While it is known as Kybella in the United States, Belkyra is the Canadian, Health Canada-approved version of this popular double chin injection treatment.
If you would like to reduce mild to moderate submental fat, redefine your jawline, and reduce your double chin without surgery, Philosophy of Beauty has effective treatment options for you. We’re pleased to offer non-surgical innovations like Belkyra that permanently destroy double chin fat.
This treatment is minimally invasive, using extremely fine needles and leaving no scars.
The active ingredient used for chin fat reduction is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. It’s a naturally occurring molecule found in the bodies of mammals like us that assists with fat digestion. Put simply, the treatment uses a synthetic form of the bile we produce naturally, and thus it can also effectively break down and eliminate excess fat cells where applied.
When it is injected into double chin fat, it destroys fat cell membranes. When the cell membrane is damaged, the contents of the fat cell – the glycerol and free fatty acids-are dispersed into the surrounding subcutaneous space. These components are then gradually flushed from the body.
Once your fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer return to the treatment area. Therefore, when the lipolysis process takes place over a series of treatments, the problem of a double chin can be permanently solved.
30 minutes or less is usually enough time to treat the double chin.
At Philosophy of Beauty in Vaughan, your comfort is always important to us. A topical or local anaesthetic is applied to the treatment area before administering injections, and a cooling ice pack will be offered after. A small injection grid is applied to the chin, creating tiny marks to indicate where the product will be injected. This facilitates a very accurate administration of doses evenly to the treatment area.
The fat which is treated is usually dissolved within 10-15 minutes of injection, however, swelling typically develops during the first few days after treatment and may take up to 3-4 weeks to subside. Settled results appear within 4-6 weeks and less product may be required for each subsequent session.
We love that Belkyra results are permanent! Once the desired result is achieved, maintenance treatments are not usually expected. This is because once your fat cells are destroyed, the cell material is removed from the body, not just decreased in size as with typical weight loss.
The number of treatment sessions and injections will always be customized for the individual patient depending on the amount of fat present and the goals they wish to achieve. On average, two to six sessions are required to achieve optimal results. Sessions should be spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Once your desired aesthetic is achieved, maintenance treatments are not required as studies indicate that the results are permanent if there are no significant lifestyle changes.
The most common side effect after Belkyra treatment is swelling, which is a necessary, natural part of the process. However, most of the swelling will resolve within the first 4-5 days of treatment. Some clients also experience slight bruising, itchiness, redness, and general discomfort in the treatment region. Less commonly, some have reported temporary numbness or tenderness in the targeted area. It is advised that you avoid very strenuous exercise for a few days after your double chin reduction because it may prolong your swelling and discomfort. Your practitioner will give you detailed information about possible side effects and recovery information.
Belkyra is approved to treat moderate to severe submental fullness. If you are ready to say goodbye to your double chin, and you want a minimally invasive treatment option, we’ll be pleased to talk about Belkyra with you.
It’s important to know that when skin laxity of the neck and chin cause sagging or wrinkles, other treatments designed to tighten and restore the neck area may be more effective.
Those who are pregnant, or breastfeeding should not receive any type of injection treatment. Those who have severe liver or heart problems should discuss those concerns with their practitioner.
Patients who have undergone previous plastic surgery procedures of the neck, chin, and jawline must be evaluated on an individual basis, as they may not be ideal candidates for the treatment. Those who have difficulty swallowing, bleeding problems, or medical conditions that affect the face and neck also may not be good candidates.
If you are interested in a double chin reduction, we welcome you to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our medical practitioners at Philosophy of Beauty today. Conveniently located in Vaughan, we proudly service clients in the Thornhill and Toronto area, helping them look and feel their best.