Most commonly known as Kybella and made famous by celebrities, BELKYRA® is an FDA and Health Canada approved fat melting procedure for sub-mental fat accumulation. The reason for such popularity and notoriety is that this treatment is the first non-invasive treatment that is quick and effective in treating excess fat accumulation under the chin. This treatment is very successful in treating the submental pocket of fat that is difficult to target and can leave patients feeling frustrated and self-concious.
BELKYRA® is the first non-surgical injectable treatment in Canada that eliminates fat cells under the chin. It contains a patented formulation of deoxycholic acid, an acid that is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies used to digest fat in our diets. In the hands of an expert injector BELKYRA® is injected into the submental area and the deoxycholic acid works to destroy the fat cell membrane allowing the fat to be dissolved out of the body.
As the chin is an area that can be resistant to diet and exercise, it is a common concern for both male and female patients. For most, this pocket of fat accumulates due to aging, genetics and weight gain. With the help of one of our BELKYRA® expert injectors we can help you successfully eliminate this pocket of fat with minimal downtime and with desired results you are looking to achieve.
Downtime usually occurs after the first treatment where you will notice some stinging and swelling post treatment. During the treatment you will feel some stinging or pain at the injection site which can last for a couple of days. Subsequent treatments have less downtime, however most patients find they have some swelling for the week after their treatments. We always suggest scheduling work and social events outside of the expected treatment down times, just in case.
Treatments are performed about 2 months apart, the number of treatments vary for each patient. It is best to book a complimentary consultation with one of our expert nurse injectors who can guide you through the process and develop a treatment plan that fits your goals and budget.
This treatment is a fit for most patients, however if you are planning a surgical face lift, neck lift or liposuction we suggest holding off on any BELKYRA® treatments.
Belkyra™ should not be used if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are allergic to deoxycholic acid, or if you have a current infection in your chin area.
YES! With a customized facial plan we can have you looking and feeling your best. BELKYRA® is a great compliment to Botox, fillers, Sculptra® and laser treatments which will help to smooth and tighten the neck and your overall features.
One of the more appealing aspects of non-surgical treatments like BELKYRA® is that they require practically no preparation time. Patients simply schedule their visit to facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Buonassisi’s office, have a brief consultation to ensure their candidacy for treatment, and then have their BELKYRA® procedure performed. Patients can resume their normal activities almost immediately afterwards, so they do not need to plan for an extended recovery period.
Depending on the treatment plan provided by us you can expect to repeat your treatments every 2 months. Once your desired results have been achieved there is no maintenance required. As the fat cells have been dissolved and destroyed this is a permanent procedure, no expected repetition of the treatment should be necessary.
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