No More Double Chin!
Belkyra™ – also known as Kybella® in the United States – is an injectable that helps to permanently get rid of submental fat under the chin.
Typical results include:
Reduced or eliminated appearance of a double chin
More contoured facial profile
Eliminated fat cells around the jawline, neck and chin
How Belkyra™ Works
Due to aging, weight gain, and genetics, excess fat can accumulate below the chin, resulting in what is commonly known as a ‘double chin.’
Belkyra™ is made from deoxycholic acid, which is a substance naturally found in the body. When injected under the chin, Belkyra™ permanently destroys these fat cells, resulting in a smoother, slimmer looking jawline, and no more double chin.
Benefits of Belkyra™
Belkyra™ targets and destroys fat cells specifically under the chin, and gradually improves the appearance of your chin profile without any surgery.
Belkyra™ is minimally invasive, has minimal side effects, and requires very little recovery.
What to Expect from A Belkyra™ Treatment
During the procedure, several small injections will be made following a grid pattern under your chin. The number of injections depends on the amount of fat that needs to be eliminated. Each session typically lasts around 20 minutes.
The process of eliminating the fat is gradual, and most patients will see full results after 2 to 4 treatments. Each treatment should be spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Because Belkyra™ is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure, not much is required in terms of aftercare.
Some swelling, bruising and minor discomfort around the chin area is to be expected and can last between 7 and 10 days.
To reduce swelling, try applying an ice pack to the area with gentle pressure. Do not apply firm pressure or rub the area.
Frequently Asked Questions
+ How much does it cost?
This will entirely depend on your needs as Belkyra is priced based on the number of injections required. Dr. Hegmann will be able to provide you with a precise estimate at your consultation.
+ How long is the treatment?
Each Belkyra™ injection session typically lasts around 20 minutes. However, a topical anesthetic is applied 30 minutes prior to your treatment, so the entire appointment will take approximately one hour.
+ What is the recovery period like?
Belkyra™ usually requires no recovery period or downtime, however, you may experience some bruising and swelling at the injection site. Over the counter pain relievers and an ice pack can help ease any discomfort you might experience.
+ Am I a good candidate?
Anyone over the age of 18 that is in good health but has mild to severe fullness under the chin is usually a good candidate for Belkyra™.
+ Who should not have this procedure?
Anyone with loose, sagging skin is not a good candidate for Belkyra™, as the injection will not help tighten loose skin. Ultimately, Dr. Hegmann will be able to determine if you are a good candidate. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or patients with liver or heart problems should also not undergo this treatment.
+ Where on my body can I get this treatment?
Belkyra™ is currently only approved to target fat under the chin.
+ What does it feel like/is it painful?
Belkyra™ is not typically painful, as numbing cream is applied before being injected. However, some patients have reported feeling some discomfort while being injected, similar to Botox and other injectables.
+ Where does the fat go?
When injected under the chin, Belkyra™ ruptures the fat cell membrane and therefore destroys any fat cells under the chin. Results are permanent, and as long as you maintain a healthy weight, the fat cells will not return once they are destroyed.
+ Is Belkyra™ safe? Are there side effects?
Belkyra™ is a safe and effective treatment to get rid of submental (under the chin) fat, however, you may experience some side effects such as bruising, swelling, pain, numbness, and small areas of hardness at the injection site, which will resolve over time.
+ What should I do/not do after the procedure?
Take an over the counter pain reliever and apply an ice pack to the injected area to help ease any swelling and discomfort after the procedure.
Avoid make-up and skincare products around the chin area for 24 hours after being injected. Also avoid extreme heat or cold for 48 hours.
Postpone any dental treatments for two weeks after the injections.