Belkyra™ in Canada is also known under the name Kybella™ in the United States. The 2 names are the exact same molecule using 2 different trade names.
Are you bothered by your Double Chin?
Are you looking for a non-surgical solution?
What causes a double chin?
A double chin is caused by multiple factors. Weight gain and diet are the main causes. Sometimes genetic factors are the culprit and no amount of diet and exercise will remove this extra fat. Also, as the skin ages and the elasticity changesthe appearance of extra or saggy skin will result in the appearance of a double chin.
What is Belkyra™?
Belkyra™ is an injection using the substance called Deoxycholic acid. This acid is a bile acid that actually breaks down the fat cell into its components of free fatty acids and triglycerides. By injecting this substance into the area of fat under your chin, otherwise known as “sub mental fat, it will gradually break down the fat in the area.
Does Belkyra™ work?
Yes it does. In fact, 80% of patients report satisfaction with their results. Several treatments may be required, usually between 2 -4 treatments. In some cases up to 6 treatments are required. The treatments are performed 6 weeks apart.
Does it hurt?
There can be mild discomfort and burning with the injections.
What are the side effects? What is the downtime?
There is swelling in the injected area for about a week. Bruising, pain and mild numbness can occur but these usually resolve.
Who is a good candidate?
This treatment is recommended for patients with mild to moderate fatty deposits under the chin. It does not replace surgery and is not indicated for chins with lots of extra loose skin. The cost of Belkyra injections varies according to the number of sessions required. A proper evaluation will help determine the approximate number of sessions needed. In some cases, Belkyra is not indicated for treatment of double chin. As it is impossible to predict the final result, follow up consultations will be necessary.
You don’t need to hide behind your double chin any more!