KYBELLA

PRE/POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS

TREATMENT TIME: 30-60 MINUTES.

ANESTHETIC: ICE, VIBRATING T-BAR.

RECOVERY TIME: SWELLING AT ITS PEAK DAY 1-5, UP TO 1-2 WEEKS FOR MILD SWELLING TO FULLY SUBSIDE. POSSIBLE BRUISING/TENDERNESS CAN LAST UP TO 1-2 WEEKS DEPENDING ON YOUR BODY; MILD NUMBNESS CAN LAST UP TO 1 MONTH OR LONGER.

NOTICEABLE RESULTS: UP TO 3-4 WEEKS FOLLOWING TREATMENT.

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS NEEDED: 2-6 TREATMENTS DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH VOLUME YOU HAVE AND HOW WELL YOU RESPOND TO THE TREATMENT.

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Notify Nuance Aesthetics if you have had:

Major dental work (excluding routine cleanings) two weeks before/after the proposed injection procedure.

Any recent procedures (cosmetic, surgery, laser, or other).

Any recent illness. If you have facial hair, you should come with a clean-shaven (neck) to the treatment.

If you have facial hair, you should come with a clean-shaven (neck) to the treatment.

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Redness & swelling are normal for a few days to a week.

Desired results can be expected at 4-6 weeks (after all of the swelling has resolved).

It can usually take a couple of days to a week for swelling to become noticeable. Some patients report looking like a “bullfrog with a bunch of fluid in the skin under the chin.” This is normal.

You may feel numb for the first couple of weeks or months.

Discomfort and tenderness to touch are also common in that time frame.

Do not rub the treated areas.

Gently clean the area 2x daily with mild face wash.

Avoid any irritants (glycolic acid, retinoids, etc.) until all redness/swelling resolves.

You may apply cool compresses/ice for 15 minutes per hour for comfort and to help reduce some swelling.

Make-up may be used if the skin is not broken or irritated.

Avoid the use of aspirin, St. John’s Wort, and high doses of vitamin E for one week.
Tylenol can be safely taken for discomfort.

After treatment, refrain from strenuous exercise and drinking alcohol for 24 hours.

Try to sleep upright, not on your side, for the first 48 hours to take the pressure off your neck.

Do not plan major dental work (excluding routine cleanings) for two weeks after the injection procedure.

Immediately notify your physician if you have any questions or concerns, or see any signs of problems, which could include:

Severe or extended: pain, redness, swelling, bruising, lumpiness.

Signs of infection.

Blood supply compromise (Signs include blanching or whitening/darkening/blackening of the skin, any discoloration, pain, or skin break/sloughing.)
Trouble swallowing.

Uneven smile.

Trouble with moving the mouth/chin.

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Jackson Rhudy, MD

Owner/Medical Director

Dr. Jackson Rhudy is a board-certified physician who has been practicing in Salt Lake since 1974. After an initial career in emergency medicine, he developed an interest in the new technologies emerging in the field of aesthetics utilizing non-surgical techniques such as lasers, Botox, and injectable fillers. He sought training from leading experts in the aesthetic field at multiple locations in the US and Europe and in 2000 he founded an aesthetic practice called Light Touch Laser Skin Care Center. It rapidly became a leading aesthetic practice in the Salt Lake City area. In 2010, he sold the practice and focused on his other endeavor, Optimum Clinical Research– a private research site that performs clinical trials on new pharmaceutical drugs. But continuing demand from former aesthetic patients led to the formation of a new aesthetic practice in July 2015. Reuniting with a former colleague, Jill Miller, they started Nuance Aesthetics—a practice devoted to providing excellence in the field of non-surgical aesthetics by offering experience and expertise with the utmost integrity. Dr. Rhudy maintains his board certification in emergency medicine and is the only physician in Salt Lake City who is board certified in laser surgery.

When Dr Rhudy isn’t in the office, he loves riding his bike up City Creek. He has always had a passion for learning and growing in the medical field which is why he spends a lot of free time researching the latest treatments and technology that keeps Nuance ahead of the curve. 

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