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Kybella Swelling: How Long Does It Last?

Kybella Swelling: How Long Does It Last?

Kybella Injections

KybellaPatientPRI8BeforeAfterSideView - Kybella Swelling: How Long Does It Last?The FDA approved Kybella injectable treatment can disintegrate stubborn fatty deposits in submental (chin) area to reduce the appearance of a double chin in a nonsurgical way.

Deoxycholic acid is the main active ingredient in Kybella. It disintegrates and absorbs undesirable fat.

This med spa treatment is meant to enhance the chin and lower face profile and reduce the appearance of fat beneath the chin. Motykie Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides Kybella treatment to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

When does the Swelling Subside?

Kybella is a quick and reliable treatment with low to no recovery time. Some patients experience mild inflammation in the injection sites following the treatment. This is a common occurrence, but the swelling resolves in a short while.

A majority of patients experience a peak in the inflammation approximately 20 to 28 hours following the procedure.

This swelling will begin to resolve after 48 hours and subside by the third day. In a few cases, the swelling may persist for a longer period. However, this depends on the medicine dose administered as well as the cosmetic goals of the patient.

Only a Kybella-trained medical practitioner can administer this treatment. The patient will undergo multiple tiny injections beneath the chin during each treatment session. The process of injecting takes between 15 to 20 minutes. The number of injections varies depending on the fat deposits in the submental area and the desired outcomes of the patient.

Number of Kybella Treatment Sessions

Every individual has a different chin profile. Therefore, the number of Kybella med spa treatment sessions will be different for each patient.

The healthcare expert will help in determining the number of sessions that a patient needs depending on the amount and distribution of the chin pat and their cosmetic objectives. Kybella treatment sessions are spaced a minimum of one month apart, and patients should not undergo more than six treatment sessions.

Recovery Duration

The patient will experience some inflammation, bruising, or numbness beneath the chin following Kybella injections.

Patients should be watchful for symptoms such as an uneven smile, challenges in swallowing, or weakness in the facial muscles as well as issues in the injection site such as ulcers (open sores), bruising hair loss, and necrosis (tissue cell death) in the injection area. They should contact their healthcare professional promptly if any of these conditions occur.

Potential Side Effects of Kybella

Some of the common Kybella side effects include:

  • Inflammation
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Hard areas in the treated sites

In rare cases, Kybella can lead to serious complications such as:

  • Nerve injury in the jaw area causing an uneven smile or weakness in facial muscles
  • Problems in swallowing
  • Injection area problems such as ulcers (open sores), bruising, hair loss, necrosis (damage and tissue cell death).

Patients should reach out to their healthcare professional if they experience the formation of open sores or drainage from the treatment site.

Minimizing Inflammation Risks and Other Side-Effects

The patient should honestly disclose any existing medical conditions to their Kybella provider before the treatment, including:

  • Have received or plan to undergo facial, neck, or chin surgery
  • Have received cosmetic procedures of the face, neck, or chin
  • Have experienced or presently have any health conditions in or near the neck region
  • Have problems in swallowing
  • Have bleeding issues

Motykie Medical Spa, led by experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for Kybella chin fat reduction.

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How to Speed Up Kybella Swelling Recovery

Kybella Injections

KybellaPatientPRI4BeforeAfterSideView - How to Speed Up Kybella Swelling RecoveryThe post-treatment swelling that may occur with the Kybella injectable procedure is an inflammatory reaction. Many times, it depends on the dosage a patient receives. But the inflammation differs between patients. The patient can discuss with their doctor about medications that could help resolve the swelling faster.

However, such medication is typically not a part of the Kybella protocol. Motykie Medical Spa, led by caring board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides Kybella injections to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

When does the Swelling Resolve?

Kybella injection swelling usually peaks at around two to three days and subsides within seven to 14 days after the treatment. The inflammation is more pronounced when the patient has large fat deposits, or it is their first time receiving the treatment.

Kybella offers permanent chin fat reduction outcomes, which will establish within three to four weeks following the procedure. Improvements continue to manifest for up to six months after the injections. Every subsequent treatment will cause less inflammation as the body acclimatizes to the procedures and establishes a higher tolerance.

The patient should be over the worst of the swelling at around two weeks. The swelling occurs due to the inflammation as Kybella works to eliminate the fat cells.

Solutions to Reduce Swelling Faster

Some treatment providers recommend Cetirizine to patients. Cetirizine is an over the counter antihistamine. The treatment provider may ask the patient to take one pill on the day before the procedure and one on the day after the treatment. This may lead to less swelling. After the swelling subsides, the patent will observe fat reduction and tightening in the treated site.

Some injection providers recommend Venus Viva, lymphatic massage, ice therapy, and compression to address the swelling following the Kybella procedure.

Moreover, the patient should sleep with their head in an upright position for the initial few days to ensure that the swelling remains minimal.

Some suggestions to minimize post-Kybella swelling are as follows:

  • The patient should ice the swollen area. However, they should not put ice directly on the treated site. They should wrap the ice cubes in a clean cloth and use this to ice the treated area.
  • When the patient sleeps or lies down, they should elevate the swollen area higher than the rest of the body enabling gravity to address the swelling.
  • The patient can wear as chinstrap, according to the recommendations of the doctor to decrease the swelling.
  • The patient should restrict their intake of salt for a few days.

Post-Injection Care Guidelines for Kybella

The patient could undertake the following steps after the Kybella treatment:

  • Ice application on the treated site once every hour for 15 minutes or more. The patient should take breaks to prevent frostbite.
  • In case of pain or discomfort, the patient can take three to four pills of over the counter ibuprofen or two pills of Tylenol Extra Strength under the doctor’s guidance.
  • Wrap the chin and neck firmly using a head wrap. The patient may also sleep with the chinstrap on.
  • For the initial two or three nights after the procedure, the patient should sleep with their head in an upright position.

The cordial Motykie Medical Spa, led by the focused cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other towns and suburbs in this part of the southwest for Kybella chin fat injections.

 

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Kybella Injections vs. Chin Liposuction

Reduce Chin Fat

Many factors such as aging, sedentary lifestyle and genetics may lead to the development of excessive fatty deposits in the chin area causing the appearance of an unattractive double or triple chin.

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Kybella Injection Before and After Photos

This condition could impact men as well as women equally. However, it can be addressed through a med spa nonsurgical procedure known as Kybella injections or a chin liposuction cosmetic surgery.

Patients should assess both Kybella and liposuction as alternatives for reduction in chin fat and comprehend the differences between the two treatment options. Reliable board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie leads Motykie Medical Spa which offers chin fat reduction procedures.

Ideal Candidates

For people seeking to accomplish sustainable and significant fat reduction via an invasive procedure, liposuction chin fat reduction plastic surgery is a suitable procedure.

The patient should be medically fit to undergo anesthesia and be accepting of the risks associated with a surgical procedure as well as be able to afford the costs of the liposuction. This procedure involves a significant downtime, and the patient should be willing and able to invest sufficient time to recover from the procedure.

On the other hand, patients seeking a nonsurgical med spa procedure with minimal risks of complications, negligible discomfort and downtime, and no requirement for general anesthesia will find the Kybella injectable treatment appropriate for their needs.

In comparison to liposuction, Kybella is a more recent treatment option. However, Kybella is FDA-approved and has rapidly gained popularity for the outstanding results that it offers in a nonsurgical way.

Procedure

Only a fully trained and board certified plastic surgeon should perform liposuction surgery. There are various techniques available today to eliminate pockets of extra fat beneath the chin. The surgeon will recommend a suitable procedure for the patient. They may perform it with laser or ultrasound technology to render it less invasive and more efficient.

Tumescent liposuction is a sought-after technique which typically negates the requirement for general anesthesia. In case the patient has weak skin elasticity, the surgeon may undertake the liposuction along with a neck lift to eliminate excess skin in the area.

Patients should understand that chin liposuction may lead to minor scarring. However, the surgeon will place incisions discreetly to ensure that the scarring is minimal.

Conversely, Kybella injectable treatment is entirely nonsurgical with no involvement of cuts or incisions. The patient will undergo multiple treatment session of nearly 20 minutes each.

The provider will administer many Kybella injections during each session depending on the unique needs of the patient. Kybella treatment should also be performed under the guidance and supervision of a board certified plastic surgeon.

Other Differences

Kybella Injections have received FDA approval exclusively for the elimination of submental fat (fatty tissue below the chin). The patient may need additional procedures if they require further correction for sagging or loose skin.

On the other hand, liposuction can achieve fat reduction in various areas of the body for more complete body contouring results. The accomplished Motykie Medical Spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and cities and suburbs in this region of The Golden State for chin fat reduction procedures.

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PRP Injections For Hair Loss in Beverly Hills

PRP Injections 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection is a cutting-edge med spa procedure that can restore hair growth in a minimally invasive manner.

prp for hair restoration 1024x229 - PRP Injections For Hair Loss in Beverly HillsThis treatment has a proven record of high potential in hair restoration as it uses the natural growth factors of the body to revitalize damaged hair follicles providing hair re-growth in areas of the scalp that have received the PRP treatment.

Motykie Medical Spa, led by the accomplished board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides PRP injections for hair restoration to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other suburbs and neighborhoods in this region of California.

PRP Hair Restoration

For a long time, researchers believed that hair follicles that stopped producing hair are dead. However, according to recent studies these unproductive follicles are merely damaged, dormant or injured. These follicles can be revitalized to re-grow hair in the long-run. PRP hair restoration treatment can help patients achieve this goal.

The human body contains platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This plasma has powerful growth factors. The medical practitioner will inject these growth factors into the affected sites on the scalp to activate the dead adult stem cells in the hair follicle that is damaged.

At the same time, these growth attributes encourage regeneration of localized cells and create new blood vessels to rejuvenate the hair follicles.

PRP Treatment

The PRP treatment provider will take a tiny quantity of blood from the patient’s body. They will process this blood in a centrifugal system to separate the PRP and invigorate the growth factors in it. The provider will apply a local anesthetic to the treatment site on the scalp when the PRP is ready to be delivered.

The PRP hair restoration expert will inject it into the areas that are most affected by hair loss. They will inject the PRP via a very fine gauge needle in a matrix pattern. The patient may receive the PRP treatment for hair restoration with a low-level laser to enhance the effectiveness of the outcomes depending on their unique needs.

Innovative Treatment Approaches

PRP med spa therapy results are constantly improving as the hair re-growth approaches with PRP are developing progressively and becoming more advanced. Most commonly, PRP therapy involves only one treatment session.

But some specialists recommend multiple PRP treatment sessions to enhance the efficiency of the treatment. This therapy also helps improve the hair graft survival rate when used before or during a hair transplant.

Various Types of Hair Loss treatable with PRP

PRP for hair restoration offers positive outcomes to patients suffering from hair loss due to multiple health conditions, including:

  • Alopecia Totalis
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Female Pattern Hair Loss
  • Male Pattern Hair Loss
  • Hypotrichosis
  • Hair loss due to metabolic conditions, iron deficiency, and medicinal side-effects.

Results with PRP

In a majority of cases, PRP treatment can offer dramatic new hair growth and improvements in the thickness, density, and elasticity of hair. Results of the procedure will be apparent within six to eight weeks of the initial treatment.

The complete outcomes will take up to one year to manifest following the primary treatment. The devoted Motykie Medical Spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other towns and cities across the horizon for PRP hair restoration.

 

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