INJECTABLE FAT ELIMINATING TREATMENT
Say goodbye to that troublesome “double chin”! Belkyra is the only injectable treatment in Canada that is FDA approved to improve fullness under the chin.
The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring substance in the body that usually serves to breakdown dietary fat. In Belkyra it is injected into the fat cells in the area under your chin and eliminates them.
The procedure takes about 30 minutes and a number of treatment sessions are often required to obtain a desired result.
Dr. Jodi Bibby performs all Belkyra injections in Saskatoon at UrbanGoddess Aesthetics.
Belkyra is a non-surgical treatment to permanently improve fullness in the area under the chin. Your first consultation will include an assessment to explore your goals and expectations. We will determine whether Belkyra is recommended or if a different option might be more appropriate.
Some time will be taken discussing possible outcomes and side effects that could be expected as well as downtime and the number of treatment sessions required.
Side effects can include a fair amount of swelling, bruising and pain in the treatment area and this can last for 3-7 days.
Photographs will be taken and consent obtained and likely another session will be booked for the beginning of the treatment cycles.
TREATMENT FOLLOW-UPThe area under the chin will be cleaned and a topical local anaesthetic applied to provide more comfort during the treatment. Once the numbing agent has set in, a grid will be applied to the area as a guideline to aid injections. A small gauge needle will be used to inject into the marks indicated in the treatment area. Each treatment will require multiple injections and usually takes about 20-30min. Following the treatment, the area will be cleaned once again and an ice pack applied to ease any swelling and tenderness.
PRE-TREATMENT GUIDELINES1. It is advised to book a consultation followed by a treatment session usually at a later date. 2. Pregnancy and breastfeeding are contra-indicated. 3. Be aware of upcoming social events and work commitments when booking your treatments. 4. Treatments will not be administered if there is any current skin infections in the area under the chin. 5.Avoid alcohol at least 24 hours prior to treatment 6. Avoid anti-inflammatory medications for at least 1 week prior to treatment, including: Aspirin, Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Garlic, Cod Liver Oil and other blood thinning medications. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE STOPPING ANY OF YOUR REGULAR MEDICATIONS.