It’s a common misconception that having a double chin is a result of being overweight and or from poor life choices.
Studies have shown that double chins or chin fat can result from genetics, age, as well as other factors that are beyond our control. Whatever the case having chin fat can cause one to feel very self-conscious and uncomfortable.
Belkyra is the only non-surgical Health Canada approved product that is injected directly into the chin area to dissolve fat cells. Belkyra is comprised of deoxycholate, a synthetic non-animal chemical that is naturally found in our bodies to help in digestion and absorption of fats that we consume. When Belkyra is injected into chin fat, deoxycholic acid targets fat cells, destroying the cell membranes and effectively killing the cell. The dead cells are then absorbed by the body and removed through the body’s own waste system.
During a Belkyra treatment, the injection area is marked to target the anatomical landmarks for guidance and accuracy. 2-4 treatments of Belkyra are required to completely remove the submental fat in the chin. A Belkyra treatment can take between 20-30 minutes.
It is natural for the Belkyra treatment area to swell for a few days. This happens as the body’s defense mechanism is triggered.