The excess submental fat that can form underneath the chin, often referred to as a double chin, can occur among both men and women. Unlike liposuction, Belkyra™ injections at Guelph Facial Plastics offer a quick and effective solution.
Weight is not the only cause of excess chin fat. Age, genetics, diet and even posture can be a factor of developing a double chin. Belkyra™ was approved in 2015 by Health Canada for non-surgical treatment of double chins. Dr. Matthew Brace, top cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgeon located in Guelph, frequently recommends this revolutionary chin shaping injection to his patients with these concerns.
What is Belkyra™?
Belkyra™ is a Health Canada approved facial sculpting treatment. Using a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, Belkyra™ can safely and effectively dissolve unwanted fat around the jawline, neck and under the chin. This treatment is most commonly used to treat those that are uncomfortable with noticeable pockets of fat around their jaw.
How does Belkyra™ work?
When injected into the target area, Belkyra™’s deoxycholic acid works to destroy fat cells by disturbing their membranes. Once these membranes are broken apart, the fat within the cells can be released. The body then naturally flushes these contents through natural processes as waste matter. Belkyra™ results are permanent and only small amounts of fat are dissolved at one time, therefore causing no negative impact on any bodily function (including the liver or kidneys).
What can I expect with Belkyra™?
Before the injection process begins, Dr. Brace hold an initial consultation session to address any concerns you may have. For the best neck-firming results, we recommend two to four treatments spaced six to eight weeks apart. Each session takes approximately 20 to 40 minutes and rest and icing the remainder of the day is highly recommended. Some swelling post-treatment is normal and will subside within a few days. The weeks following a Belkyra™ injection, the area under the chin will becoming gradually firmer and decrease in size.
With Belkyra™, our patients can obtain a perfectly contoured neck and chin area, without a surgical procedure. In just a few simple injections, double chin concerns can be permanently addressed.
To learn more about Belkyra™, book a consultation with Dr. Brace today.