If you’re looking for a non-surgical solution to eliminate your double chin and achieve a more defined jawline, we may have the answer you’ve been seeking. KYBELLA is an innovative injectable treatment specifically designed to reduce submental fat, and provide natural and long-lasting results. At the office of Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD, in Redlands, CA, you can rest assured that your treatment will be professional, personalized, and effective, to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
How Soon Does KYBELLA Start Working?
This innovative injectable starts working immediately on injection, but the time it takes to see your results may vary. It is possible to see a difference in your jawline within a few weeks of your treatment. However, immediate results may not be noticeable, as the treatment works gradually to eliminate fat cells over time. After each treatment session, it’s normal to experience some swelling, redness, or bruising in the treated area. These side effects are temporary and typically subside within a few days to a week.
Within the first few weeks following the treatment, you may begin to notice a reduction in the fullness under your chin. This is a positive sign that the formula is working. As the destroyed fat cells are metabolized and eliminated by your body’s natural processes, the contour of your jawline will gradually improve. For most patients, visible results become more apparent after two to four treatment sessions.
Patience Is Key
It takes time for your fat cells to be eliminated by the body. Each individual’s response may vary based on factors such as their own metabolism and the amount of submental fat they are seeking to get rid of. While some patients may see noticeable improvements after just a few weeks and one treatment, others may require additional treatments before achieving their desired outcome.
How Exactly Does KYBELLA Work?
When injected into the fat beneath the chin, this treatment destroys fat cells, which results in a more contoured jawline. This treatment works because it utilizes a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and is used in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. This innovative treatment targets the specific area of concern without affecting surrounding tissues, providing a safe and precise solution for eliminating the double chin.
The Treatment Process
Before embarking on any sort of treatment, you will have an initial consultation with Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD, our expert dermatologist. During this consultation, Dr. Trenkle will assess your specific needs and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to achieve optimal results. The number of treatment sessions required varies depending on factors such as the amount of submental fat present and the desired outcome.
Once your treatment plan is established, the actual procedure will involve a series of injections administered directly into the targeted area. These injections are carefully placed to ensure even distribution of the solution in order to achieve the desired results.
Post-Treatment Care: What To Do After Treatment
After undergoing treatment, it is important to follow proper post-treatment care to ensure optimal results. We will provide specific post-treatment instructions based on your individual case. It’s crucial to carefully follow these instructions to promote proper healing and achieve the best possible outcome.
Avoid Touching or Rubbing the Treated Area
It’s important to avoid touching or rubbing the treated area to ensure the deoxycholic solution remains evenly distributed throughout the treated area, and to prevent any irritation or infection. If you experience any tenderness in the treated area, you may find applying an ice pack or cold compress helpful.
Avoid Strenuous Exercise
You shouldn’t engage in any strenuous activities, such as heavy exercise or weightlifting, for a few days after the treatment. These activities can increase blood flow and swelling in the treated area.
Stay Out of the Sun
Protect the treated area from direct sun exposure. If you need to go out in the sun, wear a wide-brimmed hat and use sunscreen with a high SPF to shield the skin from harmful UV rays.
Optimize Your Healing
Making sure you get adequate hydration and a nutritious diet can support the healing process. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated, and consume a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. These measures can help optimize your body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Attend All Follow-up Appointments
We will schedule a follow-up appointment to evaluate your progress and determine if any additional treatments or sessions are needed. It is important that you attend this appointment as scheduled to ensure your treatment plan is on track and address any concerns or questions you may have.
Maintaining Your Results
Once you have achieved your desired results, it’s crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure the longevity of your new look. While your treatment will permanently destroy fat cells in the treated area, it’s still possible to gain weight in other areas. You should follow a balanced diet, engage in regular exercise, and practice good skincare habits; taking care of your overall health and well-being will contribute to long-lasting positive results.
Remember, everyone’s recovery process may vary. If you have any questions, concerns, or unexpected symptoms during the post-treatment period, do not hesitate to reach out to us for guidance and support.
Who Is and Isn’t Suitable for Treatment?
As a medical professional, it’s crucial to assess the suitability of patients for any treatment, including KYBELLA. While this treatment is generally safe and effective, it may not be suitable for everyone. Here’s some information on who is and isn’t suitable for this injectable.
You’re likely to be a suitable candidate for this injectable if you have unwanted submental fat, are in general good health, have realistic expectations about treatment outcomes and timeframe, and are willing to commit to the treatment aftercare routine. We will go over your medical history thoroughly when you come for a consultation in order to make sure that this is a suitable treatment for you, and to make sure you are fully informed.
Potentially Unsuitable Candidates
Though this is a safe and effective treatment, not everyone is suitable. It is important to disclose any medical conditions, allergies, or medications you are taking to us before undergoing treatment. Many conditions will not disqualify you from treatment, but some will, so it is crucial that you are honest and open about your health and medical history during your initial consultation.
KYBELLA is not approved for use in those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Therefore we would recommend that you postpone your treatment if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding. Patients with active infections or skin conditions in the treatment area may not be suitable candidates for Kybella. These conditions can interfere with the healing process and increase the risk of complications. It’s important to disclose any skin issues to your dermatologist during the initial consultation.
Patients with bleeding disorders or who are obliged to take blood-thinning medications may not be suitable for treatment, as these conditions can increase the risk of excessive bleeding or bruising. If you have previously undergone any neck or chin surgeries, you may not be suitable for treatment with this injectable. Scar tissue or altered anatomy in the area can affect the effectiveness and safety of the treatment.
Exploring Alternative Options to KYBELLA
While KYBELLA is a highly effective treatment for reducing submental fat and achieving a more defined jawline, it may be that alternative options exist that may better suit your individual aesthetic goals.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure that utilizes ultrasound technology to tighten and lift the skin. It stimulates collagen production deep within the skin’s layers, resulting in a firmer and more toned appearance.
While Ultherapy primarily targets skin laxity rather than fat reduction, it can contribute to overall facial rejuvenation, including the chin and neck area. In some cases, it may be that skin laxity is a greater contributor to a client’s dissatisfaction with the appearance of their chin and neck than fat under the chin. In such a case, Ultherapy may prove to be a more effective solution than KYBELLA.
Get Rid of Submental Fullness for Good
If you’re seeking a non-surgical solution to eliminate your double chin and achieve a more defined jawline, KYBELLA can be a game-changer. This injectable treatment begins working immediately upon treatment to reduce submental fat, providing natural and long-lasting results. Get in touch with us at the office of Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD, in Redlands, CA, to schedule a consultation and find out more.