A BREAKTHROUGH TREATMENT FOR FULLNESS UNDER THE CHIN
Fullness under the chin, sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common, yet undertreated, facial aesthetic concern that can affect a broad range of adults, both men and women. Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, the fullness is this area may not go away – and it can make you look older and heavier than you actually are. Belkyra™ is the first and only Health Canada approved injectable treatment for the improvement of the appearance of fullness in the area under the chin. The active ingredient in Belkyra™ is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Belkyra™ targets and eliminates fat cells when injected into the area under your chin. Belkyra™ gradually improves the appearance of your chin profile over a number of treatment sessions customized by your doctor. Once your desired results are achieved, re-treatment may not be needed.
> Before obtaining a cosmetic treatment, it is important to schedule a consultation during which you can openly discuss your goals and expectations with a physician. The physician will evaluate your treatment options, the required amount of visits, as well as the risks and benefits associated with each procedure. As every individual patient reacts differently to treatments, the information within this site and the client photos are strictly for reference purposes only and in no way constitute a promise of results.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How is Belkyra™ administered? Belkyra™ is typically given in a 15 to 20 minute in-office treatment session. Your doctor will administer a series of injections into the area under your chin during each treatment session. Your doctor will customize your Belkyra™ treatment based on your treatment goals. Together, you will decide the treatment plan that’s right for you.
How many treatments will I need? Many patients treated with Belkyra™ experience visible improvement of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments. Some people require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve their best results. Once your desired results are achieved, additional treatments may not be needed.
Is there downtime? For most people, downtime is minimal and occurs most commonly after the first treatment session. When scheduling your treatments, keep your social plans and work commitments in mind.
Will I experience any side effects? As with other injectable treatments, you may experience side effects with Belkyra™. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain and numbness. In clinical trials most side effects were generally mild to moderate and decreased with subsequent Belkyra™ treatments.
What to expect on treatment day? Prior to administering Belkyra™, your doctor may apply ice/cold packs or a topical and/or injectable local anaesthetic (e.g., lidocaine) to the treatment area in order to make you more comfortable. He or she may also suggest you take an over-the-counter pain reliever before your appointment. The treatment session will only last 15-20 minutes and afterwards, you may apply ice or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10 to 15 minutes, as needed. In clinical trials, mild pain was felt right after treatment but decreased rapidly within 15 minutes.
Clinic client – Unaltered photo. Result may vary.
> A quick and easy injectable treatment that can be completed in the office in 15 to 20 minutes
> Customized to help you achieve your treatment goals
> Requires no surgery
> Your appearance will gradually improve with each treatment session. Many people see visible improvements in just 2 to 4 treatments
> Once your goals are achieved, re-treatment is not expected to be necessary.