I had Kybella injected to my chin 2 weeks ago. I noticed when the nurse injected on my right side like she hit a nerve.
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Kybella & Nerve Pain
It is possible that the nurse who did your injections wasn't familiar with facial anatomy and hit a nerve. Or it could be that you are simply feeling the results of swelling in the treatment area. Both will resolve themselves in time. It may take up to 6 weeks post injection before you feel back to normal.
At 2 weeks after your procedure, you are still experiencing the inflammation, edema (swelling) and induration commonly associated with Kybella treatment. It may take up to 4-6 weeks for these to resolve. The nerve most commonly injured during Kybella treatment though still rare is the marginal mandibular nerve. It this was injured in your case, you would notice asymmetry of your smile. Honestly, sounds like you are just experiencing the normal effects of Kybella treatment. I would hang in there for the 4-6 weeks and then followup with your physician for repeat treatment as recommended.
Kybella and nerve pain
it is possible that the nurse was not as familiar with the anatomy of the area and irritated the nerve. The swelling and discomfort should resolve in a few weeks. Please consult a board certified dermatologist for the best cosmetic results with these types of permanent injections. Best, Dr. Green
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The main nerve of concern with the injection of Kybella is the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve. If this nerve was injured you would have experienced weakness or inability to move your lower right lip. This problema is usually transient. In your case, I think that you have experienced more swelling on the right side and this submental swelling is contributing to that tight feeling when you move your head and neck. As the swelling resolves, I suspect that your symptoms will go away. You should follow up with the doctor who runs the clinic or spa where you recieved treatment.
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