Do you feel self-conscious about your appearance due to submental fullness? If so, you’re not alone. Many people visit Dr. Mimi Lee, MD at Doctors MedSpa in Little Rock, AR for KYBELLA® injections. Today, we’re taking a closer look at this injectable fat removal treatment, including how effective it is. Read on to discover everything you need to know about this incredible treatment.
How Effective Is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is an extremely effective way to treat submental fullness. Most people need three to four injection sessions to achieve their desired results. However, you may only need one injection session to treat your submental fullness depending on the cause and severity of your concerns.
More sessions are usually required when the submental fullness is caused by a significant amount of excess fat. Fewer sessions are usually required when you feel self-conscious due to a small amount of excess fat, years of poor posture, or the natural aging process.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment Session?
Before your injection session, you need to meet with an aesthetic expert to determine if you are a good candidate for this position. During your consultation, Dr. Mimi Lee, MD will advise you on all of the things you will need to avoid before your treatment. You will also be advised on things you should do to help ensure your treatment will go as smoothly as possible.
One of the most important things to avoid prior to your treatment is the consumption of blood-thinners and anticoagulants. It is also very important that you do not drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes in the 24 hours leading up to your injection session. You should also do your best to avoid skin irritation before your session. You should avoid such things as:
- Depilatory cream
What Should I Expect During My Treatment Session?
Before we administer your injections, we will inspect your submental region to ensure it is free from irritation. If it is not irritated, we will clean it and administer several injections into the chin, neck, or both. The number of injections you will need per area depends on how much excess fat you have in each area. However, you can generally expect your treatment to only take 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
What Should I Expect After My Treatment Session?
Once your KYBELLA® session is complete, you should be free to return to work. However, you should avoid strenuous activity for a day or two after your injections have been administered. It is also extremely important that you stay cool and avoid too much sun exposure after your treatment session. Furthermore, you should not smoke, drink alcohol, or sleep on your side or stomach after your injection session.
How Soon Can I See My Results?
Most people can start enjoying their results four to six weeks after the deoxycholic acid has been administered into their submental region. However, if you need several sessions to achieve your desired results, it may take a few months for your final results to become apparent.
The reason it takes a while to see your optimal results is that this treatment doesn’t involve the removal of excess fat. It works by destroying some of the fat cells in the submental region. After that, your body’s waste removal system flushes out the dead fat cells.
What Can I Do To Enjoy My Desired Results Faster?
To enjoy your optimal contours as soon as possible, you must do your best to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Your lymphatic system is responsible for eliminating all types of waste from your body. Therefore, if you limit the amount of processed foods and drinks you consume, it will be able to dedicate more energy to eliminating the fat cells killed during your injectable fat removal treatment.
Another great way you can support the efficiency of your lymphatic system and see your desired results faster is to stay hydrated. Dehydration negatively affects all of your body’s processes, including waste elimination. You should also commit to 2.5 hours of moderate or vigorous aerobic exercise weekly depending on whether you are already at your ideal weight.
How Long Can I Expect My Results To Last?
The fat cells that are killed during treatment are gone for good once your lymphatic system flushes them out. However, this treatment only removes a percentage of fat cells in the treated areas. The fat cells that remain in the area after your course of treatments may expand in the future if you operate at a caloric surplus. To enjoy your optimal results for as long as possible, maintain your weight.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
KYBELLA® is so effective that some people can achieve their desired results in just one quick injection session. However, depending on the severity of your concerns and whether they are caused by excess fat, aging, or other factors, you may need up to six treatment sessions. To find out if this treatment is right for you, contact us today at Doctors MedSpa in Little Rock, AR to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mimi Lee, MD.