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.
Thank you for your question. I have not attempted to inject Kybella without the tattoo, and cannot speak to injection without doing this. So far, I have had excellent results with Kybella, when injected as directed by the FDA. You may want to discuss your concerns with another board certified facial plastic or general plastic surgeon, for a full evaluation and recommendation.
I hope that this helps,
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
Thank you for your question. Temporary tattoos are meant to be a guide as to where to inject. I teach other injectors for the company and encourage everyone to incorporate the use of the tattoos as part of their injection protocol. Having said that, what is more important than the tattoos is the experience level of the injector and their ability to define the treatment area based on the patient assessment, consideration for asymmetry between the left and right sides. I would ensure that you go to a injector with experience in facial injections and assessments and with experience in Kybella. In addition, if you go to a plastic surgeon, you may also hear what your surgical alternatives are.
Thank you for your question, Katherine. Please see a board certified facial plastic surgeon that follows all FDA guidelines with the Kybella procedures. I suggest you consult with your board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Thanks for the question. The tattoo is just to make it easier for us to inject. It places a grid onto the proposed area of treatment, so that the injections are evenly distributed. That being said, you do not need to use the tattoo if you know what you are doing and can accurately space out the injections. I am a bit concerned that only 6-10 injections were given. This would be an unusually small area. An average treatment usually involves 20-25 injections sites. Also, sometimes the first treatment does not give a noticeable change and a second treatment might be recommended.
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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."
Thank you for your question. When performing the Kybella
treatment on our patients, we’ve always used the Kybella temporary tattoo to
ensure accuracy and better results. If you are concerned with your treatment, I
suggest finding a second qualified physician to review the area.
Using Kybella without tattoo grid applied is not following manufacturer's recommendations!
There- that says it all. The great results that you see at the Kybella website are similar to those which allowed Kybella to be approved by the FDA and the Grid marking allows more even injection across the area to be treated.
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!
Kybella and Injection technique with tattoo grid NYC
I personally like to use the grid that comes with the Kybella injections as it pre-determines how far apart to make the injections. Please consult a dermatologist for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
Hi, I always use the tattoo because it allows symmetrical injections. The other reason I use it is so I can get an idea of how much kybella to draw up. My patients generally require about 12-18 injections. It is important to inject into the fat and not the muscle. It is best to look at your before and after pictures to have a more accurate assessment of your "after."