Have you ever felt self-conscious about the excess fat under your chin? BELKYRA™ might be the solution you need! BELKYRA™ is a non-surgical injectable treatment that can help reduce submental fullness, also known as a double chin. This procedure has become increasingly popular as a risk-free and efficient technique to have a more defined jawline without having surgery.
This blog will discuss what to expect during and after BELKYRA™ treatment and how it can benefit you. Keep reading!
What is BELKYRA™?
BELKYRA™ is a brand name for an injectable drug called deoxycholic acid. It was approved by the FDA in 2015 as a non-surgical treatment for submental fullness, commonly known as a double chin. BELKYRA™ works by breaking down and absorbing dietary fat in the treatment area, resulting in a more defined jawline and chin. The treatment involves a series of injections under the chin, and patients may require multiple sessions to achieve their desired results.
The BELKYRA™ Treatment Process
BELKYRA™ treatment is a straightforward process typically taking 15-30 minutes to complete. The following is a step-by-step guide to what to expect during the treatment:
- Consultation: Your healthcare professional at Skin Logic will first assess your submental area to determine if you are a good candidate for BELKYRA™ treatment. They will also explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
- Preparation: Your healthcare professional will clean the treatment area and may apply a topical numbing agent to reduce any potential discomfort during the injection process.
- Injection: Using a small needle, your healthcare professional will inject BELKYRA™ directly into the submental fat. The number of injections will depend on your fat amount and your desired results.
- Post-injection: Your healthcare professional may apply an ice pack or recommend over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate discomfort.
Overall, BELKYRA™ treatment is generally well-tolerated by most patients. The injections may cause discomfort, but the treatment is not considered painful.
BELKYRA™ is a non-surgical procedure so that you can return to your daily activities immediately after the treatment. It is essential to note that the number of treatments required for optimal results may vary depending on the amount of submental fat present. Patients may require up to 6 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
After the BELKYRA™ Treatment
After receiving BELKYRA™ injections, patients can expect mild discomfort and swell in the treated area. However, these side effects are usually temporary and subside within a few days. After the treatment, keep in mind the following:
- Expect some swelling: Swelling is a common side effect of BELKYRA™ injections, and it can last a few days to a week. Applying ice to the treated area for 15 to 20 minutes every hour can help reduce swelling.
- Avoid strenuous activities: Patients are advised to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
- Keep hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help speed up healing and minimize the risk of complications.
- Be gentle with the treated area: Avoid touching, rubbing, or massaging the treated area for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
- Follow the aftercare instructions: Patients should carefully follow any aftercare instructions provided by their healthcare provider to ensure optimal results.
In rare cases, patients may experience more severe side effects such as difficulty swallowing, nerve injury, or an uneven smile. If you experience these symptoms, contacting your healthcare provider immediately is essential.
Most patients find the BELKYRA™ treatment relatively painless and experience minimal discomfort and downtime, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a non-surgical solution to submental fat.
When Can You See BELKYRA™ Results?
After the BELKYRA™ treatment, patients can expect to see results within 4-6 weeks. However, it is essential to note that individual results may vary, and some patients may require multiple treatments to achieve their desired outcome.
Follow-up appointments are crucial to ensure the treatment has been effective and to discuss any concerns or questions. Your healthcare professional at Skin Logic can also assess whether additional treatments are necessary.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle after the treatment is essential to maximize the results. It includes maintaining a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. Patients are also advised to continue using sunscreen and practicing good skincare habits to maintain healthy skin.
In some cases, patients may experience a recurrence of submental fullness even after successful treatment with BELKYRA™. Further treatment with BELKYRA™ or another injectable may be necessary for these instances. Proper care and follow-up appointments allow patients to achieve long-lasting results and enjoy a more defined jawline and chin profile.
Who is a Good Candidate for BELKYRA™ Treatment?
BELKYRA™ is an effective treatment for reducing submental fat, but it is unsuitable for everyone. During your consultation, we will evaluate your medical history, skin condition, and other factors to determine if BELKYRA™ is the proper treatment for you.
The ideal candidate for BELKYRA™ treatment is an adult with moderate to severe submental fullness or double chin in good overall health and realistic expectations for the procedure’s outcome. BELKYRA™ injections may not be recommended for individuals with previous surgery or cosmetic treatments and those with an active infection or certain medical conditions that affect the neck area.
It is also important to note that BELKYRA™ treatment may not be suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals. As with any medical procedure, there may be risks associated with BELKYRA™ injections, which can be discussed during your consultation.
Boost Your Confidence and Contour Your Profile With BELKYRA™
BELKYRA™ is an effective and safe treatment for submental fullness that can help improve the appearance of the jawline and neckline and boost confidence in one’s appearance. If you’re bothered by excess fat under your chin and have been considering a non-surgical solution, BELKYRA™ may be the right choice.
To ensure the best possible results, choosing a qualified provider with experience with the treatment is essential. Consider visiting us at Skin Logic so we can assess whether you’re a good candidate for the treatment, discuss the risks and benefits, and answer any questions you may have.
If you’re ready to take the first step towards a more contoured and confident appearance, contact us for BELKYRA™ treatment today!