Reduce fat under the chin·

What is Non-Surgical Double Chin Treatment (BELKYRA®)

This non-surgical treatment uses deoxycholic acid – a naturally occurring substance found in the body – to destroy the membranes of fat cells, creating a beautifully contoured silhouette below the chin.

. In many ways, using Belkyra® is like sculpting a marble statue; great care must be taken to remove the right amount of fat under the chin to create an appearance that looks natural and provides the right contours.

What does Belkyra® do?


Fat under the Chin

Belkyra® is injected into the fat under your chin to contour your jawline and reduce your double chin. It’s suitable for moderate to severe double chins caused by fat accumulation from genes, ageing or weight gain. Other causes of a double chin, such as loss of skin elasticity or muscle excess, will not respond to treatment. We’ll assess your neck area to see if your chin is suitable. You will need at least two treatments spaced eight weeks apart. Most people need three to four treatments. You may require up to six treatments. Although the reduction in fat cells is irreversible, the appearance of your double chin area may be affected over time by skin ageing, weight changes and sun exposure.

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Face Lifting

Belkyra® is injected into the fat under your chin to contour your jawline and reduce your double chin causing a face lifting effect to your face.

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For most patients, downtime is minimal and occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. When scheduling your treatments, keep your social plans and work commitments in mind.

As with other injectable treatments, you may experience side effects with Belkyra. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain and numbness.

Some fillers are Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that are made up of a soft injectable gel. Hyaluronic Acid is a molecule that’s found naturally in your body. Once injected into treatment areas, it binds with water then expands, resulting in more volume and less sagging or wrinkling. The gel is tissue-friendly and long-lasting, though not permanent. Dermal filler treatments are widely used in medical aesthetics to add volume, plump up and reduce the appearance of lines and folds.

Belkyra® is approved only for use in the submental area. Common side effects like swelling or bruising should resolve within a few days. There is a risk of serious side effects that include nerve injury in the jaw. This can result in facial weakness or asymmetry, difficulty with swallowing or destroying the skin cells if injected in a wrong depth. For this reason, it’s essential to choose a qualified cosmetic physician to perform the procedure. Other healthcare professionals may not have adequate familiarity with variations in anatomy in the area of the chin and jaw. Patients with severe double chin may develop excessive loose skin after treatment of the submental fat. This can be improved with surgical tightening procedures or by use of non-invasive treatments.