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Belkyra Injections

Belkyra in Edmonton

Do you have a double chin that bothers you, but you don’t want to fix it with liposuction or surgery? Belkyra is a fat-cell-dissolving injectable that we frequently offer to our patients in Edmonton. This treatment is a non-surgical procedure that uses deoxycholic acid, a component of your own natural bile. Health Canada approved this drug for its efficacy and safety in double chin removal. All you need is a series of two to four easy treatments — walk-in, walk-out, no bandages or sutures.

Although Belkyra is a non-surgical injectable technique, it includes a series of twenty tiny injections to deliver the medication to the submental fat layer. Moreover, We offer this treatment to get rid of fat around the neck. It is a formulation of deoxycholic acid that helps in the absorption and breakdown of fat (Lipodissolve).

What is Belkyra?

The active ingredient is Deoxycholic acid is a chemical, which is equivalent to your body’s natural bile acid. In order to digest a fatty meal, your liver releases bile. However, Deoxycholic acid is a plant-based, non-human, non-animal source. Belkyra works by dissolving the fat cell’s outer layer and bursting it like a little balloon. The body processes then eliminate the fat into the lymph circulation.

Is Belkyra effective?

Yes, it is effective in eliminating fat under the chin. It’s a well-researched treatment that’s backed up by several studies. It’s currently being studied for usage in other parts of the body. However, not all double chins are caused only by fat under the skin, so this therapy may not be appropriate for you. See the section below under “Who is a Good Candidate for Treatment?” for further information.

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How does Belkyra work?

Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps the absorption of dietary fat. It is a bile acid found in the liver and works to dissolve fat cells. Once it is injected into the targeted area (beneath the chin), the acid breaks down, absorbs, and prevents further storage of fat in that area.

Before the treatment, Dr. Kamal will mark the injection sites with a marker and may apply a topical numbing medication or cold pack to relieve any pain or discomfort. Typically, 20 to 30 injections are administered under the chin, but up to 50 may be utilized. The acid then works gradually to destroy fat cells, which the body metabolizes over the following weeks. The number of therapy sessions necessary differs for each person. Multiple treatments could be needed to get the best results. You can have up to six Belkyra sessions at least one month between each session.

You should anticipate being red and puffy afterward, as well as bruised. Swelling normally lasts two weeks; however, it can last up to four weeks in exceptional cases. Many people have regions of hardness that require 6–8 weeks to heal. Several patients reported numbness in the treatment area, though it fades over time.

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Belkyra Injection Summary

Session Duration

The injection session takes 45 to 60 min that includes applying lidocaine cream and filling the form

Side Effects

All patients experience different degrees of itchiness and redness that last for one week.

Numbers

A patient might require two to four sessions for double chin treatment

Discomfort

Moderate, we will apply freezing cream and use chilled forced air

Frequency

We advise spacing Belkyra treatment injections by four to six weeks
Belkyra Results
It’s a long-term procedure that takes 6–12 months to complete. Two to six treatments spaced two months apart are required. Each treatment eliminates a little amount of fat.

Belkyra Treatment FAQs

Belkyra will permanently destroy your fat cells, however your remaining fat cells may get larger if you gain weight. Assume you started with 1,000 fat cells and each therapy eliminates 200 of them. You’d only have 200 fat cells remaining after four treatments. If you gain weight, those 200 fat cells might expand and store additional fat. You will always deposit less fat beneath your chin with fewer fat cells than you would without Belkyra medication. Your skin under your chin will continue to age as time passes. Belkyra is unable to stop it.
You will start to notice results in two weeks, but you have to wait for three months to notice the final amazing Belkyra results
People who have a chronic immune deficit or disorder. People who have uncontrolled diabetes or any other condition that affect the healing process. If you are pregnant or breast feeding
We use Belkyra to treat mild to severe double chins. We do not recommend for individuals with extremely prominent double chins or excessive drooping skin. Belkyra cannot address all factors that contributes to double chin, such as deep-seated fat in your neck or an oversized neck or jaw muscle. To be certain, I’ll need to see and feel your neck. We do not provide this treatment if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or if the region is infected.
We will tailor a treatment strategy to your unique circumstances. The majority of people require multiple Belkyra treatments to get desired aesthetic results. Many persons who underwent Belkyra treatment saw visible effects after two to four treatments in our clinic Once the deoxycholic acid eliminates the fat cells in the submental area, the effects should be permanent, with no need for additional therapy because the fat cells can no longer store fat.
While injection is not a surgical procedure, it is not uncommon to experience pain, swelling, bruising, redness, or numbness. In most situations, the recuperation process linked with Kybella is minimal, although downtime varies by individual. Minor adverse events often resolve within one to two weeks.

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Belkyra Treatment Guide

What are the risks and side effects involved?

In most cases, the recovery process for Belkyra is minimal, and the side effects subside within one to two weeks after treatment. Some common post-treatment side effects may include bruising, redness, swelling, and numbness. Severe side effects may include an uneven smile, problems swallowing, facial muscle weakness, and sometimes injury to the nerves. Report immediately any sign of severe side effects you experienced with your healthcare provider.

How much does Belkyra cost?

We will build a treatment plan according to your unique needs. Most people require more than one treatment to accomplish desired cosmetic objectives with Belkyra (Kybella). Many patients who’ve gotten Kybella therapy obtained apparent effects after two to four doses in clinical tests. Six sessions were necessary for 60% of patients. On average, each Belkyra treatment costs between $600 per session. Your overall cost depends on the number of treatments needed, your healthcare provider’s costs, and your geographic location. The insurance companies do not cover the procedure as it is a cosmetic treatment.

Multiple sessions of Belkyra

Multiple sessions are often required, and the maximum number of treatments with Belkyra is six. Your provider may propose receiving one injection every month for six months. At the very least, you must wait one month between treatments. Certain individuals may require fewer treatments, depending on the quantity of chin fat and desired results.

How many Belkyra’s injections are required?

The number of treatment sessions required depends on individuals but generally speaking, multiple sessions (two to five sessions) might be required for effective treatments. Each session is about 15-20 injections, and the session needs to be properly spaced out by approximately one to two-month intervals.

Timeline of the Results

While swelling is common after the Bany injection, it can nonetheless cause discomfort and become an annoyance. The good news is that the swelling will subside after a few days. According to Allergan, the firm that manufactures Belkyra, the entire recovery period is around one month. This is why, in addition to waiting at least one month between treatments, it is suggested. If you do experience swelling following your Belkyra injections, keep in mind that this is a common side effect and is not normally cause for concern. As painful as the swelling may be, it is caused by the deoxycholic acid interacting with fat cells beneath your chin..

Allow for recovery time between treatments

It is critical to space Belkyra injections. Not only does this give the active component time to target submental fat behind the chin, but it also allows your body to recuperate between treatments. If you receive an excessive number of injections in a short period of time, you may increase your chance of developing adverse effects such as edema.

Swelling and bruising at the injection site are frequent adverse effects. These transient symptoms should resolve after a few weeks of your therapy. According to anecdotal reports, Belkyra edema may peak after a couple of days but subside on its own within a month.
Please speak with us about techniques to reduce edema. Several of these alternatives include the following:
After your treatment with ice or cold packs, apply warm compresses for the first several days following your injections.
post-treatment, wearing a chin strap for extra compression
taking an over-the-counter antihistamine before your session utilizing over-the-counter pain medicines to alleviate post-treatment discomfort and swelling firmly massage the region as tolerated
If you have post-Belkyra therapy swelling, you should delay further injections until the symptoms subside.
Typically, swelling subsides on its own over the suggested one-month interval between treatments. However, notify us if you have swelling in the days leading up to your next planned treatment.

Belkyra: the non-surgical answer

New and non-surgical treatment options are now available that can help you get rid of fat under your chin. in 2015, Health Canada gave the go-ahead to a quick and easy in-office injectable treatment. This procedure helps you reach your goals for submental fullness treatment.

Men just do not like their double chins

Interest in Belkyra shows that men do not like having a double chin, even if they may have inherited it or it just came about over time.

BELKYRA is a prescription drug

Allergan produces and markets Kybela along with  Juvederm and Botox Cosmetic, However, Belkyra requires a prescription, even if it is an injectable cosmetic product. When it comes to the United States, Allergan decided to market it under a different name, Kybella.

Describe How BELKYRA Works

The main ingredient in is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally-occurring acid in the body that breaks down and absorbs fat from food. After Dr. Kamal Injects the Belkyra into the fat layer under your chin, it starts to work immediately by dissolving fat cells. As soon as those cells die, they can not store or build up fat. This will help you get rid of the fat layer under your skin and make it look slimmer.

There is no research to support the safety and efficacy for its use outside the double chin. Are you thinking about using Belkyra to get rid of extra fat from your belly, Love handles, saddlebags, or muffin top? Better to think about CoolSculpting!

Dr. Alhallak performs the injection into the skin under the chin in a grid pattern that is unique to each patient and the stubborn fat they have. This method is non-invasive.  We have noticed that most of our patients are extremely happy after two to three sessions.

Why do I have a double chin?

We all know that the double chin affects a wide range of adults, including both men and women. Some of these patients are overweight, but other factors such as aging, genetics can contribute to it. Submental fullness is one of the major contributors to low self-perception. As the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) found out in a survey in 2015:

  • The double chin bothers 67% of people.
  • Many people are concerned by the fullness under their chin as they are by the lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes.

I do not know what to expect from BELKYRA!

It has been the subject of a global clinical development program that has involved more than 20 studies with more than 2,600 patients around the world. Over one million patients have received Belkyra injections since then, and the number is just getting bigger.

How many BELKYRA treatments to get a slim chin?

In the initial consultation, we will decide how many treatments you need, based on how you want your chin to look. Many patients see results in two to four treatment sessions. During these sessions, your service provider will inject Belkyra® into the fat under your chin with a lot of shots. You might need up to six treatment sessions (we rarely saw anyone who needed more than three), but you have to wait between 4 weeks before getting the second set of injections.

How long do the results last?

When we inject Belkyra solution into the fat under your chin, it kills fat cells. As soon as those cells die, they can not store or build up fat. Once you are happy with the results, you would need to repeat them ever again!

Belkyra will permanently destroy your fat cells. However, your remaining fat cells may get larger if you gain weight.  Assume you started with 1,000 fat cells and each therapy eliminates 200 of them. You’d only have 200 fat cells remaining after four treatments.  If you gain weight, those 200 fat cells might expand and store additional fat.  You will always deposit less fat beneath your chin with fewer fat cells than you would without the medication.  Your skin under your chin will continue to age as time passes. Belkyra is unable to stop it.

Is Belkyra is the only non-surgical treatment for Double Chin?

No, we offer multiple treatments for the double chin such as coolsculpting, PDO threads lift, Fotona laser neck tightening. During the initial consultation with Dr. Kamal, he will guide you through these options and design a treatment plan to fit your expectations in terms of results and cost.

Contact Albany Cosmetic & Laser Centre in Edmonton

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12914 167 Ave NW

Edmonton, AB.

Canada T6V1J6

info@albanylaser.ca

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