Post Care Instructions
Redness, swelling, soreness, firmness, and bruising are common complaints post-procedure. These symptoms can last anywhere from 1 - 4 weeks. The burning sensation that occurs with the procedure generally resolves within the first day. Post-care instructions for Kybella include:
- Do not use steroids or other anti-inflammatory medications for 48 hours following treatment, to reduce the risk of bruising.
- Avoid exercising and eating salty foods for 48 hours following procedure, to reduce excess swelling.
- You may sleep with your head propped up on a pillow or two for the first few days following procedure to aid in the reduction of swelling.
- Ice may be applied to the area to reduce discomfort, best to ice no longer than 2 - 5 minutes at a time to avoid freezing the tissues. You may ice several times daily as needed.