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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Candidates | Palm Springs Medical SpaBotulinum toxin type A, commonly known as Botox, is a clean and proven treatment to mitigate signs of aging from specific areas of the face. Botox med spa injections may be appropriate for healthy people above the age of 18 who are bothered by the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines due to aging effects, heredity factors, disease, or repetitive facial movement.

Individuals with mild to moderate wrinkles and lines on the face are more suited for Botox because botulinum neurotoxin can work to relax the wrinkle forming muscle and soften the wrinkle on the skin surface. The candidate should be aware that the results with Botox are temporary and the treatment may have to be repeated in future for extended benefits. Dr. Q medical spa provides Botox to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

Candidacy Requirements

Ideal candidates for Botox will usually be between the ages of 18 and 65, and having good general health with no history of neuromuscular diseases. If the patient has fairly thick natural skin, or suffers from deep facial scars, asymmetry of the face, or ptosis which causes droopy eyelids, they may benefit from alternatives such as cosmetic filler injections rather than Botox.

Botox med spa treatment will work successfully where overactive underlying facial muscles are causing wrinkle formation. But if the wrinkles are caused due to sinking or weakening of the soft facial tissue, or due to loss of facial volume, Botox may not be effective. For instance, deep nasolabial folds extending from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth are best treated with dermal fillers or grafting rather than Botox.  

 

Reasonable Expectations

Patients with realistic and reasonable expectations will typically make good candidates for Botox injections. They will be required to share their health records, and inform the treatment provider about any habits such as smoking. They will also have to provide information about all types of medications, including herbal supplements and vitamins that they may be currently using. Instructions of the provider in such cases must be carefully followed.

The candidate should have a clear idea beforehand that the results with Botox can vary between two patients. Some patients will have a better response, especially if they have received Botox treatments in the past. In exceptional cases, the improvement with Botox may be insignificant, and an alternative treatment may be required. The candidate should freely discuss their expectations with the provider and choose Botox only if they are ready for it.

 

Who is not a Candidate?

Patients with one or more of the following conditions may not be suitable candidates for Botox:

  • Allergy to one of the Botox ingredients
  • Suffered from side effects of Botox or a variant previously
  • Suffering from an untreated skin infection in the injection site
  • Having asthma or bleeding problems
  • Having recently been through facial surgery

Pregnant or nursing women should also avoid Botox injections. Dr. Q medical spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for Botox.


For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2620.

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More Men Seeking Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction

One of the common aesthetic concerns among men is the appearance of double chin, which may occur due to genetic factors, overweight or obesity, or other reasons. While liposuction surgery is an established and proven solution to address this problem, but many men are keen to avoid surgical options, particularly when they have a busy corporate job or business. Men are more likely to choose a non-surgical treatment for double chin.

With the introduction of a new, cutting edge non-surgical procedure called Kybella, it is now possible to reduce excess submental fat or double chin appearance without surgery. Dr. Q Medical Spa, led by experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q), provides Kybella treatment for both men and women. Kybella has earned the distinction of being the first and only injectable treatment that has been approved by the FDA for double chin reduction. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

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Suitable Male Candidates

Contrary to popular perception, men are likely to feel almost equally unhappy as women with the poor facial aesthetics caused due to the appearance of a double chin. Prolonged downtime and potential risks involved in a surgical procedure may deter many busy men from seeking a solution. This is where Kybella med spa procedure can serve as an effective, non-surgical alternative to reduce unwanted submental fat tissue.

The treatment provider will try to ensure that the male candidate should have a stable body weight before recommending Kybella injectable solution. Accumulated, stubborn fat tissue in the area below the chin is hard to eliminate with diet or exercise. Therefore, Kybella injections can help achieve the patient’s aesthetic goals without surgery.

Dr. Q Medical Spa is a leading facility offering the latest range of non-invasive procedures, including Kybella injections. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby locations have an opportunity to receive Kybella and other treatments at the medical spa.

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Kybella Popularity among Men

In a normal situation, only about one in ten patients is keen to seek an aesthetic procedure at a cosmetic surgery office, and the remaining patients are women. However, this pattern seems to be changing dramatically at least with respect to Kybella procedure. As many as half of the patients seeking Kybella injectable solution at a cosmetic surgery practice may be males. On some days, the number of male visitors seeking Kybella may even surpass that of females.

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Challenges for Men in Suits

A majority of men working in various professions or businesses are expected to follow the norm of a formal wear at work. However, those men who have a double chin may find it uncomfortable to sustain with a formal suit and tie all day long.

It is easy to find corporate men trying to adjust their neck often while they are wearing a top-buttoned shirt and a necktie. As a result, a non-surgical treatment such as Kybella is proving to be a boon for such men, who are lining up to receive this solution in order to eliminate their double chin.

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2620.

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FDA Approves Kybella Treatment for Fat below the Chin

Excess fat deposits below the chin can give an unsightly appearance of double chin. Liposuction cosmetic surgery is usually recommended to treat this condition, but some patients may be reluctant to choose an elective surgery procedure. For all such patients, a new and revolutionary non-surgical treatment called Kybella is now available.

Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a leading plastic surgeon providing state of the art surgical and as well as non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Q offers cutting edge injectable solution called Kybella to address stubborn fat pockets below the chin. She receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

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FDA Approval

The US Food and Drug Administration has recently given its approval to Kybella for the treatment of moderate to severe fat tissue below the chin, which is called submental fat. This makes Kybella the first and only injectable treatment for submental fat to receive the FDA approval. Kybella is exclusively created to reduce fats in the submental area only.

Extensive tests and trials have been conducted to determine the safety and efficacy of Kybella for fat reduction under the chin. Excellent test results as well as positive patient feedback have encouraged leading cosmetic surgeons such as Dr. Q to offer Kybella non-surgical alternative.

How does it Work?

Kybella is based on deoxycholic acid that is naturally produced in the human body. This substance is designed to help the body absorb fats. When Kybella is injected into the submental fat tissue, it causes the physical destruction of the cell membrane. With this treatment, the unwanted fat cells are eliminated.

If injected wrongly, it may cause undesirable destruction of healthy skin cells. Therefore, it is important to choose a trained and experienced treatment provider for Kybella. Dr. Q Medical Spa and plastic surgery practice are equipped to provide this treatment to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas.

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Choosing an Expert

For an advanced injectable procedure such as Kybella, it is very important to receive the injections only from a recognized and certified expert. According to Amy G. Egan, M.D., M.P.H., deputy director of the Office of Drug Evaluation III in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Kybella treatment should only be provided by licensed healthcare professionals.

At the same time, the patients should be fully aware of the potential risks associated with the use of the drug. Egan says that it is important to remember that Kybella is only approved for the treatment of submental fat, and whether it is suitable for other areas of the body is not yet known.

Treatment Protocol

Kybella is administered in the injection form directly into the fat tissue below the chin. Patients can receive multiple injections in a single treatment session. Up to six treatments may be received by a patient, but treatment sessions should be spaced at least a month apart. Kybella drug is currently available in single patient use vials, and it must not be mixed or diluted with any other compounds that are on the market.

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For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2620.

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