Dr. Shehla Ebrahim of Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics discusses BELKYRA™, a non-surgical treatment designed to reduce the appearance of submental fat on the chin and neck.
Vancouver, BC — Excess pockets of fat on the chin, also called a “double chin,” can be a common concern for men and women of all shapes and sizes. Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, a Vancouver physician, says that an innovative new product called BELKYRA™ can reduce the appearance of a double chin, medically referred to as submental fat or submental fullness, without surgery. She explains that this minimally invasive procedure offers numerous benefits for patients who desire a firmer, more contoured jawline and have found diet and exercise to be ineffective.
According to the manufacturer, BELKYRA™ is designed to reduce submental fullness using an injectable substance called deoxycholic acid. Dr. Ebrahim indicates that deoxycholic acid naturally occurs in the body and is utilised to break down fat cells. When administered to targeted locations on the chin and neck, Dr. Ebrahim says BELKYRA™ can effectively melt away fatty tissue in that region. She emphasises that only a highly trained medical professional should perform the injections. Precision is necessary to optimize the results, she adds, as well as to ensure the highest levels of safety. If skillfully administered, Dr. Ebrahim says the outcome includes a more contoured neck and jawline with little to no downtime.
Dr. Ebrahim says the many benefits of BELKYRA™ include brief treatment and recovery time. The procedure can take as little as 15-20 minutes, and she says patients should be able to return to normal activity immediately following their appointment. Dr. Ebrahim explains that the body should metabolize the destroyed fat cells over time, providing gradual, natural-looking aesthetic enhancement. She notes that many individuals consider this an additional advantage of the process.
About Shehla Ebrahim, MD
Dr. Shehla Ebrahim is the Medical Director of Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics and Ambleside Dermedics Health Centre, both located in the Vancouver area. A Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (FCFP), she received her medical degree from the University of British Columbia before completing additional training in laser and light-based therapies and cosmetic medicine. Dr. Ebrahim is also a Certificant of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP), a Certificant of Practical Dermatology from Cardiff University, and a Certificant of The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. She is available for interview upon request.
Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics
104-2609 Westview Dr.
North Vancouver, BC V7N 4M2
Ambleside Dermedics Health Centre
285 17th St., Ste. 22
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J1