Belkyra (Double-chin Reducing Injections)
What is Belkyra?
Belkyra® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the area under the chin to improve your profile.
Belkyra® contains a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid which imitates naturally occurring deoxycholic acid. When injected under the chin, it works by bursting the fat cells like a balloon. The fat released by the fat cells is then removed by the body’s repair system and transferred by the blood stream into the liver where it gets excreted out of the body.
What does the treament involve?
Belkyra® is injected into the fat under your chin by a series of injections.
Some patients may need multiple treatments to obtain desired result.
Treatments last 30 to 40 minutes and are best spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart.
Although Belkyra® doesn’t restrict your activities, you will be swollen after treatment, so you may not wish to go straight back to work. Your double chin will get approximately twice as big for a least a couple of days, and remain swollen for up to 14 days. This swelling is actually crucial to your result. It is a sign of successful treatment and helps the healing process in the area.
Belkyra® treatment does not need to be repeated like Botox or fillers. Once you have completed your course of treatment, it is not expected that you should need to repeat the treatment. Belkyra® has been scientifically proven to be effective and long lasting with an excellent safety profile.