What Should You Do Before Having Kybella®?
Just about everyone wants a sculpted jawline, but there are other options available if you aren’t naturally blessed with one. If your double chin is mainly caused by an underdeveloped bone structure and hereditary factors that cause a layer of fat to accumulate around the lower jawline area, you may be an ideal candidate for injection lipolysis—a procedure that involves the injection of chemicals for targeted fat reduction. Since Kybella® is minimally invasive and low maintenance, not much preparation is needed before having double chin treatments from our Westlake Village team.
Here are some simple tips we wanted to share to help you prepare for your next Kybella® session:
Give Yourself Time to Heal
It’s normal to experience swelling, bruising, and other side effects after this treatment. Although you’ll be able to resume your normal activities right away as desired, if you have a special social occasion, work event, or another major event coming up, plan to have Kybella® injections at least two weeks prior so you can be sure any minor side effects are resolved.
Have a Consultation
Even though Kybella® is a non-surgical treatment, it’s important to talk to our team to ensure that you’re a suitable candidate. Be open about your medical history and any other cosmetic procedures you have previously had on your face.
If You’re Feeling Ill, Reschedule Your Appointment
Don’t get Kybella® injections if you currently have the cold or flu, or if you have an active rash, infection, or cold sore on the area where you would be injected.
Cleanse Your Face
To avoid infections, wash your face, and don’t apply makeup before your appointment in order to keep your skin clean and clear.
Go to the Gym in Advance
You shouldn’t do any intense exercise, such as heavy lifting or running, for the first 48 hours after injections, so try to get any planned workouts in before your injections.
Discontinue Using NSAIDs
Much like fillers and botulinum toxin injections, we recommend holding off on taking aspirin, ibuprofen, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or supplements for up to one week prior to Kybella®—as long as it is medically safe for you to do so—to decrease the risk of post-treatment bruising and bleeding. You’ll also need to avoid alcohol, caffeine, and cigarettes for a few days before your session to minimize these side effects.
For more tips on double chin treatments, contact Westlake Village’s Pierre Skin Care Institute. Get in touch with us by calling 805-496-9190, or submit a contact form to set up a consultation to learn more about what the treatment involves.