Kybella is an injectable medication used to treat areas of unwanted fat. Common side effects after treatment include:
- Swelling – In clinical studies, most patients reported cases of mild to moderate swelling that lasted a median of 11 days. Acute swelling occurs for 3 days, followed by 5-7 days of residual swelling.
- Firmness or areas of hardness in the treatment area
Although rare, Kybella can cause serious side effects. Notify the office and medical provider immediately if you experience any of the following:
- Nerve injury of jaw – symptoms include uneven smile or facial muscle weakness
- Trouble swallowing
- Injection site problems- hair loss, open sores (ulcers), blister/scab.
After Treatment Skin Care
- After the treatment, a pressure dressing is applied to the treated areas to minimize swelling and discomfort. Wear the pressure dressing until the end of the day and remove before going to bed.
- Apply cold compresses as needed for the first 24 hours to minimize swelling. Do not apply cold directly to the skin.
- Avoid vigorous exercise, hot tubs, and saunas for the first 48 hours, as this may increase swelling
Reach out to our team to further discuss any questions or concerns about Kybella treatment guidelines.