Do you have horizontal bands of fat around your neck that are unresponsive to diet and exercise? Do you feel self-conscious due to a soft chin changing the appearance of your jawline? If so, you may be considered a good candidate for injectable fat removal. Today, our aesthetic experts at Worcester Dermatology in Worcester, MA are exploring what Kybella is used for, how long the results last, and much more.
What Is Kybella Used for?
Kybella is used to treat submental fullness. This is accomplished thanks to the synthetic deoxycholic acid in the formula. Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid that your gut produces to break down dietary fat. However, when this prescription medication is administered into the chin and neck, it destroys the walls of the fat cells in the chin and neck, causing them to release their stored energy.
Be advised, in some cases, only one treatment session is required to achieve ideal results. However, in other cases, up to six injection sessions are required to achieve ideal results. How many sessions you will need depends on the cause of your submental fullness and the severity. We will advise you on how many sessions you will need to achieve your desired results once we have evaluated your chin and neck.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment Session?
Regardless of how many vials of Kybella you need per treatment, you shouldn’t expect your injections to take 10 minutes to complete. However, your entire treatment session may take between 15 and 30 minutes because we first must inspect the treatment area to ensure that your skin is not irritated.
Also, some people request a topical numbing cream prior to the injections. If you opt for a topical numbing cream to keep you numb during your injection session, you will have to wait approximately 15 minutes for the anesthetic to take effect. Before you decide whether you want to receive topical anesthesia before your injections, keep in mind that the medication is administered with a tiny needle, so you will only feel a little pressure during your treatment.
How Quickly Will I See the Results of My Treatment?
You can expect to start seeing your treatment results approximately two weeks after your first injection session. However, you will not be able to see the final results of your treatment until four to six weeks after your final treatment session. How long it will take for you to see your results depends on how efficient your lymphatic system is.
To see your results faster, you need to take steps to improve the efficiency of your lymphatic system. One of the simplest steps you can take to improve the efficiency of your lymphatic system is to stay hydrated. Typically, around three quarters of a gallon of hydrating fluids is required for optimal hydration. To tell whether you’re hydrated, make sure that your urine is pale. If it is clear, you are overhydrated. If it is dark, you are dehydrated.
What Else Can I Do To See My Final Results Faster?
Another simple step you can take to see your final fat removal results faster is to squeeze more physical activity into your day. Your lymphatic system is supported by your circulatory system, and physical activity supports your circulatory system. Typically, it is advisable to get 2.5 hours of moderate exercise per week. However, when your goal is fat loss, you should get five hours of moderate exercise per week.
Note, if you feel like you don’t have five hours to commit to exercise, that’s okay. You can get the same benefits of five hours of moderate exercise with 2.5 hours of vigorous exercise. Also, keep in mind that even if you can’t get in 2.5 hours of vigorous exercise, the more you exercise, the faster you will see your results. You can also improve your lymphatic system’s efficiency by:
- Getting a lymphatic massage
- Minimizing consumption of processed foods
- Eating plenty of nutritious foods
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You need to come in for an initial evaluation to find out whether you are a good candidate for this treatment. If you are at least 18 years of age, you will probably qualify for this fat removal treatment. However, we need to discuss your cosmetic goals, review your health history, and evaluate your areas of concern to verify that this treatment is appropriate for you.
Who Isn’t a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Certain medical conditions will preclude you from qualifying for your treatment. For example, this fat removal treatment is not ideal for you if you have thin blood or you are require to take blood-thinning drugs daily per your doctor’s orders.
Schedule Your Initial Evaluation Now
Kybella is used to eliminate excess fat from the chin and neck. This is accomplished following one to six injection sessions involving roughly 20 to 50 injections per treatment session, and final results can typically be seen roughly one to seven months following the first treatment session. Contact us today at Worcester Dermatology in Worcester, MA to schedule your initial evaluation and find out whether this fat removal treatment is right for you.