I went in and did get the numbing treatment, I was told that since I am overweight 3 treatments for me may be necessary. It's a topical numbing gel that is applied and you wait maybe 30 minutes? They took various pictures of different angles. (I forgot to do that!) So I will look and see if I have any that would show the difference pre-kybella. I received maybe 4 injections. Honestly I wasn't counting- I hate needles, and it is a bit uncomfortable but not unbearable. Then it was done! I received a head strap and a ice pack and went home. I did take 600 mg of Advil when I went home and continuously iced. I did not really feel burning but it did swell and was very tender. Continued the next day with ice and sometimes the headstrap ( that was tight and more bothersome (maybe my head was too large for the strap). I did not go out right after and the next day. I vaguely iced on night 2, tender to the touch but otherwise fine ( if you don't look at me!) . I am now at the end of day 3 and the swelling is worse than before! I might add little-not noticeable bruising at all. I have the "bullfrog" neck, which I hope goes down soon. But otherwise just slight tender to touch. The doctor mentioned that clients have said that it will start to feel like gel (like the ice pack). Time will Tell. I did not ask how many units were used. I will ask next week, when I get my 3rd spectra facial.
I have been reading other reviews, so as suggested by a previous kybella patient, I have stopped taking any Advil and icing in hopes that it will speed up the process and making sure to drink lots of water. The neck strap is very uncomfortable! Other than swelling no side effects thus far. Not a flattering picture! This is the end of day 3!