Lehigh Valley, PA, August 25, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection, the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug available that contours and improves the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness, sometimes referred to as a “double chin,” is now available in Center Valley and Lansdale, PA. Submental fullness is a common, yet under-treated aesthetic condition that is often resistant to diet and exercise alone and influenced by several factors, including aging, genetics and weight gain.
“We are excited to be the first aesthetic practice in Lansdale and the the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area to be able to offer KYBELLA™ to our patients. I have been trained on the proper technique for administering the treatment for the safety of my patients,” said Dr. Thomas E. Young.
Each in-office treatment session with KYBELLA™ is typically 15-20 minutes. When injected into subcutaneous fat, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved with KYBELLA™, re-treatment is not expected.
With this nonsurgical treatment, many patients experience visible results in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Up to six treatments may be administered. Treatment with KYBELLA™ is customized by Young Medical Spa® to the patient’s aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile.
The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and formation of areas of hardness in the treatment area. In clinical trials, the incidence and severity of most side effects decreased with subsequent KYBELLA™ treatments. KYBELLA™ can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.
KYBELLATM has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which 1,600 have been treated with KYBELLATM.
To learn more, please visit www.YoungMedicalSpa.com or www.mykybella.com.
About Thomas E. Young, M.D.
Thomas E. Young, M.D. is the Owner and Medical Director of Young Medical Spa®. He began performing SmartLipo™ soon after it's FDA approval and was the first physician to introduce awake tumescent laser liposuction to the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. He has extensive training from across the Country with the World's foremost leaders in body sculpting, fat transfer and stem cell procedures. Dr. Young is also one of the few physicians in the U.S. trained to perform Stem Cell Enhanced Natural Breast Augmentation.
Dr. Young also was the first physician to perform Vaser® LipoSelection, SlimLipo™, Liposonix®, Cellulaze™, Stem Cell Enriched Fat Transfer Natural Breast Augmentation, Stem Cell Face Lift, Brazilian Butt Lift, and NeoGraft™ Hair Restoration in the region. He has performed well over 3500 procedures and is a CME certified Awake Tumescent Liposuction Training Facility with physicians traveling far distances to learn his techniques. Young Medical Spa® is also a Center of Excellence for Cynosure.
Dr. Young is Double Board-Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, is a native of the Lehigh Valley, and has been practicing medicine in the Valley for over 25 years.
He received an award for “Best Overall Body Makeover (a combination of procedures)” at “THE Aesthetic Awards™” during “THE Aesthetic Show™” in Las Vegas, NV. He was voted “Leading Aesthetic Physician” in the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 “Who's Who in Business” for the Lehigh Valley, and was twice voted “Best Aesthetic Physician” by Lehigh Valley Magazine's “Best of the Valley” Readers Poll.
He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and other associations of importance.
About Young Medical Spa®
In addition to being voted “Best Medical Spa” in the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Morning Call’s “Readers Choice Awards,” Young Medical Spa® also was voted “One of the Top Ten Medical Spas in the U.S.” by SpaFinder in 2009.
Young Medical Spa® provides the latest in cosmetic medical treatments in Center Valley, Lansdale, and surrounding areas. Young Medical Spa® provides personalized programs so that each client’s needs are addressed on an individual basis. Services include: The Young hCG Physician-Supervised Diet Program, Stem Cell Enriched Fat Transfer Natural Breast Augmentation, SmartLipo™, SlimLipo™, Vaser® LipoSelection, Liposonix®, CoolSculpting®, Cellulaze™, VelaShape™, NeoGraft™ Hair Restoration, Pain-Free Laser Hair Reduction, Laser Vein Removal, Sclerotherapy, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Pellevé™ Skin Tightening, IPL Photo Facials, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), BOTOX®, Dysport®, Juvéderm™, Voluma®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Radiesse®, ArteFill®, and Belotero®. Young Medical Spa® also offers a variety of facials, chemical peels, and DiamondTip™ microdermabrasion.
Consultations are complimentary and financing is available. For more information call the Center Valley office at 610-798-7546, or the Lansdale office at 215-362-7546.
KYBELLA™ is the first and only approved injectable drug for contouring moderate to severe submental fullness, a condition that is commonly referred to as a double chin. KYBELLA™ is a non-human and non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.i When injected into subcutaneous fat, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.ii
KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults.
The safe and effective use of KYBELLA™ for the treatment of subcutaneous fat outside the submental region has not been established and is not recommended.
Important Safety Information
What is KYBELLA™?
KYBELLA™ is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”
It is not known if KYBELLA™ is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.
Who should not receive KYBELLA™?
You should not receive KYBELLA™ if you have an infection in the treatment area.
Before receiving KYBELLA™, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you: Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA™ will harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA™ passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA™).
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).
What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA™?
KYBELLA™ can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.
The most common side effects of KYBELLA™ include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA™. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.