The safety profile of Belkyra™ is well characterized. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. These can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.
The majority of patients will experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, Dr. Munk will administer Belkyra™ into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.
When injected into the fat under your chin, Belkyra™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with Belkyra™ is not expected. Results are thought to be long lasting.