Belkyra Clinic Missisauga
Belkyra is the first and only injectable treatment approved for reducing fullness under the chin. This drug is both FDA and Health Canada approved. Belkyra is known as Kybella in the USA.
Sometimes referred to as “double chin”, fullness below the chin due to fat can make you appear older and heavier.
Dr. O’Neill is a certified injector in Belkyra to improve chin fullness.
How it works- Double Chin Treatment
Belkyra is made with deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in our body that helps to breakdown and absorb dietary fat. Belkyra targets and eliminates fat cells when injected into the area under your chin. Once destroyed, these fat cells cannot store fat. Belkyra gradually improves your chin profile over a series of treatment sessions, customized by Dr. O’Neill.
Once your desired results are achieved, further treatment is not expected.
A Belkyra treatment typically takes 20 minutes. Most patients notice a visible improvement in their chin profile in 2-4 treatments.
Double Chin Treatment Options
Submental fullness, or double chin, is excess fat underneath the chin. This problem is often familial. A double chin can make you look heavy or older. Even with weight loss achieved through a healthy diet and exercise, it is difficult to reduce submental fat.
In the past, a patient with a double chin only had surgical options such as liposuction or a neck lift. Today, many patients are looking for safer, non-surgical options for reducing submental fullness.
Belkyra is a safe, in office procedure to reduce excess fat below the chin. The result? A younger, healthier, slimmer profile and improved facial contours. Belkyra is made of deoxycholic acid, which effectively breaks down fat cells. After age 20, we stop making new fat cells. So once these fat cells are destroyed with Belkyra injections, they are gone for good.
Your improvement with Belkyra is gradual: it usually takes about 8 weeks to see the optimal results following a treatment by Dr. O’Neill, a board certified dermatologist. Depending on your specific needs, 2 to 4 treatment sessions may be required. Dr. O’Neill recommends the Belkyra sessions be scheduled 8 weeks apart.
What are the possible side effects of Belkyra?
Some patients experience minor discomfort following the treatment. Tylenol and ice packs may be helpful for this discomfort. Swelling and redness in the treatment area are common side effects, and may last several days. Mild bruising and numbness are also possible. Most patients experience no down time, and can resume their regular activities soon after Belkyra treatment.
Looking for more ways to help your double chin? Read my blog post 3 Ways I Can Help Your Double Chin.