Belkyra is used to permanently reduce submental fat (a double chin). This type of fat can be difficult to eliminate with diet and exercise alone. It can be hereditary or develop over time through aging. Belkyra will permanently eliminate submental fat creating a smoother jaw line and better profile of the face.
Under the chin, above the neck.
Treatment takes 30-40 minutes. This time is used to map out the area to be treated and measure amount of injection required. The injecting itself takes approximately 10 minutes of the alloted 30-40 minutes. There is an additional 30 minutes required for topical anesthetic to be applied and absorbed prior to treatment.
A minimum of 2 treatments is required but some patients may need up to 6 depending on the degree of submental fat. Each treatment is done 6-8 weeks apart.
A topical anesthetic is applied prior to treatment to reduce discomfort. While injecting patients may feel a stinging or burning sensation.
Immediately after the treatment some swelling may occur and can increase post treatment. Swelling under the chin may reside for 2 weeks post treatment. Some may also experience a numb sensation for 2 weeks up to the duration of treatment series. Heavy physical exercise is not advised for 24 hours post treatment.
Most will begin to see results after 2 treatments. It is important to complete series of recommended treatments for desired results.