BELKYRA™ Treatments in Ottawa
BELKYRA™ is an Health Canada approved injectable drug, much like BOTOX™ and JUVEDERM, that is used to reduce, and in some cases, eliminate fat underneath the chin without surgery.
Fat underneath the chin, what most call a double chin, can sometimes be unrelated to weight gain and lifestyle. In fact, a double chin can often be hereditary and quite difficult to lose. Patients often feel their double chin makes them look older or heavier than they really are and ultimately uncomfortable in pictures and social situations.
BELKYRA™ is a simple injectable procedure for the reduction of submental fat.
How Does BELKYRA™ Treatment Work?
Known as KYBELLA™ in the States, BELKYRA™ is a Health Canada approved drug used as a non surgical method for the elimination of unwanted submental fat. For the procedure, the unwanted fat under the chin is marked with a specific grid pattern to allow for equal dosage in the area. BELKYRA™, a naturally-occuring substance called deoxycholic acid, is injected into the fat storing areas of the chin and works to break down unwanted fat, shrinking the fat cells, and eliminating them over the course of several weeks. When the fat cells (known as adipocytes and lipocytes) are disrupted by the drug, the membranes are no longer intact, and the body begins to process them as waste. Once removed, these fat cells are destroyed, and the results are permanent.
Who is a Good Candidate for BELKYRA™?
Since BELKYRA™ is a medicine it requires a consultation with a medical professional in order to determine your suitability. If you are over the age of 18, and concerned about mild to moderate fat, you may be a good candidate for this treatment. Please request a consultation for further information.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
The number of treatments is dependant on both your expectations, as well as how well your individual fat responds to the treatment. At a minimum most patients require 2 to 4 sessions for maximum fat reduction. These appointments are scheduled 6 weeks apart to allow time for the treated fat to be properly dissolved and absorbed by your body.
What are the Side Effects?
BELKYRA™ is a safe treatment for under chin fat. However, like any medical procedure, there are some normal post procedure side effects. Common side effects include but are not limited to: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, nodules or hardening of the fat tissue.
Is It Safe?
KYBELLA™ has been researched worldwide and has been proven safe and effective in more than 20 clinical studies with more than 2600 patients.
- Eliminates double chin, the unwanted fat underneath the chin.
- Feel more comfortable in social situations.
- Love how you look in photos.
- Look and feel younger and healthier.