Do you have Submental Fullness (aka “Double Chin”)?

Submental fullness, also referred to as “Double Chin,” can be bothersome to those who see it every day when they look in the mirror. It can be caused by aging, genetics, or weight gain, and no matter how much you exercise, it still might not go away. Kybella is a treatment used by many healthcare professionals to help their clients and patients get rid of the submental fat that causes submental fullness.

If you’re bothered by excessive fat under the chin, you’re not alone.

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As Allergan—the producers of Kybella—puts it on the mykybella.com website,  “Maybe it’s something you’ve had your whole life, something that developed over the years, or something you noticed recently.” The site also shares that, according to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 67 percent of people surveyed are bothered by the fat beneath their chin, and are often “just as bothered by submental fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes.”

Is Kybella right for you?

Regardless of why you have it, if getting rid of your double chin is a top priority, then Kybella might be a good option for you. When injected into the fat under the chin, Kybella destroys unwanted fat cells. The destroyed cells are then naturally eliminated from the body, and they’re gone for good. Many see results after just one treatment, with an average of two to four treatments needed for desired results. The average number of injections per treatment ranges from 15 to 30. Results can last for years to come with a good treatment protocol.

Get 40% of off Kybella at DermaTouch RN in August!

For the month of August, DermaTouch RN is offering 40% off of Kybella, bringing it down to only $360 per vial compared to the normal $600 per vial. This is the perfect time to get rid of your the excess fat under your chin without going under the knife!

Contact us today for more information and to schedule a free consultation to determine if Kybella is right for you.

DermaTouch RN of Houston Says “Chin Up” with Kybella this Month!

If you’re tired of seeing a “Double Chin” when you look in the mirror, then stop by DermaTouch RN today to check out Kybella! Kybella is an FDA approved prescription to treat moderate to severe submental fat under the chin.

Get 40% off of Kybella in August at DermaTouch RN of Houston!

You can purchase Kybella for only $360 per vial during the month of August at DermaTouch RN—that’s 40% off the regular price of $600 per vial!

Stop in for HH on August 9th to see a FREE demonstration on Kybella.

Enjoy a beverage on us and watch how Kybella is used during a FREE demonstration on Wednesday, August 9th. From 2:00 to 7:00 pm, DermaTouch RN will be hosting a Happy Hour with guests from Allergan—the producers of Kybella—present to answer questions. There will be additional savings for those who purchase packages that day, too!

How does Kybella work?

Kybella was tested by plastic surgeons at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. When injected into the fat under the chin, it kills fat cells that are then naturally eliminated from the body. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they’re gone for good. Results vary and can last for several years following treatment with the right care.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments for optimal results varies between patients. Many patients see results after one or two treatments, with the typical number of treatments ranging between two and four. The number of injections per treatment varies depending on the amount of fat the patient has, and 15 to 30 injections are common per treatment.

Contact us today for more information and to schedule a free consultation to determine if Kybella is right for you. And don’t forget to join us for Happy Hour on August 9th!

5 Tips for Effective Summer Skin Care

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It’s summer and it’s a great time of year to take vacations and spend more time outdoors. As with any changing of the season, it’s also a good time to check in and make sure you’re effectively taking care of your skin. The same treatment regimen might not work for our skin all year round due to the changing of the weather and our body’s response to that change. Below are some tips to consider from DermaTouch RN of Texas to ensure you’re effectively taking care of your skin during the summer.

  1. Drink plenty of water! Many of us are outdoors more during the summer, and as lovely as the sun is, the heat can cause us to become dehydrated, causing dry and ruddy skin, along with potential dizziness and other physical symptoms. Even in areas like Houston, TX with high humidity, you still run the risk of dehydration.
  2. Hydrate the skin. In addition to drinking water, another way to ensure your skin is hydrated as much as possible is using a hydrating product like SkinMedica’s HA5, a Hyaluronic Acid product that effectively hydrates the skin. Hyaluronic Acid is our skin’s natural hydrator, and it decreases as we age. Replenishing it with a great product like HA5 is a great step to any skin care regimen.
  3. Re-apply over and over. It’s wise to apply sunscreen all year round (especially to the face), and especially during the summer when you’re outdoors for longer periods of time. Reapply frequently, especially after you’ve been sweating or swimming. With all the many formulas available today, you can select a sunscreen that’s suitable for your skin type, from oil free to anti-aging.
  4. Use the right skin care products for your skin and season. Our skin often requires different treatments during different seasons of the year. In the winter, we might need more moisturizing, for example, whereas in the summer, we might need something for acne prone skin or oil free. Regardless, using high-quality skin care products with proven results is a must for both preventative and reactive skin care. SkinMedica and Obagi are a couple product lines we offer at DermaTouch RN.
  5. Repair damaged skin. You’ve been out in the sun without sunscreen, and the damage is already done. It happens. Now it’s time to use a skin care product high in soothing botanicals or aloe vera gel that will heal without irritating the skin. You can also consider laser treatments to remove and repair sun damage. We offer a variety of laser treatment plans at DermaTouch RN.

Contact us today to set up your free consultation to check out our skin care products and services. We are here to support you in taking care of your skin in the best way possible during the summer months.

Find out How to Get Rid of Your “Double Chin” for Good on August 9th (with Kybella vs. surgery)!

If you’re in Houston, TX and looking for an alternative to plastic surgery to get rid of the excess fat under your chin, you’re not alone. And fortunately, there’s an FDA approved prescription treatment—Kybella—to help you get rid of your “double chin” without going under the knife.

Kybella is injected into the area under the chin and works by destroying fat cells. the fat cells are then naturally eliminated from the body. The number of injections and treatments required varies between patients.

DermaTouch RN is offering Kybella at 40% off during the month of August!

To sweeten the deal for those interested in giving Kybella a try, DermaTouch RN is offering a 40% discount on Kybella during the month of August. That brings the cost down from $600 to only $360 per vial! We’re known for our very competitive prices, and this is one that is hard to pass up.

Stop in at DermaTouch RN for a FREE demonstration on August 9th.

DermaTouch RN will be hosting a Happy Hour from 2:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 9th. At the Happy Hour, there will be a live demonstration on how Kybella is used, and Allergan, the makers of Kybella, will be present to answer any questions potential clients might have. Enjoy a beverage on us while watching, and get additional incentives when you purchase Kybella that day!

Contact us today for more information and to schedule a free consultation to determine if Kybella is right for you. And don’t forget to join us for Happy Hour on August 9th to see firsthand how Kybella is used! We look forward to sharing and connecting with you.

7 Tips to Prevent and Repair Sun Damage in Houston, TX

Last week we shared how to identify skin cancer on your body by knowing your ABCs. Today, we’re going to share how to prevent sun cancer, so you hopefully don’t become a statistic!

We’re all born with baby skin that is soft and supple. After birth, depending on our biology and environmental factors we’re exposed to, our skin will age at different rates. The better you take care of your skin early on, the healthier your skin will remain as you age. The sun causes some 90% of skin again per the Skin Cancer Foundation.  The good news is, with the right measures, again caused by the sun can be prevented and treated.

How can I prevent sun damage?

  1. Be cautious of the sun between 10 am and 3 pm. The sun’s rays are considered the strongest during this timeframe of the day.
  2. Wear sunscreen with at least an SPF 30. In addition to an SPF of 30, The American Academy of Dermatology suggests also finding a sunscreen that says “broad-spectrum” on it. You also want a sunscreen that is water-resistant. Reapply every 2 hours throughout the day and right after you swim or sweat.
  3. Wear protective clothing. Hats, long sleeves, and pants are all supportive in protecting your skin from the sun. They also sell sun protective clothing for those who spend long hours in the sun.
  4. Forgo the tanning bed. Some states have banned tanning beds for anyone under the age of 18 due to the harm they’re considered to cause. The ultraviolet rays emitted by tanning beds can damage your skin the same way the sun’s rays can when you don’t protect your skin.

How can I treat sun damage?

Continuing on with our list, if you’ve already gotten burnt or spent too much time in the sun and it shows on your skin, then you can take action to minimize the amount of damage caused.

  1. Purchase high-quality skin care products. Choose to wear a moisturizer with SPF in it to start, and then choose a regimen that is both preventative and reactive to help you minimize the appearance of aging. At DermaTouch RN, we offer top-of-the-line products from reputable companies like SkinMedica and Obagi to ensure our patients get the results they desire.
  2. Treat a burn right away. If you get a sunburn, then treat it right away with aloe vera gel (fresh from the plant is best) or a high-quality after-sun lotion.
  3. Seek out reputable cosmetic service facilities, like DermaTouch RN. Non-invasive cosmetic treatments, like laser light therapy and Skin Pen II treatments, can do wonders to repair photo-aging and sun damage of the skin. We offer a variety of laser therapies and the Skin Pen II treatment at DermaTouch RN.

It’s true that a little bit of sun is good for you, as the sun helps to activate certain cellular functions of the body, including the production of Vitamin D. At the same time, be wise and use caution as to not get burned. Doing so can help to prevent sun cancer and premature aging of the skin.

Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation to determine which services and products will best support healing YOUR skin!