Belkyra Treatment in Vancouver

        Belkyra injections at Skin Matters in Vancouver are the most effective way to eliminate submental fat, or “double chin.”

        What Is Belkyra?

        Belkyra is a cosmetic injectable that targets and eliminates submental fat. Excess fat beneath the chin is commonly referred to as “double chin” because the fat accumulation creates the illusion of a second chin. Belkyra injections aim to improve the appearance of your neck and jawline by reducing the prominence of submental fullness—not just temporarily, but for good.

        How does Belkyra Work?

        Belkyra is a cosmetic injectable that targets and eliminates submental fat. Excess fat beneath the chin is commonly referred to as “double chin” because the fat accumulation creates the illusion of a second chin. Belkyra injections aim to improve the appearance of your neck and jawline by reducing the prominence of submental fullness—not just temporarily, but for good.

        Which Areas Can Be Treated with Belkyra?

        Belkyra has been approved by both Health Canada and the FDA to specifically treat submental fullness. This revolutionary injectable can be injected into the chin, jawline, and neck to achieve a more defined and contoured profile.

        How Much Does Belkyra Cost?

        Similar to other aesthetic treatments offered at Skin Matters in Vancouver, the cost of Belkrya injections varies from patient to patient. The number of Belkyra injections you need will depend on the severity of your submental fat and the extent of coverage necessary to achieve ideal results. Most patients receive two to four injections spaced four to six weeks apart.

        How Long Does It Take to Recover from Belkyra?

        Belkrya injections involve a recovery time of one to two weeks.

        How Long Do Belkyra Results Last?

        Your Belkyra results will be long-lasting because the targeted fat cells are permanently destroyed. Substantial fluctuations in your weight, however, can influence the longevity of your results.

        Belkyra at a Glance:


        Procedure Length
        30 minutes
        Recovery Time
        7-14 days
        Belkyra injections appeal to patients because their permanence lies in the irreversible destruction of fat cells.
        Pain Level
        Your body needs time to react to the deoxycholic acid. For this reason, patients begin noticing the exciting and confidence-boosting results of their Belkyra injections within four to six weeks.
        Topical anesthetics or local anesthesia are used to numb the treatment area and minimize discomfort.

        Why Choose Skin Matters for Belkyra?

        At Skin Matters, we will personalize a treatment plan that caters to your specific aesthetic goals and desires. You should choose to receive Belkyra injections at Skin Matters because our team is well-versed in cosmetic injectables, and we pride ourselves in the expertise we bring to the field of medical aesthetics.

        Vancouver’s Belkyra Experts

        Dr. Charles Cheng, Dr. Kim Liew, M.D., and Dr. Collin Yong, M.D. have extensive experience in medical aesthetics. As Vancouver’s trusted cosmetic injectable experts, our doctors take a careful, informed, and consistently meticulous approach to each advanced treatment we offer, including Belkyra injections.

        How Is Belkyra from Skin Matters Applied?

        When you place your trust in Skin Matters, your Belkyra injections will be applied in a manner that prioritizes your safety, comfort, and satisfaction. After cleaning the area, marking the injection sites, and applying the necessary anesthetic, we will deliver the injections and then provide clear aftercare instructions.

        Treatment Benefits of Belkyra

        The main benefits of Belkyra injections include: 

        • Submental fat reduction
        • Tissue tightening
        • Non-surgical treatment
        • Long-lasting results

        Treatment Risks of Belkyra

        Studies have shown that Belkyra injections are safe and generally well-tolerated, but in rare cases, adverse side effects can pose risks to your health. It’s important to discuss your health issues, allergies, and medications with your medical aesthetician prior to treatment. Belkyra is not recommended for people with muscle or nerve conditions, for example, nor is it considered safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. You can reduce your risks of experiencing rare and adverse side effects by communicating openly with your doctor prior to receiving Belkyra injections.

        How to Prepare for a Belkyra Treatment

        If our skin experts at Skin Matters in Vancouver have determined that Belkyra injections are right for you, you can prepare for your treatment session by:

        • Stopping the use of certain medications, including blood thinners, several days before your Belkyra injections
        • Avoiding alcohol, which can minimize the risk of bleeding post-injection
        • Arrange for transportation to and from our clinic.

        Belkyra Aftercare

        It’s crucial to follow the detailed aftercare instructions that your doctor provides. These instructions will tell you what you can and cannot do. You should, for example, avoid strenuous activities and plan to take off work for a few days. Should you have any questions or concerns about your aftercare instructions, please contact our team at Skin Matters so we can provide clarification.

        Belkyra Recovery Timeline

        You’ll likely experience the most prominent side effects immediately after your injections. These side effects include, but are not limited to: redness, numbness, bruising, swelling, itchiness, tingling, and pain. When your side effects subside within a few days, you can expect to return to work and resume your daily routine. Downtime is minimal for most patients, but recovery time varies from patient to patient.

        Are You a Candidate for Belkyra?

        You may be a candidate for Belkyra injections at Skin Matters in Vancouver if: 

        • You have low to moderate amounts of submental fat
        • You are in good overall health 
        • You are willing to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle post-treatment to prolong the success of your results
        • You’re embarrassed by your “double chin”
        • You eat well and exercise regularly, but your submental fat is genetic 
        • You want to avoid surgical procedures to address excess skin in and around your neck 
        • Your skin around your jawline has loosened with age

        Belkyra FAQs

        How many Belkyra treatments will I need?

        How many Belkyra injections you will need depends entirely on the severity level of your submental fat. Mild submental fat might call for a few injections, while severe submental fat calls for repeated injections. Your doctor can determine approximately how many injections you will need once you schedule a consultation to discuss your goals and expectations.

        How long does Belkyra take to work?

        You should notice a noticeable improvement in your chin profile after undergoing two to four Belkyra injections. Remember to be patient; your body needs adequate time to respond to the deoxycholic acid.

        How long does Belkyra swelling last?

        Swelling from Belkyra injections is usually temporary and localized. Your swelling should subside within a few days, especially if you apply cold compresses, avoid strenuous activities, and closely follow our other aftercare instructions.

        What is so special about deoxycholic acid?

        Belkyra contains deoxycholic acid—a safe and effective ingredient that your body will recognize as familiar, considering that your body naturally produces it. Deoxycholic acid facilitates the breakdown and absorption of fat. In synthetic form, it breaks down fat cells in specific areas, such as the submental region. 

        How do those fat cells disappear? 

        Your lymphatic system metabolizes those fat cells and breaks them down. Then, your body naturally absorbs them.

        Are Belkyra injections painful? 

        The injections can cause mild discomfort. Following the injections, you may feel intense heat at the injection site. Most patients describe their discomfort as mild and temporary, which makes these injections less painful than any invasive procedure designed to address submental fat.

        Book a Belkyra Consultation Today

        If you have tried everything to get rid of your double chin and you’re ready to learn more about Belkyra injections, Skin Matters would be delighted to offer you a confidential consultation. Our highly skilled medical professionals specialize in delivering proven cosmetic treatments. We exude the utmost confidence when administering aesthetic injectables such as Belkyra. Our experience, expertise, and precision speak to our passion for sharing the transformative power of aesthetics with our patients. Contact Skin Matters in Vancouver today for more information about Belkyra!