Are you frustrated by the appearance of your submental region? If so, you’re not alone. At InjectAbility Clinic in Torrance, CA, we understand how frustrating submental fullness can be, especially when you have spent months trying to lose your double chin with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Today, we’re introducing Kybella, an injectable fat removal treatment that can quickly eliminate your double chin. Here’s what you need to know.
How Quickly Does Kybella Work?
Individual results vary, but you can reasonably expect to see the initial results of your Kybella injections just a couple of weeks after your first treatment session. However, you will not be able to see your final results until four to six weeks after your final treatment session. Your chin and neck may feel a little slimmer as soon as your session is complete because the deoxycholic acid in this medication destroys the fat cells almost immediately.
However, it can take over a month for your lymphatic system to finish eliminating all of the destroyed fat cells. Note, treatment sessions are generally scheduled four weeks apart. Therefore, if you require six treatment sessions to eliminate your submental fullness and your lymphatic system needs four weeks to flush out the destroyed fat cells, it will take seven months for your final results to become apparent.
What Exactly Is This Treatment?
Kybella is an FDA-approved fat removal treatment that quickly eliminates submental fullness thanks to its active ingredient, deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid that is usually found in the gut.
However, this injectable fat removal treatment features a synthetic version of the acid that is bioidentical to the acid your gut produces. While your gut’s deoxycholic acid destroys dietary fat cells, this synthetic acid destroys white fat cells in the regions targeted for treatment.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
As a general rule of thumb, you can expect the results of your treatment to last forever. However, the actual longevity of your results depends on several factors. Regardless of the cause of your submental fullness, the fat removal results of your treatment are permanent because your body can’t grow new fat cells once you reach the age of 25.
However, if you gain weight after your treatment, it is possible that you will store fat in your chin and neck because this treatment does not destroy all of the localized fat cells. Also, you should be aware that you may need a touch-up session in the future if your submental fullness is caused by lax skin.
What Can I Expect Throughout the Treatment Process?
The first step of this fat removal treatment is coming in for an initial evaluation. During this consultation, we will discuss your health history to verify you do not suffer from any medical conditions that will preclude you from this treatment. We will also discuss your cosmetic concerns to ensure this treatment method will be the most effective for you.
Once we have verified that deoxycholic acid injections are the ideal fat removal method for you, we will answer any questions you may have. For instance, we can advise you on how many treatment sessions you can expect to need. We will also advise you on how to prepare for your treatment sessions and care for your skin afterward.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Typically, you will only need one treatment session if your submental fullness is caused by lax skin folding in on itself. However, you may need three to six treatment sessions if your submental fullness is caused by a large amount of excess fat in your chin and neck.
Is a Recovery Period Required?
While there is a brief recovery period following your fat removal injections, there is no downtime required. You won’t need any bandages following your injections, and there will be no restrictions on your ability to drive because there is no sedation or general anesthesia required to keep you comfortable.
Therefore, you can schedule your fat removal treatment during your lunch break, and you won’t have to play catch-up at work later. Note, you will have to avoid vigorous activity and direct sun exposure for 72 hours. If your job is physically demanding, you should ask your supervisor about changing the scope of your work for a few days or just take a three-day staycation.
The Benefits of Eliminating Submental Fullness
Looking Lighter and Younger
Regardless of whether your submental fullness is caused by sagging skin or an excess of fat deposits, it can make you look older and heavier than you actually are. With deoxycholic acid injections, you can slim down your chin and tighten up your neck and jawline, shaving years and pounds from your face.
Learn How You Can Slim Down Your Profile Today
Are you ready to say goodbye to your submental fullness for good? Are you ready to feel more confident in your skin? Are you in the Los Angeles, CA area? If so, contact us today at InjectAbility Clinic in Torrance, CA to schedule your initial Kybella consultation. This injectable will help you sculpt your ideal profile in just one to seven months.