BELKYRA Treatment is a new non-surgical treatment for double chin reduction. BELKYRA (known as Kybella in the US) is the first Health Canada approved injectable drug used to correct the appearance of the hard to treat submental fat, more commonly known as a double chin. It’s the latest beauty buzzword amongst celebrities and is even being touted as the biggest industry breakthrough since cosmetic injections.
What is Belkyra?
BELKYRA™ is a formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the human body that assists in the breakdown and absorption of fat. By disrupting the fat cell membrane, it causes lysis — or destroys the cell membrane. After that, the fat cell releases its fatty contents and the body metabolizes the fatty contents as normal.
If you’re weighing the benefits of BELKYRA™ vs. liposuction, here are some things to consider:
– A liposuction surgery is done in a single visit. With BELKYRA™, you might require a few treatments spaced out at least a month apart. Liposuction on the other hand is surgery, so you’re looking at a longer, harder recovery.
– Both treatment methods are generally comparable price-wise.
– BELKYRA is less invasive. You avoid all the negative issues involved with surgery, such as anesthesia and other risks associated with surgery, such as the risk of infection and longer downtime.
– It’s important to note that BELKYRA can only be used for removal of fat under the chin. If you have loose skin in this area (“turkey neck”), Belkyra can’t address that problem. If you have a double chin and saggy skin, you may want to consider one of our non-surgical skin tightening treatments.
Belkyra Treatment F.A.Q.
How is Belkyra treatment administered?
BELKYRA™ is injected subcutaneously using an area-adjusted dose. One Belkyra treatment can consist of up to 50 tiny injections. Because the procedure relies on the natural process of fat breakdown, several treatments may be needed once a month.
Am I a candidate for Belkyra treatment?
Anyone over 18, in good health with moderate-to-severe submental fat can reap the benefits of Belkyra treatment. If your chin has a twin, and you’d like to improve its appearance without the risk of surgery – BELKYRA may be the suitable treatment option for you.
Is BELKYRA treatment painful?
Pain is always relative, but most patients report only mild discomfort at the beginning of the procedure that subsides as the treatment progresses. A very fine needle is used to inject and a topical anesthetic is also used to make the BELKYRA™ treatment more comfortable.
How long does the procedure take?
Belkyra treatment takes about 20 minutes – it is the latest option in the growing lunchtime-lift market.
When can I expect results?
Most patients see noticeable results in 2 to 3 sessions that are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
How long do results last?
Here’s the best part: once your aesthetic goal has been reached, there is no need for further treatment. Since BELKYRA dissolves the fat cells, you get rid of your double chin for good!
Is there any downtime with Belkyra treatment?
Minor bruising and swelling is the most common side effect that patients will experience, this usually resolves within several days. Most clients resume regularly activities immediately after the BELKYRA™ treatment.
Belkyra Treatment Toronto
Here at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, with cutting-edge technologies and a team including cosmetic doctors and nurses, we offer Belkyra treatment to hundreds of patients each and every year in Toronto, North York, Scarborough, Thornhill, Brampton, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Markham, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Vaughan, Newmarket and other surrounding areas of the GTA. Our experienced medical staff will thoroughly examine your complexion to ensure the right Belkyra treatment options are offered to you for your specific needs.
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