BELKYRA is an innovative treatment for unwanted fullness under the chin.
It is the first and only non-surgical treatment in Canada for improvement of the appearance of fullness or what most people call a double chin.
Sometimes no matter how much you diet and exercise, the fullness under the chin will not go away, and may make you feel like you look older and heavier than you actually are.
BELKYRA is a quick and easy injectable treatment that can be completed in the office in 30 minutes. It is a series of injections to the area under the chin. For most patients, downtime is minimal and occurred most commonly after the first treatment.
How Are BELKYRA Injections Performed?
Once your first BELKYRA treatment session is scheduled, we recommend that you limit your alcohol intake and stop taking anti-inflammatory medications at least one week prior to your appointment. This is not mandatory, but will help make for a smoother recovery.
While this is a non-invasive procedure and you can return to your daily activities immediately afterward, you may experience some redness, bruising and swelling for a few days afterward. We suggest that you schedule your treatment near the end of the week, or over the weekend.
When you arrive for your appointment, we’ll take a few “before” photos so you’ll be able to see the difference once the BELKYRA has had a chance to do its job.
Next, we’ll apply either a topical analgesic, or give you a local anesthesia injection to make your BELKYRA treatment more comfortable. Then we’ll place a transparent grid onto your chin that will act as a guide for your injectionist to follow to ensure accuracy, and increase the probability of smooth, balanced results.
The treatment only takes a few minutes, and you can be on your way! If you experience any discomfort, you can apply an ice pack for 10 to 15 minutes afterward. This will also help reduce swelling.
If you and your injectionist decided you would undergo more than one treatment, your next BELKYRA treatment appointment will be booked to take place four to six weeks after your initial treatment. On average, two to six sessions are required to achieve optimal results.