Roughly 40% of men and 55% of women are concerned about submental fullness. In fact, nearly a third of men surveyed revealed that they grew a beard to hide their double chin. If you’re worried about the appearance of your submental region, you can rest assured that you are not alone. You can also rest assured that our aesthetic experts at The Laser Center of Marin in Corte Madera, CA can help you with Kybella injections.
How Effective Is Kybella?
Kybella is extremely effective. If it wasn’t, it wouldn’t have been granted FDA approval for both safety and efficacy. Specifically, this treatment is so effective that it can eliminate between 20 and 30% of your localized fat stores in just one injection session. Even better, the results of this treatment become apparent quickly and are long-lasting.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need To Achieve My Ideal Results?
You may need between one and six treatment sessions to achieve your desired profile. As a general rule of thumb, you will only need five or six treatment sessions if your submental fullness is caused by a significant amount of fat deposits in the area. On the other hand, if your submental fullness is caused by sagging skin, you may only need one or two treatment sessions.
When you come in for your initial consultation, we will assess the cause and severity of your condition and advise you on how many treatments you will need to achieve your desired profile based on your unique aesthetic goals.
How Soon Will I Be Able To See My Desired Results?
Typically, you can expect to see your final results in just one to seven months. How quickly your final results will become apparent depends primarily on how many sessions you will need. If you only need one treatment session, you can expect to see your final results in just four to six weeks.
That said, sessions are typically scheduled four to six weeks apart. Therefore, it may take around seven months for your final results to become apparent if you need six sessions scheduled one month apart.
Is There Any Way I Can See My Results Faster?
If you want to see your final results as quickly as possible, you need to make the efficiency of your lymphatic system your number one priority. One of the most significant steps you can make towards this goal is staying hydrated. You can also take the significant step by getting at least 30 minutes of exercise per day.
The more you exercise, the more you support your cardiovascular system. The more you support your cardiovascular system, the more you support your lymphatic system. Maintaining a healthy diet is also a good idea. You should focus on minimizing your consumption of processed foods and eating nutritious foods that fit into your daily calorie budget.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
The results of this treatment are incredibly long-lasting. In some cases, the results of this treatment last a lifetime. Specifically, the profile contouring results of this treatment sometimes last a lifetime. The fat removal results of this treatment are always permanent. Starting at the age of 25, your body can’t grow new fat cells. Therefore, the fat cells destroyed during this treatment and flushed out afterward are gone forever.
However, you need to keep in mind that this injectable fat removal treatment does not destroy all of the fat cells in the injection regions. The fat cells that are not destroyed during your course of treatments can still store fat. Therefore, you need to maintain your weight to maintain your desired profile if your submental fullness is caused by excess fat storage.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
There is a very good chance that you are a good candidate for this treatment if you are concerned about the appearance of your submental region. However, you need to come in for an initial evaluation before a definitive determination can be made about your candidacy. We need to evaluate your submental region, discuss your health thoroughly, and understand your goals before we can give you a final answer.
Your family planning also needs to be taken into consideration before a final determination can be made. Remember, the fat cells that remain in your submental region can still store fat once your course of treatments is complete. If you plan to have children in the future, you need to consider the possibility that fat gain will occur. Depending on your genetics, you may store fat in the fat cells that remain in your chin and neck.
What Medical Conditions May Disqualify Me?
Since this fat removal treatment involves injections, you must stop taking blood-thinners for a few days before your treatment. Therefore, if you have any heart conditions that require you to take blood-thinners daily, you will not be considered a good candidate for this treatment. Also, you will be disqualified from candidacy temporarily if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment Session?
There are several preparations steps you need to take before treatment besides not taking blood-thinners. For instance, you should not smoke or drink alcohol for a few days before your injection session. This is important because it ensures your blood pressure will be normal and your treatment and recovery will go smoothly. You should also ensure you are hydrated and well-nourished before your injection session.
How Long Will My Recovery Take?
Unlike liposuction, there isn’t a long recovery period following this fat removal treatment. The most significant difference between the two fat removal methods is Kybella doesn’t require any downtime. Once your injection session is complete, we will review your aftercare instructions.
Then, you are free to return to work if you have a sedentary job. If you have a physically demanding job, you may need to take the day off. However, you won’t be required to take several weeks off from work following this treatment. As a general rule, the recovery period lasts for one to two days.
What Aftercare Instructions Will I Need to Adhere to?
One of the most important aftercare instructions you must adhere to is protecting your skin from sun exposure. The sun’s rays are strongest between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM, so you should minimize your time outside during this window. Note, neither cloud cover nor glass can offer sufficient protection from the sun’s devastating UVC rays. Therefore, you must wear sunscreen diligently regardless of the weather or whether you’re driving.
It is also very important that you do not smoke or drink alcohol for a day or two following your injection session. You also must take steps to ensure that your blood pressure remains normal following your treatment. Therefore, you should avoid vigorous physical activity. It is also a good idea to not sweat. Thus, you should take a tepid shower following your treatment rather than a steaming hot shower. Finally, you should sleep on your back with your head elevated.
What Should I Incorporate Into My Post-Treatment Diet?
You should incorporate nutritious, water-dense foods into your post-treatment diet. Remember, hydration is very important for the efficiency of your lymphatic system. However, most Americans are chronically dehydrated. It is possible to become and remain hydrated by making a concerted effort to drink water regularly throughout the day. However, you may find it easier to maintain proper hydration by eating lots of water-dense foods.
Many of us lead busy lives and don’t always have time to drink water regularly. However, we all make time to eat. Great foods to incorporate into your diet include berries, citrus fruits, and dark green vegetables. Broth-based soup is also a good idea, especially if there is lean protein incorporated into the soup. Good sources of protein include peas, almonds, chia seeds, quinoa, turkey, chicken, and lean cuts of beef.
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You don’t have to grow a beard or wear turtlenecks and scarves to hide your double chin. You don’t have to feel self-conscious about how you look when you laugh. Live your life with confidence after a course of treatments with Kybella, an injectable fat removal treatment that is so powerful that it can eliminate almost one-third of your fat in one treatment. Book an appointment today at The Laser Center of Marin in Corte Madera, CA to learn more.