Your Complete Kybella Recovery Guide

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that can target and destroy fat cells using deoxycholic acid. Most commonly used in the chin and neck areas, this safe and effective cosmetic treatment can help provide a more youthful appearance and target the accumulation of fat in unwanted areas. Before your treatment, get prepared for your Kybella treatment with this complete Kybella recovery guide.

Post-Kybella Treatment Care

Immediately after your Kybella treatment, you may experience swelling and bruising at the injection site which is a normal response to treatment. Some patients also experience a tingling or numb sensation for a few hours until the numbing agent fully wears off. Mild redness, warmth, or tenderness in the area is also a common side effect. Most of these mild side effects will begin to disappear over the next few days to a week after your treatment.

Managing Discomfort: Tips for Alleviating Swelling, Bruising, and Other Common Side Effects

Discomfort associated with Kybella generally subsides within a few days after treatment. However, there are a few things you can do in the meanwhile to make yourself more comfortable. Using a cold compress or ice pack immediately after treatment and every one to two hours (for about three days) can help reduce swelling. Over-the-counter pain relief medications can also help reduce swelling and inflammation and improve your comfort.

Kybella Recovery and Monitoring

Most patients will need a series of two to six Kybella treatments to receive optimal results. How many treatments are required will depend on the current condition of the area and how your body responds to treatments. At Aiken Medical Aesthetics, we guide you through each step of the way to ensure the successful results of your Kybella treatment.

After 1-2 weeks, the immediate post-treatment side effects will begin to subside and results will begin to be visible within 4 to 6 weeks. Some patients will notice visible results after just one treatment, but many patients will need multiple treatment sessions to begin to see visible results. Patients will return for a series of Kybella treatments which will be spaced about one month apart.

During each follow-up visit, our team will fully examine the progress of each Kybella treatment and adjust your treatment plan accordingly. We are here to guide you through the process as your partner, and your appointment is also a time to ask any questions or address any concerns you may have regarding your treatment.

Kybella Recovery Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the typical recovery time after Kybella and when can I resume normal activities?

One of Kybella’s advantages is that it requires virtually no downtime. Although you may experience some normal, mild post-treatment side effects such as redness or tenderness, you can resume normal activities right away. Mild side effects post-treatment will subside within a few days after treatment.

Are there specific post-treatment care instructions or restrictions I need to follow after Kybella?

After your Kybella treatment, it’s important to follow the post-treatment care instructions provided by your Aiden Medical Aesthetics provider. These instructions include guidelines for sun exposure, skincare routines, and other important considerations.

For example, we recommend avoiding any laser, waxing, or skincare procedures for at least 24 hours after your treatment. You may be advised to take over-the-counter pain relief if you are experiencing any tenderness in the treated area. Additionally, we recommend avoiding strenuous exercise or any waxing, bleaching, or tweezing of the area for a few days post-treatment.

How long do the results of Kybella last?

Kybella works by permanently destroying your fat cells so they can no longer store fat. As such, the results of Kybella last a lifetime. Following the guidance provided by your Aiken Medical Aesthetics provider can help you achieve long-lasting, permanent results from your Kybella treatment.

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