Get Rid Of Your Double Chin
Belkyra™ is a new injectable treatment for submental fullness (double chin) that can significantly improve chin contouring without the invasiveness and downtime of surgery. Belkyra™ has been approved for the reduction of the double chin. Dr. Singh is one of the first physicians in Edmonton, Canada to offer this treatment to his patients.
How does Belkyra™ work?
Belkyra™ is a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid, a substance found naturally occurring in the body, which is synthesized and then used to break down and absorb dietary fat. Belkyra™ (Kybella in the U.S) has been under development for more than a decade. When properly injected it has been shown to dissolve fat that causes a double chin. The result is a more streamlined and improved contour along the jaw line.
What other options exist to reduce submental fat?
Prior to the introduction of Belkyra™ the only effective options to treat submental fat were surgical. Belkyra is the only non-surgical option show to treat the double chin.
Are the results of Belkyra™ permanent?
Yes. However, because this is a recently introduced treatment, there are not yet enough patients who have received Belkyra™ injections to completely substantiate that claim. However, the clinical findings of the FDA studies indicate that the results are permanent if there are no significant lifestyle changes.
What if there is subsequent weight gain following Belkyra™ injections?
Patients who have experienced weight gain after their treatment did not see the return of their submental fullness. However, we will have a better understanding about the impact of subsequent weight gain in the future when data becomes available from a broader range of patients who receive treatment with Belkyra™.
How many treatments does it take?
Belkyra™ is administered by injections into the fat under the chin through a series of treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The treatment plan is tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient. The total number of treatments can vary based on a myriad of factors, patients may need 2 to 4 treatments to achieve their desired results. Dr. Singh will determine the best regime during your consultation based on your age.
How quickly will I see results?
Everybody’s body is different, the fat is dissolved within 10-15 minutes of injection, however your body has an inflammatory response to the injection, causing swelling, and this can take 3-4 weeks to subside. Typically results will appear within 4-6 weeks, and will continue to improve as additional treatments are administered.
Is there any downtime?
There can be some bruising and swelling following Belkyra™ treatments, similar to other injectables, and can last up to a week. The bruising can be easily covered with make-up as soon as the next day. The swelling at the injection site can typically last 4-7 days.