Belkyra is a groundbreaking non-surgical aesthetic treatment that utilizes deoxycholic acid to target and reduce excess fat that has accumulated beneath the chin, minimizing, or eliminating the appearance of a double chin.
Belkyra offers a minimally invasive alternative to surgical procedures like liposuction, providing our patients with an opportunity to enhance their facial profile without the need for extensive downtime. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When administered as an injection, it disrupts the fat cell membranes, causing them to rupture. Once the fat cells are broken down, the body’s natural metabolic processes gradually eliminate them over time.
This treatment typically involves multiple sessions, spaced a few weeks apart. Although treatment involves the administration of small injections of Belkyra beneath the chin, it is relatively quick and generally well-tolerated.
For those who not interested in, or ready for, surgical intervention, Belkyra offers an alternative way to achieve a more defined chin and jawline.
Our skilled medical doctor can tailor this treatment to each individual’s unique anatomy and desired outcome, to ensure natural-looking results.
Unlike surgical interventions, Belkyra involves minimal downtime, allowing patients to resume their daily activities soon after the procedure.
Over several weeks to months, the body naturally eliminates the broken-down fat cells, leading to gradual and natural-looking improvements.
Belkyra is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
Belkyra is used to reduce submental fat or double chin.
When injected into the submental area (under the chin), it destroys fat cells, resulting in a more contoured jawline.
The destruction of fat cells is permanent, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to prevent the growth of remaining fat cells.
The number of sessions required varies based on factors such as the amount of submental fat and desired results. Multiple treatment sessions may be needed, typically spaced several weeks apart.
Common side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, and redness at the injection site. These side effects are usually temporary and subside over time.
Belkyra is approved by Health Canada as a safe and effective cosmetic treatment. However, like any medical procedure, there can be potential side effects and risks. A consultation with our physician is required before undergoing treatment.
Some discomfort is possible both during and after the injections. At Halcyon Cosmetic & Skin Clinic we often use topical anaesthetics to minimize pain during this procedure.