Some people have a particular fat lump on their body that they are unhappy about. They may be self-conscious about it or even feel like it brings them down. Due to the advancements in aesthetics, you can remove these fat lumps by undergoing a Kybella treatment.
The removal of fat lumps is not an easy process. It often requires surgery, and sometimes it might even require liposuction. Liposuction is a surgical approach where fat cells are extracted through a small incision in the body using an instrument called a cannula. However, you won’t have to, and Kybella is an alternative.
But just like most treatments, will Kybella need several sessions to work? If so, how much time is there between your next Kybella treatment appointment?
How Often Can You Have Kybella?
Kybella will involve using multiple injections into your skin, and while the treatment will work, it will take time. Since your provider can’t apply all the solutions simultaneously, they will have to perform several sessions. Increasing the dose of Kybella won’t improve anything, the results will still be the same, and that’s why it has to be spaced apart.
You may need at least six treatments spaced at least one month apart for the Kybella. Treatment is custom-tailored based on the needs of the patients, so perhaps you won’t need as much. But statistically, at least 59% of the patients received the complete six-session treatment, so you may need to expect the whole session.
Likewise, the maximum Kybella session for each patient is just six. If the fat lump is still not removed by then, there won’t be any more add-ons.
Does It Work?
You might start worrying if Kybella will work for you or not since there’s a limit. Would you be wasting money if Kybella treatment still doesn’t work after six treatment sessions? You can quickly discover the effectiveness of Kybella by looking at the statistics.
Worldwide, there have been twenty research studies that have been performed to check the effectiveness of Kybella. These studies have concluded that 68.2% of people who underwent the Kybella procedure have experienced a significant fat reduction. Likewise, 79% of the patients who received Kybella have remarked that they were delighted with the results.
The studies have clearly laid out that Kybella works as was promoted.
When To Expect Results
When Kybella is injected, the fat cells will slowly be dissolved. It will take some time, but rest assured, it is worth the wait! Generally, changes will gradually appear after two to four sessions. After six treatments, there should be noticeable treatments.
Improvements will not stop after the sixth session, and they should continue to improve, even after six months since your sixth appointment.
Not Convinced Yet?
Perhaps you aren’t so sure if Kybella really works or not. After all, it’s a relatively new treatment. As recently as 2015, the FDA approved the treatment for aesthetic purposes. While 2015 may seem a long time ago, that’s still very young compared to other treatments.
Nevertheless, the stats say it’s effective, and the FDA seems to approve it. But to help you decide if it’s good for you, let’s further explore what Kybella is and how it works.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is a prescription injection that can help in reducing fat under the chin. FDA has approved it for use to treat submental fat, also known as double chin, which is one of the most formidable areas to address with diet and exercise alone. While it is mainly promoted to manage the chin area, Kybella is also effective in other places with excess submental fat lumps, such as belly fat, bra bulges, and different fatty folds.
However, Kybella is not intended for weight loss or to treat obesity. Any fat you lose in the Kybella treatment will only gain back if you continue to overeat. You need to have a sustainable weight to be approved for Kybella treatment.
Likewise, your provider can’t target a specific area when fat is all over the skin. You could probably lose those fats through proper diet and exercise.
How Does It Work?
Injecting Kybella is given just under the chin or other areas and causes localized fat cells to break down and dissolve. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring chemical found in the body. These destroyed cells are then excreted naturally by your body.
Why Deoxycholic Acid?
Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid that helps in the digestion of fats. It is found in the gallbladder and produced by the liver.
The liver produces bile and releases it into the gallbladder. The gallbladder stores bile until it’s needed to help digest food. When you eat, your stomach and small intestine produce more digestive juices, which signal to your brain that it’s time to eat. These juices also stimulate contractions in your intestines, which mix food with these digestive juices and push it through your intestines for further digestion.
When you eat fatty foods, this triggers the release of deoxycholic acid from your gallbladder into your small intestine so that fats can be broken down into smaller particles for absorption by your body.
Seeing the properties of deoxycholic acid, researchers took advantage of that knowledge and started applying it. That’s why we have Kybella treatment today.
Another advantage of deoxycholic acid is that it occurs naturally in your body. So once applied to deal with submental fat, your body won’t react negatively to it. Your immune system won’t interfere with it, potentially reducing the effects, and your skin won’t also reject it, which may cause potential skin issues.
Overall, it significantly reduces the risks of complications. How deoxycholic acid breaks down the fat underneath the skin is the same process in the stomach.
However, deoxycholic acid is not a wonder acid for weight loss. It cannot destroy every fat cell you’ve intaken. That’s why overeating leads to weight gains.
Now that you know how Kybella works, would you be interested in trying out the treatment? Let us know by contacting us or reaching out to our clinic, AgeLess WeighLess. We also offer injectables, laser hair removal, skincare products, and many more.