You long for days gone by when your jawline was well-defined and your chin was strong. You eat right and exercise often in an attempt to smooth out the fat bands around your neck. However, despite your best efforts, you are still plagued by submental fullness. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how hard you work to achieve your desired aesthetic. You need Kybella injections at Dermatology & Skin Care Associates in Mason, OH. Here’s how long they last.
How Long Will Kybella Results Last?
Kybella results will last a lifetime if your soft profile is caused by too much subcutaneous fat. Adipose tissue cells are unique in that your body can’t make any more once you reach the age of 25. Since this treatment works by using synthetic deoxycholic acid to destroy fat cells, your profile will forever be slimmer.
The simple truth of the matter is that you won’t have as many fat cells in the area to store fat. Since there is a limit to how far adipose tissue cells can expand to store fat, even if your submental fullness starts to return, your chin will never be as large as it was before treatment. However, if your submental fullness is caused by sagging skin, there is a chance that you will need a follow-up treatment later in life.
How Quickly Will I See the Results of My Treatment?
The deoxycholic acid in this injectable fat removal treatment starts working right away. In fact, people often report that they feel their profile is slimmer once their injections are complete. This perception is due to the fact that the adipose tissue cells release the fat they were storing when the acid destroys the cells’ walls. However, it is up to your body to provide the final results of this treatment.
One of the reasons why this fat removal treatment is so popular is its non-invasive nature. There are no incisions required to eliminate the fat, so there is no downtime or recovery period. However, since a suction device isn’t removing the excess fat at the time of the treatment, you need to wait for your lymphatic system to eliminate the dead fat cells. Typically, this takes between four and six weeks.
How Many Injection Sessions Will I Need?
You may require anywhere from one to six injection sessions to eliminate enough fat to sculpt your ideal profile. Most of the time, only one or two sessions are required when submental fullness is caused by poor posture, genetics, or aging skin. On the other hand, five or six injection sessions are often required when the submental fullness is severe and caused by excess fat deposits.
Usually, injection sessions are spaced one month apart. Therefore, if you have moderate fat-related submental fullness and need three treatment sessions, you can expect to see your final results roughly four months after your first session. We will advise you on how many sessions you should need during your consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
We can’t advise you on whether you are a good candidate for Kybella injections unless you come in for an initial consultation. Before we make a determination, we need to discuss your goals, review your health, and evaluate your areas of concern. However, we can tell you that you will probably be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are at least 18 years of age and concerned about fat- or aging-related submental fullness.
Who Isn’t a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You won’t be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you have nursed your infant in the past 42 days. You also won’t be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are pregnant. Also, you should be aware that you may want to hold off on receiving this treatment until you are done having children. Fat gain is a common side effect of pregnancy, and you may feel displeased by your profile if you get pregnant after treatment.
You also may not be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you suffer from certain medical conditions, like heart disease, which require you to take NSAIDs daily. One of the most important preparation steps you must take before your treatment is to stop taking blood-thinning drugs. Always talk to your doctor before discontinuing the use of drugs and supplements. Your doctor may advise against you not taking baby aspirin every day.
How Else Should I Prepare for This Treatment?
You should ensure that your skin is not irritated at the time of your injection session by wearing sunscreen diligently. If possible, minimize your exposure to direct sunlight between 10 and 4.
Schedule Your Consultation Now
You no longer have to long for a youthful, well-defined profile. You can put your scarves and turtlenecks in the back of your closet and never think of them again. You can get Kybella injections and achieve your desired aesthetic in as little as one treatment session. If your submental fullness is caused by excess fat, your results will last forever. Schedule your consultation today at Dermatology & Skin Care Associates in Mason, OH to learn more.