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Belkyra

An alternative to liposuction of the chin and neck

A double chin is a very common complaint, and until recently, was a difficult problem to address without surgery. Patients with this problem are often a normal or healthy weight. Genetics and aging are often the culprits leading the appearance of the double chin.

Belkyra offers an alternative to liposuction of the chin and neck. Belkyra is a medication given as an injection by one of our cosmetic dermatologists that reduces or eliminates the fat cells in the treatment area. Fat cells that are eliminated from treatment are eliminated permanently and do not grow back.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Belkyra (also known as Kybella in the US) is a medication known as deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring compound made by the liver and normally helps to break down the fats in foods.

Given as precise injections with a small needle through the skin, Belkyra breaks down the fatty tissue in the area of injection under the chin. A series of injections is typically required to achieve the appropriate response.

The number of treatments required will be determined during your SkinfitMD consultation with your dermatologist and treatment coordinator. A typical patient will require between 2 and 6 treatment sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Injection of Belkyra may be associated with swelling, bruising, pain, and numbness.
SkinfitMD uses a combination of techniques to minimize any discomfort from Belkyra treatments. The medications are typically combined with local anesthetic and patients are given topical numbing cream and ice prior to their injection.
Dr. Hong was involved in the original clinic trials during the development of Belkyra and had more than three years of experience with the medication prior to it being approved in Canada in 2016. Dr. Hong was one of the first providers of Belkyra in Canada.

Dr. Hong uses Belkyra as part of his treatment protocol to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Benefits

  • Results without invasive surgery

  • Minimal discomfort

  • Minimal downtime

  • Natural looking results

  • Long lasting results

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