If you are considering getting Kybella injections, it’s worth knowing what you are in for after your treatment is complete. This is an extremely effective treatment, and doesn’t require surgery, but is one that has a few things to be aware of post-treatment. While any quality practitioner performing this treatment will ensure you are well informed about what will follow after your session at the clinic. However, if you are still considering your options, it can be quite helpful to understand a little about what to usually expect to help you weigh up your options.
You are likely to have some tenderness for a few days, at most usually a week or two tops. This potential for some discomfort is not something to be scared of just be prepared for, it is not extremely painful, but it can be a little uncomfortable. Unlike filler treatments, you aren’t only receiving volume, you are getting an injectable that then performs an activity once in contact with the cells in your chin, and this just takes a little time, and results in some tenderness and typically minor discomfort.
Before treatment, often a local anaesthetic is used to numb the chin, in some cases, a numbing cream may be used instead. If neither is offered, you may wish to request it, especially if you are someone who generally has a low threshold for pain. Once the area has been numbed, you will be unable to feel much of anything, mostly just pressure as the injections are applied.
While usually, the tenderness is tolerable, there are things you can do to help ensure you have a more relaxed recovery from your treatment session. Apply ice to the area using an icepack or similar as needed, especially for the first day after your treatment will help a lot with the initial discomfort you may experience. Over the counter pain relief can be useful as well, especially paracetamol or ibuprofen, provided of course these are safe for you to usually take and do not interfere with any medications you already receive or exacerbate any medical conditions you have. However, avoid taking aspirin and other medications that aren’t medically necessary or recommended by your doctor that may thin your blood, as this can increase the potential for bruising or make it worse. Keeping your fluids up is always essential during any type of recovery; this helps your body stay focussed on getting back on track rather than struggling due to lower than ideal hydration.
Avoid pressing, rubbing, or otherwise manipulating your chin. This agitation can result in migration of the injectable and cause adverse outcomes. Avoiding drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes is ideal, however, if you struggle to do this at least try and minimise your intake as much as possible, though none during the first two days is excellent at the very least if you can manage to abstain, alcohol thins your blood and can increase bruising and smoking makes healing more difficult as it puts a strain on your body in various ways.
If you start to experience any difficulty swallowing, weakness in your facial muscles or ulceration of the skin on or near the treated areas, get in contact your Cosmetic Doctor straight away. If you have any other concerns, it’s better to get checked than wondering if you should be worried, especially if anything starts to seep or look infected. It’s better to be safe than sorry and often the sooner a problem is discovered if it does occur, the better it can be addressed.
If you are looking to start getting rid of excess chin fat in Melbourne, Skin Club is an exceptional choice for your treatments. They have the ability not just to perform these treatments well but offer their professional advice and experience to help you deal with your goals in the most effective ways. A consultation with Skin Club is personalised and in-depth to ensure you are more than well informed, but your treatment is well planned. Book your consultation today and see the difference the Skin Club approach makes yourself.