What is Belkyra?
Belkyra is a non-surgical treatment that uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid to dissolve unwanted fat under the chin. It is a risk-free and efficient method primarily used for minimizing submental fullness, another name for a double chin.
What areas does Belkyra Treat?
Belkyra isn’t advised for treating other parts of the body because it is only intended to address submental fullness, often known as a double chin.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
The number of treatment sessions varies between two and four sessions depending on the severity of the condition of the patients. On average patients also need about six weeks to see the full benefits of your treatment.
Ideal Candidate for Belkyra
Those with moderate to severe submental fullness who are in good general health are the best candidates for Belkyra treatment. Pregnant women, nursing mothers, and individuals with active infections or skin conditions in the treatment region are not advised to undergo the procedure.
Results from Belkyra treatment are permanent and can be noticed in as little as 6 weeks. The treatment should not be used to lose weight; rather, for maximum outcomes, it should be used in conjunction with a good diet and exercise routine.
It is important to consult with a medical professional before undergoing Belkyra treatment in Penticton, BC to ensure that it is the right option for you. At South Okanagan Laser & Skin Centre, we offer complimentary consultations with our physician, Dr. Marcy Craddock to help you determine if Belkyra is the right treatment for you. Contact us today to book in.
Treatment and Recovery
Small injections are used as part of the Belkyra treatment under the chin. A trained medical practitioner performs the procedure, which normally lasts 30 minutes. Patients may feel slight swelling, bruising, or numbness in the treatment area after the procedure, but these side effects usually go away in a few days.