Winter 2016 Newsletter

Learn about KYBELLA from our Orlando plastic surgery practice.
As a facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty, you might think Dr. Edward Gross would be quick to suggest surgery to those who are interested in removing excess fat from beneath the chin. In reality, Dr. Gross and our experienced staff at Primera Plastic Surgery believe in avoiding a surgical intervention unless necessary. That’s why we invest in training and technology for the latest non-surgical anti-aging and fat reduction treatments at our practice near Orlando.
In recent months, the FDA approved KYBELLA™, the first injectable treatment designed to eliminate fat from underneath the chin. We are excited to offer this treatment to our patients as a minimally-invasive solution to a stubborn “double chin.”
KYBELLA contains deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that occurs naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the area underneath your chin, this treatment permanently destroys unwanted fat cells. The results appear gradually over the weeks after treatment as the body’s natural process eliminates those destroyed cells. Most people need several KYBELLA treatments to achieve their desired results.
If you are interested in learning more about KYBELLA, we invite you to request a consultation for this popular treatment.

As technology improves and the option for minimal-to-no downtime becomes even more appealing, beauty experts predict that lights and lasers will continue their rise in popularity this year, and we’re not talking about the new Star Wars movie!
Laser and light anti-aging treatments have long been favorites among patients at my practice in Lake Mary, but there are a few options everyone seems to be especially excited about:

  • Candela™ Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL): The pulsed dye laser has an impressive range of capabilities, but we mainly use it to correct skin discoloration and pigmented lesions. Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian recently declared her love for lasers for this purpose in an interview with NewBeauty Magazine. We like the PDL treatment because it is safe for all ages and most skin types and recovery is extremely minimal, with many patients going back to work the same day.
  • Fraxel® Laser: Fraxel is the pioneer of fractional laser technology, which stimulates collagen production and resurfaces the top skin layer. Fraxel treats a fraction of the skin’s surface during each treatment, which promotes faster recovery. Fraxel is ideal for those who have sun damage, crow’s-feet, acne scars, or stretch marks.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing: For extensive sun damage and deeper lines and scars, we recommend laser skin resurfacing. While some downtime is required, treatments such as the Coherent UltraPulse 5000 laser system and Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT) therapy require fewer treatments and offer more dramatic results, while being less invasive than traditional CO2 laser treatments.

If you are considering a laser treatment, the first step is to request a consultation. You can do so in the privacy of your own home using our online contact form.

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