What is Belkyra?
Belkyra is an injectable treatment used to target fat cells in the chin and reduce the submental fat that contributes to the appearance of a double chin. The key ingredient in Belkyra is deoxycholic acid which is a compound that is naturally produced in our body which aids in the absorption and breakdown of fat.
How does Belkyra work?
The main ingredient in Belkyra is deoxycholic acid which is naturally produced in the body and helps to break down and absorb the fat cells. Belkyra injections are injected in the submental fat under the chin which causes the destruction of fat cells and reduces the appearance of a double chin. Once these fat cells are destroyed and absorbed, the cells are unable to accumulate and store as fat in the area injected.
Who are candidates for Belkyra?
Belkyra is suitable for clients who have excess fat under the chin. However, it is not suitable for clients who have excessive sagging of the skin under the chin. It is not recommended for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What to expect pre and post Belkyra treatment?
Prior to the Belkyra treatment, the injection points will be marked in the areas of concern and this will vary depending on the person’s anatomy. There will be multiple injections in the different layers of fat under the chin which will take approximately 20 minutes. Once the injections are complete, immediate swelling will occur and this can last up to 10 days. Bruising, swelling and redness are all side effects that can occur after treatment and applying ice can minimize bruising.
When will you see results?
After the Belkyra treatment, one will notice results gradually. It can take up to 6-12 months to start noticing the effects of the Belkyra treatment. The Belkyra treatment requires about two to six sessions with two months in between to receive optimal results. After each session, more fat cells are destroyed and swelling will occur but subside as the days go by.
How long does this last?
The Belkyra treatment is an excellent way to remove stubborn fat cells under the chin. Once these fat cells are destroyed and absorbed, they are removed permanently. However, if you gain weight the remaining fat cells left can increase the size of these cells requiring more sessions of Belkyra.