Are you bothered by excess fat under the chin, known as submentum fat?
Belkyra is a treatment which can reduce the appearance of your double chin through its synthesised deoxycholic acid and create a more contoured jawline. The deoxycholic acid naturally occurs in the human body where it helps to break down fat. This is a prescription only treatment administered by trained clinicians.
The treatment consists of a series of 4-6 sessions of injections. These will be spaced out between 4 weeks which allows time for the treatment to take effect. There may be some swelling so it is recommended that this treatment is done when you have some downtime or in Winter, for example, so you can cover it with a scarf. There is no post-treatment necessary after the sessions, and results can last for up to 4 years.
Are there any side effects?
Side Effects are highly uncommon but do occur with this injectable treatment. Some slight discomfort may be experienced during the administration of the treatment. Bruising, numbness, redness, pain, swelling, tingling, itching or formation of small areas of hardness may occur and you should notify your clinician right away.
This treatment may not be right for everyone and a consultation is required prior to treatment.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
How many treatments are required?
Approximately 4-6 treatments are recommended for the best results.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment sessions are very quick within 15-20 minutes.