How Should I Prepare For My KYBELLA Treatment?

  • To reduce the risk of bruising and swelling, avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements for one week prior to treatment, consult your primary physician before discontinuing any normally prescribed medications. Dr. Garcia also recommends taking Arnica Montana for three days prior to your treatment to reduce the risk of bruising and swelling.  Do not use Arnica if you have active heart disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or are taking Coumadin, Lovenox, Heparin, or xeralto. If you have a medical condition that affects clotting or are on a medication which affects bloods clotting, you must get your primary care doctor’s approval before taking arnica.
  • The treatment area, the neck and under the chin, should be clean shaven the morning of the treatment.
  • You may take 600 mg of Ibuprofen 1 hour before your treatment to minimize swelling and discomfort.