Kybella, sometimes referred to as deoxycholic acid, is an injectable fat removal treatment that helps many people feel more confident every year. At Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN, we understand that surgery isn’t right for everyone. That’s why we’re pleased to offer this non-invasive fat removal solution. If you struggle with stubborn pockets of fat, keep reading to find out where this injectable can be used.
Where Can You Use Kybella?
You can use Kybella to eliminate pockets of excess fat in your submental region. Most people use it to eliminate their double chin so they have a stronger, more youthful profile. However, it is not uncommon for people to use this treatment to eliminate pockets of excess fat from their neck. In addition to making the neck look slimmer, this injectable can help the neck look younger.
What Else Can I Do To Improve the Appearance of My Neck?
Sometimes, people have problems with the appearance of their neck that extend beyond excess fat. In some cases, they have wrinkles caused by overactive muscles. If you have dynamic neck wrinkles making you look older than you feel, you need an injectable muscle relaxant treatment to relax your excessively tight muscles. With Botox injections, you can relax the wrinkles out of your muscles with just one quick injection session.
Even better, after only one to four days, you’ll start to see the wrinkles on your skin fade. At first, your results may only last for two to four months. However, after repeated treatments, your muscles and skin will start to relax for stretches of six months at a time. Another benefit of this injectable is that you will probably qualify if you are worried about dynamic wrinkles. However, we need to evaluate your concerns and discuss your health to know for sure.
How Effective Is Kybella?
Deoxycholic acid injections are incredibly effective. While individual results vary, treatment with this injectable usually results in the removal of roughly 80% of the fat in the treatment areas. Regardless of how much localized fat this treatment removes for you, you can feel confident that it will be effective. It was FDA-approved for both efficacy and safety years ago.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need To Achieve My Desired Profile?
It is impossible to advise you on how many treatment sessions you will need without first assessing the severity of your concerns and diagnosing the cause of your concerns. Most people need between three and four injection sessions to achieve their desired profile. Nevertheless, if your cosmetic concerns are caused by an extreme amount of excess fat, you may need five or six injection sessions.
If you are displeased by the appearance of your submental region due to bad genes, skin laxity, or years of poor posture, you may only need an injection session or two to achieve your desired aesthetic. Keep in mind, the amount of excess fat you have in your submental region does not just affect how many treatments you will need. It also affects how many injections you will need. Anywhere from 20 to 50 injections is typical.
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
Generally, it only takes around five minutes to administer the injections. However, your entire treatment session may take around 15 minutes to complete. This is because we need to inspect your treatment areas for irritation before we can administer the injections. Also, your treatment areas will be cleaned thoroughly before your injections are administered. Your session will take longer if you are also getting Botox.
Will This Treatment Hurt?
No, this non-invasive fat removal treatment is not painful. We use a tiny needle to administer the injections, so you should expect to feel neither pain nor discomfort. However, if you feel a little squeamish around needles, just let us know during your initial evaluation. We are more than happy to apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment areas before your injections are administered.
Just be aware that it will take a minute to apply the numbing cream, and it may take around 15 minutes to take effect. You should still have plenty of time to come in during your lunch break without having to take PTO. However, your treatment session may take closer to 30 minutes to complete.
Am I a Good Candidate for Deoxycholic Acid Injections?
To determine definitively whether you are a good fat removal candidate, you need to attend an initial evaluation. Generally, you will be considered a good candidate for deoxycholic acid injections if you are at least 18 years of age and do not suffer from obesity. However, we need to evaluate your areas of concern to make sure that this treatment will be effective for you.
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Kybella is an injectable fat removal treatment that can quickly and effectively eliminate pockets of excess fat from the submental region. Unfortunately, fat removal alone is not always enough to improve the appearance of the neck. Sometimes, Botox injections are also required to achieve one’s desired aesthetic. To learn more, drop us a line now at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN to schedule your consultation.