You deserve to feel great about your looks, including your chin and neck. If you have noticed lately that you have been modifying your behavior due to self-consciousness, know that there is no need to hide your neck behind carefully curated clothes and accessories. Kybella at The Refinery Medspa & Wellness located in West Melborne, FL and Skin & Body by The Refinery in Indian Harbour Beach, Fl may be an ideal fit for you. Read on to discover everything you need to know about this treatment, including how long the results last.

Is Kybella Permanent? 

The results of this treatment are considered permanent. However, the new and improved contours can change over time. The reason the results of this injectable fat removal treatment are considered permanent is that adult bodies cannot grow new fat cells. The results of this treatment are derived from the injected synthetic bile acid destroying the fat cells in the areas of concern. Once these fat cells are destroyed, your body eliminates them permanently.

However, you should understand that touch-up sessions are sometimes necessary. There are several factors that can affect your submental region, including the natural aging process. Your appearance may be affected negatively in the future if your skin in your submental region starts to sag. Other factors that can affect your appearance include weight gain and poor posture.

What Can I Do to Maintain My Ideal Contours? 

Remember to Practice Proper Posture

One way you can mitigate your risk of developing submental fullness after your treatment is to remember to practice proper posture. One reason the submental region starts to change for the worse is chronic poor posture. If you have a job that requires you to look at a monitor, see what you can do to raise your monitor so you don’t have to look down at it.

When reading, hold the book up to eye level, and do the same with handheld electronic devices. Until proper posture becomes second nature to you, you may want to set reminders in your phone to remind you to make sure your chin is up throughout the day. Eventually, you will notice when you drop your chin. After that, you should reach a point where you naturally keep your chin up through muscle memory rather than conscious effort.

Maintain Your Weight

It will also behoove you to maintain your weight after your course of treatments is complete. This injectable fat removal treatment results in the elimination of a large percentage of your localized fat cells. However, undamaged fat cells will remain in the treatment area after each session. These remaining fat cells have the potential to expand after treatment if you consume more calories than you need to consume.

Several factors affect where your body stores energy in fat cells when you operate at a caloric surplus. One of the most significant factors affecting where you will store fat is your genetics. If you stored fat in your chin and neck before your treatment, there is a very high probability that you will store fat there again if you consume more calories than you need. Try to not gain more than five to 10 pounds of fat (a net of 17,500 to 35,000 excess calories) post-treatment.

Wear Sunscreen

The natural aging process is another significant factor that can affect the appearance of your submental region. While there’s nothing you can do about getting older, you can take steps to mitigate the risk of your skin aging prematurely. One of the most common causes of premature skin aging is unprotected UV exposure. If you want your Kybella results to last for as long as possible, make sure that you wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen and avoid tanning beds.

Another significant factor that causes premature skin aging is nicotine consumption. Do your best to not consume any form of nicotine and avoid secondhand smoke. Nicotine consumption, like UV ray exposure, damages your existing collagen and makes your skin’s collagen production process less efficient. There is a chance that your chin and neck skin will sag, making your submental region look larger. Other premature aging risk factors include:

  • Malnutrition
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Stress

How Soon Can I Walk Around Indian Harbour Beach With Confidence?

This treatment starts working quickly, but it will be a little while before your ideal results become apparent. If you are already at your ideal weight, you will probably only need around 30 injections administered during one treatment session. It should only take around four weeks for your body’s waste removal system to flush out all of the fat destroyed during treatment.

On the other hand, if you are very overweight, you may need 50 injections per treatment session. Furthermore, it may take your lymphatic system around six weeks to eliminate all of the destroyed fat. Also, you should be aware that you may need around six treatment sessions to eliminate enough localized fat for desirable results. Treatment sessions are generally spaced a month apart. Thus, it may take you roughly six to seven months to achieve your desired contours.

Am I a Good Fit for This Treatment? 

Most adults who have a normal or overweight BMI and submental fullness will be deemed a good fit for this treatment. That said, you need to attend an initial consultation to review preparation and recovery guidelines, your health, your concerns, and your goals before a determination can be made. To qualify for this treatment, it is imperative that you have relatively good health, goals that can be achieved with this treatment, and realistic expectations.

Who Is a Poor Fit for This Treatment? 

Extrapolating on our previous point, you will probably not be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are underweight or obese. Furthermore, you may be considered a poor fit for this treatment if you don’t feel confident you can maintain your weight after your injections are administered. Remember, weight gain can negatively affect your results.

How Will I Need to Prepare for My Treatment? 

You will also need to be able to adhere to all preparation requirements to qualify for this treatment. The most important preparation step you must take is to attend an initial consultation. During this consultation, we will provide you with a complete list of instructions to follow. Let us know about any questions or concerns you have, especially if there is a rule or two that you do not feel comfortable following, like avoiding alcohol or tobacco consumption.

Another very important preparation step to take is to not take any drug or nutritional supplement that will affect your blood’s viscosity or prevent clotting. Just make sure you talk to your doctor before you stop taking any drugs or supplements, especially if you are taking them based on your doctor’s advice.

Kybella’s fat removal results will last forever as long as you are at least 25 when you get treated. However, the appearance of your submental region may change over time based on several factors, including how well you maintain your weight and how proper your posture is. If you’re in the Indian Harbour Beach or West Melbourne area contact The Refinery Medspa & Wellness and Skin & Body by The Refinery by using our simple online form. Alternatively, you can also call us at 321-341-3321 to reach us in West Melbourne, FL, or call us at 321-428-3004 to reach us in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. Don’t forget to follow us on social media for our latest deals and specials & events!