In the USA, this injectable is known as KYBELLA™. BELKYRA™ is Health Canada approved and is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is naturally occurring substance found in our own bodies. When injected into the body, it destroys fat cells, which are then naturally absorbed into the body. It can significantly reduce submental (under the chin) fat, as well as redefine the jawline.
It is currently indicated for:
Who is a good candidate for Belkyra?
- You are 18 years old or older.
- In overall good health.
- Not pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have mild, moderate to severe submental fullness (double chin) and don’t want to get surgery.
- Those who have a current or previous history of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).
What to expect during treatment:
The treatment itself, will take approximately 20-30 minutes. After your consultation, your injector will landmark the treatment area and apply the injection grid. Ice will be applied before and after treatment for your comfort. Based on the number of dots on the grid, the Nurse Injector will inject Belkyra accordingly. You may experience pain during treatment. You will experience some swelling and tenderness post-treatment and for a few days.