek fillers have one goal – to define your cheekbones – and are referred to by many as “contour in a syringe.”  
  • Dermatologists use hyaluronic acid gel to temporarily plump and fill cheekbones that have lost volume due to age or to create better symmetry. 
  • This highly customizable treatment gives a pleasing, soft youthfulness to the upper face and also this central shadow in the mid-cheek that creates a beautiful slimness." 
  • Hyaluronic acid-based fillers can lift and contour the face while keeping the appearance soft and flexible. 
  • Cost: $1,000 and $4,000 total for an average-sized female face. 
  • Treatments typically take about five to ten minutes, with some mild swelling for a day or two after. 
  • Hyaluronic acid does dissolve over time, so “booster” fillers may be recommended after nine or ten months to maintain results.  

The Best Treatments for Sagging Skin from Head to Toe (Spotlyte, 8/30) 

  • Collagen loss, which can result from several factors such as aging and years of sun exposure, increases skin laxity across the entire body. 
  • A handful of non-invasive aesthetic treatments exist that can make a notable difference in the appearance of droop. 
  • A Droopy Neck:Thermage® and Ultherapy®, which work to tighten the underlying structures of the skin to create lift. Fraxel® laser, which creates tiny imperfections in the skin to be healed by fibroblasts, the cells that produce collagen and elastin in the body. 
  • Sagging Arms: Thermage®, Ultherapy®, andFraxel®, paired with a weightlifting regimen can result in notable toning and firmness.  
  • A Loose Stomach & A Droopy Butt: Ultherapy®, radiofrequency, and laser therapy, alongside yoga or a strength workout, are great options to tone and tighten the stomach and butt 
  • Sagging Leg Skin: Non-invasive treatment options for droopy leg skin include Ultherapy® and Thermage. 
  • Remember: Every patient requires a different approach that’s tailored specifically to their needs.