Many people are familiar with the frustration of submental fullness, more commonly known as a double chin. This stubborn fat is common among all kinds of people, even if you are fit and slim. People looking for a solution now have a non-surgical treatment called BELKYRA (also known by its American trade name, KYBELLA®). At our practice serving Vancouver and surrounding communities, we are happy to consult with patients concerning these double chin injections and other options we can recommend for a sleeker, more refined profile.
Request a consultation online or call Vancouver Laser & Skincare Centre at 604-708-9891 to learn more about how you can reduce the appearance of your double chin with a series of simple injections.
BELKYRA is an appealing option for men and women alike who wish to reduce the look of a double chin. Many times, excess fat beneath the chin develops as the result of aging or simply heredity, making it difficult to remedy with diet and exercise. This is especially true for many of the product’s famous fans, including its celebrity spokesperson, Khloé Kardashian. BELKYRA is administered through a series of quick, comfortable injections. In just a few weeks, you can appreciate the difference this product makes as your double chin begins to diminish and you notice a more defined, sleeker chin and neck.
Although BELKYRA is an effective option for treating submental fullness, it’s far from the only option available. During your consultation, you may explore other options, such as: Lipodissolve and mesotherapy, which can also provide you with exactly the results you desire. In most cases, BELKYRA can be administered at the same time as other injectables, such as BOTOX COSMETIC®, for a more complete transformation. We have been treating double chins with injectable agents since 2004.
How BELKYRA Works
The active ingredient in BELKYRA (KYBELLA) is a substance called deoxycholic acid, or deoxycholate. Naturally created by the liver, deoxycholic acid aids in the digestion of fat in the food we eat. When isolated and administered to the unwanted fat that creates a double chin, deoxycholic acid helps the body to metabolize and filter away this fat.
Deoxycholate is an active ingredient in most Lipodissolve “cocktails,” being used since 1988 by physicians with great safety and success.
BELKYRA has been extensively tested and approved by the United States’ Food and Drug Administration as well as Health Canada for the treatment of submental fullness in adults.
What to Expect
BELKYRA (KYBELLA) is administered in a series of sessions spaced a few weeks to a month apart for the best results.
During each treatment session, your skin is first cleansed and numbed to prepare it for injections. The injector then administers several quick injections beneath your chin. Treatment sessions usually take 30 minutes or less. After your treatment, you may return to your normal activities immediately. Although you may experience some bleeding, swelling, bruising, or tenderness at or near the treatment area, these side effects are typically short-lived and mild.
Over time, you’ll notice your double chin gradually receding, revealing a slimmer, natural-looking neckline. Because the fat cells targeted by BELKYRA are destroyed, your results are likely permanent.
BELKYRA, Lipodissolve & Mesotherapy: Which Is Best?
Although BELKYRA is becoming a popular treatment, and although it is an effective solution for melting away the fat below the chin, we like to remind patients that they have options. For many years, some of our preferred treatments at the Vancouver Laser & Skincare Centre have been the injectable treatments known as Lipodissolve and mesotherapy.
These injections contain natural soy bean lecithin and deoxycholate that dissolve fat cells, and the treatment process is similar to BELKYRA injections. Doctors around the world have been safely and effectively using these treatments for over 25 years, although they are less well known in Canada. At our practice, Dr. Braun is a respected specialist with more than a decade of experience with these treatments.
If you’re interested in BELKYRA, Lipodissolve, or mesotherapy, please contact our office. We are happy to discuss the advantages of each and find the treatment method that works best for your body.