This safe and active ingredient is viable for both women and men who want to reduce double chin fat without surgery or aggressive procedures. In a few half-hour sessions, patients can achieve a slimmer and firmer chin, jaw and neckline
Belkyra™ will non-surgically dissolve the submental fat under the chin. Our Dermatologist will analyze your individual neck and jawline to determine if you are a candidate for the treatment.
The amount of sessions will be determined by the amount of fat in the area, and the severity of your case. Most patients will need a minimum of 3 sessions spaced one month apart.
Belkyra™ is an injectable active ingredient that dissolves the fatty tissue in the submentum (double chin) area. It is the only product approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for its use in non-surgical fat reduction. It dissolves fat under the chin without any surgical intervention or hospitalization.
Belkyra™ is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid formulated specifically and exclusively for the double chin area.
The active ingredient in Belkyra™ is deoxycholic acid. This acid is a naturally occurring enzyme in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fatty tissue under the chin – Belkyra™ destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.
Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, therefore no further treatment is required once the desired aesthetic goal is achieved.
Belkyra™ Benefits- In addition to reducing double chin and eliminating fat cells without the need for surgery, Belkyra™ prevents skin flaccidity and improves its elasticity
Duration of Effects- Treatments should be spaced at least one month apart. Patients may see Belkyra™ results after the first 4 to 6 weeks. Generally, once the desired cosmetic goal is achieved no further treatment will be necessary.
Before treatment begins, our Dermatologist will examine the area under and around your chin in order to determine if Belkyra™ is suitable for you. She will then tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under your chin and your desired aesthetic goal.
Belkyra™ works by breaking down and destroying the fat cells – so once destroyed, that fat does not form again. This allows the adipocytes to be permanently removed.
Treatment should only be administered by a Belkyra™ specialist physician, such as our on-site Double Board-Certified Dermatologist. The process may take around 20 minutes.
Before the Procedure – Immediately before treatment, the area being treated will be carefully analyzed. A treatment plan including the number of sessions will be determined.
During the procedure – Belkyra™ is quick procedure which is minimally invasive and does not require anesthesia. You will be provided with an ice pack to make the treatment more comfortable. The submental chin fat is mapped out by Dr. Bailey and then injected using thin sterile needles. A vibration device will be placed on the skin beside the needle to lessen any discomfort.
After the Procedure – It is expected that the injection site will be swollen for the first few days after treatment. This swelling is indicative of the destruction of fat cells, so it indicates a good result.
Unlike liposuction, there is no need to wear a compression garment and there are no open wounds or sutures requiring removal.
Results – The elimination of submental fatty tissue is permanent. If you are thinking of eliminating your double chin without surgery, consult a Dermatologist specially trained in Belkyra™ injections.
Belkyra™ can produce inflammation that may last for a few weeks to a month. Although the swelling will visibly disappear after a few days, the residual swelling may last between treatments, slowly improving after every session. We recommend to avoid other treatments around the treated area. However, Belkyra™ can be combined with other aesthetic treatments such as peels, lasers, facials, Botox®, and Hyaluronic acid fillers in other areas of the face following your Belkyra™ treatment.
How many Belkyra™ treatments are necessary?
We recommend a minimum of 3 Belkyra™ treatments. Depending on the amount of fat and the patient’s expectations, 3 to 6 sessions are needed, spaced 4 weeks apart. The number of treatments required will depend on the severity of each patient’s case. After your last treatment, our team will analyze your results and may recommend follow-up sessions to reach your desired result.
Belkyra™ injections can be mildly painful or uncomfortable. You may notice a slight burning sensation, but it is a generally well-tolerated treatment. You will be given an ice pack to apply to the treated area to ease any mild discomfort and make the procedure more comfortable.
At FCP Dermatology, all of our injections are performed by our Double Board-Certified Dermatologist, minimizing any side effects. Following Belkyra™ injections the treatment area will be swollen and irritated. This is a good sign which indicates a positive response to treatment as inflammation is an indication of better results.
- If you are allergic to deoxycholic acid or any other ingredients of this product.
- If you have an infection, wound, dermatitis or any pathology on the chin or neck area.
- Previous liposuction surgeries in the area.
- Locoregional diseases such as thyroiditis, enlarged lymph nodes or swallowing difficulty.
- Belkyra™ is not indicated for use in children and adolescents.
- Pregnancy or lactation.
Only an experienced Dermatologist should perform this procedure.
Yes, with Belkyra™, permanent results are achieved.
Depending on the amount of fat and the patient's expectations, 3 to 6 sessions are needed, spaced 4 weeks apart. The number of treatments required will depend on the severity of each patient's case. After your last treatment, Dr. Bailey will analyze your results and may recommend follow-up sessions to reach your desired result.
Belkyra™ is a cosmetic procedure which is not covered by OHIP
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