Many people are familiar with the frustration of a double chin. This fat is common among all kinds of people, even if the fit. People looking for a solution have a non-surgical treatment called Belkyra, or in the U.S., Kybella. Belkyra is an appealing option for anyone. Fat beneath the chin develops as the result of aging, or genetic. This is true for famous spokespersons such as Khloe Kardashian. In a few weeks, you notice a more defined, sleeker chin and neck, and because Belkyra targets and dissolves double chin fat cells, results are likely permanent.
What’s in It
The active ingredient in Belkyra is a substance called deoxycholate. Naturally created by the liver, deoxycholic acid aids in the digestion of fat in food. When isolated and administered to the unwanted fat that creates a double chin, deoxycholate helps the body to metabolize this fat.
Deoxycholate, an active ingredient in most Lipodissolve “cocktails,” has been in use since 1988 by physicians with great success. Belkyra has been extensively tested and approved by the Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada in adults.
Belkyra Side Effects
Complications with Belkyra are rare and are usually related to the injection site, such as tenderness, bruising, and swelling. Rarely, nerve, muscle, and salivary glands can be injured and could result with an asymmetrical smile or difficulty swallowing. It is therefore imperative that your injector knows the neck anatomy thoroughly.
Belkyra is administered in a series of sessions 2-4 weeks apart. Before each session, your skin is cleansed and numbed to prepare it for injections. The injector then administers fast injections beneath your chin. Treatments usually take under 30 minutes. Immediately, you may return to normal activities. Although some experience slight bleeding, swelling, bruising, or tenderness near the treatment area, these side effects generally short term.
Cost will vary depending on the amount of injection sites required, therefore the amount of medication required, and the amount of sessions needed. Recommended use is 3 to 6 treatments total, each a month apart, and it is up to the patient, how many sessions they can afford or when they think even just 2 sessions is sufficient.