Belkyra is a cosmetic injectable that dissolves submental fat (the pocket of fat under the chin) using a series of fine injections. As a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure, there’s minimal risk and little to no downtime. For November and December, Dr. Kamani is offering 25% off two Belkyra treatments at her medical office in Kitsilano, Vancouver.
Double chins are often tied to weight gain, but the fact is that you don’t have to be overweight to get one. A simple slackening of the skin, caused by ageing and genetics can result in the extra layer of fat that forms under the chin. Another factor can be bad posture around the neck and jaw—for example, lying in bed and playing on your smartphone.
Belykra (called Kybella in the US) was first approved by the FDA in 2015. Popularized by the glamourous Khloe Kardashian, who acted as a spokeswoman for the product, Belkyra works by using a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid (a naturally occurring salt that aids fat digestion) to destroy fat cells.
In the digestive tract, deoxycholic acid attacks fat by destroying the cell membrane. When strategically injected into subcutaneous fat under the chin, Belkyra does the same thing. The dissolved fat turns into cellular debris, which is then naturally processed and cleared from the human body over a span of several weeks.
A lot of people in their thirties begin to see signs of the so-called double chin. And while receiving a series of needles in such a vulnerable and delicate area is understandably irksome, the whole procedure, which consists of injecting tiny amounts of Belkyra solution into a grid of approximately 20 sites, is over in about 40 minutes.
What really impresses people is the wow factor of the impact. For men and women who want to sharpen or slim the jawline, Beykyra visibly enhances the aesthetic of the area. Even better, once the treatment is complete, it’s permanent. Touch-ups aren’t necessary, and doctors will typically apply numbing cream during the procedure for maximum comfort.
For most people, a treat to complete plan will consist of two to six treatments, depending on their unique situation and goals. Each treatment will typically include of one to three vials of Belkyra, and the patient may experience a slight burning sensation during the procedure.
Post-treatment swelling will typically peak after 24 hours and can last from two days to three weeks. It’s essential not to drink alcohol or take painkillers for 48 hours before the injections.
Since liposuction was the only option previously available for treating double chin fat, Belkyra has attracted a wide following, even among those who haven’t previously experimented with medical aesthetic treatments. The fact is that the face is a pivotal feature for many people, and Belkyra is a safe and proven solution for those dealing with pesky submental fat caused by a variety of factors including genetics, hormones, and weight gain.