What is the downtime? Can I go back to work after my treatment?
You will notice mild to moderate swelling immediately after the treatment that can be camouflaged with clothing. Moderate swelling may last about 72 hours and mild swelling may persist for up to 12 weeks.
When will I see results?
Results are commonly noticed 12 weeks after treatment. Significant results are seen after more than one treatment and several treatments are recommended for dramatic improvement.
How long do results last?
Results from treatment are permanent. We recommend diligent lifestyle measures to maintain fat loss results.
Does it hurt?
A cold pack is applied prior to treatment to minimize discomfort. The procedure is well tolerated and well accepted by patients.
Are there any other side effects I should know about?
The most common reactions include pain at the injection site, bleeding, bruising/hematoma, temporary redness and swelling, induration at the injection site and nerve injury causing temporary numbness.
I’m pregnant or breastfeeding. Can I get Kybella?
Kybella injections should not be used in pregnancy or when breastfeeding.
Submentum (double chin)
Schedule your appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event. Redness, swelling and bruising may be apparent in that time period.
It is recommended to discontinue the use of Aspirin, NSAIDS, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acids at least 3 days to 1 week before and after treatment to minimize bruising or bleeding. Please consult with your primary physician prior to discontinuing any medications.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods and cigarettes 24-48 hours before and after your treatment. All of these factors may increase risk of bruising and swelling.
Starting Arnica supplements at least 2 days prior to injections may help with bruising.
Let your provider know if you have a history of cold sores. An antiviral may be prescribed.
You may not have an active rash in the area being treated.
You may not be pregnant or breastfeeding.
Redness or sensitivity might be present (and last up to a few hours).
Use Tylenol only as needed for any soreness.
It can take approximately 12 weeks for results to be seen. If the desired result is not seen after 12 weeks of your treatment, you may need additional injections. You will be charged for product used at subsequent appointments.
Sleep face up and slightly elevated. This will also help with swelling.
Do NOT, touch, press, rub, massage or manipulate the treatment area.
Ice the treated areas for the next 24 hours. Place the icepack on the area for 20 minutes and remove the ice pack for 20 minutes. Continue this pattern for 24 hours.
Apply (over the counter) Arnica gel to the treatment area to help decrease the bruising, swelling and discomfort.
Drink plenty of water and fluids after treatment.
Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for 3-5 days after treatment.
Avoid Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acids, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and other NSAIDS at least 3 days to 1 week after treatment. These items may increase bleeding and bruising.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods and cigarettes 24-48 hours after your treatment. These items may contribute to increased swelling or irritation.
Avoid cosmetic treatments such as injectables, laser, ultrasound, peels, facials or micro-dermabrasion to the Kybella treatment area.
Please report to your provider immediately if you develop an asymmetric smile or facial muscle weakness, skin ulceration in the treatment area, difficulty swallowing or if any existing symptom worsens.