After Kybella


Kybella Pre & Post Treatment Home Instructions from Dr. Avaliani

Pre Treatment Care Instructions

  1. Avoid taking Aspirin, Fish Oil, Vitamin E, and any NSAID’s (Non Steroidal Anti inflammatory agents such as Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Ibuprofen, Naproxen) for 7 days prior to your treatment
  2. Avoid alcohol consumption at least 48 hours before your treatment
  3. Bring a scarf or turtle neck for your treatment in order to camouflage any noticeable swelling after the procedure
  4. Plan your appointment well in advance and make sure you are not attending a party or a wedding venue for at least 4 weeks

Post Treatment Care Instructions

  1. Apply ice every hour for at least 15min. You make apply it for 5 min intervals with 10 min breaks, but avoid prolonged icing to avoid developing frostbite
  2. Avoid massaging or manipulating the swelling area
  3. You can take either 2 pills of Extra Strength Tylenol or 3-4 pills of over the counter Ibuprofen, if significant discomfort develops.
  4. Wear a tight head wrap around your neck/chin area. You may go to sleep wearing it
  5. Sleep with your head slightly elevated, preferably on 2-3 pillows for 2-3 nights.
  6. You may shower and wash your face as you regularly do.
  7. You may apply moisturizers or sunscreen to treatment area the next day.
  8. You may apply Arnica gel if you develop any bruising to expedite the healing process
  9. Avoid any gym activity for 3 days as exercise is known to worsen swelling
  10. It is absolutely normal to feel and see mild to moderate swelling, numbness, hardness to touch, tingling, redness and tenderness at the site of injections. You may occasionally see bruising or
  11. small bleeding that should resolve spontaneously.
  12. Some men might see an area of no hair growth afte
  13. r Kybella injection, which is temporary and will return to normal in 4-6 weeks.
  14. Most swelling happens immediately and the following day after treatment and will start improving by day 5
  15. If you develop difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, skin discoloration or scabbing, you must immediately inform Dr. Avaliani’s office at 212-673-8888 or call 911
  16. If you have any other concerns not listed, please feel free to call or email Dr. Avaliani and she will speak to you to answer any questions.