post care
instructions and FAQs

Kybella is made of Deoxycholic acid. This acid is found naturally in your stomach and breaks down all of the fat that you eat so you are able to metabolize it.
Kybella degrades fat permanently and leaves your skin tighter. It is commonly used in areas that less affected by diet and exercise. For example, bra line fat, double chin, or fat above the knee. 

What can I expect immediately after the treatment?

You can expect relatively obvious swelling and numbness at the injection site. While rare, soem patients will notice some bruising. Severe swelling lasts 5 days and residual swelling lasts another 2-3 weeks.

Will I experience numbness?

Numbness can last a month or longer but does not usually interfere with daily life.

When will I see results?

Most patients will see noticeable results and skin tightening in about 6 weeks.

Will I need more?

Most clients need 2-3 treatments to obtain optimal results. Talk to your provider about their treatment recommendations for you.

The Basics

Use ice for swelling 15 min on, 15 min off. Do not take ibruprophen or anti-inflammatory medications. You may take Tylenol. Avoid heat, tanning, saunas, hot tubs, and exercise for 24 hours.


Kybella is a non-surgical treatment for eliminating fat under the chin with no downtime. Look like you’ve lost 20 pounds without actually losing 20 pounds. And the best part? It is permanent!

KYBELLA can be used in many areas including the stomach and knees.

The photo on right: Patient's results after 2 treatments with Julie.