To the patient: Being fully informed about your condition and treatment will help you make the decision whether or not to have a Kybella treatment. This disclosure is not to alarm you but to better inform you so that you may withhold your consent for this treatment.
Kybella is an FDA approved cosmetic injection indicated for improvement in the
appearance of submental fullness associated with submental fat in adults (double chin).
All other areas that are treated with Kybella are OFF LABEL- this means they have not been approved by the FDA. However we have had great success with other areas and physicians are currently collecting data to submit to the FDA in order to get other areas approved.
The results of Kybella are not immediate. At your first treatment visit you will receive a series of injections in the area you wish treated. At the time of injection and for several days following the injections you will have swelling in the area. Kybella will cause the fat cells to diminish gradually over the course of the next several months following your injection in the treated area. A series of treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results and these will occur at no sooner than the one month interval.
Side effects of Kybella may include: bruising, swelling, numbness, induration, marginal mandibular nerve injury, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), bleeding, tenderness or discomfort, tissue necrosis, hyperpigmentation, redness, or alopecia at the site of injection.
Alopecia: Kybella injections could cause small patches of alopecia in the treatment area.
You should not be pregnant, nursing an infant, have a history of a bleeding disorder or infection of the area to be treated. The morning of your treatment you should take ibuprofen if you are able to tolerate this medication. Also, you should tell Halo Med Spa staff if you take any blood thinners or aspirin or have a history of any issue with lidocaine or epinephrine.
Post Care Instructions:
• Ice packs may be used to the treated area during the first 12 hours – ice for 15 minutes on every hour
• Do not massage the injection site
• If you are able to tolerate ibuprofen take 200mg three times daily beginning the day of your treatment and for the following four days
• Avoid heavy exercise the day of your treatment
• Notify Halo Med Spa if any significant, swelling, bleeding, pain, dusky discoloration, difficulty swallowing or smiling, or fever occurs.
As explained not all submental fullness will respond to Kybella. Other alternative treatments are liposuction to the area, a neck lift and/or platysmoplasty procedures, coolsculpting.
All services and products are non-refundable.