Right after your treatment, you are allowed to go home.
Even though the procedure doesn’t hurt, you will present some swelling that can take two to three weeks to subside completely and get to baseline.
Sometimes, the treated area may feel tender to touch, numb, or even itchy. However, these side effects only last 1-3 days. Redness is also pretty common.
The inflammation is not pleasant, but swelling means the medication is working properly to dissolve fat!
The injections cause a local inflammatory reaction so that you may experience important swelling during the first five days post-treatment. This can be controlled using cool pads frequently.
However, your doctor will advise you against using OTC anti-inflammatory medication to manage any side effects due to how the treatment works. They could render the treatment ineffective and directly impact the outcome.
For some patients, sleeping the first days in a semi-sitting position with the head propped on two pillows and a bandage around the chin can be very helpful in case of chin fat removal. In most patients, swelling typically peaks at 24 hours post-treatment and then gets better.
Also, do not apply any makeup to the treated area within a 12-hour period and avoid direct exposure to sunlight and heat sources like saunas. You should avoid engaging in strenuous activities or exercise for seven days.
Note that with these forms of injections treatments, you do require a bit of downtime, although it is not very painful or complicated. Prepare yourself to take it easy and rest for three to five days.