Do you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your submental region? Do you wish there was something you could do to improve the appearance of your chin and jawline? Do you cover your neck in turtlenecks and scarves? If so, Kybella (deoxycholic acid) injections at Premier Dermatology and Mohs Surgery of Atlanta in Alpharetta, GA may be appropriate for you. Today, we’re taking a closer look at this treatment, including the longevity of the results.
How Long Does Kybella Last?
One of the most significant advantages of Kybella injections is that the fat removal results of the treatment will last a lifetime. Individual physiologies vary, but most adults stop being able to grow new fat cells when they reach the age of 25. The deoxycholic acid in the formula destroys a large percentage of the fat cells in the treatment areas. Over time, your lymphatic system flushes out the dead fat cells and they are gone for good.
How Soon Will I See My Treatment Results?
Generally, you can expect to see your ideal results in one to seven months. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your cosmetic goals, evaluate your current aesthetic, and advise you on how many treatment sessions you will need to achieve your results. To give you a general idea, you can expect to need around one or two treatment sessions if poor posture or sagging skin is causing your submental fullness.
You can expect to need three or four treatment sessions if your submental fullness can be attributed to a mild or moderate amount of excess fat. If the cause of your submental fullness is a severe amount of excess fat, you should expect to need five or six treatment sessions. Each treatment session is scheduled approximately four to six weeks apart, and it may take between four and six weeks after each session for all of the fat to be flushed out.
How Can I See My Final Results Faster?
The only way to see your final results faster is to boost the efficiency of your lymphatic system. If you’re dehydrated, you can accomplish this by consuming enough hydrating fluids that your urine becomes pale. You may not feel thirsty, but until your urine is pale, you have not consumed enough fluids to be hydrated. If you’re struggling to drink enough water, you can get hydrating fluids from other sources, like:
- Sparkling water
- Fruit-infused water
- Broth-based soup
- Coconut water without added sugar
Eating nutritiously can also help you boost the efficiency of your lymphatic system. Just like every other system in your body, your lymphatic system needs clean fuel to burn so it has the energy to do what it needs to do. At the same time as you’re making sure to get your RDA of micronutrients, you should make a conscious effort to minimize the amount of processed foods and beverages you consume. Processed products will slow your lymphatic system.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
To verify that Kybella injections are appropriate for you, it is imperative that you attend an initial consultation. Several steps must be taken to ensure this treatment will be safe and effective for you. One such step is verifying you are generally healthy enough to receive this treatment safely. For example, we need to know about any bleeding or chronic skin disorders you suffer from. Be prepared to discuss your medical history in detail.
Also, we need to verify that you are currently healthy enough to receive these injections. For instance, it is crucial that you have not been ill within two weeks of your scheduled injection session. Furthermore, regardless of your health, you will not be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are nursing or with child. If you are currently trying to become pregnant, you should postpone this treatment.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?
Another step we must take to verify your candidacy for this treatment is ensuring that you can follow all preparation steps required of you before your injections are administered. One of the most important preparation steps is wearing protective sunscreen diligently in the 14 days leading up to your scheduled injection session. You should be prepared to wear sunscreen diligently until your final results are achieved.
It is imperative that you wear sunscreen diligently in the two weeks leading up to your appointment because your skin can’t be irritated at the time of your appointment. You need to wear sunscreen diligently in the two weeks following each session because you need to protect your skin from sun damage and irritation as it heals from the dozens of injections.
The Bottom Line
Once the deoxycholic acid in the Kybella injections destroys your fat cells, your body will not be able to replace them with new fat cells. Therefore, the results of this treatment are considered permanent. However, it is possible to need touch-up sessions in the future if your submental fullness is caused by poor posture, bad genes, or the natural aging process. Schedule an appointment at Premier Dermatology and Mohs Surgery of Atlanta in Alpharetta, GA to learn more.