Belkyra: pre and post treatment tips for optimal results
Fact: nobody wants or likes a double chin. But, as many people blessed with a double chin can attest to, the much-avoided feature can be more hereditary than the result of weight and lifestyle. Not to mention, it’s very difficult to lose. The assumption, of course, is that anyone with a double chin must be unhealthy and unfit, so it’s no surprise that many people wish they could get rid of their double chin once and for all.
Belkyra, also known as Kybella in the US, is an FDA and Health Canada approved injectable used to reduce and potentially eliminate fat (or submental adipose tissue) under the chin—nonsurgically and noninvasively.
How it works
A small injection grid is applied to the chin, allowing for very precise and even dose distribution to target areas. Belkrya then works to disrupt the cell membranes of the fat that makes up the double chin. The contents of the fat cells, including the glycerol and the free fatty acids then leak into the surrounding subcutaneous space only to be safely and naturally eliminated by the body. Each session takes 20-30 minutes.
Pain and side effects
Thanks to the use of topical anesthetic cream, the process is relatively comfortable, and patients can typically return to normal activities immediately. Minor swelling post procedure may persist for 24-48 hours, but is generally not visible, and fades over several days. You can help it along by not massaging or touching the treated area, taking natural supplements like bromelain and arnica, and sleeping with your head elevated for a couple of nights. Rarely, there may also be small amounts of bruising, but this can be easily camouflaged with makeup. Some patients experience a small amount of burning and discomfort, but no more so than undergoing any other injectable treatment such as soft tissue fillers or Botox. Over the following month, you may feel (but not see) a bump under the skin of the treated area. Not to worry, as this means the Belkyra is working to dissolve the fat. Once dissolved, the bump will vanish. Choosing a reputable clinic like SpaMedica in Toronto is the best move would-be Belkyra patients can make, as Dr. Mulholland’s world-renowned expertise and decades of experience greatly reduce your chances of any side effects!
Post treatment, Belkyra patients can expect a noticeable reduction of the fat under their chin. After several injections spaced a month apart, many achieve a near complete removal of the double chin, and a more acute, flattering neck angle to boot. Results are noticeable at 4-6 weeks and last for years, which means touch-ups are typically not needed if patients stay healthy and maintain their weight. Dr. Mulholland may recommend additional skin tightening procedures or other techniques as well in order to achieve the best possible results.
Belkyra and Kybella injections are charged per syringe. People with smaller amounts of fat in their double chin can expect to pay less as they require fewer treatments. The price per Belkyra syringe price usually starts from $699, and the Belkyra Treatment Package, which includes 3 syringes and 3 Body FX (+ Chin Strap) sessions starts at $2499.
To learn more about your double chin treatment options, book a consultation at SpaMedica in Toronto today!