Excess submental fat, commonly referred to as a “double chin”, often causes emotional concern for both men and women. A double chin makes us look heavier, older, and less healthy than we really are. Factors that contribute to the development of excess submental fat include lifestyle choices, genetics, as well as aging.
BELKYRA™, known as KYBELLA™ in the United States, is a deoxycholic acid preparation. It is synthetically formulated from a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When BELKYRA™ is injected into the submental fat it causes the fat cell to breakdown. The newly liberated contents of the fat cell are then safely delivered to the liver and eventually excreted via the kidneys. Once destroyed, those particular cells cannot store or accumulate fat again.
If you have been unsuccessful with proper nutrition and exercise, BELKYRA™ may be the solution to help redefine your jawline and slim your chin. BELKYRA™ has proven to be an effective non-surgical, non-invasive and customizable treatment that results in a smooth, contoured look.
For optimal results an average of 2-5 sessions are needed, 6-8 weeks apart. Redness, swelling and bruising are expected post-treatment. Healing typically occurs over 2 weeks. Discomfort and swelling may uncommonly persist for up to 4 weeks post treatment. BELKYRA™ is clinically proven and re-treatment is not expected in the absence of weight gain.