If a full, undefined chin, neck, or jawline is impacting the way you feel about your appearance, Kybella can help. This one-of-a-kind treatment is the only FDA approved and regulated treatment for the stubborn fat deposits lurking under the chin. Our experts at Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN, are among the elite group of board-certified surgeons certified to perform this treatment in the area. We can help you get rid of unwanted submental fullness to reveal a more youthful, slimmer, and confident you.
What Is Kybella?
A double chin is something many people don’t like about themselves when they consider their reflection in the mirror, but Kybella is the solution. It’s an FDA-approved injectable treatment to remove unwanted chin fat. Living with an undefined jawline and extra fat under the chin is a common problem without a traditional solution. Unlike with many other types of fat, there isn’t a workout routine or specific diet to help remove the bulge.
Gaining weight can add padding to your chin, but plenty of people at a healthy weight also have chin issues. Even if you eat right, exercise, and lead an active lifestyle, you can still fall victim to submental fullness—a.k.a., a double chin. Genetics and the natural process of aging can also contribute to a pillowy profile.
The good news is that you don’t have to suffer through your chin woes. This revolutionary treatment is the first and best option for removing unwelcome facial fat in the area under the chin.
Deoxycholic acid, a substance that the body produces naturally, is the key ingredient to this treatment. When injected, this substance provokes the body to break down and absorb dietary fat. Deoxycholic acid bonds to the chin’s fat cells to break them down and assist the body in removing them.
10 Reasons to Get Kybella
Now that you know that it’s possible to get rid of a double chin, you are probably filled with questions. It’s essential to consider your options and weigh the pros and cons before undergoing any cosmetic treatment or procedure. However, choosing this innovative injectable gives you access to a host of incredible benefits that our patients rave about. Below we look at the top ten reasons to get Kybella.
1. Age-Defying Looks
This treatment keeps ‘em guessing. In the past, extra bulk under the chin was a telltale sign of aging. Chances are your grandparents had it and their grandparents had it, too. Those were in the old days when aging was synonymous with slowing down. In modern times, you’re only as old as you choose to be. A big part of how old we feel is our opinion about our appearance.
Taking action to eliminate your extra chin can work wonders for your anti-aging regimen. Nothing screams youth like a smooth, taut jawline. This treatment is like discovering the fountain of youth; it revitalizes the appearance and sheds years from your profile.
2. Slimmer Appearance
A little fat removal goes a long way. Sometimes it’s not the amount of fat that makes a difference in how thin a person appears. Instead, it’s only the fat location that matters. Unfortunately, a double chin can make your frame look bulkier than it is.
After treatment, our patients divulge that people continuously ask them if they’ve lost weight. The truth is, the amount of fat you’ll lose from this treatment isn’t significant enough to tip the scales, but it will go the distance for how much slimmer your body will look overall.
3. Confidence Boosting
Reclaim your stunning face. Fat accumulated under the chin can affect anyone no matter their level of physical fitness. Often, a double chin can make people feel self-conscious about their appearance. In the winter, it’s easier to conceal your chin with scarves or high-necked shirts, but this isn’t as doable when the warmer temperatures arrive.
If you find yourself avoiding summer fun to hide your profile, this treatment is beyond empowering. You can radically transform your appearance and your self-esteem in as little as a few weeks. You deserve to shine; don’t let stubborn chin fat keep you in the shadows.
4. Non-Surgical Treatment
No knives are required to get the look you want. One of the top reasons our patients choose this treatment over liposuction or other invasive procedures is that it’s such a simple and straightforward treatment. Instead of removing fat in traditional ways, this innovative treatment provides the same incredible results without incisions.
Opting for a fat-removal technique that skips the operating room comes with significant perks that our patients love. You won’t have to prepare for your appointment for months in advance, wrestle with anesthesia, nor will you need to spend the money for a full-scale operation. This fast, safe, and streamlined treatment removes fat without the hassle of surgery.
5. Permanent Results
Targeted fat is gone for good. Fat cells stop reproducing in your teens. These cells can expand, but they can’t replicate once you hit your twenties. The only way to get rid of fat cells after this time is to remove them manually through a cosmetic treatment or procedure. Before treatments like this one were developed, it meant that people were pretty much stuck with what they had after high school.
Fortunately, we live in the tech golden age where we have options. If you don’t like the look of your chin or profile, you can easily get rid of it. All the fat removed during this treatment will never come back. You enjoy permanent fat loss in your chin region after your sessions.
6. No Downtime
This treatment won’t break your stride. Many people want to do something about their double chin but fear that it’ll require a mandatory break from their routine. The non-surgical nature of this treatment makes it the perfect fat-blasting alternative to more complicated procedures.
Because the treatment is so simple, it’s performed in the comfort of our state-of-the-art Franklin facility. You’ll feel ready to resume your life immediately following your appointment, and you won’t need anyone to escort you to or from our offices after treatment.
7. Natural Progression
Your secret is safe with us. One of the ideal reasons to choose this treatment is that it provides the most natural-looking fat elimination results imaginable. After treatment, it takes time for your body to remove the fat cells, which makes the progression into your new look happen more naturally.
No one will know that you received a cosmetic treatment because the results manifest over the weeks that follow. This discrete treatment offers significant advantages over procedures like liposuction that create a sudden, dramatic change. Patients who value their privacy prefer this double chin treatment because it provides the same permanent results as surgery but leaves no evidence.
8. Lighting-Fast Appointments
You can schedule appointments around your day. Anyone can fit a Kybella appointment with us into their schedule, no matter how busy you are. If you have as little as 15 to 20 minutes to spare, you can receive this life-changing treatment. Many patients visit us on a break from work or school. They are free to resume their routine immediately following a session.
Although most sessions last under a half-hour, we’ll discuss your specific treatment times with you at your consultation. Sometimes, the process may take longer; however, the duration pales in comparison to the time a surgical procedure requires.
9. Safe and FDA-Approved
This treatment offers safe and time-tested results. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. federal agency responsible for regulating health and safety products, approved this treatment for use on double chins in 2015. A product or treatment must undergo rigorous clinical research trials to ensure that it is safe for public use. Only after many successful trials can a product can earn FDA approval.
Since its release onto the market, this treatment has created millions of satisfied patients worldwide. What makes this treatment special is that the substance used in the injection is a replica of a naturally occurring bile acid produced by the liver. Once injected, the body uses its natural process of elimination to get rid of fat. Many patients take comfort in knowing that this treatment is a more natural fat loss option.
10. Most People Are Eligible for Treatment
If you are unhappy with your chin or profile, you could be the ideal candidate for this treatment. Some patients aren’t eligible for other treatments like liposuction because of the risks surgery could present. More patients are eligible for this treatment because it’s low-risk and performed right in our offices. Most healthy adults over the age of 18 qualify.
What’s Treatment Like?
Before treatment, we discuss your objectives and identify the best places to administer treatment. During treatment, we’ll deliver a series of tiny injections into your targeted area. The needles used are very small and do not cause pain and discomfort. The number of injections you’ll need depends on the fullness of the area. We cover all specific information regarding your treatment beforehand during your consultation.
Only a highly trained expert can perform this treatment, and you are in good hands with us. After treatment, the deoxycholic acid gets to work by breaking down fatty tissue in the chin region. You won’t experience scarring or visible signs that you’ve received treatment.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
How many sessions of this treatment you’ll need depends on your body and the expectations you have about your appearance. During your meeting with Dr. Bengelsdorf, he’ll create a custom treatment plan just for you. Although some patients are thrilled with their results after one session, many patients seek subsequent treatments to achieve their desired look.
On average, patients have two or three sessions to reach their cosmetic goals. Please remember that because this treatment uses the natural process of fat elimination, you must wait at least one month before scheduling another appointment. This period allows for the results of your previous session to manifest fully. It can take anywhere from four to six weeks for the targeted fat to leave your body altogether.
How Do I Get Started?
If you are ready to find out how this treatment can transform your profile and life, the first thing to do is to schedule a consultation with us. We’ll examine your submental fullness to determine the best course of action. We can help you achieve the younger, thinner, and more sculpted jawline you want.
Schedule a Consultation in Franklin, TN
Kybella has already helped millions of people regain their confidence and a slimmer, more youthful appearance. In as little as a few minutes, you can be on your way to a defined and attractive profile. Allow us to help you reach your goals. Get in touch with us at Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN if you’re ready to have a reason to keep your chin up.
No matter what your age, sometimes looking in the mirror can be disheartening. We all see imperfections staring back at us and these only amplify as we age. Call Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN to discuss how the combination of dermaplaning and chemical peels could be the anti-aging solution you’ve been looking for.
What Causes the Signs of Aging?
Fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration can take a toll on our self-confidence and cause us to shy away from pictures and social situations. While time waits for no one, why does it have to bring signs of aging with it? There are several factors that go into the changes that we experience with aging.
Yes, just the passage of time causes our once firm and smooth skin to show wrinkles and sag around the neck and chin. These changes happen because in our 20s our production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid starts to steady decline.
What Are Collagen and Elastin?
Collagen is a fibrous protein that makes up the foundation of our middle and deep layers of skin. When we’re young, we have plenty of collagen, so our skin has a firm anchor to our facial muscles. Our skin is smooth because the underlying layers are smooth. Collagen holds all of our skin cells together, from layer to layer, and when its bond is strong, so is our skin.
Elastin is another protein that, as its name suggests, is responsible for our skin’s elasticity. When we’re young, we can pinch any area of our skin and it will bounce back when we let go. On our faces, elastin allows our skin to keep its shape as we make expressions, lean our faces over smartphones and computers and rub the skin around our eyes.
The Role of Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar our bodies produce to keep our skin and other soft tissues hydrated and lubricated. Young skin looks soft, dewy and glowing because it’s able to attract and retain moisture. Hyaluronic acid can hold 1000 times its weight in water, so it’s essential for healthy skin.
The Decline of Age
As we get older our production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid declines. This is when we start noticing imperfections on our faces. When collagen breaks down, the once smooth foundation our skin relied on will develop ruts and longer crevices. Gravity forces our surface skin to fall into these areas, causing wrinkles, lines and folds.
Losing elastin means our skin loses its ability to bounce back and can’t fight gravity the way it used to. Our skin will sag, and the skin around our eyes can look lose and crepey. Losing hyaluronic acid means we need to invest in heavier and more nourishing moisturizers because our skin won’t hold moisture the way it used to. Our skin can look dry, flaky and dull because there isn’t enough moisture to plump up our cells.
All those years in the sun will catch up with you if you haven’t been diligent about applying sunscreen and protecting your face with sunglasses and hats when possible. UV rays increase the rate we lose collagen and change the pigment of our skin. Collagen keeps your skin renewing fresh cells, but the sun will start to change the pigment of those cells so you’re left with sun or age spots and freckles.
There are several lifestyle choices we make that can damage our skin. Many of them we do when we’re young, so we don’t see the negative effect these have on us until we’re older and the damage is already done. These are just a few of the lifestyle choices that will speed up the breakdown of collagen and damage our skin with pollutants and toxins:
- Consuming a diet high in processed foods and sugar
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Not drinking enough water
- A sedentary lifestyle
- Unmanaged long-term stress
Luckily, there are many innovative solutions to our anti-aging concerns. There are treatments and procedures to address any concern you have, but if you’re looking for a great, overall brightening, anti-aging, firming and rejuvenating treatment, we suggest the one-two punch of combining dermaplaning with a chemical peel.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning isn’t a new treatment, but it is becoming incredibly popular because of the amazing and immediate results it produces. This treatment involves your skincare specialist using a medical-grade scalpel and, holding it at a 45-degree angle, gently “scraping” the top layer of dead and dull skin cells, debris and peach fuzz from your face.
The result is baby smooth and bright skin that absorbs products better and allows for better makeup application. When the layer of dead skin cells that acted as a barrier to product absorption is gone, your skin can accept all the nutrients and hydration it needs from your topical treatments.
Get Rid of Peach Fuzz
Face shaving has been a Hollywood secret for decades because of the smooth and soft results it gets. We want to debunk the myth that if you shave your peach fuzz it will grow back darker and/or thicker—it won’t. The hair that is shaved off will grow back exactly the same as it was.
Removing this layer of peach fuzz provides amazing results. Clients rave about how much better their makeup looks because all those fine hairs aren’t impeding its application and wear. Makeup comes off easier, too, because you don’t have a layer of peach fuzz that absorbs makeup and makes it difficult to remove.
What to Expect
Dermaplaning is non-invasive and requires no preparation or downtime afterward. When you arrive for your appointment, your face will be cleaned so your skincare specialist will scrape off cells and not just that day’s dirt or debris.
Your skincare specialist will then scrape their tool gently along your face, picking up everything that was dulling your complexion. Afterward, you may be given a layer of sunscreen and moisturizer to make sure your skin is protected.
Results are immediate. Many clients come in with a dull and tired complexion and leave glowing and radiant. Often, clients will not need makeup after treatment because their skin looks so good. Cells take about 28 days to regenerate, so it’s recommended you come back for follow-up treatments once a month to maintain your results.
Results can be magnified if you couple this treatment with a chemical peel. If you want to increase your results or have more severe issues like moderate lines, sun damage, age spots and skin laxity, this is an amazing first step before receiving a peel treatment.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is one of the most versatile treatments offered because it can be specifically tailored to each client’s needs. Dermaplaning and chemical peels work so well together because the removal of dead cells and peach fuzz allows for deeper penetration and more effective use of the chemical peel.
There are several ingredients that can chemically resurface your skin, like glycolic, trichloroacetic and lactic acid. These can be diluted or combined to form peels that range from very light and superficial to deeper treatments. Your doctor will determine the best peel to meet your needs, learn about your areas of concern and align your treatment with your expected results and aftercare tolerance.
Light peels are used to treat superficial imperfections and give skin a boost when it looks tired. Because these are so gentle, they can be done as often as every two weeks.
This light peel treats superficial sun damage, dark spots, fine lines, and other common aging concerns. Salicylic, phytic and alpha-hydroxy acids work together to brighten and smooth skin. There’s no downtime with this light peel, so it’s perfect for a little pampering before a big event because you don’t have to worry about red or flaky skin.
If you have concerns like wrinkles, moderate sun damage and uneven texture and tone, your doctor may recommend a higher level of peel. These may produce some flaking, which just means the damaged skin cells are being replaced with fresh and healthy cells.
This treatment contains lactic and salicylic acids and is perfect for oily and acne-prone skin. You can enjoy an improvement in the appearance of sun damage, uneven tone, fine lines, and wrinkles. It will also lessen the appearance of acne scars.
This treatment is a great choice for clients wanting to undo some of their time in the sun. Ingredients like alpha-hydroxy, beta-hydroxy and retinoic acids make it suitable for all skin types. Once the damaged layer of skin has sloughed away, a vibrant and rejuvenated complexion is revealed.
If you want to combat sun damage while tackling fine lines and wrinkles and even minimize scarring, this is the peel for you. The treatment contains a penetration enhancer and an anti-irritant to soothe the skin. You’ll see immediate results that will improve over several days after treatment.
These are the heavy hitters of the chemical peel world and will require a bit of downtime. If you have moderate to severe lines, wrinkles and folds or a lot of discoloration, your doctor may recommend this type of peel. If done in one treatment, it is only recommended clients receive one deep peel per year.
This trichloroacetic acid peel is the most potent of all peels offered. Your doctor can control the dilution of TCA to fit your areas of concern and skin type. This peel was created to address the most severe aging concerns. Your doctor will determine the best strength to safely and efficiently help you achieve your goals. While you may experience a little downtime, the results can be life-changing.
What to Expect During a Chemical Peel
Your doctor will apply the chosen peel to your skin using a cotton applicator. As the peel does its job, your skin may whiten, but don’t panic! This just means the exfoliation of skin cells is happening. Your doctor will neutralize the peel or just rinse it off depending on the level of peel being used. A protective cream will be applied to your skin, and then you’re ready to go.
When you’ve had a combination of dermaplaning and chemical peel, your results will be amplified because your skin can better accept the peel treatment. You can expect a glowing, younger-looking and rejuvenated appearance.
If you see signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, uneven tone and texture or skin laxity when you look in the mirror, why put off making an appointment? Call Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN to schedule a consultation. We believe looking young never gets old and want to help you look and feel your best.
Microdermabrasion is a wildly popular skin resurfacing technique that can be used to great effect to reduce the signs of aging and help return your skin’s smooth, supple appearance. It’s a minimally invasive treatment that can renew your overall skin tone and texture, as well as improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne, and more. If you think microdermabrasion may be right for you, call and speak with one of the medical professionals at Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN.
We are a physician-run medical practice that specializes in cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic surgery and can provide you with fast, accurate answers to all of your questions.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
This treatment uses an abrasive instrument, typically microparticles or a diamond-tipped wand, to buff the skin and remove the outermost layer. During treatment, we remove the dead skin cells using a vacuum.
Since it’s a non-surgical procedure, the treatment can be performed by either a dermatologist or an esthetician. While a single treatment can leave the skin feeling softer and smoother, a series of treatments administered over time can improve your skin’s overall texture and tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne (and/or acne scars), enlarged pores, and stretch marks.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are a natural part of aging and show up first on the skin that comes into regular contact with sunlight, such as the hands, neck, face, and forearms. A person’s genetics will determine when wrinkles will appear and how prominent they’ll become. However, there are other factors that can significantly influence the appearance of wrinkles, including age, exposure to UV light, lifestyle habits, and repeated facial expressions.
As we age, our skin naturally becomes less elastic and more fragile. The production of sebum, the skin’s natural oil, decreases over time and the skin can become drier, less elastic, and more wrinkled.
Exposure to UV Light
While the natural aging process eventually leads to wrinkles for all of us, the number one cause of premature aging is exposure to ultraviolet radiation, also known as UV light or sunlight. When your skin is exposed to UV light, it breaks down the skin’s connective tissue, including collagen and elastin fibers which are buried in the deeper layer of your skin (dermis).
These connective tissues act as support for your skin, and as UV light diminishes them, your skin can lose some of its strength and flexibility, causing it to sag and wrinkle prematurely.
Aside from spending too much time in the sun, smoking (or frequent exposure to secondhand smoke) can seriously speed up the normal aging process of your skin. Inhaling tobacco smoke constricts the blood vessels, limiting the amount of oxygen and other vital nutrients that can be transported to your skin cells. With fewer vitamins and nutrients, the skin isn’t able to repair itself as efficiently.
Repeated Facial Expressions
The expressions you make every day when you smile, frown, squint, etc. lead to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as your skin ages. Whenever you use a facial muscle, a groove forms under the skin. As skin ages, it loses its elasticity and its ability to snap back into place, and the grooves become permanent ridges in your face.
Can Premature Wrinkling Be Prevented?
To keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant, there are a few things you can do. Genetics and aging both play a critical role in your skin’s appearance, and the following tips may not prove effective if used without treatment.
Avoid Sun Exposure
Since sunlight is the #1 cause of premature aging, it would follow that limiting your sun exposure will help reduce the sun’s harmful effects on your skin. To help avoid premature aging, limit the time you spend in the sun.
When you go out, try wearing protective clothing such as wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and a long-sleeved shirt (rash guards work well for beach lovers). Also, be sure to use sunscreen whenever you’re going to be spending time outdoors–even in the winter.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 30 or more should suffice. Sunscreen should be applied generously and reapplied every two hours thereafter. If you’re going to be swimming or sweating a lot, you can reapply your sunscreen more frequently.
Don’t Forget Your Skincare Products
If you don’t like the oily feeling some sunscreens can leave on your skin, use skincare products with built-in broad-spectrum sunscreen. Broad-spectrum sunscreens block both UVA and UVB rays, providing you with the best protection.
The more your skin ages, the drier it gets. When your skin is dry, your normally plump, flexible skin cells shrivel up, enhancing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While moisturizing alone won’t prevent wrinkles, it can help rejuvenate dry, shriveled skin cells and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Avoid Smoking Tobacco
Whether you smoked heavily for years or you’re just a social smoker, quitting now has a host of health benefits that come with it; not the least of which being your appearance. You can improve your skin’s quality and texture if you quit smoking.
Research has suggested that there may be certain vitamins and minerals that, when included in your diet, can help protect your skin. More research is needed to determine the exact vitamins, minerals, and amounts necessary to improve your skin tone, but you can start today by eating more fruits and vegetables.
What Can Microdermabrasion Do for the Skin?
The treatment removes pore-clogging, complexion-dulling, dead skin cells and reveals a layer of fresher, smoother skin that lies underneath. It may also boost collagen production and help firm up fine lines and wrinkles over time with multiple treatments.
While the results of microdermabrasion are significant and it has helped countless people achieve their aesthetic goals, it isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment. If you’re looking for something more dramatic results, you may want to look into dermabrasion or one of our other treatments.
There are two main types of treatments, both of which are used to exfoliate the skin. They are crystal and crystal-free microdermabrasion.
During the treatment that uses loose crystals, incredibly fine crystals are shot from a small tube onto your skin and immediately vacuumed back up. It works like a high-powered, high-tech scrub. As the crystals make contact with your skin, they will strip off the outermost layer and are then sucked back up along with the dead skin cells.
The crystal-free version uses a diamond-tipped wand to exfoliate instead of firing the crystals at your skin.
Both treatment types have many benefits. After just one treatment, your skin will be left feeling softer and smoother while looking more radiant. After several treatments, your skin’s texture will improve and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles will diminish, as will acne scars, sun damage, enlarged pores, and stretch marks.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
The treatments are very quick; they generally last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. A typical procedure begins with a technician leading you to the treatment room where you will change into a gown and lie on the bed. The technician will cleanse your face to prep it for treatment, and then they’ll provide you with the treatment.
Afterward, your face will be cleansed once more to remove any stray crystals. Finally, a follow-up application of moisturizer and sunscreen is administered, and you’re done!
Often, microdermabrasion is incorporated into a complete facial treatment. When this happens, you’ll also get a facial mask and massage. If your microdermabrasion treatment is incorporated into a full facial, the time allotted will increase to between 60 and 90 minutes.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary?
The number of treatments you’ll need will depend entirely upon what your end goal is. If you’re looking for a small pick-me-up while you’re out on vacation or wanting to treat yourself, one treatment is enough to leave your skin looking bright and feeling soft.
However, those who are looking for significant improvement for a specific skin issue will probably need several treatments to see the positive effects. The treatment results are cumulative–meaning each successive treatment builds upon the last to help you obtain even better results.
Is the Treatment Painful?
The thought of having tiny crystals fired onto your face or dragged across it via a diamond-tipped wand might seem a bit uncomfortable, but it’s not that bad. Those who have experienced the treatment first-hand have likened it to the rough lick of a cat’s tongue; others have said it feels like a gritty facial massage and a little minor tugging on the skin.
If you’re worried about the pain, you needn’t be. Microdermabrasion works only on the surface of the skin.
What Can You Expect After Treatment?
Since it works only on the surface of the skin, there are few issues regarding any significant side effects. While it’s possible for mild tenderness, swelling, or even bruising to occur, most people experience nothing more than a mild redness to the skin that fades a few hours later. Otherwise, it’s totally fine to go on about your day right after treatment while nobody is the wiser.
Some medicated facial creams, such as acne treatments, toners, and medicated cleansers can burn or sting if applied immediately after treatment. If you use anything like that as part of your skincare routine, you may want to wait a day or so and then continue with your normal routine afterward. Products, including makeup, non-medicated cleansers, and moisturizers, can usually be used immediately after treatment with no problems.
Of course, sunscreen is going to be very important after your treatment. Your skin will be more susceptible to the sun’s harmful UV rays, so applying a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen is important post-treatment.
Can You Do It at Home?
There are a lot of medical treatments available that can be done in the comfort of your own home. Unfortunately, at-home treatments are generally less effective than treatments obtained through a medical professional. The microderm machines you can use at home are not as powerful as those used by medical professionals or estheticians.
Our treatment is a safe, non-invasive, virtually pain-free option for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, skin discoloration, and more. It works by heavily exfoliating the treatment area and revealing the healthier, more robust skin cells beneath. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you’d like to learn more about how microdermabrasion can help you reach your goals, give Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN a call at 615-800-7879 and see what we can do for you.
CoolSculpting is one of the most popular fat-removal techniques in the world because of the many benefits it offers. It is also one of the most popular treatments we offer at Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN. Dr. Bengelsdorf and our professional staff specialize in both minimally invasive surgical techniques and non-surgical body contouring options for the most natural-looking appearance enhancements.
What Is Body Contouring?
Sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough to get the body you want. Stubborn fat can linger even if you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. At Franklin Skin and Laser, we recognize all the hard work you put into achieving your dream body. We offer body contouring treatments to help you reach your goals.
Body contouring, or body sculpting, is a collection of specialized cosmetic treatments that can remove fat, tighten skin, and improve the overall appearance of the body. We offer both non-invasive and surgical body sculpting options with varying technology. This technology for treatment includes freezing temperatures, ultrasound energy, heat, and other methods. During your consultation, we find the perfect treatment option for your needs.
Which Body Contouring Option Does Franklin Skin and Laser Offer?
At Franklin Skin and Laser, we offer a variety of body sculpting options to our clients. Our board-certified surgeon Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf has years of experience delivering spectacular surgical and non-surgical body sculpting results for women and men. The goal is always to produce natural-looking results that work best for your needs.
Below we summarize some of the most popular body sculpting options we offer at Franklin Skin and Laser. Although booking a consultation is the best way to learn which treatment is right for you, the following information can help you get a better understanding of all options available:
Exilis Ultra 360 Skin Tightening
Exilis Ultra 360 is a non-invasive body sculpting treatment that melts stubborn fat in a matter of weeks. This safe and effective treatment requires no downtime, and the innovative technology targets fat cells while protecting the skin. We use Exilis Ultra 360 on several areas of the body, including the abdomen, arms, back, buttocks, face, knees, neck, thighs, and more.
Z-Wave for Cellulite Reduction
Z-Wave treatment is a radial shockwave device that improves the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks without discomfort or downtime. Treatment provokes metabolic activity by increasing the circulation of the blood and lymphatic system.
An improvement in the skin’s structure and connective tissue result from this use of Z-Wave. This treatment also promotes a natural increase in collagen production for firmer and more supple skin.
Abdominoplasty or a “tummy tuck” is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat or skin while restoring muscles in the abdomen. Abdominoplasty results provide a smoother and firmer abdomen for an overall improved appearance. This is one of the surgical options Dr. Bengelsdorf has great skill in performing.
BTL Ultra Femme 360 Feminine Rejuvenation
In as little as eight minutes, the BTL Ultra Femme 360 provides a safe, non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation without downtime. We are the first clinic in the Cool Springs area to offer this groundbreaking technology.
Ultra Femme uses a combination of ultrasound and radiofrequency technology in one device for labial remodeling and vaginal tightening. The process causes the body to produce collagen for ongoing vaginal and vulvar restoration.
At Franklin Skin and Laser, we offer several types of liposuction options to our clients. One technique is the gentle tumescent liposuction, which is the gold standard. Tumescent liposuction can remove fat from nearly every region of the body, including the abdomen, ankles, back, buttocks, calves, chin, flanks, hips, knees, and thighs. Tumescent liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires the exceptional skills Dr. Bengelsdorf provides.
For men who want to remove the fatty tissue in the breasts that contribute to “man boobs,” gynecomastia is our surgical option of choice. Dr. Bengelsdorf performs this outpatient procedure in a safe and discreet environment for men of all ages and circumstances.
Unlike many body sculpting treatments, CoolTone by CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that targets muscles instead of fat. Through the power of magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS) technology, this innovative device enhances muscle tone and strengthens the muscles. CoolTone helps define and strengthen muscles in the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
CoolSculpting is one of the most popular treatments we offer at Franklin Skin and Laser because of the fast, non-invasive treatment times and gradual results it produces. Our clients find that after receiving CoolSculpting treatment for one area, they return for the same incredible benefits in another region of the body. Below we take an in-depth look at this incredible and innovative body sculpting treatment.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, innovative cryolipolysis body sculpting treatment that freezes fat away. This treatment requires no downtime, so you can fit appointments around your schedule. We’ve performed thousands of CoolSculpting treatments at Franklin Skin and laser, and for each treatment, we have a happy client.
If you want to remove stubborn fat without a recovery period, CoolSculpting is an excellent non-surgical option. The FDA approves this technology for several regions of the body, including:
- Bra roll
- Flanks (“love handles”)
Most clients experience a dramatic improvement in as little as one 35 minute session. Depending on the treatment area, you might have a longer session or require more than one session to reach the results you desire.
Our clients love the effects of CoolSculpting so much that they often asked if they could receive treatment on more than one targeted area at once. By popular demand, we are proud to announce that Franklin Skin and Laser is the first facility in the Cool Springs area to offer DualSculpting. DualSculpting allows us to treat two separate targeted areas with CoolSculpting at the same time.
The Superior Cooladvantage Applicator
At Franklin Skin and Laser, we use only the latest technology for CoolSculpting, including the Cooladvantage applicators. The premier Cooladvantage CoolSculpting applicators provide faster treatment times, greater tissue coverage, and maximum comfort.
Our choice of CoolSculpting applicator makes all the difference in your treatment. Because this applicator delivers the most efficient and comfortable results, you’ll receive the best CoolSculpting treatment in our office.
How Does CoolSculpting Get Rid of Fat?
As the name suggests, CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures to remove fat. This Harvard-developed technology, also called cryolipolysis, targets, and cools fat cells to a temperature slightly above freezing while protecting the surrounding cells of other tissues.
Through the use of the specialty Cooladvantage applicator, we offer precision targeting to reach fat faster. The Cooladvantage applicator delivers cold air to fat cells for around 35 minutes. Fat cells can’t survive these cold temperatures and die when exposed to the CoolSculpting treatment.
Where Does the Fat Go After CoolSculpting Treatment?
One of the best reasons to use CoolSculpting is that it works with your body’s own natural processes to remove fat. After the Cooladvantage applicator targets and kills fat cells, there is nowhere for the fat cells to go but out of the body. The body gently escorts these dead fat cells away using a natural process of elimination.
The body is in a constant state of regeneration. Cells die daily, and the body removes them. Cells targeted by CoolSculpting use the very same elimination channels as those the body removes every day. As the fat cells leave the body, treatment results become more noticeable.
When Will I See Results?
Results from CoolSculpting treatment are progressive and gradual. After treatment, the natural process of eliminating the dead fat cells takes between five and twelve weeks. Throughout this timeframe, the body releases fat cells incrementally, which changes the appearance of your body as the days go by.
Many of our clients find that this gradual change is much more desirable than a complete “overnight” transformation. CoolSculpting can provide dramatic results, but because it delivers the results over time, they feel much more natural. CoolSculpting is a subtle and discreet body sculpting treatment.
Is CoolSculpting Permanent?
The fat cells we target during your CoolSculpting treatment are removed permanently. The body removes all the targeted cells from the body in five to twelve weeks and they will never return. However, new fat cells can form. Continuing with your healthy routine of eating a nutritious diet and getting regular exercise can prevent new fat cells from forming and provide the most long-lasting treatment results.
How Will I Feel After Treatment?
CoolSculpting treatment is a short and relaxing process that doesn’t require any downtime. After your session, you are free to resume regular activity and won’t need to take a break from your busy schedule. CoolSculpting is a client favorite because it is one of the fastest and most effective non-surgical fat removal techniques on the market today.
Is CoolSculpting Right for Me?
Our Cool Springs clientele consists of both women and men who visit Franklin Skin and Laser Center for body contouring treatments. CoolSculpting may be right for you if you are close to your ideal body weight but are struggling to get rid of fat pockets. This treatment is also suitable for those who don’t want the downtime or expense associated with surgery.
The only way to know if CoolSculpting is right for you is to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Bengelsdorf at Franklin Skin and Laser Center. During your consultation, we identify your body sculpting objectives and find the perfect treatment option for you.
Is Financing Available?
Health insurance rarely covers CoolSculpting or other cosmetic treatments, but that isn’t any reason not to make a change. Come into our Franklin office to learn more about the variety of financing options we offer our clients.
About Franklin Skin and Laser
Franklin Skin and Laser is a physician-led medical practice operated expert healthcare professionals who specialize in cosmetic surgery and dermatology. You will always receive personalized care from Dr. Bengelsdorf, registered nurses, and licensed clinical aestheticians when visiting our office.
Cosmetic treatment is all about trust, and part of that is knowing that you receive treatment from professionals. Franklin Skin and Laser isn’t a franchise, nor is it a Medspa. It is a medical practice run by Dr. Bengelsdorf. Each member of our staff takes your aesthetic, and skincare needs seriously. Together we develop a program that accentuates your natural beauty.
Steven Bengelsdorf, MD, FACS, is a board-certified surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He uses his combination of technical and artistic skills to achieve superior results for every client.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
Scheduling a free consultation with Dr. Bengelsdorf is the first step you can make toward changing your life and body for the better. Contact Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN today to book a consultation and to learn more about CoolSculpting and all body contouring treatments.
You took a good look in the mirror recently and you didn’t like what you saw. You don’t know how it happened, but your lips look like they are disappearing. There is hardly anything left to pucker up, leaving you with a thin line. Worse yet, you have lines around your mouth and other areas that are making you look older. You don’t know what to do. You’ve tried cosmetics, but these products and techniques can’t give you what you don’t have. All it can do is add the distraction of a splash of color. You need something in Cool Springs that will soften those lines and wrinkles and give your lips volume. Consider fillers.
What are Fillers All About?
Fillers are becoming more and more popular these days, and for good reason. They are a safe way to improve the appearance of your face and/or lips by pumping up the volume when injected into the treatment area. Fillers can be injected directly into the lips, and they can also be injected into the area around your lips to take care of the lines that tend to appear over time.
The most popular types of fillers consist of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is found naturally in your body. Your lips and face will look plumper overall. You can also get rid of those lines and wrinkles that are aging you before your time.
Are Fillers the Right Choice for You?
If you don’t want to undergo surgery and you are looking for a simple fix, fillers could be the answer for you. Again, the filler typically contains hyaluronic acid, so it will not require a skin test. You are less likely to have any kind of negative reaction with this effective form of treatment. Try this filler when you want a face that looks younger once again.
Learn More About Fillers in Cool Springs
If you think that a filler treatment could be the solution for you, make an appointment at Franklin Skin and Laser. Our provider will evaluate your facial features, talk to you about your cosmetic goals, and discuss the results that you can expect from your treatment. If you are ready to have a more youthful look overall, or if you simply want to plump up thin lips, you could be a good candidate for a filler treatment at one of our two offices in Franklin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more. We look forward to speaking with you!