Belkyra Treatment

Belkyra Injections for reducing double chins

Fatty fullness under the chin, also called a double chin, can negatively impact an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearance. This causes an older and heavier look that can impact self confidence. Adults – both women and men – of all ages, weights and genders can experience double chins. Fat under the chin is resistant to diet and exercise and is influenced by multiple factors including age and genetics.

What Is Belkyra?

BELKYRA® is a non-surgical injectable treatment for fat reduction of fullness under the chin that has undergone rigorous clinical evaluation, including four Phase 3 clinical studies involving more than 2,600 patients worldwide. The Belkyra procedure specifically targets the stubborn submental fat that rests on the underneath the chin, restoring a younger look to the face by targeting fat that diet and exercise can’t easily change. The Belkyra procedure is quick, and requires no surgery.  Double chins and chin fat are a common concern for many people who desire to achieve a sharper jawline. Many people believe that double chins are simply the result of lifestyle choices, however the truth is that chin fat is not highly correlated with body weight. Chin fat depositscan accumulate due to genetics, age and other factors beyond our control.

How does Belkyra work?

Belkyra is made from deoxycholate, which is a synthetic non-animal chemical which disrupts the cell membrane of fat cells, causing them to be naturally processed and eliminated by the body. Deoxycholate is found naturally in our own bodies, and is used to break down fat in the food we eat. The product injected in the Belkyra treatment is indistinguishable from the chemical that is found circulating in our own bodies, resulting in Belkyra being extremely safe to use.

The Belkyra Non-Surgical Procedure

The Belkyra procedure is very simple and quick to perform. As with any medical procedure at Centric Health Surgical Centre Toronto, your safety and aesthetic outcome are our utmost concern. We will provide you with a consultation with a plastic surgeon consultation for a full facial assessment to assess and identify the area to be specifically targeted and to help them determine how many treatment sessions may be required based on the amount and distribution of the fat under their chin.

During the treatment a thin sheet with coloured dots is placed on the skin. The sheet is then moistened with water and these small dots are transferred to the skin temporarily for the procedure. We then inject Belkyra in a very systematic and precise fashion into the fat pocket. The injections work by dissolving the protein membranes around fat cells, allowing them to collapse and be processed naturally by the body. When injected into subcutaneous fat, BELKYRA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.. All you’ll feel is the injections themselves, which are applied with a very small needle to the area. Overall, the treatment takes only a few minutes. Follow-up is booked for four to six weeks so we can monitor progress and assess the need for another session. Usually 2 to 3 treatments are required depending on the amount of fat in the area*

What To Expect After A Belkyra Procedure?

Some patients will experience some swelling, bruising and soreness after the procedure, which varies in amount from person to person. Also, small areas of bruising can be common due to the injection process. You can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure. Generally we see results within a few weeks for some patients and longer than a month for others. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to determine if Belkyra is right for you! Similar results are not guaranteed. Individual results are dependent upon multiple factors including the procedure and the patient’s age, metabolism and activity level.

Get started with Belkyra

Belkyra treatment is now being offered at Centric Health Surgical Centre Toronto, contact us to learn more or to book your consultation or treatment.


Belkyra Treatment last modified: July 26th, 2017 by Centric Health
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