ULCERATION - Although unlikely, Kybella® injections could cause superficial skin erosions.
ALOPECIA - Although unlikely, Kybella® injections could cause small patches of alopecia (hair loss) in the treatment area. The hair on a man’s beard can potentially experience patches of hair loss that may be permanent.
BLEEDING - It is possible to experience a bleeding episode during or after injections. Should post- procedure bleeding occur, it may require emergency treatment to drain accumulated blood (hematoma). Ask your provider before taking any aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications for ten days before your procedure, as this may contribute to a greater risk of bleeding.
BLINDNESS – Although extremely rare, aesthetic injectables can cause permeant blindness by blocking the blood supply to the eye. The highest risk areas are around the glabella (the skin between the eyebrows and above the nose), nasal region, nasolabial fold, and forehead. The most common symptoms are immediate vision loss and pain. Central nervous system complications related to the blindness can occur.
INFECTION - Kybella® should not be injected if there is a preexisting infection in the treatment area. In the rare event an infection occurred after treatment, additional treatment including antibiotics or an additional procedure may be necessary.
BRUISING AND SWELLING- Kybella® injections commonly cause swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. You may have bruising within a week or more of having any injectables, so time your treatments with your schedule accordingly. Although wound healing after an injectable procedure is expected, you will want to keep ice on the treated area until it subsides. You may be asked to take a medication to reduce or prevent bruising such as Arnica Montana. Contact your provider if bruising lasts longer than a week or anytime if you are concerned.
DAMAGE TO DEEPER STRUCTURES - Deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, and muscles may be damaged during treatment with aesthetic injectables. The potential for this to occur varies according to where the treatment is being performed. Injury to deeper structures may be temporary or permanent.
UNSATISFACTORY RESULT - There is the possibility of an unsatisfactory result from aesthetic injectables. Aesthetic injectables may result in unacceptable visible deformities, loss of function, wound disruption, skin death, and loss of sensation. The procedure may result in unacceptable visible deformities or asymmetry in the treatment area. You may be disappointed with the results of Kybella®. The effectiveness of Kybella® may eventually subside but is not know when or if ever that will occur at this time. It is possible that Kybella® cannot be removed or corrected once inside your neck or body.
ALLERGIC REACTIONS - In rare cases, local allergies to injectables, lidocaine, or topical preparations have been reported. Systemic reactions, which are more serious, may result. Allergic reactions may require additional treatment. Lidocaine, a pain reliever used in most dentist offices, is an ingredient in many injectables. Tell your provider if you have an allergy to lidocaine or other allergies.
MEDICATION REACTION - Tell your provider if you are on, or were recently on, any medications as they may interfere with the ability of the aesthetic injectables to function. Even use of antibiotics and Aspirin should be brought to your provider’s attention. It is not recommended that you undergo this treatment if you are on blood thinners for any reason including bleeding disorders.