Determining the optimal treatment schedule is vital for getting the best results if you’re considering EmFace microcurrent facials or injectables like Botox or dermal fillers. Here’s what you need to know about timing these popular anti-aging treatments.


Kybella® is an injectable that reduces under-the-chin fat, often referred to as a “double chin.” It contains synthetic deoxycholic acid, which targets and destroys submental fat cells. Once destroyed, these cells cannot accumulate fat again.

Kybella injections are administered under the chin, with patients receiving 2-6 treatments spaced several weeks apart. Each session consists of multiple small injections to break down fat. Results appear gradually over a 2-6 month period as the body naturally eliminates the destroyed fat cells. Some mild swelling, bruising or numbness may occur temporarily.

Ideal candidates for Kybella are people with moderate or substantial fat under the chin. Those with good skin tone and elasticity tend to have the best cosmetic outcomes. Kybella can treat double chins caused by aging, weight gain or genetics. Despite diet and exercise efforts, patients frustrated by stubborn submental fat make great Kybella patients.

Timing Your Kybella Treatments

Most Kybella treatment plans consist of 2-6 appointments about six weeks apart each. The number of sessions depends on the amount of desired fat reduction and how your body responds. To allow the body sufficient time to eliminate destroyed fat cells, it’s important not to overdo the injections at once. Spacing out Kybella over several months also lets you gauge your progress and determine if additional treatments are needed.

After completing your recommended number of Kybella appointments, schedule a follow-up consultation about three months later. Your provider will determine if further touch-ups may yield additional improvements. Once you have achieved your optimal aesthetic outcome, yearly maintenance check-ins can help sustain your results. Speak to a professional about customizing an appropriate Kybella schedule for your chin treatment needs.


EmFace® is a microcurrent facial treatment that uses subtle electrical currents to stimulate and tone the facial muscles. The microcurrents help lift, contour and tighten skin while improving muscle tone and elastin levels. EmFace is a noninvasive treatment with no downtime.

During a session, a conductive gel is applied to the skin, and a small handheld device with microcurrent probes glides along the face and neck. Most patients feel a slight tingling but no pain. Results are visible after the first treatment and continue improving with additional sessions.

The ideal EmFace client is anyone looking for tighter, firmer, more lifted and contoured facial skin, especially around the eyes, cheeks, jawline and neck. It can rejuvenate skin at any age but is particularly popular for patients in their 40s-60s with early visible aging signs.

Spacing Out EmFace Treatments

Most professionals recommend spacing out your EmFace sessions every 7-10 days. Then, after the first 3-6 sessions, you can move to maintenance mode of having an EmFace facial every 3-4 weeks. Staying consistent with your appointments will lead to cumulative and longer-lasting effects.

Botox® and Dysport®

Botox® and Dysport® are injectable neuromodulators consisting of different forms of botulinum toxin to relax facial muscles and smooth wrinkles temporarily.

Botox contains botulinum toxin type, while Dysport consists of botulinum toxin A. Both work by blocking nerve signals to the muscles, causing them to relax. This stops the muscle contractions that lead to overlying wrinkles. Results usually become noticeable within 1-2 weeks and peak around week 4.

Typical injection sites for Botox and Dysport include wrinkles on the glabella (the “11” lines between the brows), forehead creases, crow’s feet, and bands on the neck and around the mouth. Effects last for 3-4 months before the proteins get metabolized.

Ideal candidates for neuromodulators are those seeking a temporary reduction in moderate to severe dynamic facial wrinkles caused by muscle movements and facial expressions. The typical age range is 35 to 65 but can vary. Combining with other treatments enhances overall facial rejuvenation.

While the clinical effects of Botox and Dysport are similar, Dysport tends to spread over a wider area while Botox stays more localized. This can impact ideal usage areas and patient preferences. Work with a seasoned injector to determine which product suits your treatment goals and facial anatomy.

Timing Your Botox and Dysport Injections

While these contain slightly different proteins, results from both injectables last 3-4 months before fading. When scheduling follow-up Botox or Dysport to maintain wrinkle relaxation, plan appointments every three months initially. Doing so ensures you don’t lose results between treatments. Once you and your provider determine the ideal frequency for you based on lasting effectiveness, you may be able to space out appointments for maintenance up to every 4-6 months.

Be diligent about booking your next neuromodulator session before noticing significant fading. Consistency is vital to prevent wrinkles from reappearing before your next Botox or Dysport treatment. Speak with a knowledgeable practitioner about finding your optimal personal timeline.


While Botox relaxes muscles to smooth wrinkles, fillers add subtle volume to fill lines, restore lost fullness or enhance facial contours. We offer Sculptra®, Juvéderm®, Voluma®, Versa®, Restylane® and Kysse®.

Fillers are made of hyaluronic acid or similar substances that integrate into the skin over time. Different fillers have unique formulations tailored to specific areas and concerns like lip enhancement, cheek augmentation, or under-eye hollowing. Most fillers offer temporary results of six months up to two years.

Ideal dermal filler patients often wish to restore lost volume, sculpt facial contours, or enhance lips. Typical age groups range from the mid-20s up to the 60s and 70s. Combining injectables with other treatments can maximize overall facial rejuvenation over time.

Timing Your Filler Injections

Unlike neurotoxins, which are temporary, dermal fillers add volume that restores facial contours—results from most fillers last six months to two years. With hyaluronic acid fillers, your practitioner will have you return after one month to assess the results and determine if any touch-up injections are needed. After that, how often you get maintenance filler depends on the individual product used. Plan yearly or biannual appointments to sustain your desired volume.

Consistency Is Key

While all these treatments have different timelines, consistency is vital for achieving and maintaining optimal results. Having a treatment here and there is not likely to help reach your goals. Be diligent about booking your next appointment for each visit for the best aesthetic results.

Combining Appointments for Optimal Results

While stand-alone EmFace, Botox and filler appointments each offer rejuvenation, combining these injectable and microcurrent treatments can lead to enhanced, more comprehensive results. Many practices now offer EmFace/Botox and EmFace/filler combination sessions at a single visit for patient convenience and to boost overall facial renewal. These combo appointments maximize skin improvements from neurotoxins, dermal volumizers, and microcurrent toning all at once. Talk to a provider about the right mix of offerings for your needs and schedule accordingly.

Take the Next Step Toward a More Youthful Appearance

Ready to learn if you are a candidate for Kybella, EmFace, Botox, dermal fillers or a strategic combination? Schedule a one-on-one consultation today with our experienced team. We’ll assess your concerns, create a tailored treatment plan and make recommendations on timing your sessions. Contact us today to get started with an anti-aging regimen designed for you by clicking here or calling (669) 201-1875.

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