What to Expect Before and After Kybella Treatment Q&A
Deoxycholic acid is sold under the brand name Kybella. This chemical is created by your body in the digestive tract. By eliminating fat cells, Kybella makes a double chin less noticeable. Only this usage of Kybella has been given FDA approval. For best results, have up to six Kybella injections spaced at least one month apart. Visit Dr. Phillips Nagsuk, MD, for KYBELLA injectable therapies in Winter Park, Florida, which successfully eliminate fat cells beneath the chin permanently. We are conveniently located at 242 N Edinburgh Drive Winter Park, FL, 32792. Contact us for more information or schedule your online appointment now!
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Kybella is one of the best options available for those who are unhappy with the appearance of their chin due to the presence of stored fat, resulting in a double chin. There are more invasive, surgical options available, but with Kybella, patients are able to achieve the same beautiful, long-lasting results without having to plan for recovery time or worry about so many potential side effects or risks.
Even though Kybella treatments are minimally invasive and very safe, you can expect to experience some discomfort and inflammation while the treated area heals and the excess fat is treated with the injected medication. There are several tips to keep in mind just to help minimize discomfort and inflammation, and to reduce the risk of infection as much as possible following your Kybella treatment, including:
– Avoid lying down during the first few hours following your treatment.
– Apply a cold compress to the treated area immediately following your treatment and on and off for the next couple of days to minimize inflammation.
– Do not apply any makeup to the treated area for at least 24 hours following your procedure.
– Avoid any vigorous exercise that causes an increase in blood pressure to prevent unnecessary inflammation.
– Depending on the extent of inflammation that is occurring, your Kybella provider may recommend that you take anti-inflammatory medication around 3 days after the procedure.
Every patient’s recovery may look a little different, but it is important that the area is properly cared for to provide the best possible results, so follow all instructions or recommendations provided to you by your Kybella specialist whenever possible.
During the week leading up to your Kybella appointment, there are several types of topical products or some activities that should be avoided to ensure that your skin is nice and healthy so that it is able to heal as best as possible from the treatment. Any topical products that include retinoids, retinol, Retin-A, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Glycolic Acid, or products that are labeled as “anti-aging” should not be applied to the area that will be treated within the 7 days leading up to your treatments. It is also recommended that patients avoid having the area that will be treated waxed, bleached, tweezed, or have hair removal cream applied to ensure that there is no sensitive or broken skin in the area. To prevent any excessive bruising or swelling, it is also recommended that patients avoid consuming alcohol, caffeine, and foods that are high in sugar, sodium, and refined carbohydrates for two days before their appointment.
Your Kybella provider will ensure that you have all necessary dietary or medication-related information to help you during the healing process, including avoiding alcohol and foods that are very salty. Additionally, it is very important that you avoid any strenuous exercise, as well as exposure to the sun and excessive heat, for at least one week following the treatment to prevent a significant increase in blood flow, which would result in increased swelling and inflammation. Any other cosmetic procedures, such as peels, facials, injectables, lasers, microneedling, microdermabrasion, and more, should be avoided for use on the area that has been treated with Kybella until the area has healed entirely, as they may interfere with the deoxycholic acid that is used for the Kybella injections and lead to various complications that would otherwise be completely avoided.
To ensure that you are able to get the best results possible out of your Kybella injections, it is important that you follow all provided recommendations and instructions from the specialist that is performing the treatments, particularly in pre-and after-care and allow for sufficient time in between sessions so that the area is able to heal properly. The only reason patients will find that their results from Kybella are not long-lasting is if they have started to gain some weight and their body naturally stores excess fat in their under-chin area, so it is also recommended that patients wait to receive treatments until they are at a stable, sustainable weight to prevent developing fat in that area again and requiring more treatments once this course of treatment is complete.
To reduce moderate to severe submental fat, visit Dr. Phillips Aesthetics to enhance your look and profile. We are conveniently located at 242 N Edinburgh Drive Winter Park, FL, 32792. Contact us for more information or schedule your online appointment now! We serve clients from Winter Park FL, Maitland FL, Casselberry FL, Winter Springs FL, Orlando FL, and Altamonte Springs FL.