How Long Does Kybella Swelling Last?

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BodyLase Kybella

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment which breaks down fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to erase double chin without surgery. The active ingredient in the Kybella is a deoxycholic acid which breaks down and absorbs unwanted fat. The procedure is designed to improve the profile and appearance of fat under the chin.

How Long Does the Swelling Last After a Kybella Treatment?

Kybella treatment is quick and requires little to no recovery time. Post-treatment swelling is present in some people. It is common and lasts for a short time. For most patients, the swelling will peak for roughly 20 to 28 hours after the procedure, and likely begin to subside after 48 hours clearing out by the third day. Sometimes, however, swelling may last longer, but this depends on the dosage and the patient’s aesthetic goal.

How Can Someone Speed Up Recovery After a Kybella Treatment?

Here are some things you can do to ensure swelling clears out sooner than the standard 48 hours:

  • Visit a professional who specializes in Kybella treatment and has plenty of experience with giving the injection.
  • Do not massage or touch the treatment area after a dose.
  • Take natural supplements such as Bromelain and Arnica tablets before treatment to reduce pain and discomfort.

Does Kybella Have Possible Side Effects?

Some side effects experienced by clients include:

  • Redness
  • Numbness
  • Mild Pain
  • Bruising

The patient is advised to inform their provider of any medical conditions before treatment to determine the suitability of Kybella. Despite swelling for a short time, this treatment shows quick, long-term and beautiful results.

For more information on Kybella or to schedule a consultation contact BodyLase at 919-954-2288 (Raleigh) or 919-851-8989 (Cary).