Kybella, otherwise known as deoxycholic acid, is an FDA-approved fat removal treatment. At Premiere Aesthetics in Fort Myers, FL, we proudly offer this treatment because we understand how excess fat deposits that refuse to respond to a caloric deficit can affect self-confidence. Today, we’re looking at what issues this injectable fat removal treatment can address. Here’s what you need to know about this fat removal treatment.
What Issues Can You Treat With Kybella?
Kybella can treat the symptoms of submental fullness. In some cases, it can treat the cause. If you have submental fullness caused by excess fat in the chin, neck, or both, the cause of submental fullness can be treated directly. If there is another reason for the appearance of submental fullness, such as chronic poor posture or side effects of the natural aging process, your appearance can still be improved by removing some of the localized fat cells.
How Quickly Does This Treatment Work?
This injectable synthetic bile acid starts to work right away. When it comes into contact with the fat cells in the area, it will liquefy the outer walls of the fat cells. Once the adipose tissue is killed, your lymphatic system will see the tissue as waste.
At that point, it will get to work eliminating the dead tissue. This will take time. You can generally expect your body to take four to six weeks to flush out all of the destroyed fat cells after each treatment session.
How Long Will It Take for Me to See My Desired Results?
How long it will take you to see your desired results depends on a number of factors. For example, the number of treatments you need to see your desired results affects how long it will take you to see your desired results. Sessions are generally spaced four to six weeks apart. Therefore, the number of treatments you need will significantly affect the length of time it will take you to see your ideal results. Usually, between one and six sessions are required.
Another factor that will affect how long it will take you to see your desired results is the amount of excess fat you have. The more excess fat you have, the longer it will take your lymphatic system to flush out all of the fat cells destroyed during treatment. Furthermore, the efficiency of your lymphatic system will affect how quickly you will be able to see the final results of your treatment. You can generally expect to enjoy your ideal results after one to seven months.
What Can I Do to See My Desired Results Faster?
To see your desired results as quickly as possible, you need to make sure that your lymphatic system can run smoothly. One thing you can do to ensure your lymphatic system is operating as efficiently as possible is to make sure you are hydrated. Like all of the other systems in your body, your lymphatic system needs lots of water to function optimally. To tell if you’re hydrated, make sure that your urine is pale consistently. Drink more if it’s not.
Another thing you can do to ensure your lymphatic system is operating as efficiently as possible is to make sure you are eating nutritiously. All of the systems in your body require fuel. Make sure that you eat plenty of protein, vitamins C and B6, and zinc. Getting your RDA of these four nutrients will go a long way in ensuring your lymphatic system can operate efficiently.
Is There Anything I Should Avoid Consuming Before Seeing My Final Results?
Yes, there are things you should avoid consuming before you see your final results. For example, you should do your best to refrain from eating processed foods. The more processed foods you eat, the weaker your immune system can become. Your lymphatic system is responsible for eliminating all of the waste from your body, not just dead fat cells. If you eat a lot of chips, processed meats, and foods with added sugars, your lymph nodes may become swollen.
Furthermore, lymphatic drainage may become overwhelmed and slow down. If a weakened immune system results in an illness, your immune system, which plays a major role in supporting your lymphatic system, has fewer resources to divert to help you flush out your dead fat cells. You should also minimize your consumption of red meat and caffeine. The more caffeine you consume, the slower your lymph nodes will drain.
Is There Anything Else I Can Do to Support My Lymphatic System?
Yes. Your lymphatic system isn’t just supported by your immune system. It is also supported significantly by your cardiovascular system. Therefore, supporting the health of your cardiovascular system will support the efficiency of your lymphatic system. To support the health of your cardiovascular system, it is extremely important that you get lots of aerobic exercise. Several health organizations agree that you should aim for 2.5 hours weekly if you’re happy with your weight.
With that being said, the AHA and CDC agree that you should aim for 2.5 hours of intense aerobic exercise or five hours of moderate aerobic exercise weekly if you still have weight to lose. Aerobic exercise as simple as walking is effective for keeping your cardiovascular system.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
On paper, the results of this treatment are permanent. Once you reach the age of 25, your body cannot produce any more fat cells. Once the fat cells have been flushed out of your body, there will be fewer fat cells in the area for the rest of your life. However, this injectable acid does not destroy all of the fat cells in the treatment area. The fat cells that remain in the area can still expand with fat.
What Can I Do to Ensure My Contours Remain Sleek?
Even though the results of your fat removal are permanent, your contours may change over time. For example, poor posture can affect the appearance of your submental region. To keep your neck looking sleek and young for as long as possible, do your best to keep your chin up. When you look at a phone, book, or handheld video game console, try to raise it at eye level rather than tilting your chin down to view it.
Maintaining your weight will also help you maintain your desired contours. To reiterate, even though a lot of the fat cells are destroyed by this treatment, some of the fat cells will remain in the area. If you consume too many calories after your treatment, there is a chance that the fat cells that remain in your treated region will expand to store excess energy for future use.
How Much Weight Can I Gain After My Treatment?
It is highly advisable that you do not gain more than five or 10 pounds after your final results have been realized.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
An initial evaluation is required to verify candidacy for this treatment. That said, most adults who are concerned about the appearance of their submental region will qualify. The primary reason a consultation is required is to verify this treatment will be safe for you. While the FDA has deemed this treatment safe for most people, it is not safe for everyone. For instance, it is not ideal for individuals who are:
The secondary reason an initial evaluation is required is to verify that this treatment will be effective. It is important that there is enough excess fat in the submental region for this treatment to be effective. On the flip side of the same coin, this treatment may not be effective if there is too much excess fat in the submental region. Each treatment can only remove approximately four-fifths of the localized fat cells.
Schedule Your Initial Evaluation Today
Kybella can treat excess chin and neck fat. It can also improve submental fullness caused by loose, sagging skin or poor posture. This FDA-approved injectable fat removal treatment starts working immediately, and you can expect to see your final results in under a year. Contact us today at Premiere Aesthetics in Fort Myers, FL to schedule your initial consultation if you believe your self-confidence could be improved by this treatment.