BELKYRA® is a non-surgical injectable treatment for fat reduction of fullness under the chin.
What is Belkyra?
BELKYRA® treats fat reduction of fullness under the chin. It has undergone rigorous clinical evaluation, including four Phase 3 clinical studies involving more than 2,600 patients worldwide.
The Belkyra procedure specifically targets the stubborn submental fat that rests on the underneath the chin, restoring a younger look to the face by targeting fat that diet and exercise can’t easily change. The Belkyra procedure is quick and requires no surgery.
Double chins and chin fat are a common concern for many people who desire to achieve a sharper jawline. Many people believe that double chins are simply the result of lifestyle choices, however, the truth is that chin fat is not highly correlated with body weight. Chin fat deposits can accumulate due to genetics, age and other factors beyond our control.
How does Belkyra work?
Belkyra is made from deoxycholate, which is a synthetic non-animal chemical which disrupts the cell membrane of fat cells, causing them to be naturally processed and eliminated by the body. Deoxycholate is found naturally in our own bodies and is used to break down fat in the food we eat. The product injected in the Belkyra treatment is indistinguishable from the chemical that is found circulating in our own bodies, resulting in Belkyra being extremely safe to use.
What does the Belkyra procedure treat?
Belkyra Injections reduce double chins. Fatty fullness under the chin, also called a double chin, can negatively impact an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearance. This causes an older and heavier look that can impact self-confidence. Adults – both women and men – of all ages, weights and genders can experience double chins. Fat under the chin is resistant to diet and exercise and is influenced by multiple factors including age and genetics.
Preparing for the Belkyra procedure
The Belkyra procedure is very simple and quick to perform.
As with any medical procedure at Centric Health, your safety and aesthetic outcome are our utmost concern. We provide you with a consultation with a plastic surgeon consultation for a full facial assessment to assess and identify the area to be specifically targeted. This assessment helps the plastic surgeon determine how many treatment sessions may be required based on the amount and distribution of the fat under the chin.
What to expect with a Belkyra procedure
During the treatment, a thin sheet with coloured dots is placed on the skin. The sheet is then moistened with water and these small dots are transferred to the skin temporarily for the procedure. We then inject Belkyra in a very systematic and precise fashion into the fat pocket.
The injections work by dissolving the protein membranes around fat cells, allowing them to collapse and be processed naturally by the body. When injected into subcutaneous fat, BELKYRA® causes the destruction of fat cells.
Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. All you’ll feel is the injections themselves, which are applied with a very small needle to the area. Overall, the treatment takes only a few minutes.
Recovery after your Belkyra procedure
Follow-up is booked for four to six weeks so we can monitor progress and assess the need for another session. Usually, 2 to 3 treatments are required depending on the amount of fat in the area*
Some patients will experience some swelling, bruising and soreness after the procedure, which varies in amount from person to person. Also, small areas of bruising can be common due to the injection process. You can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Generally, we see results within a few weeks for some patients and longer than a month for others. Similar results are not guaranteed. Individual results are dependent upon multiple factors including the procedure and the patient’s age, metabolism and activity level.
Next steps: Book your Belkyra consultation
Contact us today to schedule a consultation to determine if Belkyra is right for you.