Do you wear short-sleeved turtlenecks in the summer because you feel like your neck makes you look older or heavier than you really are? Do you long for cold winter nights, so you can go outside with your neck wrapped up in a scarf? Do you avoid photographs because you don’t like looking at your chin? If so, you may be a good fit for Kybella at Perfect Skin Center in Scottsdale, AZ.
Is Kybella Permanent?
Yes, Kybella (deoxycholic acid injection) results are permanent on paper. This is because past the age of 25 the human body cannot produce any new fat cells. Since this injectable improves your contours by destroying fat cells, you will never have as many fat cells in the treatment area once your injections are complete. Nonetheless, you need to understand that your ideal contours may not be permanent.
This treatment is designed to treat submental fullness, and the appearance of your chin and neck can be improved by the destruction of some of the localized fat cells. However, you should know that submental fullness can also be caused by poor posture and the effects of gravity on the skin. While the destroyed fat cells will never return, your skin may sag in the future, making you look older once again.
How Quickly Does This Treatment Work?
Deoxycholic acid injections work incredibly quickly. The acid breaks down the walls of the fat cells it comes into contact with almost immediately. Notably, some people report feeling that they look slimmer as soon as their treatment session is over. However, you should understand that you will not be able to see your final results right away.
Destroying the localized fat cells is only the first step on the journey to slimmer chin and neck contours. The second step occurs in the weeks following your injection session. Once the fat cells are destroyed, it is up to your lymphatic system to recognize the waste for what it is, process it, and flush it out. How efficient your lymphatic system is will determine how quickly you are able to see the final results of your injection session.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need To See My Ideal Results?
Numerous factors affect how many treatment sessions you will need to see your ideal results. For example, the more severe your excess fat deposits are, the more treatment sessions you will need to finally feel confident in your appearance.
You can generally expect to need between one and six treatment sessions depending on the amount of excess fat you have, the condition of your skin, and other factors. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your goals and evaluate your concerns, so we can advise you on how many sessions you should need accurately.
How Soon Will I Be Able To See My Final Results?
You should be able to see your final results approximately one to seven months after your first injection session. You can generally expect it to take between four and six weeks for your lymphatic system to flush out all of the fat cells destroyed during your treatment session. Also, you can generally expect that it will take longer to see the full results of each treatment if you have a greater amount of excess fat.
Usually, treatment sessions are spaced around four weeks apart so we can gauge your progress and provide you with the best possible dose for your needs. Therefore, if you need six sessions spaced four weeks apart and it takes four weeks after your treatment for your results to materialize, it will take approximately seven months to feel satisfied with your results. On the other hand, it will only take four to six weeks if you need only one session.
What Can I Do To See My Final Results Faster?
To see your final results as quickly as possible, you need to do everything you can to ensure your lymphatic system is running like a fine-tuned motor. One of the most important steps to take is to make sure you are hydrated. If you’re having trouble getting or staying hydrated, you may find it helpful to keep a large water bottle next to you during the day to help you remember to drink. You also may benefit from setting alarms on your phone or computer.
Another effective step you can take to boost the efficiency of your lymphatic system is to get a lymphatic massage. If you seek out a masseuse, though, just make sure that they are certified to provide lymphatic massages. You should also keep in mind that your diet will play a large role in the speed at which your final results become apparent. The more nutritiously you eat, the more efficient your lymphatic system will be.
What Else Can I Do To Speed Up My Final Results?
Getting lots of aerobic exercise will also help you see your final fat removal results faster. This is because your lymphatic system is supported by your cardiovascular system, and your cardiovascular system is strengthened by aerobic exercise.
As a general rule of thumb, you should aim to get five hours of moderate aerobic activity weekly if you are trying to lose weight. If you feel this is too great of a time commitment, aim to get 2.5 hours of intense activity.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
To find out whether you are a good candidate for deoxycholic acid injections, you need to attend an initial evaluation with an aesthetic expert. If you’re an adult who is concerned about submental fullness, there is a good chance that you will qualify for this treatment. However, there are a number of factors that must be considered carefully before a final determination can be made.
For example, you will be considered a poor fit for this treatment if you are not confident you can maintain your weight once your course of treatments is complete. The reason weight maintenance is important is that this treatment only removes a portion of the fat cells in the treatment area. The fat cells that remain in the treatment area can still expand in the event of a caloric surplus.
Who Else Is a Poor Fit for This Treatment?
If you are considering this treatment to improve the appearance of your neck and chin, you should know that you will not qualify for this treatment if you are nursing or pregnant. Furthermore, this treatment may not be the best fit for you if you have only recently started breastfeeding. During your initial evaluation, we will discuss your health thoroughly to confirm that this treatment will be safe.
There are certain medical conditions that will preclude you from qualifying for Kybella. As an example, you will not be able to get this treatment if the treatment area is sunburned at the time of your appointment. As another example, certain heart conditions will disqualify you for this treatment due to the necessity of not taking NSAIDs and other blood thinners in advance of your treatment session.
What Else Will I Need To Do To Prepare for My Treatment Session?
In addition to not taking blood thinners before your treatment, there are several things you should do. For example, since your blood pressure needs to be within a healthy range at the time of your treatment session, you need to avoid drinking alcohol and smoking in the days leading up to your treatment session. Our practitioners will give you all the information you need on how to be prepared before you come in for treatment.
The Bottom Line
Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable fat removal treatment on the market. It has been used for years to treat submental fullness quickly, safely, painlessly, and effectively. There are a number of benefits of this treatment, and one of the most compelling benefits is how long the results of the treatment last.
Learn How You Can Achieve Your Desired Contours Today
The fat removal results of Kybella will last forever, but your ideal contours may not. To ensure your ideal contours remain for as long as possible, make sure that you mind your posture and manage your weight. If you think this treatment is a good fit for you, contact us today at Perfect Skin Center in Scottsdale, AZ to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to help you achieve contours that you can be proud of.