Had Kybella done almost 3 weeks ago
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The grid is a guide to help the injector decide where to put the product but someone with a lot of experience is not necessarily going to need to use it. In terms of your results, I always tell my patients that it will take between 2 and 4 treatments to see a difference. Hope this helps.
No result after one treatment
Kybella results and grid
Thank you for your question gilik99. Kybella is the first and thus far only FDA-approved non-surgical injectable treatment for the double chin. Most people required two to four treatments, sometimes up to six treatments, and improvement is seen slowly over time. So it is important to go through the full series and be patient for results. Kybella comes with a grid that is used to mark the skin in the area. This helps the injector decide where to make the injections and it is great for training new injectors. Those with experience are able to perform the treatment without the grid. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
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Temporary Tattoo to help placement of Kybella
The "grid" is a temporary tattoo that helps guide the injection of Kybella. Generally 0.2 cc is injected near each "dot" so one vial of Kybella will treat 10 "dots" with most patients getting 2 vials of Kybella to treat 20 "dots". At 3 weeks you may still have significant swelling so be patient. Most patients start to see the real improvement starting by the 4th week and continuing through the 8th week as the fat goes away. I find the grid to be helpful in planning and in administering the Kybella but it is a guide and not a requirement. Good Luck- you should start seeing some improvement soon.
Using temporary tattoos with Kybella
Had Kybella done almost 3 weeks ago
The template you are referring to with Kybella helps to appropriately space out the injections (it creates a grid of dots that area each 1 centimeter away). The grid does not affect the final result but it does allow for standardization of the injections to be performed.
As far as not seeing a result at 3 weeks, that is not unexpected. It takes multiple treatments (at least 2 and up to 4) spaced 6 weeks apart to get the final result. With the first injection there is a lot of swelling which goes away over the first week and by 3 weeks there may be a subtle improvement at best.
I would recomend you continue to follow up with your injector and recieve the appropriate course of treatment to get the result you want.
I hope this helps and good luck.
Kybella -- FDA approved for Submental Fat, Non Surgical Option But Still New
Kybella Template and results
Regarding seeing results: hang in there you still need a little more time and you will see promising results usually around 4-6 weeks. It is also important to know to achieve "optimal" results 2-4 treatments are recommended, this of course will depend on the size of the fat pad and ultimately your desired outcome.
Kybella and Results
Kybella is an excellent permanent way to reduce the fat in the neck. It takes more than 3 weeks and more than one treatment to have the expected results. I always use the grid to mark the area which is what is recommended. Please consult a specialist in this permanent injection. I usually combine Thermage with Kybella for the best skin tightening results. Best, Dr. Green
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