Submental fullness, better known as a double chin, is a common concern for men and women of all ages. Sometimes it is caused by obesity, but it might not go away with weight loss. Furthermore, some people are simply genetically predisposed to this problem, meaning that a slender, fit person can develop a double chin. In the past, there was little that could be done about it without surgery. That changed with the introduction of Belkyra, a convenient, injectable treatment which is available right here at drs skincare in Hamilton, ON.
What is Belkyra?
Belkyra is an injectable medication that destroys fat cells. It is formulated with deoxycholic acid, which is a synthetic version of a compound that is naturally produced by the human body. The natural variation of this acid is what allows your digestive system to break down fats in food that you eat.
Occasionally patients ask us about Kybella treatment. It is the same medication as Belkyra. The formula is trademarked and marked as Kybella in the United States, and as Belkyra here in Canada.
What does the Belkyra procedure involve?
The first step is a consultation. We will perform an evaluation and discuss your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for Belkyra treatment. This procedure is safe for most people. However, patients who are pregnant or have certain medical conditions may not be good candidates. Additionally, be sure to tell your doctor if you have had any previous medical or cosmetic procedures in the chin area.
The actual procedure is fast, straightforward, and comfortable. It consists of a few strategically located injections, using an ultra-fine needle. The medication is injected directly into the fatty tissue, where it immediately begins working. However, do not expect to see results instantly.
It takes several weeks for fat cells to fully break down and be eliminated by your body. During this time, you might notice swelling or lumpiness in the area. Most patients will need between two and six treatment sessions. Full results are visible within about six months of the final treatment. Belkyra permanently destroys fat cells, for long-lasting results. However, you should be aware that significant weight gain in the future may affect the appearance of your chin.
Are you ready to say so-long to your second chin?
If you are interested in Belkyra treatment for chin fat, call drs skincare at (905) 524-1712 and schedule your appointment.
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