Belkyra

Belkyra™ Vancouver – Hush Beauty MD

A double chin can impact the way you look and feel about yourself. But it doesn’t have to be a permanent problem, thanks to the availability of Belkyra™ injections in Vancouver.

Do you find yourself feeling as if your double chin is a reflection of your self-esteem? Are you seeking a non-surgical solution to reduce the appearance of a double chin?

Belkyra injections may be the perfect solution for you. Dr. Rose Wong and her team at Hush Beauty Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre are experts in administering Belkyra injections, providing a safe and effective treatment to help you reach your aesthetic goals.

Belkyra treatments help improve the appearance of a double chin. Unlike other treatments, the results of Belkyra injections are long-lasting and natural-looking. With Belkyra, you can experience smoother, firmer skin with minimal downtime.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rose Wong and her team at Hush Beauty Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre to learn more about Belkyra injections and find out if it’s the proper treatment for you.

What Is Belkyra? Vancouver’s Dr. Rose Wong Explains

Belkyra in Vancouver is a safe, effective way to help reduce the appearance of a double chin in those looking to rejuvenate their overall appearance and revive their more youthful look.

Belkyra, also known by the brand name Kybella®, is an injectable treatment that helps reduce the appearance of a double chin by breaking down the fat pockets found under the chin. This treatment has received approval from Health Canada and the FDA and has proven safe and effective for adults struggling with excessive fat in the chin area.

What Is Belkyra Made From?

Belkyra is a mixture of several inactive ingredients and a single active ingredient: deoxycholic acid. This ingredient naturally occurs in the body as bile acid, which aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. These injections contain 20 mg of deoxycholic acid as the active ingredient, with inactive ingredients including: 

  • Benzyl alcohol (18 mg)
  • Dibasic sodium phosphate (2.84 mg)
  • Sodium chloride (8.76 mg)
  • Sodium hydroxide (2.86 mg)
  • Water

How Does Belkyra Work?

Belkrya injections are done in the office on an outpatient basis. The deoxycholic acid solution will be injected into the subcutaneous fat below the chin. Once injected, the deoxycholic acid immediately goes to work by dissolving the outer layer of fat cells and allowing the body to absorb and remove the fat naturally.

Imagine having a water balloon sitting on top of a dry sponge. Once a sharp object has compromised the balloon’s outer surface, the water starts leaking and is absorbed by the dry sponge. The same process occurs when Belkyra is correctly injected into the fat cells beneath the chin that cause a double chin.

This is not an immediate solution and is not suitable for those looking for chin fillers in Vancouver. Fillers add volume, whereas Belkrya injections help reduce volume.

What Are the Benefits of Belkyra?

Patients seeking out Belkrya in Vancouver will be pleased to learn that they can expect several benefits from their treatment. Some of the most notable are:

  • Considered a natural alternative to surgical options
  • Minimal side effects that are very manageable 
  • Minimal/No downtime
  • Non-invasive and non-surgical
  • Offers long-lasting results
  • Quick and easy treatment that patients can easily fit into their daily schedule

Are There Any Risks or Side Effects Associated With Belkyra Injections?

As with any medical procedure, there are some potential risks and side effects that patients should be aware of before undergoing treatment, including:

  • Numbness or tingling of the treated area
  • Pain at the injection site 
  • Redness and bruising at the injection site
  • Site warmth or feeling of fullness in the treated area
  • Swelling of the chin

While these are the most common side effects patients can expect, the risk for each is minimal and should resolve within a few days.

Should you begin to experience more severe side effects, contact your physician immediately and seek medical attention.

How Long Does Belkyra Last?

It will take several weeks for your body to break down and excrete the fat from your body. However, many patients see results within 5-7 weeks after their initial treatment. This timeframe will depend heavily on your overall health and wellness and your body’s metabolic characteristics.

Will You Need Further Belkyra Treatments Down the Line?

Again, this will vary from patient to patient. However, most patients will receive between two and six treatments spaced over two to three months. However, it may take more, depending on your personal goals.

What to Expect Before, During, and After Your Belkyra Treatment

If you’re considering Belkyra for the first time, it’s normal to feel a little anxious. After all, it’s a big decision, and you want to ensure you’re making the right one. To help ease any worries, we’ve outlined everything you can expect when receiving Belkyra at Hush Beauty Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre in Vancouver, BC.

How to Prep for a Belkyra Treatment

Prepping for your Belkyra appointment is pretty simple. After your initial consultation, which may take 30-60 minutes, there isn’t much to do for prep. We’ll provide you with a list of pre-treatment instructions that you should follow.

One of the most important things you need to do is avoid any skin irritants, including chemical peels, laser treatments, etc. These things will compromise the skin and could lead to complications during the procedure.

You’ll also want to avoid at-home topical treatments, including retinol, retinoids, and other anti-aging products, as well as anti-herbal supplements and blood-thinning over-the-counter medications to help prevent bruising from occurring with the treatment.

Finally, on the day of your treatment, arrive at the office with a clean face.

What to Expect During a Belkyra Treatment

Once you arrive at the office, you’ll be seated in a comfortable treatment room. You’ll have a chance to talk with Dr. Rose Wong about what is about to happen and get any questions answered. The procedure itself is fast, taking only about 20-40 minutes, depending on the number of injections needed.

The injections are performed using a fine needle, and the entire process is virtually painless. However, should you experience any discomfort, Dr. Wong will provide a topical anesthetic to the area, ensuring you’re as comfortable as possible. Once you’re comfortable, the doctor will mark the treatment areas with a pen, creating a grid pattern.

What to Expect After a Belkyra Treatment

Immediately after a Belkyra treatment, you can expect some redness and swelling in the treatment area, but this should subside within a few days. You may also experience some tenderness in the area, but this should not be severe. Some patients also report feeling a minimal burning sensation after the injections, but this should not last long after the initial injections.

Dr. Wong will provide detailed instructions on what to expect and how to take care of the area. It’s important to follow these instructions to ensure the best results.

How Much Does Belkyra Cost in Vancouver?

The cost of Belkyra in Vancouver will vary depending on the number of vials needed for a single treatment and the total number of treatments required to achieve your desired result. Prices vary between providers, ranging from $300 to $600 per vial to $1,000 to $3,000 per treatment.

Will Insurance Cover the Cost of Belkyra Treatment?

As Belkyra injections are considered a cosmetic treatment, most insurance providers won’t cover the cost of treatment. That means you’ll be responsible for covering the entire cost of treatment out of pocket.

Always speak with your insurance provider before scheduling treatment to determine whether your treatment will be covered or not.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Belkyra Injections?

A good candidate for Belkyra injections is someone looking to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe facial fat below the chin. This usually includes people with double chin due to genetics, aging, or weight gain.

Patients should also be in good overall health and not have any active skin infections at the time of injections. Your doctor will review your medical history and discuss your desired results to determine whether you’re a good candidate for Belkyra injections.

Possibilities That May Rule You Out as a Candidate for Belkyra Injections

Belkyra injections are a cosmetic treatment, not a medical necessity. Therefore, doctors may choose not to perform these treatments on a patient for several reasons, including:

  • The patient has an underlying medical condition that the injections may exacerbate.  
  • The patient is not in good overall health. 
  • The patient may not be an appropriate candidate for the treatment.  
  • The patient has an active skin infection at the time of injections.
  • The patient does not understand the risks and benefits of the procedure.   

Ultimately, it’s up to the doctor to determine whether a patient is a good candidate for Belkyra injections.

Belkyra Injections in Vancouver with Dr. Rose Wong

Dr. Rose Wong has been a trusted family physician in Vancouver for many years. She has a passion for anti-aging and regenerative medicine and has been helping people look and feel their best with the latest treatments and technologies. 

Dr. Rose Wong is a highly skilled and experienced injector with a vast knowledge of aesthetic treatments. She specializes in Belkyra injections and is highly skilled at delivering the desired results for her patients. With her expertise, patients can be confident that their treatment will be safe, effective, and tailored to their individual needs.

Curious if Belkyra injections are right for you? Contact Dr. Rose Wong today to schedule your consultation. 

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