Wisdom and experience come with age, but aging’s effects on our skin aren’t one of the things we like about the process of getting older. When you get older, sagging skin, weak muscles, and fat around your neck can lead to a double chin, even if you don’t have a weight problem. As a permanent solution to this problem, we offer Kybella at Priority You MD in Clearwater, FL.
Is Kybella Permanent?
Definitely! Kybella is made of a chemical known as deoxycholic acid (DA), which is produced in the stomach naturally by the body. DA plays an important role in breaking down the fats that we eat in the stomach, with the help of bile pigments. We can use DA as an injectable as well, and it performs a similar function when used that way. DA has the capacity to destroy fat cells, leaving all other cells intact while melting the walls of the fat cells. Through natural waste disposal via the lymphatic system, your body is able to dispose of all these destroyed fat cells naturally.
It is important to remember that the body does not make new fat cells once puberty occurs, so fat cells that are destroyed this way will never be replaced by new fat cells. So long as you don’t gain a lot of weight after undergoing the treatment, it is a permanent solution to the problem of a double chin. However, bear in mind that you will always have some fat cells left in the area, so an unhealthy lifestyle could cause the remaining fat cells to expand, undoing your results in time.
It is possible to have a double chin even if you live a healthy lifestyle. You can’t change your body’s genetics, and some people are simply predisposed to store fat in this area because of their genes. However, once your excess fat cells are eliminated with a Kybella treatment, you will see permanent results that will complement your healthy lifestyle and fitness goals.
Getting rid of all your fat cells would be dangerous. There is no doubt that our bodies need some fat cells to function properly. Fat cells will remain in the treatment area after the treatment is over, and these fat cells may expand later if you keep gaining weight. It is important to keep up a healthy lifestyle after treatment to maintain your results, and that includes making smart choices about your diet as well as getting regular exercise.
FAQ About Treatment
How Quickly Does It Work?
It takes about four to six weeks for each treatment to show results. It takes a while for your body’s lymphatic system to deal with the fat that has been released from the cells, processing and removing it as waste. Your unique physiology as well as your age will determine how quickly this happens. A young body will do this more quickly, all other things being equal.
Lymphatic system efficiency is determined by a number of factors. Your cardiovascular system’s overall health is important, and you should be adequately hydrated and not fighting any infections at the time of treatment for best results. Following a few tips will help you see the fastest results possible for you, regardless of your age or other health issues:
Be Smart About What You Put In Your Body
A daily intake of 64 ounces of liquid will help you see your final results sooner. Ensure you’re drinking plenty of water and eating hydrating foods. Non-alcoholic beverages such as tea and decaf coffee are also good sources of hydration.
You should stay away from fruit juices, which are loaded with sugar and strain your lymphatic system, but do consume plenty of fresh produce, which includes essential micronutrients your body can use at any time.
As you wait for your final results, you can support your cardiovascular and lymphatic systems by exercising gently. Your cardiovascular system needs to be strong, but it shouldn’t be overstressed. During a single week, plan to walk for about two and a half hours at a moderate pace. You can return to more strenuous exercise after a few weeks.
Enjoy a Massage
When your lymphatic system is blocked by medical treatment or illness, lymphatic drainage massage relieves swelling. But it can also be useful after Kybella treatment. Your lymphatic system won’t be blocked by this treatment, but it will have more to do, and anything you can do to support the system will be helpful. During lymphatic drainage massage, your body is gently manipulated in specific areas to aid the lymphatic glands in moving waste along.
How Many Treatment Sessions Do I Need?
There are several factors that determine how many treatment sessions you’ll need, including the severity of your problem and the root cause of your double chin. Those with a large amount of excess fat under the chin may need as many as six treatments to reach their final goal. One to two treatments are usually sufficient to address normal aging concerns or genetically induced submental fullness
How Long Does This Treatment Take?
A single session can be completed in 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the dosage and whether you are treating your neck, chin, or both. Your session will begin with sanitization of the treatment area, marking of injection locations, and the application of numbing cream if you wish. This treatment is usually painless due to the small, thin needles involved.
Approximately 20 injections are required to properly treat mild cases of submental fullness. Some people with severe double chins may need up to 50 injections, while others with moderate amounts may need around 30 injections.
Am I a Candidate for This Treatment?
Only a consultation with us can determine for sure whether you are a good candidate for this treatment. You will need to discuss your submental fullness issues with us, and we need to go over your medical history, current medications and supplements, and talk over your goals.
Ideally, candidates have a healthy lifestyle and are within a reasonable distance of their ideal weight: but even though they eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, they cannot lose fat in this one area. Furthermore, candidates should be able to maintain their current weight levels, and the skin around the treatment area must be sufficiently elastic. Your blood pressure and heart health must also be good, and there are a few blood disorders that could preclude you from treatment. We’ll let you know more when you talk to us.
What Do I Do After Treatment?
Most people are able to return to their regular routine immediately after treatment. Following your session, you should keep a few things in mind. Over the next three nights, you should sleep with your head elevated slightly. Protecting your skin from the sun and keeping it moisturized are also essential steps. The first three days after your treatment, you’ll need to wash your chin and neck gently with lukewarm water and mild soap.
Can Kybella Be Used In Other Areas?
As of now, the FDA has only approved this treatment for submental fullness. Trials are underway to evaluate Kybella’s effectiveness and safety in treating unwanted fat in other parts of the body, but for now, it can only be used on the chin. If you need to lose weight, however, we can help. Priority You MD uses a variety of approaches and treatments to personalize a program for patients who want to lose weight or manage their weight, or gain healthy weight and add muscle.
In order to help you achieve your goals, we offer the Trim® Carb RevolutionTM, which is a combination of carbohydrate cycling, intermittent fasting, high protein consumption, healthy fat consumption, and Trim® Nutrition nutraceuticals. Our personalized approach includes testing thyroid, hormone, and IGF-1 levels in order to ensure that an individual’s ability to lose weight and gain muscle tone is not compromised.
Get Rid of Your Double Chin Today
This noninvasive treatment might be the answer you’ve been looking for if your diet and exercise regimen don’t seem to be working. You can learn more about Kybella and the best treatments for all your cosmetic and health concerns by contacting us today. Visit Priority You MD in Clearwater, FL today to get started! We can’t wait to meet you!