At drs skincare, we see patients of all ages and genders who are interested in body contouring treatments. In addition to addressing excess fat around the mid-section, many patients ask about addressing a double chin.
Known as submental fullness, double chins are an aesthetic issue that can cause someone to look older and heavier. Weight gain or age accentuates submental fullness, or it can be genetic. In both cases, this area is stubborn to respond to diet and exercise. Ultimately, double chins are a concern for many patients.
What is Belkyra?
The good news is there is a minimally invasive way to reduce submental fullness and improve facial contours. Belkyra is the only injectable available today that is specifically intended to minimize double chins, making patients look slimmer, younger, and healthier without having to “go under the knife.”
What does Belkyra do?
Belkyra is an injectable composed of deoxycholic acid. The unique formula allows the breakdown of fat.
Simply put – Belkyra destroys fat cells and eliminates their accumulation underneath the chin. Injections of Belkyra are placed strategically to avoid areas such as the lymph nodes, salivary glands, and marginal mandibular nerve.
What to expect
Belkyra injections are done in the comfort of our relaxing office. Prior to treatment, pain relief or local anesthetic may be administered. With the help of a specialized grid, our Injection specialist will draw the area and sites for injection on the skin. The number of injections will vary by individual based on need.
The procedure only takes about twenty minutes, and patients are free to go about their day. Several sessions are usually needed for complete results. The best part about Belkyra is the treatment is permanent. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they are gone for good!
To learn more about Belkyra, and to find out if it’s right for you, call us today.
Dr. Rahul Shukla
Dr. Rahul Shukla is a modern dermatologist staying in line with the advancements in the field by being a member in numerous associations. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Brock University, and later attended medical school at McMaster University, and completed dermatology residency at University of Toronto. He is Board-certified in dermatology, in both Canada and in the United States. Meet Dr. Rahul Shukla