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You want to look healthy, youthful and fit, but if you have a double-chin you may feel this is unattainable. While exercising and dieting are good ways to promote your overall health, they may not help get rid of a double-chin. Sometimes, having a double chin is related to hormones or heredity rather than body weight, meaning that exercising and dieting won’t provide you with the solution you seek.
If you want to get rid of a double-chin without undergoing a surgical procedure, BELKYRA may be the alternative you’ve been looking for. The De Pieri Clinic offers BELKYRA in Kelowna to help reduce under the chin fat, redefine your jawline and reduce the appearance of your double-chin without surgery.
What is BELKYRA & What Does It Treat?
An injectable drug approved by Health Canada, BELKYRA is safe for clinical cosmetic use when administered by a qualified injectionist. It consists of a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, which is a substance that naturally occurs in our bodies. When injected into the submental (below the chin) area, BELKYRA is capable of destroying fat cell membranes, which allows the fat inside to be released and naturally reduced from the body.
At this time, BELKYRA is only approved for submental fat reduction and cannot be used anywhere else on the body, such as the stomach. If you are interested in reducing fat elsewhere on your body, we offer carbossitherapy, mesotherapy and hCG diet treatments.
BELKYRA Procedure & Recovery
The first step of the BELKYRA process is to apply a topical analgesic or local anesthesia near the injection area to make your treatment more comfortable. Next, your doctor will place a transparent grid over your chin as a guide to ensure accuracy of injections. This grid will also help provide a smoother and more balanced result. Each treatment takes just a few minutes, with results showing, for many patients, within several days or weeks.*
BELKYRA is a non-invasive procedure with limited downtime; in most cases, you can return to your daily activities immediately afterward. However, you may experience some general discomfort, redness, bruising, swelling or itchiness for a few days after your treatment session, with some patients experiencing numbness or tenderness in the targeted area for up to two months. If you experience discomfort, you can apply an ice pack for 10 to 15 minutes afterward to reduce any swelling.
Contact The De Pieri Clinic about Using BELKYRA in Kelowna
Designed for women and men over the age of 18 who are in good health and have realistic expectations about their results, BELKYRA treats mild, moderate and severe levels of submental fat. Depending on the severity of your submental fat, scheduling two to six sessions for optimal results is recommended. We suggest scheduling your appointment near the end of the week or over the weekend. Subsequent treatments should be placed four to six weeks after your initial treatment. Contact The De Pieri Clinic today for a BELKYRA consultation.
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not suitable candidates for BELKYRA treatments. Patients with severe liver or heart problems may not be able to undergo this procedure, and patients with excess skin or lax neck muscles may be better candidates for other treatment.
* Disclaimer: Results and patient experience may vary.