Want to get rid of your double chin?! Skin Effect now has an innovative, non-surgical fat reduction treatment to improve this common concern. BELKYRA is an injectable treatment that is approved by Health Canada! It is proven through years of clinical studies to reduce submental fat—the fat that causes a double chin.
Belkyra is an effective treatment for:
Fullness under the chin sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common facial aesthetic concern that can affect a broad range of adults, both men and women. In some cases, no matter how much you diet or exercise, the fullness is this area may not go away. It can give you an older and heavier appearance. Belkyra is the first and only Health Canada approved injectable treatment for the improvement of the appearance of fullness in the jawline. The active ingredient in Belkyra is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Belkyra targets and eliminates fat cells when injected into the area under your chin, it gradually improves the appearance of your chin profile over a number of treatment sessions. Once you've reached your desired results, re-treatment may not be needed!
Frequently asked questions
How is Belkyra administered?
Belkyra is typically given in a 15 to 20 minute in-office treatment session. We will administer a series of injections into the area under your chin during each treatment session. We will customize your Belkyra treatment based on your treatment goals.
How many treatments will I need?
Many patients treated with Belkyra experience visible improvement in 2 to 4 treatments. Some people require up to 6 treatments to achieve their desired results. Additional treatments may not be needed!
Is there downtime?
In most cases, downtime is minimal and occurs most commonly after the first treatment.
What are the side effects?
As with other injectable treatments, you may experience side effects with Belkyra. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain and numbness. Most side effects are generally mild to moderate and decreased with subsequent treatments.
What can I expect during my appointment?
To make you more comfortable, before administering Belkyra, we will apply ice/cold packs or a topical and/or injectable local anaesthetic (e.g., lidocaine) to the treatment area. You can take an over-the-counter pain reliever before your appointment. The treatment session will only last 15-20 minutes and afterwards, you may apply ice or a cold pack to the area for 10 to 15 minutes, as needed.