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Belkyra Treatment


What is Belkyra?

Belkyra™ is a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid, a substance found naturally occurring in the body, which is synthesized and then used to break down and absorb dietary fat. Belkyra™ has been under development for more than a decade. When properly injected it has been shown to dissolve fat that causes a double chin. The result is a more streamlined and improved contour along the jawline. Prior to the introduction of Belkyra™ the only effective options to treat submental fat were surgical.

Are the Results Permanent?

Yes. However, because this is a recently introduced treatment, there are not yet enough patients who have received Belkyra™ injections to completely substantiate that claim. However, the clinical findings of the FDA studies indicate that the results are permanent if there are no significant lifestyle changes.

This treatment is administered by injections into the fat under the chin through a series of appointments spaced 6-8 weeks apart. The treatment plan is tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient. The total number of treatments can vary based on a myriad of factors; patients may need 2 to 4 treatments to achieve their desired results. Dr. Charlebois will determine the best regime during your consultation based on your age.

Submental & Dissolved Fat

Belkyra - Contouring Redefined

What to Expect

There can be some bruising, numbing and swelling following Belkyra™ treatments, similar to other injectables, and can last up to a week. The bruising can be easily covered with make-up as soon as the next day. The numbing and swelling at the injection site can typically last 4-7 days although in some cases can be longer.