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15
Aug

Kybella Versus Mesotherapy

Aspen, Colo. – At the recent edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), an expert explained differences between Kybella and its predecessor, mesotherapy. One attendee noted that mesotherapy treatments for submental fat have been available internationally for decades. However, said Vic Narurkar, M.D., these injections typically involve nonstandardized combinations of phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholic acid, often with...
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10
Aug

Kybella Nonresponders?

Aspen, Colo. – At the summer Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), attendees learned that maximizing satisfaction with Kybella treatments requires well-educated patients. “What do you do with a person who says nothing happened after Kybella treatment? Fortunately, we haven’t had that issue,” said Vic Narurkar, M.D. “We are so diligent in explaining what to expect. We learned...
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8
Aug

Kybella: Big Bang Theory

Aspen, Colo. – The success of submental fat treatments rests heavily on patient education and expectations, said experts at the summer Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC). “With Kybella,” said Vic Narurkar, M.D., “the results and satisfaction rates over time are incredible. It’s not as much about technique, but about assessment, setting goals and education. The hardest part...
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1
Aug

Kybella Injection “Tricks”

Aspen, Colo. – At the summer edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Drs. Sherman and Narurkar illustrated how to optimize Kybella (deoxycholic acid) injections. Deborah Sherman, M.D., compared the typical submental injection area to the silhouette of a bat. “In the middle, it’s got a thick body. As it goes laterally, it extends like bat...
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27
Jul

Kybella Response Rates

Aspen, Colo. – At the summer Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), attendees learned that for the submental area, injectable lipolysis offers a higher response rate than other methods that kill fat cells. Deborah Sherman, M.D., said that in Kybella clinical trials, “We had less than 10% nonresponders. We know that every time deoxycholate hits a fat cell,...
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21
Jul

Kybella Commitment

Aspen, Colo. – Successful injectable fat reduction requires balancing speed of results with patients’ tolerance for downtime, said an expert at the recent Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC). Adding a little levity, said Deborah Sherman, M.D., “Throughout the US, but especially in the South, we tend to be are fatter, because we love our fried chicken and...
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17
Jul

Submental Anatomy Part 2

Aspen, Colo. – At the 2017 edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), attendees learned about the composition of the submental area during the cadaver dissection session. Males tend to have less subplatysmal fat than females, said Paul Afrooz, M.D. Demonstrating on a male cadaver, he said, “There’s a highly variable amount of fat between the...
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14
Jul

Submental Anatomy

Aspen, Colo. – At the 2017 edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), attendees learned about the composition of the submental area during the cadaver dissection session. Dissector David Sieber, M.D., said the submental area is relatively straightforward. “There are 3 main areas of the neck as it relates to Kybella. These are the skin, the...
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