We can all struggle with our appearance from time to time, which is why there are a variety of treatments and products designed to help us feel as confident as we can. From makeup to cosmetic surgery, you can always find what works best for you based on your specific needs. These treatments and products range in price depending on the scope of what you’re trying to improve or enhance.
A commonly used treatment, but maybe not as well-known as it should be, is Belkyra, also known at Kybella in the USA. While the name might sound intimidating, it is a simple treatment that can help you restructure your face and enhance your jawline if you feel like it’s less defined than you’d like. If this is a treatment you’d be interested in trying, then continue reading for some important information about what Belkyra is and if it’s right for you!
What is it?
Belkyra is a product used to target the fat under the chin. This pocket of fat can be too stubborn to get rid of naturally, especially if it’s genetically predisposed. Belkyra is a minimally invasive way to dissolve this fat and give you that smooth chin and jaw line that you’ve been wanting. Instead of using liposuction to remove the fat, Belkyra is an effective and simple treatment with little down time.
How Can It Help you?
As stated above, the submental fat under the chin (that we often refer to as the double chin) can be incredibly difficult to reduce naturally. It’s not always a cause of weight gain, but can sometimes just be how you were genetically designed to look. Regardless of the reason, it can definitely dampen your confidence if you feel insecure about it, which is why Belkyra might be a good option for you.
If you’re someone who doesn’t want to go under the knife or have to spend weeks in recovery from an invasive procedure, then Belkyra is the simplest and most effective option. The injectable breaks down the fat under the chin and around the neck and the body then absorbs and excretes it. No mess or fuss with a full on surgery and you can get back to normal life relatively quickly.
What You Should Expect from the Treatment
Your Belkyra treatment will be done by a professional, so it’s important that you find the right team to perform it. This injector will have a detailed consultation with you to ensure that it’s the right treatment for your needs before proceeding. They will also determine the injection site and how much Belkyra will be used depending on how much excess fat there is. Everyone’s amount of injections per session varies, so a consultation with your professional is vital.
While the injection itself isn’t painful, there will be some discomfort soon after the treatment is done and during the recovery process. It also helps to work with a seasoned injector who knows how to comfort you during the treatment. For most clients it takes about three to four sessions to get the full results.
What To Do Pre and Post Treatment
Every treatment has requirements for preparation and healing and Belkyra is no different. Below are a few things to do before your appointment and after it’s completed to ensure you get the best results and stay safe in the process.
- Avoid aspirin for 10 days, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)
- Avoid non-steroidal medications, fish oil supplements for 5 days
- Avoid taking vitamin A
- Do not have any alcohol for at least 24-48 hrs before the treatment
- Do not do any treatments that will cause irritations in the area like chemical peels
- Do not touch, press, rub, massage the area
- Ice the treated area for the next 24 hrs(every 20 min)
- Apply Arnica gel to decrease the bruising and swelling
- Sleep on your back
- Avoid vigorous exercises for 3-5 days
- Drink plenty of water
How Long Do Results Take To Appear?
While every client is different, you can expect to see results within 6 weeks. However, also expect swelling from three days after the treatment up to four weeks as well as itchiness, discomfort, redness, numbness, and bruising. These side effects don’t always occur and if they do usually happen the most after the first treatment, but it’s important to be aware of them before booking your appointment and as you’re recovering. Once the side effects have decreased you can expect to see a more sculpted chin that creates more definition in your profile so that you can feel your best when taking pictures or going out!
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