According to a recent survey, 67% of people are bothered by fullness under the chin and its effect on their appearance. Submental fullness, commonly referred to as “double chin”, can affect both men and women and may appear due to genetic factors, weight gain, or aging. A person does not need to be overweight to have fullness under the chin. In fact, the condition may not improve or go away, even with proper diet and exercise.
Introducing Belkyra™ - a non-surgical approach to reducing fullness beneath the chin and improving your profile.
What is Belkyra™?
Belkyra™ (deoxycholic acid injection 10mg/ml) is the only injectable treatment approved by Health Canada to improve the appearance and profile of adults with moderate to severe submental fullness, also known as “double chin”.
Also known as Kybella® in the United States, Belkyra™ is a prescription medicine that eliminates fat cells and reduces the double chin when injected under the chin.
How Does Belkyra™ Work?
The active ingredient in Belkyra™ is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Belkyra™ destroys fat cells, and once destroyed, these cells can no longer accumulate fat. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, and an improved chin profile. Further treatment is not expected once a patient’s desired aesthetic goal is reached.
What to Expect with Belkyra™
Before starting treatment, our injector will examine the area under and around the chin to determine if Belkyra™ is right for you. Since every patient is unique, Belkyra™ treatment is tailored based on the amount and distribution of submental fat, as well as your personal aesthetic goals.
Since every person’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments required varies from patient to patient. The maximum number of Belkyra™ treatments is 6, spaced at least one month apart, with most patients experiencing results within 2 to 4 treatments. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, with the entire process taking approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
After Belkyra™ treatment, you will likely have some redness, swelling, or bruising under the chin. Other common side effects include tenderness, numbness, or areas of hardness under the chin. These side effects are temporary and typically resolve on their own. Less common side effects include temporary nerve injury in the jaw, and difficulty swallowing.
How Long Will Results Last?
When injected into fat beneath the chin, Belkyra™ causes the destruction of fat cells so that they can no longer store or accumulate fat. After your desired aesthetic outcome has been achieved, further treatment is not expected.
Is Belkyra™ Right For Me?
If you are an adult bothered by fullness under the chin (“double chin”) and wish to avoid surgery, please contact us for more information about Belkyra™.
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