Follow-up to my first question. Clarifying my first question. Kybella no change. doctor did not use temporary tattoo.
Doctor Answers 14
Thank you for your question. You should always seek treatment from an experienced board-certified facial plastic surgeon who adheres to FDA guidelines for injecting Kybella. The grid is used to ensure that optimal treatment is given. Make sure that you follow up with your injector about your results and/or subsequent treatments.
I hope that this helps,
Kybella and the Kybella Injection Grid
Kybella is a chemical that dissolves or disrupts fat cells. When injected, it disperses for about 1 cm in all directions from the injection site and so to get an even result, the grid or that is marked in 1 cm intervals, can be a great tool to help get even results. While most injectors will use it, it is not necessary to get great results and experienced injectors may elect not to use it for a variety of reasons.
The real question is "How are your result?" Hopefully your injector took before photos. If so, go back and ask for after photos to be done and to see the photos. That will tell you if you are making any progress. Usually each treatment gets about 40% improvement at a minimum.
I hope that helps.
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The tattoo is a guideline for where to place the injections. Have you compared how you look now to your before photos? Because there should be a change. If not, then you may want to see another qualified injector to be assessed in person.
Tattoo and Kybella
I have never injected Kybella without a grid. In my hands, I like the temporary tattoo to help guide treatment. I do recommend that you seek an experienced injector. I think the injector's experience and comfort with Kybella are the most important.
Kybella and temporary tatoos
"The above answer has been given without seeing this patient and cannot be substituted for actual in-person examination and medical advice; it is only opinion. Seek in-person treatment with a trained medical professional for appropriate care."
Kybella temporary tattoo
Using Kybella without tattoo grid applied is not following manufacturer's recommendations!
If you want the best result of any treatment we provide in cosmetic medicine, the treatment must be executed according to the directions from the manufacturer. The grid tattoo takes only about 5 minutes to apply to your skin. Most people need 20 or so injections with each treatment. So if you are not seeing the result that you want, you may be undertreated with only 6-10 injection sites.
If you are dissatisfied with the answers your physician is giving you, seek a second opinion consultation with a BC plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic medicine and member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) for the best advice and recommendations on what will fit your needs.
Hope this helps and best of luck!
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