KYBELLA is a body contouring treatment that the FDA has approved for submental fullness treatment. We are proud to offer this safe, effective treatment at Doctors MedSpa in Little Rock, AR because we strongly believe everyone should feel confident in their skin. However, we understand that it can be hard to feel confident when you suffer from submental fullness. If you have this problem, read on to learn more about treatment.
Is KYBELLA Permanent?
Yes, KYBELLA is considered a permanent treatment. This injectable’s active ingredient is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a bile acid that your gut produces. Natural deoxycholic acid breaks down dietary fat and helps facilitate its removal from the body. Synthetic deoxycholic acid functions in the same way, but it breaks down a lot of the subcutaneous fat in the injection areas.
You can feel fairly confident that you will enjoy the improved appearance of your submental region for life because your body can’t replace fat cells that are removed. However, it is important to keep in mind that you may be left with roughly 20% of the fat cells you started with in your treatment regions. The fat cells that remain can store fat if you don’t mind your diet and exercise regimen. You may want to weigh yourself periodically.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You can generally expect to qualify for this treatment if you are concerned about the appearance of your chin or neck. Typically, people who get KYBELLA injections suffer from submental fullness caused by excess fat. However, this treatment may benefit you if your submental fullness is caused by other reasons, like the natural aging process or years of poor posture.
You should note, though, that you need to attend an initial consultation with a cosmetic expert to verify your candidacy for this treatment. We need to verify that this treatment will be safe for you by discussing your overall health and drug regimen. We must also confirm that you can follow all preparation and aftercare guidelines to ensure the process goes smoothly. Moreover, you must have realistic expectations.
What Preparation Steps Do I Need To Follow?
Before your scheduled appointment, it is crucial that you do not smoke or drink alcohol. These substances can increase your blood pressure and slow your recovery process. It is also essential that you do not consume any blood-thinning drugs or supplements or anticoagulants. Another important preparation step you need to take is to ensure that your skin is free from irritation when you come in for your appointment.
To mitigate the risk of skin irritation, you must use adequate sun protection when you go outdoors. Additionally, you should try to avoid sun exposure in the middle of the day and during other times when the sun’s UV rays are extremely strong. Furthermore, you will not be able to use certain topical products, including depilatory creams before your treatment. A complete list of instructions will be provided during your initial consultation.
What Aftercare Guidelines Must Be Followed?
One of the most important aftercare guidelines you will need to follow is to take it easy for one to three days after your injections have been administered. You should not engage in any strenuous physical activity, and you should avoid other activities that result in sweating. For example, you should not spend any time in a steam room, sauna, or hot tub. It is also very important that you do not smoke or drink alcohol.
Additionally, you should avoid taking NSAIDs in the 24 hours following your treatment session. It is also important that you keep the injection sites clean and dry. You should not apply makeup to the treatment sites, and you should use a gentle, fragrance-free facial cleanser if your chin is treated. Also, it is important that you do not subject the treatment areas to a lot of pressure. Therefore, you should sleep on your back after treatment.
What Results Can I Expect?
Once your treatment session is complete, you should not expect to see your desired results immediately. The deoxycholic acid destroys a lot of the localized fat cells during the treatment, but you will not be able to see the contours you want until your lymphatic system has flushed out the dead fat cells. You can generally expect this to take between six and eight weeks if you are already at your goal weight.
If you are not yet at your ideal weight and have a significant amount of submental fat, you may need four to six sessions spaced several weeks apart to see your desired results. Generally, appointments are scheduled six weeks apart so we can evaluate your progress and determine if another treatment is necessary.
Get the Perfect Profile
KYBELLA destroys fat cells, and they are removed from the body permanently after roughly six to eight weeks. However, you will need to keep an eye on your diet if your lifestyle changes to maintain your optimal results. To find out if this non-surgical fat removal treatment is right for you, book an evaluation with us now at Doctors MedSpa in Little Rock, AR.