Double chin reduction
Belkyra® and Luxe Appearance are doing the impossible. Thanks to this dynamic duo, you can say good-bye to your double chin. No, you don’t have to be overweight to have fullness under your chin. Sometimes, no matter how much you exercise or diet, the condition may not go away.
Bothered by submental fullness?
You’re not alone. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS): 67% of People Surveyed Said They Are Bothered by the Fat Beneath Their Chin. In fact, the survey results showed that people are just as bothered by submental fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes.
Belkyra may help improve your chin profile
If you’re interested in a non-surgical way to reduce submental fullness, also known as a double chin, Belkyra® may be right for you. Belkyra is a first-of-its-kind injectable treatment for adults with submental fullness. As a result, it destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile.
Belkyra® is the only FDA-approved and Medsafe-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile.
Belkyra® is right for you if you:
You are bothered (unhappy, self-conscious, embarrassed) by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness.
Feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are.
Don’t want to have surgery.
Eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away.
How Belkyra® works:
The active ingredient in Belkyra is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Belkyra destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
Belkyra® or Kybella?
Actually, they are the same thing. The difference is only in the branding. The USA use the brand Kybella (Made famous by Khloe Kardashian) whereas the rest of the world use the Brand “Belkyra”.
How is Belkyra® administered?
Treatment can only be administered by a Belkyra®-trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin. Subsequently, the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes each time. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.
How many Belkyra® treatment sessions will I need?
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. During consultation, your healthcare specialist will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each Belkyra® double chin treatment session is monthly for up to six treatments. You will need an initial consultation to discuss and determine whether you are an appropriate client for Belkyra®. You will need at least two treatments and potentially up to six depending on the grade of submental fullness. Treatments occur six to eight weeks apart. The first two treatments are $2800, and every subsequent single treatment $1500. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received six treatments. The results from the studies indicated that results can last up to four years. (James et al, 2016)
Will I need time to recover?
After Belkyra® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your healthcare professional if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, or difficulty swallowing. Also, call if you experience injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), and damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site. In addition, call your healthcare provider if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area. Swelling in the area under the chin is completely normal. If so, this indicates the treatment is working. Your body at this point is undergoing an inflammatory reaction to eliminate the fat cells. This typically lasts a couple of days but in some reported cases it lasts a few weeks. Most people can easily return to work with 24 hours. At Luxe Appearance, we use local anaesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable.
What does Belkyra® cost?
As we mentioned above the first two treatments are $2,800 and every subsequent treatment $1,500. Per treatment. As with all of our treatments the requirements are unique from client to client. Contact Luxe Appearance to discuss your customised Belkyra® treatment plan.
What are the possible side effects of Belkyra®?
Belkyra® can cause serious side effects, including:
- Nerve injury in the jaw (uneven smile or facial muscle weakness), completely resolved in all studies.
- Trouble swallowing.
- Injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site.
- Call your practitioner if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area.
The most common side effects of Belkyra®:
- Swelling, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
These are not all the possible side effects of Belkyra®. Therefore, if you have a question, call your practitioner for medical advice about side effects.
What should I tell my clinical team before treatment?
Before receiving Belkyra®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you have had or plan to have:
- Surgery on your face, neck, or chin.
- Cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin.
- Medical conditions in or near the neck area.
- Trouble swallowing.
- Bleeding problems.
Or if you are:
- Pregnant or becoming pregnant (not known if Belkyra® will harm your unborn baby).
- Breastfeeding or will breastfeed (not known if Belkyra® passes into your breast milk).
- Taking any medications, especially blood thinners.
BELKYRA® is a prescription only medication and should only be administered by trained healthcare professionals.
BELKYRA® injection is a prescription medicine containing 10 mg/mL deoxycholic acid. It is used for the improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults. Do not use in people allergic to this medicine, with infection at site of injection, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, difficulty swallowing, nausea, skin tightness, hypertension, injection site bruising/ pain/ swelling/ numbness/ redness/ tingling/ hardness/ itching/ discolouration/ formation of small areas of hardness/ warmth and injection site nerve injury. BELKYRA® treatment is not funded on the New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule. You will need to pay for this medicine. BELKYRA® treatment should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Speak to your specialist about your own situation and about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. For further information, the Data Sheet and Consumer Medicines Information can be accessed at www.medsafe.govt.nz or ask your doctor. If you have any side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. Note: Results from BELKYRA® treatment usually last up to four years.
BELKYRA® and its design are trademarks of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., an Allergan affiliate. ™Trademark of Allergan, Inc. Allergan Australia Pty Ltd, 810 Pacific Highway, Gordon NSW 2072. ABN 85 000 612 831. Allergan New Zealand Limited, Auckland. © 2018 Allergan. All rights reserved.
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