Do you have some extra fullness beneath your chin? Maybe it is something you’ve had your whole life, something that developed over the years, or something you noticed recently. This is a condition called submental fullness, which some people refer to as “double chin.”Belkyra is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile.
HOW BELKYRA WORKS
The active ingredient in Belkyra® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Belkyra® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH BELKYRA®
Before starting treatment, your healthcare specialist will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if Belkyra® is right for you. Then, your specialist will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals.
HOW IS BELKYRA® ADMINISTERED?
Treatment can only be administered by a Belkyra®-trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.
HOW MANY BELKYRA® TREATMENT SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Your healthcare specialist will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each Belkyra® treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments.
The most common side effects of Belkyra® include swelling, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. These are not all of the possible side effects of Belkyra®. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.