SculpSure: The Fat-Dissolving Laser

Written by Dr. Paul M. Graham Over the past decade, dermatologists and researchers have worked diligently to develop a nonsurgical body contouring device that effectively eliminates stubborn body fat. Today, there are many ways to destroy fat cells via cold temperatures, injectable medications, or even energy-based heating. The FDA has approved the use of SculpSure®,Continue reading “SculpSure: The Fat-Dissolving Laser”

Coolsculpting Craze: Freezing the Fat Away

Written by Dr. Paul M. Graham Many of you have heard about Coolsculpting, otherwise known as cryolipolysis, from television commercials, internet ads, or by recommendation/personal testimony from your friends, but do you know how this popular procedure actually works? With over 10 million cosmetic procedures performed each year, noninvasive body contouring treatments such as cryolipolysisContinue reading “Coolsculpting Craze: Freezing the Fat Away”

Liquid Hand Rejuvenation

Paul M. Graham, DO Merz Radiesse Dermal Filler – total of 4 mL of calcium hydroxyapatite *After photo taken approximately 24 hours post-operatively Radiesse® is a synthetic semi-permanent filler used to correct fine lines/wrinkles on the face and volume loss on the back of the hands. This product was developed by Merz Aesthetics and was FDA-approved forContinue reading “Liquid Hand Rejuvenation”

My Experiment with Kybella (Deoxycholic Acid)

Written by Dr. Paul M. Graham Continuing from last weeks article (Kybella: An Injectable Fat-Dissolving Medication), I want to demonstrate to all of our readers how Kybella works on destroying fat cells. After spending some time searching for actual pathology photos (under the microscope) of Kybella’s effect on fat cells, I came up empty-handed. This sparked myContinue reading “My Experiment with Kybella (Deoxycholic Acid)”

Kybella: An Injectable Fat-Dissolving Medication

Written by Dr. Paul M. Graham In April 2015, the FDA approved the use of a novel medication known as Kybella for the treatment of submental (underchin) fat. This medication is identical to a natural substance called deoxycholic acid found in the gastrointestinal tract of the human body. Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid that is produced as aContinue reading “Kybella: An Injectable Fat-Dissolving Medication”