Belkyra Or Kybella Double Chin Fat Reduction
As of Feb 1 2016, Belkyra (also known as Kybella injectable in the US), has just recently joined the list of treatments available in Canada. This procedure specifically targets the stubborn fat (called submental fat) that rests on the under the chin. This quick, non-invasive procedure restores a younger look to your face, and is effective at targeting fat that even diet and exercise can’t target. Dr Peter Bray was among the first Canadian physicians to be trained to perform this procedure at the product launch on January 30, 2016 in Toronto.
Double chin or chin fat are a very common concerns for many people who are trying to achieve a more sculpted jawline. Many people erroneously believe that double chins can only be the result of lifestyle choices. The truth is that this condition does not necessarily have anything to do with body weight. It can happen because of genetics, age and other factors beyond our control.
What Is Belkyra?
Belkyra is composed of deoxycholate, a synthetic non-animal chemical that can disrupt the cell membrane of fat cells and are then naturally processed by the body. Deoxycholate is found naturally in our own bodies to break down the fat we eat. The product we inject is indistinguishable from what is found circulating in our own bodies which is why Belkyra is extremely safe.
The Belkyra / Kybella Procedure
The Belkyra procedure is very simple and fast. Dr Peter Bray is a board certified plastic surgeon and is therefore able to perform the Belkyra treatment with great accuracy. He will assess and identify the area to be specifically targeted, then a thin sheet with coloured dots are placed on the skin. The sheet is then moistened with water and these small dots are transferred to the skin temporarily for the procedure. He will then inject Belkyra in a very systematic and precise fashion into the fat pocket. The treatment is then complete and you can go back to your normal activities immediately.
The injections work by dissolving the protein membranes around fat cells, allowing them to collapse and be processed naturally by the body. All you’ll feel is the injections themselves, which are applied with a very small needle to the area. Overall, the treatment takes only a few minutes. Follow-up treatments are booked right away so we can monitor progress and assess the need for another session. Usually 2 to 3 treatments are required depending on the amount of fat in the area.
What To Expect After A Belykyra Procedure?
Some patients will experience some swelling, bruising and soreness after the procedure, which varies in amount from person to person. Also, small areas of bruising can be common due to the injection process. You can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure. Generally we see results within a few weeks for some patients and longer than a month for others. Visit us for a complimentary consultation to determine if Belkyra is right for you!
*Individual Results May Vary