Do you feel self-conscious about laughing or smiling because you worry that it exacerbates the appearance of your double chin? Do you wish there was something you could do to quickly and effectively reduce submental fullness? If so, you’ll be excited to learn that there is a solution. At Worcester Dermatology in Worcester, MA, we offer Kybella, a deoxycholic acid-based injectable fat removal treatment. Keep reading to learn more about it, including how it works.
How Can Kybella Get Rid of a Double Chin?
Kybella can get rid of a double chin in just a couple of simple, painless steps. First, you’ll need to attend an initial evaluation to verify your candidacy for this treatment. If you’re a good fit, we’ll let you know what you need to do to prepare for your injection session. On the day of your treatment, we will clean your skin if it is free from irritation. Then, we will administer 30 to 50 injections into your areas of concern.
If you’re only concerned about a double chin and already at your ideal weight, you may only need 30 injections per treatment session. If you have concerns about excess chin and neck fat and are not yet at your ideal weight, you may need 100 injections per treatment session. When the synthetic bile acid is administered into the area, it immediately starts working to melt the fat cells. The final results of treatment, though, are derived from your own body.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need to Achieve My Desired Results?
Typically, three to four treatment sessions are necessary to achieve the submental region desired. However, this can vary based on many factors, not the least of which are your body fat distribution and the cause of your submental fullness. For instance, you may only need an injection session or two if you are already at your ideal weight. On the other hand, if you are overweight, you may need five or six injection sessions.
How Quickly Can This Treatment Eliminate My Double Chin?
How quickly your double chin can be eliminated with Kybella injections depends on several factors. Among these factors are how much excess fat you have in your submental region and how well you care for yourself after treatment. Generally, the more excess fat you have in your submental region, the longer it will take you to see your final results. Also, you can generally expect to see your final results faster if you focus on caring for yourself after treatment.
The most effective way to speed up your final results is to take very good care of your body’s waste removal system. One of the most effective steps you can take to care for your body’s waste removal system is to prevent dehydration. If you find yourself struggling to hydrate through water consumption alone, you may benefit from eating foods, like produce and broth-based soups, that are high in water. Increasing your sodium intake can also help.
What Else Can I Do to See My Final Results Faster?
Getting 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise most days is another effective step you can take to support your lymphatic system. Aerobic exercise is helpful because it supports your cardiovascular system, which supports your lymphatic system.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Most relatively healthy adults who are concerned about the appearance of their submental region will be considered good candidates for this injectable body contouring treatment. However, it’s not right for everyone. You most likely will not qualify for this treatment if you are underweight or suffering from obesity. This is because the best candidate for this treatment has a moderate amount of excess fat in the chin or neck.
Underweight people may not have enough excess fat to feel satisfied with the end results of their treatment. People suffering from obesity may have so much excess submental fat that satisfactory results cannot be accomplished with a full course of treatments. You also may not be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you have a history of developing keloid scars. Similarly, bleeding problems, heart problems, and diabetes may preclude you from treatment.
How Should I Prepare for Treatment?
It is extremely important that your blood can clot during your appointment. Therefore, it is extremely important that you discontinue the use of drugs and supplements that impede blood clotting. It is also very important that you minimize sun exposure in the weeks leading up to your appointment. We must reschedule your injection session if your submental region is irritated at the time of your appointment.
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Kybella can get rid of a double chin by destroying a significant portion of the fat cells in the area. It starts working right away, but it’s up to your body’s waste removal system to flush out the destroyed fat cells. You can expect to see your desired results in under a year. To find out if you are a good candidate for this injectable fat removal treatment, schedule an evaluation with us now at Worcester Dermatology in Worcester, MA.