Advanced Dermatology and Skin Care Adds New Treatments in February

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February 2016 marked the addition of the fat-reducing Kybella® and Vanquish® to the menu of services at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care. The practice will continue to offer other popular treatments, including BOTOX®, to New Jersey patients.

The team at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care makes a point of giving patients what they need to reclaim their youthful appearance, whether tightening skin with lasers or smoothing out wrinkles with BOTOX®. New Jersey patients have come to expect top-level service from the practice, which is why Dr. Deborah Spey, Dr. Rachael Hartman, and Dr. Kimberly Ruhl have decided to add more treatment opportunities in February: Kybella® and Vanquish®.

Both newly available treatments target fat in localized pockets that resist exercise and dieting, even as fat is reduced elsewhere on the body.

Kybella® is an injectable based on a naturally occurring chemical known as deoxycholic acid, which breaks down dietary fat. Adapted into a prescription cosmetic, this ingredient can be used to disrupt specifically targeted fat cells. The US FDA approved Kybella® in 2015 for use on submental fat, the culprit behind double chins.

Vanquish® uses heat energy to selectively kill off fat cells, leading to slimmer, sleeker body contours. It is cleared to treat circumferential fat on the abdomen, which is stubborn fat that can contribute to love handles and more. The Vanquish® device does not make contact with the skin, but delivers selective heating from an applicator that surrounds but doesn’t touch the abdomen from flank to flank.

Dieting merely shrinks fat cells, leaving them in place to potentially grow again. Since both the Kybella® and Vanquish® treatments destroy fat cells, they are considered to be permanent solutions, as fat that has been physically eliminated from the body can’t return. Patients should note that the treatments have a cosmetic focus and are intended for aesthetic body contouring, not any sort of weight loss or other health reason.

The effects of the Vanquish® and Kybella® treatments can be combined for an overall sleeker and slimmer silhouette. They can also complement other treatments, including dermal fillers, skin resurfacing, or BOTOX®, since the fat-reduction options do not treat the skin itself.

Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care began in 2003 to serve patients seeking restorative medical and aesthetic dermatology in and around Essex County, including Millburn and Livingston. Available dermatology services include help with acne, eczema, and rosacea, as well as cosmetic options. The practice has four doctors on staff: Dr. Deborah Spey, Dr. Rachael Hartman, Dr. Kimberly Ruhl, and Dr. Christopher Kruse, a Mohs surgeon.

To learn more about the new Kybella® and Vanquish®—or any treatment, including the ever-popular BOTOX®—at New Jersey’s Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care, call 973-731-9600 or visit

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