The answer is yes!
Belkyra is formulated from deoxycholic acid, a synthesized man-made form of bile acid that your body makes to absorb fats produced by the body. When Deoxycholic acid is injected, it works by destroying fat cells.
The effects of Belkyra are permanent since it ruptures the fat cell membrane, thus destroying fat cells under the chin. Those fat cells do not come back once they are destroyed.
Just like liposuction, the results are permanent as long as a healthy weight is maintained. Although Belkyra does permanently eliminate fat cells after a series of treatments; if you gain weight, your body will produce additional fat cells.
If too much weight is gained, a touchup treatment may be performed to regain results.
To sustain optimum results, patients should maintain a healthy diet and exercise.
Often the fullness in the chin area will diminish after 2 to 3 treatments leaving a more contoured profile.
A Belkyra treatment in the double chin area can take as little as five minutes. A Belkyra treatment consists of a series of injections that are placed in a pattern on the areas under the chin needing treatment.
Unlike dermal fillers or Botox injections which must be repeated, Belkyra offers a permanent solution for submental fat (double chin). After reaching your desired aesthetic goal, further treatment is not expected.