Deoxycholic acid is a very important bile acid produced naturally by your gut. Its job is to process and eliminate dietary fat that passes through your GI tract. At Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR, we offer Kybella. This injectable fat removal treatment contains a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid that breaks down fat cells in the treatment area. If you think a fat removal treatment could benefit you, keep reading to learn more about this highly effective treatment.
How Soon Does Kybella Show Results?
You can reasonably expect to see Kybella results just four to six weeks after your first injection session. The length of time it will take for you to see your final results depends on several factors, including how many treatment sessions you will need to see your desired results and how efficiently your body can eliminate the fat cells destroyed during the treatment session. Injection sessions are usually spaced four to six weeks apart.
How Many Kybella Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
If you are very overweight, there is a very good chance that five or six treatment sessions will be required for you to achieve your desired contours. If you are already at your ideal weight, it is more likely that you will only need a treatment session or two before you are happy with your contours.
What Can I Do To Eliminate the Destroyed Fat Cells More Efficiently?
To eliminate the fat cells destroyed during your treatment more efficiently, you need to support your lymphatic system. There are several ways you can go about this. One way you can support your lymphatic system is to get a lymphatic massage from a masseuse who is certified to perform such a massage. This will encourage your lymph nodes to drain so your body can focus more attention on the dead fat cells.
You can also support your lymphatic system indirectly by supporting one or more of the systems that support your lymphatic system. For example, you can support your immune system by eating plenty of zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. As another example, you can support your cardiovascular system by getting regular aerobic exercise. Other ways you can support your cardiovascular system include eating nutritiously, staying hydrated, and minimizing the consumption of:
- Processed meats
- Red meat
- Trans fats
- Saturated fats
- Heavily processed beverages
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
We can’t answer definitively whether you will be a good candidate for this treatment until you attend an initial evaluation. What we can say, though, is that most relatively healthy adults with concerns about submental fullness qualify. During your initial evaluation, we will discuss your health history and current health to help us determine whether this treatment will be safe for you.
We also need to discuss all of the preparation and recovery guidelines with you to ensure you can follow all of the instructions safely to verify this treatment will be safe. Furthermore, we will verify this treatment will be effective for you by evaluating your cosmetic concerns and discussing your goals. Deoxycholic acid can be used to treat submental fullness caused by excess fat deposits or sagging skin.
What Preparation Steps Will I Need To Take?
Prior to your injection session, you may want to take pictures of your submental region. People often don’t notice their contours changing because progress is incremental. Comparing before and after photos side-by-side can make it a lot easier to see how much sleeker your contours are. However, you don’t need to do this. Required preparation steps include taking steps to prevent skin irritation and avoiding the use of certain medications.
Steps you should take to prevent skin irritation include not using hair removal techniques in the treatment area that can irritate your skin and wearing sunscreen. You should also stop using topical medications, anti-aging creams, and other products that contain ingredients that may increase skin sensitivity.
What Aftercare Guidelines Will I Need To Follow?
There are a number of very important aftercare guidelines you will need to adhere to. One of the most important instructions to follow is to not apply too much pressure to the treatment area. You will need to sleep on your back on the night of your treatment and should strongly consider propping up your head with several pillows.
Another very important aftercare guideline to follow is to avoid excessive heat. It is not just important that you avoid saunas, steam rooms, and steamy hot showers. It is equally as important that you do not perform such vigorous activities that you sweat.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Kybella results can generally be expected just four to six weeks after the first injection session. The more sessions you need to achieve your desired results, the longer it will take you to see your final results. Sessions are generally spaced four to six weeks apart. To see results faster, make sure you eat well, stay hydrated, and exercise. If you think you could benefit from a fat removal treatment, schedule an initial consultation with us today at Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR.