BELKYRA® (deoxycholic acid) injection also known as KYBELLA® in the United States is the first and only FDA/Health Canada-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”.
The active ingredient in BELKYRA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.When injected into the fat beneath your chin, BELKYRA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
The Physicians and Staff at Peakhuman Medical Spa will assist you in developing a plan on how many treatments you need. Once the desired aesthetic response is achieved with BELKYRA®, retreatment is not expected. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.
Belkyra is an FDA/Health Canada approved injectable, used to decrease and eliminate and submental fat that hangs below the chin. This fat sometimes referred to as a “double chin”.
Belkyra (Keoxycholic acid) is a manmade form of Deoxycholic acid, a substance your body naturally creates to absorb fat. Belkyra works by dissolving fat cells in the targeted areas where it is injected.
Belkyra is an FDA approved to decrease the submental fat below the chin.
A good candidate for Belkyra is one who is in good health, understands the procedure and who has realistic expectations for the treatments end results.
Belkyra is not considered to be particularly painful. However, ice is used prior and post treatment.
After the Physician discusses your personal treatment goals. A series of small injections will be administered. The number of injections varies from patient to patient. However, the majority of patients receive 20-30 injections per treatment.
Before beginning a treatment of Belkyra the Physician will perform a quick facial analysis to determine your treatment goals. Once your goals are established, the actual procedure takes about 30 minutes (injections 5 minutes).
After receiving Belkyra, the chin may be swollen with slight redness and possible bruising. However, these symptoms will diminish during the first week.
Results are not immediate; however, many patients report an improvement in their submental fat after 3 weeks post treatment and 1-2 treatments.
The results of Belkyra are permanent!
Belkyra is a safe and effective treatment of submental fat. However, the risks associated with Belkyra include: bleeding, difficulty swallowing, and temporary numbness to occur.
Patients who are in poor health or who have a history of bleeding disorders should not do Belkyra. While Belkyra is beneficial for the majority of patients, it may not be suitable for those with excess skin or scar tissue below their chin and jawline. Also patients who are pregnant, nursing or hoping to become pregnant should avoid using Belkyra.
To get started on your Peak Human journey, we ask you to fill out the New Patient Inquiry Form and tell us about your health goals or concerns. Once you fill out the form, a patient care coordinator will be in touch with you within a few days to make sure that the care we provide fits your health needs.
They will share more about how we work with patients through the process, will discuss pricing, and will match you up with a practitioner that specializes in your needs.