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Belkyra

Belkyra™

  • Are you bothered by your 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 still didn’t reduce in size? Sometimes, a double chin has nothing to do with body weight, and is instead due to hormones or heredity.
  • Not interested in surgery?

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™.

The best candidates for BELKYRA™ are women and men over the age of 18 who are in good health, and have realistic expectations about what BELKYRA™ treatments can do for you.

How long is a treatment:

4 – 6 Weeks apart if you are having multiple treatments of Belkyra. The length of one session after paper work is completed is 20 minutes estimated.

Payment:

From $1,200 based on the severity of your double chin. 
We do offer payment plans: Deposit of a 3rd of your total cost. Payments are required every month. 

Belkyra Q & A’s

  • Can BELKYRA™ be used on other areas of the body like the stomach?

    No. At this point, BELKYRA™ is only approved for submental fat reduction.  For fat reduction in other areas of the body, we offer Skin Tightening (non-surgical)

  • Who is not a good candidate for BELKYRA™?

    Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not suitable candidates for this treatment. Also, patients who have severe liver or heart problems may not be able to undergo this treatment. Patients who have a lot of excess skin or lax neck muscles may be better candidates for a Skin Tight treatment.

  • Is BELKYRA™ safe?

    When BELKYRA™ is administered by an experienced medical professional, yes, it is safe. 

  • Does it hurt?

    A Topical numbing agent we will  apply a topical numbing agent, or administer a tiny injection of local anesthesia to help make your BELKYRA™ treatment as comfortable as possible.

  • Is there any downtime with BELKYRA™?

    No. You can return to work and most daily activities immediately after your BELKYRA™ treatment. We do recommend you avoid very extreme exercise post treatment, as this may increase bruising and prolong swelling.

After one treatment with Belkyra