Have you noticed your chin getting significantly softer over time? Do you have to spend a significant amount of time angling selfies you take to hide your double chin? Does excess neck fat make you feel like you look older than you really are? If so, you may be considered a good Kybella candidate at MD Age Management in Winter Park, FL. Let’s take a closer look at this treatment, including how long the results last.
Are Results From Kybella Permanent?
Yes, Kybella results are considered permanent. When this injectable, sometimes referred to as deoxycholic acid, is injected into your areas of concern, the acid destroys many of the fat cells in the areas. Notably, humans stop being able to produce fat cells around the age of 25. Therefore, if you’re at least 25 years of age, you don’t have to worry about your body producing more fat cells to replace the ones destroyed during treatment.
However, you should keep a couple of things in mind. First, since this treatment does not destroy all localized fat cells, it is still possible to store excess adipose tissue in your treatment areas. If you want to maintain your ideal contours once your course of treatments is over, you should do your best to prevent fat gain. Also, you should keep in mind that you may need a follow-up session if your submental fullness is caused by poor posture or sagging.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
If you are only concerned about a mild amount of excess submental fat, you should only expect to need an injection session or two. However, if your concerns are caused by a moderate amount of excess submental fat, one or two injection sessions may not be sufficient.
You can more reasonably expect to need three or four appointments in such a case. Also, you can expect confidently that you will not need more than six treatment sessions if your submental fullness is more severe.
How Many Injections Will I Need?
We can advise you on how many injections you will need during your initial evaluation. Nevertheless, we can tell you that it is typical for people to receive between 20 and 50 injections per area of concern. Therefore, to give you a rough idea, you can expect to need between 20 and 50 injections if you are only treating excess fat in your chin or neck. On the other hand, if you have excess fat in both areas, you are more likely to need between 40 and 100 shots.
How Soon Will I Be Able To See My Ideal Results?
Even though most of the fat cells in your treatment area are destroyed during the 15- to 20-minute injection session, it is up to your body to flush out these dead fat cells. One of the most compelling benefits of this injectable fat removal treatment is that it is non-invasive. Unlike liposuction, there are no incisions required. However, this means that a cannula fitted with a suction device on the end can’t be inserted to suck out your fat cells.
Depending on the efficiency of your lymphatic system, you can expect to see your ideal results four to six weeks after your final treatment session. Since treatment sessions are usually spaced one month apart, you can expect to see your ideal results roughly three months after your first session if you only need three treatment sessions. However, it may be 6.5 months if you need six injection sessions to eliminate enough excess fat.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You must attend an initial evaluation to verify that this fat removal treatment is appropriate for you. If you’re at least 18 years of age and concerned about submental fullness, there is a good chance that you will qualify for this treatment. Just remember that your body is probably still growing fat cells if you are under the age of 25. Therefore, you will need to be even more diligent in maintaining a healthy lifestyle post-treatment.
Who Doesn’t Qualify for This Injectable Fat Removal Treatment?
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding do not qualify for this injectable fat removal treatment. While the FDA has approved it for the safe, effective removal of excess fat for most people, the FDA has not approved it for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, this injectable medication is not appropriate for adults who suffer from obesity.
Typically, this injectable removes around four-fifths of the fat cells in a treatment area. However, individuals who suffer from obesity may have too much chin and neck fat to achieve satisfactory results. Also, people who can’t maintain their weight make poor candidates for this treatment.
Achieve Your Desired Profile Today
Kybella’s fat removal results are permanent, but you may need a follow-up treatment if your skin sags significantly in the future. Typically, it takes a few months for the final results of this treatment to become apparent, but they are definitely worth the wait. You can even hasten your final results by committing to a healthy lifestyle. If you’re in the Orlando, FL area, schedule an appointment at MD Age Management in Winter Park, FL today.