Belkyra™ in Ottawa
Reduce and Tighten Your Double Chin
Belkyra™ has finally arrived on the Canadian market and is now offered at TosoniMD/Ottawa Cosmetic Clinic for individuals who wish to eliminate excess fat under their chin.
Belkyra™ is the first and only FDA- and Health Canada-approved injectable medication that can eliminate the appearance of a double chin. Patients who have been looking for alternatives to surgical procedures such as liposuction to get rid of their unwanted submental fat can now turn to Belkyra™ for the results they need.
By injecting Belkyra™ into the target area, Dr. Tosoni removes unwanted fat under and around the chin, creating a defined neck profile and contour.
How Belkyra™ Works
Belkyra™ is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring substance found in the gallbladder and stomach. It helps break down and absorb the fat we eat. Belkyra™ is simply a synthetic form of the bile we produce naturally, and thus can also effectively break down and eliminate excess fat cells. Because the body recognizes the deoxycholic acid molecule as a naturally occurring substance, it is easily flushed away along with the broken fat cells without any negative effects on the body.
Easy In-Office Procedure
All treatments are performed in the TosoniMD clinic. Belkyra™ is injected directly into the targeted fat cells through a series of small subcutaneous injections, spaced approximately 1cm apart. The number of sessions and the number of injections per session will vary from one patient to the next depending on the size of the individual’s double chin and the goal they want to achieve. Each visit usually takes 15 to 20 minutes.
No cuts. No sutures. No scars. The most common side effects of Belkyra™ are temporary swelling, bruising, mild discomfort, numbness, redness, and temporary hardening of the area.
Visible Results in No Time
In the weeks that follow your Belkyra™ treatment, you will be able to gradually appreciate a more defined profile and a more contoured chin and neck area. For most patients, noticeable results are seen after 3 to 4 sessions, spaced at least one month apart. Depending on the goals of the patient and the size of the area to be treated, it may take up to 6 individual treatment sessions for some people.*
Is Belkyra™ Ideal for Me?
The best candidate for this treatment is someone who:
- Is bothered by the excess fat under their chin (submental fat);
- Wants a defined and sculpted neck;
- Is looking for a nonsurgical treatment option;
- Has good skin tone and texture; and
- Has a distinct appearance of fat under their chin.
For Belkyra™ treatment to work, there must be fat to dissolve. If the problem is jaw definition without fat, then a Nefertiti Lift using Botox® Injections may be more beneficial.
Once the fat cells have been destroyed by the Belkyra™ injections, it’s unlikely that fat will re-accumulate there. When you’re fully satisfied by your treatment results, that’s it! Belkyra™ delivers results that last.
Comfortable and Safe Treatment
Belkyra™ is a medical procedure and should be treated as such. The safety of Belkyra™ is dependent on the correct number and placement of the injections as well as the injection technique.
When choosing this medical procedure, it is important that you select an injector that has a full understanding of the relevant submental anatomy, nerves, muscles and other structures of the neck. Dr. Caroline Tosoni has been practicing non-surgical medical aesthetics since 2000, and is one of the first Canadian Physicians to have been trained with Belkyra™. You’re in good hands with Dr. Tosoni.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from one individual to the other