Preparing for the Procedure
There’s nothing much to prepare before undergoing Kybella. Since it is non-surgical, the risks associated with it are very minor and negligible. However, you need to avoid taking acetaminophen and ibuprofen beforehand to prevent bruising post-procedure.
During your consultation, you will discuss your medical history in detail with a skilled expert. Talk to them about any cosmetic procedures you have already undergone and any allergies you may have. You should also let them know if you are under any medication. Once they are confident about your candidature for Kybella, you can plan a date for the procedure.
Kybella: The Procedure
At the start of the procedure, the targeted injection sites will be marked. A topical numbing agent will then be administered to ensure you are at ease throughout the process. Generally, 20-50 quick injections are administered beneath the chin. The acid kills the fat cells, which are then gradually metabolized by your body.
The number of sessions depends on the fat deposits you have and your expectations from the procedure. Usually, multiple sessions are required to achieve optimal results. While some people achieve desired results after 3-4 sessions, several others require 6 treatments.
You can carry on with your daily activities after Kybella treatment without any issues. The procedure comes with minor temporary side effects such as bruising, swelling, and numbness. These conditions subside by themselves within a few days.
Do not lie down for several hours after receiving the injections. Additionally, it is best to apply an ice pack immediately after the treatment. You may need a cold compress for 2-3 days to control any swelling.
After the Kybella treatment, you must take care to reduce the chances of infection and inflammation. Avoid engaging in rigorous activities, since strenuous physical exercise can intensify inflammation. Avoid wearing makeup for a couple of days following the procedure.