Belkyra® (deoxycholic acid injection) is authorized by Health Canada for the improvement of the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat (SMF) in adults.
Dr. Stephen Cooper combines his medical aesthetics training with over 15 years of family medicine experience. Stephen is a member of the Canadian College of Family Physicians (CCFP), and the Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine (CBAM).
Dr. Cooper has provided health care in various interesting and challenging environments. He has additional training and experience in aviation medicine, diving medicine, occupational medicine, aviation safety, accident investigation and education.
What are the number of Sessions Required?
Usually 2 - 6 sessions are required for optimal results
What is the spacing Between Sessions?
Normally 6 Weeks apart
What is the length of each Session?
Sessions usually take about 30 -45 Minutes
What is the cost?
From $600-$1,200 per treatment based on the individual.
Is there any downtime?
While this is a non-invasive procedure and you can return to your daily activities immediately afterwards, you may experience some redness, bruising and swelling. We suggest that you schedule your treatment near the end of the week.
Are there any side effects?
In the clinical trials, the most commonly reported side effects of BELKYRA were in the treatment area and included swelling, bruising, low-grade pain, numbness, redness, tingling or itchiness, a sensation of warmth, or hardness. Dr. Cooper will review in detail with you during your consultation.
What can I expect during my treatment?
When you arrive for your treatment, we'll take a few "before" photos so you'll be able to see the difference once the BELKYRA® has had a chance to do its job.
Next, we'll apply a topical analgesic, to make your treatment more comfortable. A special grid is applied to the treatment area. These grid points guide precise dosing. Most patients describe minimal or no discomfort. An ice pack applied to the treatment site is sufficient to minimize some expected burning discomfort.