Dr. Anna Guanche, “Dr. Beauty” is One of the First in the Country to Offer Kybella™, the First and Only FDA Approved Injectable Product to Treat the “Double Chin”

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Kybella is a newly approved compound that dissolves submental chin fat or "double chin" without surgery. Dr. Anna Guanche of Bella Skin Institute is one of the first physicians in Southern California to offer this procedure and she will be training other physicians to perform this technique.

Dr. Anna Guanche Dermatologist and Beauty Expert Bella Skin Institute

Dr Guanche preparing a Kybella injection

Now we can truly sculpt the face with a needle

KYBELLATM (deoxycholic acid) injection, the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug available that contours and improves the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness, often referred to as a “double chin,” is now available in Southern California. 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 one of the first dermatology offices in the United States to be able to offer KYBELLA™ to patients. I have been trained on the proper technique for administering the treatment for the safety of my patients,” said CEO/Founder of Bella Skin Institute, Dr. Anna Guanche, aka Dr. “Beauty".

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 Dr. Guanche 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 http://www.bellaskininstitute.com.

About Dr. Anna Guanche and Bella Skin Institute:
Dr. Beauty has been a sought after dermatologist to the stars for many years. Her beauty expertise has been featured on several shows such as Extra, The Doctors, and TLC’s Ten Years +Younger as she specializes in non-invasive skin rejuvenation. Dr. Beauty has been voted Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine and Top Doctor by Ventura Blvd Magazine for the past three years consecutively. She is a permanent columnist for Calabasas Style Magazine where she describes some of the most popular and cutting edge procedures for skin renewal and overall skin rejuvenation.

Dr. Guanche is a renowned specialist and celebrity dermatologist, who has appeared on Extra and The Doctors to share her knowledge.

The state-of-the-art Bella Skin Institute facility has been designed to be warm and engaging while focusing on providing clients with the newest, most innovative procedures available to perfect skin. We use highly advanced equipment and specialize in procedures that require little or no downtime for the convenience of our clients. Bella Skin Institute is dedicated to combining medical science and cosmetic beauty to provide each client with customized treatments to meet their needs, from dermatology services to minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, performed at the facility. Procedures performed include resurfacing, laser hair removal, Fraxel™ Ultherapy®, Velashape II, facial peels, Thermage™, mini lift, blepharoplasty and tumescent liposuction; the latest injectables including Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel, Radiesse™, Voluma™, Belotero and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections for wrinkle removal-- and now Kybella ™. Aesthetic services include SilkPeel microdermabrasion and dermalinfusion, dermaplaning; facials; and waxing. General dermatology services include skin cancer screening and surgery, acne, rashes, eczema, and more. http://www.bellaskininstitute.com

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.

Dr. Beauty is available for in-person or telephone interviews.
For inquiries about Kybella ™, Anna D Guanche MD, or Bella Skin Institute, please contact
info@bellaskininstitute.com or call 818-225-0117 for more information

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