Belkyra™: All About the Chin Sculpting Treatment
- Posted on: Feb 24 2021
Minor cosmetic procedures are becoming increasingly popular amongst both women and men, and have a big effect on how one looks and feels about themselves. As the popularity of cosmetic enhancements rises, many are seeking out surgical-free procedures that have little to no downtime needed. Belkyra™, a relatively new injectable, offers just that. Belkyra™ is an extremely effective treatment for reducing fat around the jawline, neck and under the chin; inherently removing “the double chin”. The main benefits of Belkyra™ are:
- Quick treatment time
- Long-lasting results
- No incisions
- Minimal downtime
- Proven safe and effective
Here’s everything you need to know about the chin sculpting treatment:
What is Belkyra™ and how it works:
Belkyra™ (deoxycholic acid) is a new FDA-approved injectable targeted to eliminate the storage and accumulation of fat cells below the chin. Deoxycholic acid is a molecule naturally found in the human body that helps in the digestion and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat underneath the chin, it breaks down and destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, the cells in this area can no longer store or gather fat. Prior to Belkyra™, the only way to remove the stubborn double chin was through liposuction, making this an attractive and effective treatment option with little to no recovery time.
What to expect:
Prior to the procedure, the patient will have a consultation with Dr.Munk to create the perfect individualized treatment plan. Dr. Munk will administer Belkyra™ into the fat under the chin, using multiple injections; the number will depend on the amount of excess fat present.
It is important to remember each treatment plan is tailored to the needs of a patient, varying the process for each case.
Is Belkyra a safe treatment option:
Belkyra™ was developed in global clinical programs involving over 20 clinical studies. Studies involved more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with Belkyra™, proving to be a safe treatment choice. Some common side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness around the treated area. Belkyra™ is a well-tolerated alternative solution to surgical procedures such as liposuction. Being a minimally invasive option, recovery time is short, lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.
When will you see results:
Most patients will experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered within a one month period. Once the desired aesthetic result is achieved, future Belkyra™ treatments are not expected as results are long lasting.
If you’re interested in learning more about Belkyra™, call to book a consultation and discover your personalized treatment plan.
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