Here at Infinite Medical Spa, we use BELKYRA™ to target localized fat under the chin, resulting in a non-surgical chin lift. BELKYRA™ is a Health Canada approved, non-surgical treatment designed to reduce the appearance of a double chin.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Less invasive than double chin surgery
- Natural and very safe
- Short recovery period with mild swelling under the chin
BELKYRA™ is a patented formulation of deoxycholic acid manufactured by Allergan, the makers of BOTOX®. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies used to digest fat in our diets. BELKYRA™ destroys the fat cell membrane, allowing the chin fat to be expelled out of the body, helping to get rid of a double chin without surgery.
BELKYRA™ is Health Canada approved to be used on the double chin area. Other areas can be treated; however, the effectiveness and safety have not been studied or approved.
Results vary from person to person and multiple sessions are recommended (if the fatty deposit is larger) to gradually reduce the unwanted chin fat. As the body expels the chin fat, slimming of the area occurs over the next 8 weeks. An added benefit is tightening of the overlying skin in most cases.
- 2 to 5 sessions
- Repeat chin injections every 6 to 8 weeks with BELKYRA™
- Results are permanent; however, excessive weight gain can diminish the results
Once your provider maps and ices the treatment area, they will make multiple quick injections with BELKYRA™. You may experience some swelling, numbness, bruising and/or tingling in the treatment area. Your treatment time will be less than 45 minutes.
- Resume normal activities immediately post treatment
- Avoid any strenuous exercise immediately post treatment
BELKYRA™ treatment is not recommended for use in pregnant or lactating women, anyone with a history of an allergic reaction and/or who are hypersensitive to the medication or any of its active ingredients (deoxycholic acid, benzyl alcohol, dibasic sodium phosphate, hydrochloric acid, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide), as well as anyone with infected or inflamed skin, bleeding disorders, individuals with a tendency to produce excessive scarring such as keloids and/or hypertrophic scars, unrealistic expectations, excessive skin laxity, autoimmune diseases, vascular disease, and conditions that cause delayed healing.
- Swelling, possible bruising and itching
- Possible tingling, pins and needles, numbness or pain
- Possible temporary nodules under the skin
- Although rare, a temporary asymmetrical smile
This is not a complete list of side effects. Please contact us immediately if you experience any rare and/or unforeseeable side effects after your treatment.
Each individual has different needs. Here at Infinite Medical Spa pricing for Belkyra™ treatment is calculated “by area and amount required.” Contact us today for a consultation.