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Body Sculpting Specialist

Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center

Cosmetic, Medical, & Surgical Dermatologists & Research Clinic located in Santa Monica, CA

Despite your best efforts, diet and exercise may not be enough to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. But that doesn’t mean surgery is your only option. At Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center in Santa Monica, California, board-certified dermatologist Paul Yamauchi, MD, PhD, offers non-surgical, non-invasive body sculpting to improve your figure and profile. To learn more about body sculpting and how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Body Sculpting Q & A

What is body sculpting?

Body sculpting refers to aesthetic treatments aimed at improving the shape of your body by removing unwanted pockets of fat, improving muscle tone, and tightening your skin. 

Body sculpting techniques aren’t intended to help you achieve comprehensive weight loss. Rather, they aim to fine-tune areas that are resistant to diet and exercise once you’ve achieved a normal size.

Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center specializes in body sculpting and offers the innovative non-invasive tools, CoolSculpting® and Kybella®, to improve the shape of your body, face profile, and the tone of your muscles. 

How does CoolSculpting help with body sculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment. The innovative body sculpting tool uses a process called cryolipolysis, which targets the fat cells under your skin, freezes them, and ultimately destroys the cells. Your body then removes the destroyed fat cells from your body through normal metabolic processes.

CoolSculpting effectively removes fat from many areas of the body, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Upper arm
  • Lower buttocks
  • Back
  • Flanks
  • Under the chin

The body sculpting effects of CoolSculpting are permanent, but for long-term results, it’s important to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weight. If you do gain significant weight, it’s possible for cells not destroyed in the freezing process to plump back up.

What does Kybella have to do with body sculpting? 

Kybella is an injectable compound that permanently destroys submental fat, or the fat in your chin. This chin fat can make you look older and larger than you actually are, causing you to feel unhappy with your appearance.

Kybella uses the active ingredient deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring stomach acid that’s instrumental in breaking down and digesting fat cells. When injected into key areas of your chin, fat shrivels up and dies and is eliminated by your immune system. 

Most people benefit from a series of treatments scheduled about one month apart. Each treatment is quick, nearly painless, and requires no downtime. 

With Kybella treatments, you achieve a noticeable improvement in the shape and profile of your chin. You’ll feel more confident, appear refreshed, and have a profile that matches a slimmer physique. 

To learn more about the non-surgical body sculpting tools available at Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center, call the office or request an appointment online today.