Post Care Instructions after BelkyraTM Injections

What to expect after treatment

  • You may experience some redness, pain, numbness, and hardness in the treatment zone. 
  • Keep social plans and work commitments in mind as swelling can last for a few days post treatment.
  • Numbness or tenderness or a mix of both with each treatment. Most people see visible improvements in 2 to 4 treatments. 

What you should do today

  • You may apply icepacks or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10 to 15 minutes post treatment.
  • Do not touch or massage the treated area for 24 hours post treatment. This includes avoiding application of makeup, creams, or moisturizers.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours post treatment.

Some of the less common side effects 

  • Problems swelling and nerve injury in the jaw which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness (4%).
  • Belkyra injections may cause superficial skin ulcerations.
  • Belkyra injections may cause small patches of hair loss (alopecia) in the treatment area.
  • On rare occasions, the treatment may result in visible deformities such as asymmetry ion the treatment area and prominence of platysmal (neck muscles) bands.
  • An increase of laxity or redundant skin of the neck skin was not observed in clinical trails, however the possibility exists whenever fat is removed.
  • 50% of neck fat is below the muscle. Belkyra injections do not target this fat and residual fullness may remain.  

Should you experience any of these side effects or have any concerns, please contact our office here.