Belkyra™, also known as Kybella, is an injectable drug used to reduce the fat in the submental area, also known as the area beneath the chin. Kybella/Belkyra™ is an FDA and Health Canada approved cosmetic injection. This non-surgical treatment uses deoxycholic acid – a naturally occurring substance found in the body – to destroy the membranes of fat cells, creating a beautifully contoured silhouette below the chin.
The results of Belkyra™ are not immediate. At your first treatment visit you will receive a series of injections in the submental area. At the time of injection and for several days following the injections you will have swelling in the submental area. Belkyra™ will gradually over the course of the next month following your injection cause the fat cells to diminish in the area treated. If needed, another treatment may be performed at one month or later after your initial treatment. A series of treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results and these will occur at no sooner than the one month interval. Dr Khakshaee will decide the appropriate number of treatment sessions and the amount of Belkyra™ you will need at each session.