What Is Belkyra Treatment?

Both men and women can be concerned or embarrassed about fullness under the chin. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, weight gain, and aging, and is often unresolvable through diet and exercise alone.

Belkyra treatment is a solution designed to help. This treatment can remove stubborn fat beneath the chin to give you a more defined jawline.

How Does Belkyra Work?

Belkyra, also known as Kybella, is a man-made version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in our bodies that aids in the breakdown of dietary fat. This cosmetic procedure is used to improve the contour of the jawline and reduce the appearance of a double chin.

Belkyra works by destroying fat cells in the targeted area, preventing them from storing or accumulating fat.

Belkyra Injections

Belkyra treatment consists of injecting small amounts of the solution under the chin. The procedure is usually done in a doctor’s office and can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the extent of the treatment area.

Using a fine needle, small amounts of Belkyra are injected into the targeted area. The solution dissolves the fat cells, which are then metabolized and eliminated from the body naturally. The number of injections you receive will be determined by the scope of your treatment.

A young woman's face resculpted to reduce chin fat and give her a more defined and sharp jawline.

Before & After Belkyra

It’s important to consult with a licensed healthcare professional before beginning Belkyra treatment. During the consultation, your healthcare professional can assess the extent of your under-chin fullness and determine whether Belkyra treatment is the best option for you.

They will also give you a thorough explanation of the procedure and what to expect during and after treatment. You may experience some side effects in the treatment area, including:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Numbness

Who Can Get Belkyra?

The Belkyra treatment is appropriate for both men and women and is an excellent choice for those looking to improve their appearance without undergoing surgery.

Here are some signs that Belkyra treatment may be right for you:

Your Double Chin Is Resistant to Diet

If you live a healthy lifestyle but still have a double chin, Belkyra treatment may be the solution for you. If diet and exercise have not yielded the desired results, consult with your healthcare provider about a personalized Belkyra treatment plan.

You’re Looking for a Surgery Alternative

Belkyra treatment produces excellent results without the high costs, lengthy recovery times, and risks associated with cosmetic surgery. Belkyra treatment may be appropriate for you if you’re looking for an alternative to surgery.

You’re at a Stable Weight

Belkyra treatment isn’t a replacement for weight loss; it’s most effective for people close to their ideal weight and who want to get rid of stubborn fat under the chin.

You Have Mild Skin Laxity

If you have mild to moderate skin laxity, Belkyra treatment could be beneficial to you. However, if you have severe skin laxity or sagging skin under your chin, your doctor may advise you on other options.

Who Shouldn’t Get Belkyra?

Belkyra is intended for people with moderate to severe fullness under the chin and isn’t recommended for people with very little fat in the targeted area or who are significantly overweight.

Furthermore, Belkyra is not recommended for:

  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • People who have difficulty swallowing
  • People who have an active infection in the treatment area
  • People who have had or are planning to have facial surgery

To determine if Belkyra treatment is right for you, you should speak with a licensed healthcare professional. Additionally, to ensure that your Belkyra treatment is safe and effective for you, inform your healthcare professional of any medical conditions or medications you are taking.

Is Belkyra Safe?

Belkyra has been approved for use by Health Canada and is considered safe for use by Canadian medical professionals.

When Will I See the Results?

Within 2–4 weeks of the procedure, many patients notice an improvement in the appearance of their double chin.

The time it takes to see results varies depending on the individual and the size of the treatment area. Several treatment sessions are often required to achieve the desired result.

The number of treatments required will be determined by your response to the procedure as well as the size of the treatment area.

To ensure the best possible outcome, it’s also important to follow all post-treatment instructions provided by your doctor. Belkyra treatment produces long-term results, and the treated fat cells are permanently destroyed, so you can enjoy a defined jawline for years to come.

Ready to Try Belkyra for Yourself?

Belkyra treatment, with its quick results and long-term benefits, is an excellent alternative to invasive procedures with lengthy recovery times.

If you want to learn more about Belkyra treatment and whether it’s right for you, request a consultation with Remington Laser. 

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