5. What can I expect when getting Belkyra?
Before the procedure: The process of Belkyra is an outpatient procedure. It is important to remember that you may need more than one session of Belkyra in order to see the results you want. Sometimes it can take up to six sessions to get desired results.
Before starting your treatment, your provider will place a topical numbing cream under the chin to help ease any discomfort before injecting the area. In some cases, your provider might mark a grid of dots under your chin to map out where you need to be injected.
During the procedure: After you are completely numbed, your provider will complete your injections one by one. The number of injections you need is dependent on the degree of submental fat under the chin. Most patients need approximately 20 injections, but as many as 50 might be required.
After the procedure: There will be some swelling after your injections, but this is a sign that it is working. For 90 minutes after your procedure, do not apply makeup and avoid touching the area. If you must touch the injected area only, do so with clean hands.
24-48 hours after your Belkyra treatment, avoid alcohol, strenuous exercise, exposure to UV radiation, and places with high heat such as sauna, steam room, tanning beds, hot showers, etc., as this may worsen swelling or any discomfort.
You may be instructed to apply a cold compress for 5 minutes, five times a day, for five days.