If you are one of the countless people who has struggled to try and get rid of a double chin, modern science has a new solution, Belkyra. Known as “Kybella” in the states, this amazing product offers a new way to reduce submental fat (collected under the chin) without surgery.
Even the most healthy, fit individual can develop excess fat beneath the chin. No amount of exercise seems to work to reduce it – and you may look older or heavier, even when at a perfect weight. In the past, only surgical techniques were available, whether liposuction or a facelift. Those days are over – you can now reduce a double chin with Belkyra injections – no surgery, no stitches, and no scars.
Approved by Health Canada, Belkyra works to break down the fat cells that have made a home beneath your chin and on the upper neck. The active ingredient is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. This is a molecule occurring naturally in the body, that serves an important function: it breaks down dietary fat, so the body can absorb it.
When synthetic deoxycholic acid is injected into the fatty deposits beneath your chin, it essentially destroys the fat cells, which the body sheds naturally. Once destroyed, the targeted fat cells are gone forever, and your body no longer accumulates or stores fat in the cells affected by treatment. A firmer, more defined jawline can be restored, and you no longer have to look in the mirror and see a double chin – it’s gone. With over 20 clinical studies performed, Belkyra has been proven safe and effective.
A double chin is termed “submental fullness,” and programmed by nature. While it is natural, it leaves your face looking heavier and older, even at a healthy weight. To create a more sculptured, youthful look, you now have the opportunity to reduce the quantity of fat lingering beneath your chin in a simple, fast procedure involving several injections of Belkyra into the fatty area.
With any aesthetic procedure, we evaluate your current health, the medications you take, and whether you have any medical conditions that could stand in the way of this fast, easy treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers are not candidates. Once we determine that you are safe for treatment, you simply lie back so we can perform a series of injections into the fatty zone that you want to disappear. The entire process takes only minutes to complete.
The treatment process takes very little time and is not particularly painful to experience. To help avoid swelling, icing the treated area helps. At Dermaworks, you will be provided with thorough information about aftercare and we make ourselves available for any questions or concerns.
It is best that you do not touch, massage, or manipulate the treated area. A feeling of pressure is normal, but if you feel uncomfortable, over-the-counter ibuprofen is usually all you will need. Minor swelling is not uncommon, so plan your Belkyra treatment at least two weeks prior to a social engagement or event. Wrapping your neck and chin for the next 24 hours can help reduce residual swelling, along with sleeping with your head elevated on an extra pillow or two.
When bruising occurs at the injection sites, arnica gel helps to speed healing. Apply sunscreen and moisturizer the day following your Belkyra treatment. Avoid exercising or other vigorous physical activities for three to four days so the product does its work as it should. While it is considered normal to experience mild swelling, or spots that feel firmer and harder, along with some tenderness or minor bleeding, these side effects soon disappear – along with the unsightly chin fat! It is well worth a few days of minor side effects, as the under-chin fat you lose will never return.
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