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Belkyra Deoxycholic Acid

This safe and active ingredient is viable for both women and men who want to reduce double chin fat without surgery or aggressive procedures. In a few half-hour sessions, patients can achieve a slimmer and firmer chin, jaw and neckline. Belkyra will non-surgically dissolve the submental fat under the chin. Our Dermatologist will analyze your individual neck and jawline to determine if you are a candidate for the treatment. 

The amount of sessions will be determined by the amount of fat in the area, and the severity of your case. Most patients will need a minimum of 3 sessions spaced one month apart.

Belkyra Treatments

Belkyra Treatment Indications

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Double Chin Removal

The most common treatment area for Belkyra is the submental region, which is the area under the chin. Belkyra injections are used to target and destroy fat cells in this area, leading to a more defined jawline.

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Sagging Jowls

Jowls are formed when gravity pulls down the fatty layer of our face over time. They are difficult to treat with Botox or Fillers. Belykyra can destroy the decended fat and improve the appearance of jowls

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Lipoma Removal

Belkyra can be used to scarlessly remove lipomas anywhere on the body. Lipomas are harmless collections of fat cells that can be excised but will leave a large scar. 

Belkyra Treatment Benefits

Belkyra Treatment Benefits

Belkyra is an injectable active ingredient that dissolves the fatty tissue in the submentum (double chin) area. It is the only product approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for its use in non-surgical fat reduction. It dissolves fat under the chin without any surgical intervention or hospitalization.

Belkyra is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid formulated specifically and exclusively for the double chin area.

Prevents skin flaccidity and significantly improves its elasticity.

Non-surgical and minimally invasive with little downtime.

Results seen after 4 to 6 weeks and the final outcome is permanent.

Helps remove double chin and unwanted fat for a sculpted jawline.

Belkyra Treatment Details

How does Belkyra work?

The active ingredient in Belkyra is deoxycholic acid. This acid is a naturally occurring enzyme in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fatty tissue under the chin – Belkyra destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.

Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, therefore no further treatment is required once the desired aesthetic goal is achieved.

Belkyra Benefits- In addition to reducing double chin and eliminating fat cells without the need for surgery, Belkyra prevents skin flaccidity and improves its elasticity

Duration of Effects-  Treatments should be spaced at least one month apart. Patients may see Belkyra  results after the first 4 to 6 weeks. Generally, once the desired cosmetic goal is achieved no further treatment will be necessary.

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Belkyra Deoxycholic Acid Treatment Experience

What To Expect During a Belkyra Deoxycholic Acid Procedure

Before treatment begins, our Dermatologist will examine the area under and around your chin in order to determine if Belkyra is suitable for you. She will then tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under your chin and your desired aesthetic goal. Treatment should only be administered by a Belkyra specialist physician, such as our on-site Double Board-Certified Dermatologist. The process may take around 20 minutes.

During the procedure Belkyra is quick procedure which is minimally invasive and does not require anesthesia. You will be provided with an ice pack to make the treatment more comfortable. The submental chin fat is mapped out by Dr. Bailey and then injected using thin sterile needles. A vibration device will be placed on the skin beside the needle to lessen any discomfort.

After the Procedure – It is expected that the injection site will be swollen for the first few days after treatment. This swelling is indicative of the destruction of fat cells, so it indicates a good result. Unlike liposuction, there is no need to wear a compression garment and there are no open wounds or sutures requiring removal.

Results – The elimination of submental fatty tissue is permanent. If you are thinking of eliminating your double chin without surgery, consult a Dermatologist specially trained in Belkyra injections.

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Meet Our Double Board-Certified Dermatologist

Our Dermatologist

A life dedicated to Dermatology and skin care

Dr. Kristy Bailey is a Double Board-Certified Dermatologist and Medical Director and Founder of FCP Dermatology. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Medical, Surgical, and Cosmetic Dermatology and is recognized as an expert in cosmetic injectables and minimally invasive procedures. 

Her vision was for a world-class facility where patients can feel safe, comfortable, and pampered. A little oasis in the busy financial district, where everyone leaves looking more rested and youthful. 

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Dermatology Treatments

We offer a wide range of Dermatology treatments

We offer over 40 different dermatology and skin care treatments including; Botox, filler, facials, peels, body rejuvenation, face lifts, brow lifts, mole removal, wart removal, laser hair removal, dermal fillers, skin boosters, Radiesse filler, Sculptra, Belkyra Deoxycholic Acid, PRP treatment, botox for hyperhidrosis, Sclerotherapy for spider veins, hydrafacials, medical microneedling, carbon peels, vampire facials, green peels, skin tightening, melasma treatments, hyperpigmentation treatments, skin resurfacing and much more.

Specialists in Belkyra Injection Treatments

FCP Dermatology is your Toronto Dermatology Clinic! Learn more about Belkyra treatments by contacting us!

All treatments are overseen by our Dermatologist

There are hundreds of nerves and arteries in your face and only a Board-Certified Dermatologist should be trusted to inject it.

At FCP Dermatology, all of our injections are performed by our Double-Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Kristy Bailey, MD, FRCPC, DABD.

Belkyra Treatment FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Belkyra

Belkyra, also known as Kybella in some regions, is an injectable treatment specifically designed to reduce submental fullness, often referred to as a "double chin." It contains a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which helps break down and absorb fat cells in the treated area.

Belkyra injections can be mildly painful or uncomfortable. You may notice a slight burning sensation, but it is a generally well-tolerated treatment. You will be given an ice pack to apply to the treated area to ease any mild discomfort and make the procedure more comfortable.

At FCP Dermatology, all of our injections are performed by our Double Board-Certified Dermatologist, minimizing any side effects. Following Belkyra injections the treatment area will be swollen and irritated. This is a good sign which indicates a positive response to treatment as inflammation is an indication of better results. 

- If you are allergic to deoxycholic acid or any other ingredients of this product.
- If you have an infection, wound, dermatitis or any pathology on the chin or neck area.
- Previous liposuction surgeries in the area.
- Locoregional diseases such as thyroiditis, enlarged lymph nodes or swallowing difficulty.
- Belkyra™ is not indicated for use in children and adolescents.
- Pregnancy or lactation.

Only an experienced Dermatologist should perform this procedure.

Yes, with Belkyra, permanent results are achieved.

The number of Belkyra treatment sessions required can vary depending on individual factors, such as the severity of submental fullness and desired results. Most people require multiple treatment sessions, typically spaced about four to six weeks apart, to achieve optimal outcomes.

Belkyra is a cosmetic procedure which is not covered by OHIP

Belkyra works by breaking down and destroying the fat cells - so once destroyed, that fat does not form again. This allows the adipocytes to be permanently removed.

Belkyra can produce inflammation that may last for a few weeks to a month. Although the swelling will visibly disappear after a few days, the residual swelling may last between treatments, slowly improving after every session. We recommend to avoid other treatments around the treated area. However, Belkyra™ can be combined with other aesthetic treatments such as peels, lasers, facials, Botox, and Hyaluronic acid fillers in other areas of the face following your Belkyra™ treatment.

We recommend a minimum of 3 Belkyra treatments. Depending on the amount of fat and the patient's expectations, 3 to 6 sessions are needed, spaced 4 weeks apart. The number of treatments required will depend on the severity of each patient's case. After your last treatment, our team will analyze your results and may recommend follow-up sessions to reach your desired result.

Yes, Belkyra is specifically indicated for the treatment of submental fullness or a double chin. It is not recommended or approved for use in other areas of the body.

The cost of Belkyra treatment can vary depending on the number of treatment sessions required and the expertise of the provider.

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