No More Double Chin
What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is an aesthetic treatment for the face to help build collagen, elasticity and firmer, tighter skin. It can be considered a less intense version of microneedling for the face. The provider may use different liquid vitamins and minerals that are injected in tiny droplet-like amounts into the skin through the use of a tiny needle, creating multiple injections into the area to be treated. Depending upon the needs of the client and the information discussed with your provider in consultation, the patients very own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) may also be used along with the vitamins, minerals and plant extracts to be injected into the skin.
The goal of Mesotherapy is to revitalize healthy surface and internal facial tissues to create new cell growth and offer vitamins and minerals back to our skin that many of us are missing; the vitamins and minerals help jump-start renewal of cells and new cell growth, providing a more vibrant and healthy glow to the skin. This treatment helps improve surface wrinkles from the aging process, it aids in the treatment of acne and hyperpigmentation as well. Mesotherapy also helps flush out toxins in the skin and has been known to improve blood circulation
Mesotheraphy can help to treat:
- Tightens skin
- Helps reduce hyperpigmentation
- Aids in reduction or removal of mild acne
- Non-invasive in office treatment
- Usually little downtime- some patients may be able to apply sunscreen and makeup in as little
as 2 to 3 days after the procedure, though the average is usually 5 to 7 days, though dependent upon the area treated and each individual patient’s reaction to the treatment
- Schedule your appointment with plenty of time before a major event. The swelling after this procedure may take up to 2 weeks to resolve.
- Inform our team if you have any history with difficulty swallowing, known allergies, take allergy medications or have ever had an anaphylactic reaction.
- Women who are pregnant or nursing CAN NOT get this treatment.
- To minimize bruising avoid the following ~7 days prior to treatment: baby aspirin, Aleve, Motrin, multivitamins, vitamin E and D, fish oils, alcoholic beverages. These are blood thinners and will cause you to bruise more easily. Note: DO NOT discontinue baby aspirin or any blood thinners prescribed by a physician before checking with THAT PHYSICIAN.
- Wash your face and neck area the day of your procedure, and do not apply moisturizer, sunscreen, makeup or any other products to your skin. This will help to minimize your risk of infection.
- Do not panic if you see redness, swelling or bruising that lasts a couple of weeks after your treatment. This is normal and to be expected. The more fat there is the more swelling there will be. However, if symptoms persist longer than expected, please call our office.
- Ice the area carefully. Make sure to keep a cloth barrier between your skin and the ice pack to avoid potential frostbite.
- You can apply a cool compress to the area for the first 24 hours after treatment
- Avoid strenuous activity for the first few days after your injections.
- Sleep with your head elevated for the next several nights (~1-6 nights) to avoid additional swelling.
- Do NOT massage the area. This will cause further irritation.
- Take ibuprofen or acetaminophen as instructed. If your pain is not made manageable by these over-the-counter medications call your injector
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How Does it Work and
are you a good candidate?
Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid, naturally produced by your body to help absorb fat. Kybella® injections use a synthetic form of this as an injection. Once injected, the acid destroys fat cells beneath the chin area so it can’t store fat anymore. Make sure that a trained healthcare professional administers your Kybella® injections since deoxycholic acid can kill other cells in the process as well.
Before the procedure, your healthcare provider will mark the injection sites with a marker and may administer a topical numbing agent or ice pack to ease any pain or discomfort. Usually 20 to 30, and up to 50, injections are used under the chin. The acid then works gradually to kill fat cells, which are metabolized by the body over the following weeks.
The number of treatment sessions necessary varies for each person. Multiple treatments might be needed to reach optimal results. You can receive up to six Kybella® treatments, with at least one month between each session.
Mesotherapy is a process in which the provider uses a serum mixed of vitamins, nutrients and possibly plant
extracts, or the patient’s own PRP via a syringe with a tiny needle to make multiple, tiny injections into the
designated treatment area. This process intentionally causes minor trauma to the skin to stimulate the body’s
healing and regeneration response. A minor amount of bleeding is part of this process.
The tiny needle may be attached to a small mechanical device for more precise injections of the serum, or
products being used.
Mesotherapy can vary depending upon the individual patient’s needs. Your provider will discuss with you the concerns you have with your skin and will then make a recommendation of the specific vitamins and minerals she would suggest using as part of the injection treatment. It is possible your provider may recommend specific vitamins, minerals, plant extracts or even one’s own PRP depending upon the area being treated.
Before you start treatment
Usually at least 1-2 weeks prior to your Mesotherapy procedure
- Avoid Sun exposure, Extreme Heat or Cold and Tanning Beds
- Avoid aspirin and NSAIDS as well as fatty acids, which may cause bleeding or bruising if used
- Avoid alcohol use
- Your provider will also discuss any medications and supplements you are taking during the initial consultation to clarify if you will need to stop taking any prior to the Mesotherapy procedure
- Immediately after treatment we ask that you avoid laying flat for 3-4 hours
For 48 Hours After Procedure
- Do not massage or rub the areas treated with Mesotherapy
- Avoid Strenuous Exercise, Sun, Extreme Heat or Cold and Tanning Beds
After first week post-treatment:
- If patients find their skin itching after the first week of use of “Arnica gel???” we recommend
using Benadryl anti-itch gel in the evening.
- Make sure you are using an SPF of 30 or higher during the day under makeup and when going
outside. For very light skinned patients, we recommend using an SPF of at least 50 or higher.
- Patients may also wish to take Benadryl allergy tablets at night to ease itching; however, if you
are taking other medications, make sure to consult with your doctor first prior to taking
Benadryl medication orally.
The Kybella technique received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015. According to the FDA, “Kybella™ is a cytolytic drug indicated for the improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults”. The procedure has proven to be a sustainable non-invasive alternative to surgical procedures such as liposuction.
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According to the trusted source of people engaged during the clinical trials, 82.4% showed satisfaction in a clinical trial as a notable high improvement with their appearance at the end. The reports received from trusted sources deduced that the treatment is relatively safe and effective.
If you have read up to this point, you are probably searching for in-depth detail about Kybella, and we’ve got you covered. You now have the fast facts, but it’s not enough to make a sound decision; there is still quite a lot to know about Kybella, plus side effects, precautions, who needs it, etc.
Read on to get all the details you need to make an informed choice about your decision to have the procedure.
Here is All You Need to Know About Kybella
Quick disclaimer: It’s your body, your right. We support any decision you take. As it is with every FDA-approved cosmetic procedure, it’s your right to do this procedure, and to learn about it.
No matter how well you eat in terms of a good diet and intense exercising, plump looking chin area is not an uncommon experience even after several weight loss activities. It might seem almost impossible to get rid of the double chin look.
You may have done all the facial yoga on YouTube, yet the puffy chin will not go away? The extra puffiness or fat underneath the chin is known as ‘Submental Fullness’. Submental describes the area underneath the chin. It is also referred to as ‘double chin’.
However, this condition is not unique to you; it’s a common cosmetic issue for men and women, don’t be dismayed. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS): 67% of people who answered the question “How bothered are you by excess fat under the chin/neck?” responded that they are bothered by the fat beneath their chin.
For some individuals, this condition developed over time, especially with weight gain over a period. For others, it’s part of their genetics or unhealthy diet practices. Kybella may be prescribed for you by your physician if you feel disturbed, embarrassed, or excessively self-conscious by this submental fullness or just looking to firm up your look a little bit.
As stated earlier, Kybella is a non-invasive surgery that requires minimum preparation. It is best to plan the treatment well before any significant activities. Cleansing your face and the region for the treatment well before the procedure will help minimize the chance of opportunistic infection. Also, staying away from ibuprofen and acetaminophen helps to prevent unnecessary post-treatment bruising.
It is critical to discuss Kybella treatment options with your registered healthcare professional. It is to ensure that you are a good-fit candidate for the treatment. Give full details about your medical history and allergies, pregnancy status both for the present or future and any previous cosmetic treatments performed on your face, neck, or chin. Inform your healthcare practitioner if you are having bleeding problems, facial muscle issues or difficulty swallowing.
How Does Kybella Function?
Kybella functions by dissolving the extra fat under the chin to improve the facial profile of people who want a tighter-looking contour of their jawline, especially for those formerly unable to achieve the firmer look through various diets and weight loss activities.
The commercial name for Kybella is deoxycholic acid. The human body naturally produces this substance in the digestive system. In the body, it breaks down fats, making them easily digestible; some might say this fat bursting technique was developed based on this principle.
That said, the FDA has approved commercially distributed Kybella to be used only in the chin area. After the proper checks, a certified Kybella technique practitioner injects Kybella into the submental area (your chin). It kills fat cells, reducing the appearance of the stubborn double chin.
You will not require any more injections once you have completed your set of Kybella treatments (3-6 sessions spread about six weeks apart or as prescribed by your certified expert) and have the desired effect.
Although Kybella does not eliminate every fat cell, it significantly diminishes and destroys your targeting cells. These cells will not return. Thus, helping you achieve a firmer facial profile.
It is important to note again that Kybella is used to target the fat cells behind your chin. Understand that it does not remove every fat cell, but it significantly decreases and destroys the fat cells that you are aiming.
Weight gain after receiving the procedure might alter the fat cells that remain beneath your chin after you accomplish your desired results. Notwithstanding, since you dramatically decreased the number of fat cells there, you should observe minor changes in the region if you gain weight.
That said, we recommend you maintain a healthy lifestyle with lots of exercise always.
Do you want to know what the best treatment for stubborn chin fat is? Which do you prefer, plus what is the key distinction? Kybella is a non-surgical treatment for double chin. It enables you to address tiny fat pockets under the chin without having an operation. You do not need to go under the knife. With minimum disruption and nearly no discomfort, Kybella lets you resume your day-to-day life in no time.
While liposuction is an invasive surgical technique with increased risks due to the use of an anesthetic, your life is disrupted, although temporarily. The recovery period is usually lengthier but can be shorter with the support of a chin brace. Additionally, there may be a minor scar in the region.
Invigorate recommends that you be open in all of your discussions about available options with a certified physician to select the treatment that is best suited for you and your circumstances.
Some of the significant adverse effects of Kybella include:
- Injured nerves in the jawline (which can cause an uneven or crooked smile or weakness in facial muscles)
- Difficulty swallowing, nausea, headache and high blood pressure.
- Problems around the injection site include a build-up of blood beneath the skin (hematoma) or bruising/redness, injury to an artery or vein if the Kybella is unintentionally administered into it.
- Hair loss, broken skin (lesions) if injected into the dermis, epidermal cell (necrosis) near the injection site.
- Erythema or Skin redness.
- Immune System Disorders: reactions of hypersensitivity, which includes rash, urticaria, and itching.
- Erythema or Skin redness.
Speak with your healthcare provider immediately if you feel weakening in your facial muscles or your smile becomes uneven; have difficulties swallowing, or if any of your pre-existing symptoms worsen; or you develop open sores or drainage from the procedure.
In summary, having read it all, it sounds like the perfect solution to your stubborn chin fat troubles. Kybella is still under research for other practical uses for fat bursting in other body areas and other potential side effects.
It is advised that you do not make hasty decisions about undergoing the process until you speak with a certified, registered Kybella practitioner. It looks great on the internet, but you must also find out from an expert what your options are and their effects before undergoing any procedure.