We are frequently asked for help to reduce the look of a double chin or loose skin under the neck. At Laser Away, we will examine your area of concern and determine if you might be a candidate for a revolutionary new treatment for double-chins called Belkyra™
Belkyra™ is a fat-melting injectable solution that can be used to dissolve submental fat. Submental fat is that area under your chin that is often called a double chin.
You may have heard about Belkyra™ in the Canadian news as it has been recently approved by Health Canada. However, it has already been widely used in the United States under the trade name Kybella™ and has been extensively studied for safety and effectiveness for the last 9 years. Belkyra™ is deoxycholic acid. This is a naturally occurring acid that is made by our body and is found in bile in the gut. Our bodies use deoxycholic acid to dissolve fat that we eat.
Fat in the sub-mental department (under the chin) can be related to your weight, age, or simply genetics. Belkyra™ can be used for moderate to severe under-the-chin superficial fat. It is injected into the area with a series of small needle injections. The fat cells are damaged and the fat released, where is it absorbed and eliminated. The destroyed fat cells are gone forever and cannot come back.
Most people require 3-4 treatments, spaced one month apart. Some people will require up to six treatments.
Belkyra™ is effective in both men and women. It is best used for superficial subcutaneous fat. Our doctors will examine you and determine if your “double-chin” would respond well to Belkyra™.
Loose skin or hanging skin along the sides of the neck does not respond well to Belkyra™ as the problem is loose skin, not excess fat. For loose skin, a neck lift might be more effective. Treatments can be done at any time of the year.
Fortunately, side effects are rare. There can be some bruising, swelling, or tenderness at the injection sites. Rare side effects would include injury to the nerve, muscle or salivary glands. That is why it is important to see a trained professional to have Belkyra™ injected.
Cost will depend on the amount of medication that is used for the treatment. This is related to the size of the area to treat and how many injections are required. At Laser Away, we always believe in being upfront about any costs so we will evaluate your treatment area and provide you with an estimate of cost at your consultation appointment.