Submental fat (also known as the ‘double chin’) can be caused by weight, age or can simply be hereditary and is often resistant to diet and exercise.
WHAT IT DOES
Until recently, surgery was the only option in correcting a double chin. BELKYRA™, also known as KYBELLA™ in the United States, is a non-surgical injectable treatment that permanently corrects a double chin by reducing submental (under the chin) fat to redefine your jawline and provide a more youthful, contoured neckline.
HOW IT WORKS
BELKYRA™, the first product to be FDA and Health Canada approved for treatment of submental fullness, involves injections into the area underneath your chin. It is composed of deoxycholate, a synthetic non-animal chemical that is naturally found in the body with the purpose of breaking down fat we intake. Within this procedure, deoxycholate can disrupt the cell membrane of fat cells, causing them to die and be naturally eliminated from the body.
WHAT TO EXPECT
HOW IT FEELS
Because deoxycholate is found naturally in the body, reactions to this treatment are uncommon. You may experience a slight stinging or burning sensation during the treatment.
Approximately 30-45 minutes.
Initial swelling from this treatment can take up to 2 weeks to subside, with minor discomfort lasting 7-10 days. Full results are apparent within 6-8 weeks of the treatment. No downtime is required.
2-4 treatments, scheduled 6-8 weeks apart are usually recommended for optimal results.