Belkyra is a prescription drug used to improve submental fat also known as “double chin”.
So what exactly are the side effects of Belkyra?
Common side effects include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and hardness of areas in the treatment zone. More serious side effects of Belkyra treatments may include problems swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.
One week prior to BELKYRA™ , it is suggested that one limit their alcohol intake as well as refrain from using anti-inflammatory medications. This is to avoid excessive bruising. Once Belkyra is administered, patients may experience mild to moderate swelling, bruising, numbness or pain in the treated area. After treatment ice packs may be applied to the area for 15 minutes at a time if needed.
Some patients may want to schedule these treatments near the end of the week or on the weekend due to the downtime that is associated with this procedure.
Generally swelling is the most common side effect that patients will experience. This will occur after the injection and can last up to three days or more. Bruising, some discomfort, itchiness, and redness usually accompanies the swelling. Numbness or tenderness, or a mixture of both under the chin, can last up to 2 months.
A majority of patients require between 2-4 treatments with Belkyra. Studies have also shown that side effects are lessened during subsequent treatments.
For more information on Belkyra treatments in Toronto visit