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What is Belkyra™?

Belkyra™ is the first in its class medicine injected into fat under the chin to destroy the fat cells so as to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”On July 27, 2015, Health Canada approved Belkyra™ (also known as ATX-101 and as KYBELLA in the United States), an injectable drug for submental fullness. You may be more familiar with another name for this common complaint – the double chin. For many male and female patients, a double chin – whether caused by aging, genetics or weight gain – has been a pesky and persistent issue that, until now, could only be eliminated surgically. That’s why this first-in-class treatment is so exciting.

What are the advantages of Belkyra™?

In addition to reducing the appearance of double chins Belkyra™– treatments offer multiple advantages to patients:

  • Minimally-invasive treatment that involves no extensive surgery, anesthetic, or recovery
  • Quick injections into strategic points in the chin that is easy to fit into any busy schedule
  • As deoxycholic acid is easily recognized by the body, this is a low-risk treatment that has a proven efficacy and safety.
  • As part of a lifestyle of healthy diet and exercise, Belkyra™ can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

How quickly can I see results with Belkyra™Injections?

This procedure is a non-invasive series of injections which is performed in a short office visit and has a relatively easy recovery. Visible results are usually seen in two to six treatments spaced about a month apart.

Who is a candidate for Belkyra™?

Patients with unwanted fat under their chin can benefit. Belkyra™ achieves long-term double chin improvement as the fat cells are destroyed and the fat is removed by the body from the area. Of course, subsequent significant weight gain can lead to some of the excess fat returning.

 

Who should not receive Belkyra™?

You should not receive Belkyra™ if you have an active infection in the treatment area. Before receiving Belkyra ™, tell us if you have difficulty swallowing, have bleeding problems, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if Belkyra™ will harm your unborn baby), are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if Belkyra™ passes into your breast milk). Patients with difficulty swallowing or an enlarged thyroid gland may not be good candidates for Belkyra™. A list of medications should be given to the specialist , including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are taking. It is important to tell us if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine) as well.

 

What are the possible side effects of Belkyra™?

Belkyra™ is a very safe medicine. The most common side effects of Belkyra™ include: temporary swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. The most serious reported side effects include trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. Both of these side effects are very rare and temporary.

Am I a Good Candidate for Belkyra™?

During your consultation with Dr. David Ellis, factors such as your overall health, medical history, treatment expectations, and aesthetic goals will be considered when determining if Belkyra™ is right for you. Men and women who are dissatisfied with the extra fat underneath their chins and who have elastic, flexible skin may be good candidates for this procedure.

Experience minimizes risks and complications, therefore, all Injection Nose Jobs are performed only by Dr.Oakley Smith. Choosing the best Doctor is essential because achieving natural-looking results requires the Injector be highly trained with facial anatomy, the products being used and have the experience to create the optimal results.
Experience minimizes risks and complications, therefore, all Injection Nose Jobs are performed only by Dr.Oakley Smith. Choosing the best Doctor is essential because achieving natural-looking results requires the Injector be highly trained with facial anatomy, the products being used and have the experience to create the optimal results.

Before the procedure

Avoid blood thinners such as aspirin and fish oil, if possible to reduce bruising from the procedure.

 

During the procedure

We clean your skin, mark the proposed areas of treatment, and inject Belkyra™ into the areas of unwanted fat.

 

After the procedure

Expect moderate swelling, redness, firmness, numbness, achiness and bruising in the treated area that should resolve within a few days to a couple of weeks. Ice packs in the first 24 hours and ibuprofen can alleviate discomfort. The response to treatment becomes apparent over several weeks as the destroyed fat cells and associated fat is removed from the area by the body’s scavenger cells. Additional treatment(s) can be scheduled 6 weeks apart as needed. Most patients will require 2-4 treatments for maximal benefit.

 

Belkyra™ may be the answer you’ve been looking for to achieve the appearance you deserve.