Since childhood, you have been told that wisdom comes with age. Unfortunately, other things also come with age, like sagging skin, fat bands around the neck, and weakening muscles. If you are in the Franklin, TN area and would like to improve the appearance of your chin and neck, you should consider Kybella, an injectable medication offered at Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN.
How Long Do the Results of Kybella Last?
You can expect the results of Kybella (deoxycholic acid) injections to last forever. The deoxycholic acid used in this injectable is an artificial variation of the bile acid that your gut produces naturally.
Upon injection, the synthetic acid melts the walls of the fat cells so the fat stored in the cells are released. The results of this treatment are considered permanent because adults can’t grow new fat cells. Therefore, there will be fewer fat cells in the submental area to store fat in the future permanently.
A Note on the Durability of the Results
It is important to understand that this treatment only destroys some of the fat cells in the neck and chin. Therefore, it is possible to store excess fat in the submental (neck and chin) region if you gain weight in the future. However, your neck and chin will never look as large as it did before you sought treatment because there are fewer fat cells in the area.
If your submental fullness (double chin) is caused by age or genetics rather than excess fat, you can feel confident the results of your treatment will be permanent. If your submental fullness is caused by excess fat, you should be conscious of your caloric intake to ensure permanent results.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
You may need up to six treatment sessions depending on how severe your submental fullness is. However, only people with an extreme volume of excess fat need six injection sessions. Most people only need one or two sessions to achieve their desired chin and neck contours if their submental fullness is caused by the natural aging process. People usually need one or two sessions if their double chin is caused by genetics.
How Soon Will I See the Results of My Treatment?
Most people can enjoy the final results of their injection sessions four to six weeks after the final session. This is the case because the damaged adipose tissue isn’t suctioned out during the fat removal process. Rather, your lymphatic system has to sweep up all of the dead tissue, process it, and eliminate it. If you have a sluggish lymphatic system, it may take a bit longer than six weeks to enjoy your final results.
Over 12 factors affect how quickly your lymphatic system will eliminate the destroyed adipose tissue. A strong, healthy cardiovascular system is one of the most important factors affecting how quickly you will see your results. Since your cardiovascular system supports your lymphatic system, if your cardiovascular system is weak, it will take you longer to see the final results of your treatment. Your level of hydration is also an important factor in the efficiency of your lymphatic system.
What You Can Do to See Your Results Sooner
One of the easiest steps you can take to see your final results as quickly as possible is to walk at a moderate pace for at least 2.5 hours weekly after your treatment. Walking is a simple, affordable way to support the strength of your circulatory system. Remember, a strong circulatory system supports an efficient lymphatic system. Another incredibly simple step you can take is to drink at least 64 ounces of hydrating fluids, like tea and water, daily.
Additionally, certain foods, like broth-based soups and produce can hydrate you. Eating produce is another great, simple way to see your final results as quickly as possible because lots of micronutrients are required for your lymphatic system to operate at maximum efficiency. Additionally, a lymphatic massage from a masseuse certified to use the technique will boost the efficiency of your lymphatic system by facilitating the drainage of your lymph nodes.
How Long Your Treatment Session Will Take
On average, deoxycholic acid injection sessions take between a quarter of an hour and a third of an hour to complete. The number of injections and dosage you will need to achieve satisfactory results will affect precisely how long your treatment will last. Additionally, you should expect your treatment to last longer if you are receiving complementary treatments, like neuromodulators injected into your neck.
We can advise you on how long you should expect your treatment session to take once we assess your goals and create a treatment plan for you. Your submental region will be sanitized before your treatment begins and the injection locations will be marked. Once your skin is prepared for treatment, we will use a sterile, fine-gauge needle to administer the deoxycholic acid into strategic points within the submental area.
How Many Injections Will I Need?
The average person needs only 20 or 30 shots beneath the chin. However, 50 shots may be necessary in severe cases of submental fullness.
What to Expect During Your Session
You’re not alone if you’re a little wary of needles. Nevertheless, the sterile needle’s gauge is so fine you won’t feel pain as the deoxycholic acid is administered. During your treatment, you will experience a small amount of gentle pressure as the deoxycholic acid is injected beneath your dermis.
Let us know during your initial consultation if you don’t want to feel anything at all. We will numb your skin before your treatment session. However, it may take roughly 15 minutes for the topical anesthetic to take effect.
How to Tend to Yourself After Your Kybella Injections
Once your injections are complete, you can go back to most of your usual routine. However, for a few days following your treatment, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. For instance, you may want to apply a cold compress to your skin after your injections.
Additionally, you may want to apply heat therapy to your submental area if you tensed your muscles before the injections were administered. Furthermore, you may want to sleep with a compression strap on your chin and take Garcinia Cambogia supplements as directed during the first three days following your treatment.
Who This Fat Removal Method Is Suited for
Without evaluating your submental area and assessing your health history, we cannot say definitively whether this fat removal method is suited for you. Nonetheless, we can advise you on how we identify good candidates for this injectable fat removal method. One of the first things we evaluate is the distribution of fat in the submental area. While genes and age can result in submental fullness, the condition is most commonly caused by excess adipose tissue.
If you have a fairly healthy diet and exercise regularly, but you can’t reduce the volume of adipose tissue in your submental area, there is a very good chance this treatment is ideal for you. Additionally, we look for adults who feel confident they can maintain their body fat percentage after treatment. Furthermore, we will assess the elasticity of the skin in your area. The best candidate for this treatment has elastic skin in the submental area and does not have a blood or heart condition.
How to Remove Unwanted Fat From Other Regions
If, despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, you are left with stubborn pockets of unwanted fat outside of your submental region, you may benefit greatly from CoolSculpting. Let’s look a little closer at this non-invasive fat removal method designed to be used virtually anywhere.
Who CoolSculpting Is Appropriate for
CoolSculpting is appropriate for adults who are within 30 pounds of their ideal weight and have pockets of excess adipose tissue that won’t decrease in size despite a healthy diet and regular exercise. If you eat at a caloric deficit long enough, your body will burn the fat stored in your problem areas as fuel. However, there is no way to spot-reduce fat. When in a caloric deficit, your body will burn fuel from wherever it wants.
Therefore, it could be months before you see improvements in your trouble areas if you continued to lose weight through diet and exercise. Additionally, it is possible to be at your ideal weight and still be dissatisfied with your body fat distribution. If you don’t feel comfortable losing any more weight but you still want to improve your contours, this revolutionary alternative to liposuction may be right for you.
What Does CoolSculpting Entail?
CoolSculpting involves a device designed to cool the treatment area to roughly 40 degrees. Depending on how thick your skin is, how close the unwanted fat is to your skin and how much excess fat there is to eliminate, the exact temperature the area may be cooled to can be between 38 and 42 degrees.
How Safe Is This Treatment?
There are a lot of great things about this non-invasive fat removal technique. One incredible advantage is there is no risk of damaging your skin. Laser fat removal treatments are not safe for people of all skin tones. CoolSculpting is safe for people of all skin tones. Since cooling technology is used instead of heat, there is no risk of the skin in the targeted area being burned or bleached.
Additionally, there is no risk of the skin being damaged by the cold. Adipose tissue freezes and is destroyed at roughly 40 degrees Fahrenheit because of its unique molecular structure. Skin and muscle tissue cells are water-based and cannot be harmed until the temperature drops to 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Even in cases of thick skin and deep pockets of fat, the CoolSculpting device will not cool the treatment area to 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
How Quickly Can I See the Results of This Treatment?
You can expect to see the final results of CoolSculpting roughly four to six weeks after your final treatment session. To see your final results as quickly as possible, take steps to support the efficiency of your lymphatic system and massage the treated areas to break up the frozen blocks of fat.
Learn Today What We Can Do for You
If you are in the Franklin, TN area, contact us today at Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN to schedule an initial consultation and learn more about the outstanding benefits associated with deoxycholic acid injections. We look forward to the opportunity to develop a treatment plan that will help you achieve your aesthetic goals, whether that entails Kybella injections or a combination of deoxycholic acid injections and CoolSculpting.