Do you wear turtlenecks more often than you would if your neck was slimmer? Do you feel self-conscious about laughing or smiling because it may emphasize your double chin? If so, you may be a good candidate for KYBELLA injections at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL. Today, we will be taking a closer look at who qualifies for this treatment, what contraindications there are, and much more.
Who Is a Good Candidate for KYBELLA?
You may qualify for KYBELLA injections if you are fairly healthy and concerned about a moderate amount of excess chin and neck fat. Most of the time, people who get this treatment have submental fullness due to an excessive amount of subcutaneous fat in the submental region. However, this treatment can also be used to treat submental fullness caused by:
- Poor posture
What Contraindications Are There for This Treatment?
You will not be able to get this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Additionally, you will be considered a poor fat removal candidate if you suffer from a bleeding disorder, like hemophilia. Moreover, this treatment cannot be performed if your skin is irritated at the time of your appointment due to sunburn, acne, or other conditions.
How Quickly Does This Treatment Work?
The deoxycholic acid in this injectable fat removal treatment starts killing the adipose tissue cells in the treatment area immediately. However, it may be several months before you see the final results of your treatment. One of the most significant factors affecting how soon your ideal results become apparent is the number of treatment sessions you will need. If you only need one session, you may be able to enjoy your ideal results after just four to six weeks.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
We can tell you how many injection sessions you will require during your initial consultation. Generally, the number of sessions you will need is impacted by the cause of your submental fullness and the severity of your aesthetic concerns. You may only need one session if you have mild concerns caused by the aging process, genetics, or poor posture. If you have severe concerns caused by a lot of excess fat, you may need six sessions.
What Can I Do to See My Desired Results Faster?
To see your final results faster, you need to support your body’s waste removal system as well as you can. One of the simplest ways to support this system is to ensure that you stay hydrated. Another simple way to bolster the efficiency of your body’s waste removal system is to get more cardio. Ideally, you should get between 30 and 60 minutes of moderate cardio most days.
You can also support your body’s waste removal system by making sure that you eat plenty of nutritious foods while limiting your consumption of processed foods. The more processed foods you eat, the harder your lymphatic system has to work to eliminate that waste. On the other hand, eating nutritious foods will fuel your lymphatic system, so it has the energy to operate efficiently.
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
You should not be surprised if your injection session takes only 15 to 20 minutes to complete. However, you should also understand that the length of your treatment session depends on the number of areas being treated and the volume of excess subcutaneous fat. The more excess fat you have, the more injections you need to administer.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment Session?
One of the most important preparation steps you must take prior to treatment is to not take any blood-thinning drugs or supplements. Additionally, it is very important that you do not smoke or drink alcohol in preparation for your treatment. If you drink alcohol or smoke, your blood pressure may be too high at the time of your appointment.
What Downtime Is Required After Treatment?
Most people who get KYBELLA injections don’t require any downtime. They can return to work, run errands, and resume their usual routine. There are exceptions, though. For example, you will not be able to return to work if you have a physically demanding job. One of the most important aftercare guidelines is to not engage in any strenuous physical activity for 24 hours post-treatment.
What Other Aftercare Guidelines Should I Be Aware of?
Another crucial aftercare guideline to follow after your injection session is to not smoke or drink alcohol within 24 hours of your appointment. It is also vital that you do not consume any blood-thinning drugs and supplements for 24 hours after your treatment.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
You may be considered a good KYBELLA candidate if you are a relatively healthy adult with submental fullness-related concerns. If you think this injectable fat removal treatment could benefit you, contact us now at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL to schedule your initial consultation and find out if you qualify for this treatment. We have proudly served residents of Ottawa, Princeton, and other surrounding communities and look forward to helping you.