Kybella Pre Treatment

It is important to know the following information prior to your treatment. With a full treatment of KYBELLA, it takes at least 4-6 weeks for the product to dissolve the fat. Depending on the area being treated and desire for optimal results, 2-6 treatments may be required. These are typically performed 6-8 weeks apart. Tenderness and swelling WILL occur immediately after the procedure and can last for at least 1-2 weeks post-procedure. Over the weeks to follow, that unwanted fat pocket will disappear gradually. The swelling can definitely be bothersome to some, so it is best to plan out your Kybella treatments accordingly.

  • Bruising and hematomas of the skin are possible.
  • Swelling, redness, pain, numbness, firmness, nodules and skin changes are possible. These typically last 5-14 days, but can persist for longer.
  • Itching, skin tightness, and injection site warmth may occur. Although rare, the following are possible: nerve injury, throat pain, headache, increased blood pressure, skin discoloration or scarring, fainting, enlarged lymph nodes, hives, and neck pain or pain in the area being treated.
  • Skin infection, ulcers and hyerpigmentation are a possibility with any injection type of procedure.
  • Rare side effects include weakness of the lip, smile changes, and trouble swallowing when treating the submental/chin area.

CONTACT OFFICE IF ANY SYMPTOMS ARE UNEXPECTED OR PERSIST BEYOND 14 DAYS


Kybella Post Treatment

  • Ice packs may be used to the treated area during the first 12 hours - ice for 15 minutes on every hour. Wrap in thin towel to avoid frostbite.
  • Do not massage the area.
  • If you can tolerate Motrin/Ibuprofen, take the day of and for a few days after for discomfort.
  • Avoid exercise for 24 hours.
  • For chin/submental treatments, sleep with head elevated on 2-3 pillows.
  • Bruising and hematomas of the skin are possible.
  • Swelling, redness, pain, numbness, firmness, nodules and skin changes are possible. These typically last 5-14 days, but can persist for longer.
  • Itching, skin tightness, and injection site warmth may occur. Although rare, the following are possible: nerve injury, throat pain, headache, increased blood pressure, skin discoloration or scarring, fainting, enlarged lymph nodes, hives, and neck pain or pain in the area being treated.
  • Skin infection, ulcers and hyerpigmentation are a possibility with any injection type of procedure.
  • Rare side effects include weakness of the lip, smile changes, and trouble swallowing when treating the submental/chin area.

CONTACT OFFICE IF ANY SYMPTOMS ARE UNEXPECTED OR PERSIST BEYOND 14 DAYS