Kybella is a breakthrough treatment that can erase your double chin without surgery. Doctors and patients have fallen in love with the treatment thanks to its incredible results. (Just check out
Kybella’s 90% “Worth It” rating on RealSelf.) The treatment is quick, virtually painless and requires little to no recovery time. Some people notice post-treatment Kybella swelling. This is common and only lasts for a short period of time.
How Long Does Kybella Swelling Last?
For most, Kybella swelling doesn’t last long. Your swelling will typically peak about 20 to 28 hours after your procedure, and will likely go away after 48 hours. On rare occasions, you can experience swelling for longer, but it really depends on the dosage you receive and your particular skin. As long as you choose a skilled and experienced doctor, like Dr. Dayan, your swelling shouldn’t last long. Patients with large amounts of fat underneath their chin and sagging skin may experience more swelling.
Since swelling can be significant within 48 hours after your treatment, we recommend that our patients receive Kybella on a Friday. This way, you can recover in the privacy of your home.
How To Reduce Swelling as Quickly as Possible
As we said earlier, most patients experience swelling for just 48 hours after their treatment. We’re going to assume that you want your swelling to go away as quickly as possible so that you can see your beautiful results faster. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to make sure this happens!
- Choose a professional that specializes in Kybella and has a lot of experience in giving Kybella injections. SDMD is home to three top Kybella injection specialists who are among the most experienced in the country. Dr. Dayan was one of the first doctors in the nation to receive Kybella and start using it on patients. If you’re looking for Kybella treatments in Chicago, there’s no better place to go that SDMD.
- Receive small doses of Kybella across multiple treatments. The smaller your dose is, the less swelling you will experience. You may have to receive more treatments, but you will likely deal with less swelling.
- Don’t massage the treatment area after you receive Kybella. Touching the treatment area can lead to more swelling in some patients. It’s best to leave the area alone to ensure a speedy recovery.
- Take Arnica and Bromelain tablets before your treatment and several days after. These natural supplements will help to reduce discomfort and swelling.
Though you may experience swelling for a short period of time, the long-lasting results of Kybella are definitely worth it. After a few treatments, you shouldn’t see a double chin in the mirror again!
Contact us to learn more about the treatment and schedule a Kybella consultation today!