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Belkyra

Belkyra

  • Are you bothered by a double-chin?
  • Does your double-chin make you look older or heavier than you actually are?
  • Do you eat well and exercise, but the double-chin just won’t go away?
  • Perhaps surgery isn’t an option for you?

Reduce your double-chin without surgery or downtime.

Belkyra™ is the first and only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment used in adults to improve your appearance by helping to reduce a double-chin.

What causes a double-chin?

Submental fullness—commonly referred to as double-chin—is a common yet under-treated facial aesthetic condition that can impact a broad range of adults, including both women and men. Causes may include:

  • Aging. A double-chin may naturally develop as you age.
  • Weight Gain. A double-chin may be a result of gaining weight.
  • Genetics. Simply said, a double-chin may be part of your DNA.

A double-chin can make you look older and heavier than you actually are. Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, the condition may not go away. You are not alone. According to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 68% of people said they’re bothered by submental fullness*

How does Belkyra work?

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. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Belkyra causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

How is Belkyra administered?

Belkyra is given in a 15-20 minute office visit. We will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session. We will customize your Belkyra treatment based on the amount of submental fullness you have and your treatment goals. Together, we’ll decide the treatment plan that’s right for you.

How many Belkyra treatments will I need?

Many patients treated with Belkyra experience visible contouring of their chin profile with only 2 to 4 treatments. Some people require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve results. Once your chin profile has improved, you may not need to be treated with Belkyra again.

Is there any downtime with Belkyra?

For most patients, downtime is minimal and occurs most commonly after the first treatment session. When scheduling your treatments, please keep your social plans and work commitments in mind.

Belkyra is not for everyone. All medical procedures involve risk and results are not guaranteed. The most common side effects of Belkyra include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. These are not all of the possible side effects of Belkyra.