BELKYRA has finally arrived on the Canadian market and is now offered at Phoenix Medical Spa for individuals who wish to eliminate excess fat under their chin. Known as KYBELLA in the United States, BELKYRA is now the first and only FDA and Health Canada approved injectable medication which can eliminate the appearance of a double chin. BELKYRA is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is the medical term used for bile. And bile, as some of you may know, is a naturally occurring substance in our body, found both in our gallbladder and stomach. Its role is to aid in the breakdown and absorption of the fat we eat. BELKYRA is simply a synthetic form or replica of the bile we produce naturally and therefore can also effectively break down and eliminate excess fat cells. Because the body recognized the deoxycholic acid molecule as a naturally occurring substance, it is easily flushed away along with the broken fat cells without any negative effects on the body.
The treatments are done in the office. BELKYRA is injected directly into the fat cells through a series of small subcutaneous injections, spaced approximately 1 cm apart. The number of sessions and the number of injections per session will vary from one patient to the next depending on the size of the individual's double chin and the goal they want to achieve. Each visit usually takes 15-20 minutes.
No cut. No suture. No scars. The most common side effects are temporary swelling, bruising, some mild discomfort, numbness, redness and temporary hardening of the area. In the weeks that follow your BELKYRA treatment, you will be able to gradually appreciate a more defined profile and a more contoured chin and neck area. For most patients, noticeable results are seen after 2-4 sessions, spaced at least one month apart. Depending on the goals of the patient and the size of the area to be treated, it may take up to 6 individual treatment sessions for some individuals.
The best candidate for this treatment is
- someone who is bothered by the excess fat under their chin (submental fat),
- who wishes to have a more defined and sculpted neck,
- who wishes to pursue a nonsurgical treatment option,
- who has good skin,
- and who has a distinct appearance of fat under their chin.
For BELKYRA treatment to work there has to be fat to dissolve.
Once the fat cells have been destroyed by the BELKYRA injections, it is not expected that fat will re-accumulate there. Therefore, once the patient is pleased with the aesthetic outcome of their neck contour, it is unlikely that re-treatment will be necessary.
If you have been wishing to get rid of that double chin and would like to know if BELKYRA is a good option for you, call us at 289-323-0413 to book your personal consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve a more sculpted chin and neck area