After a Kybella appointment, you can expect some mild to moderate swelling and redness at the injection site. These side effects are normal and typically resolve within a few days. Some people may also experience bruising, pain, or tenderness, but these symptoms can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and should resolve within a few days to a week.
It’s important to avoid any activities that can increase blood flow to the treatment area, such as exercise, for the first 24 to 48 hours after the injections. You should also avoid exposing the treated area to heat, such as hot showers or saunas, for at least the first few days after the treatment.
Kybella typically requires multiple treatment sessions, spaced several weeks apart, to achieve the desired results. The number of treatments needed will depend on the amount and location of the fat, as well as your individual goals and needs.
In general, the results of Kybella become gradually more apparent over several weeks to a few months after each treatment, and the improvement can be long-lasting if you maintain a stable weight. If you have any concerns or questions about your recovery after Kybella injections, it’s best to consult with your licensed healthcare provider.