Excess fat in the double chin area is often related to genetics. Even if an exemplary diet and physical activity program are followed, they are sometimes not enough to solve the problem. Until recently, the only possible solution to treat the fat in this area was surgical, with liposuction. The arrival of Belkyra, an injectable product, has been revolutionary in the field of aesthetic medicine. Here is everything you need to know about this treatment.
HOW BELKYRA WORKS
Belkyra is a treatment that involves the injection of a product, deoxycholic acid, into the fat cells of the double chin area. Deoxycholic acid is a molecule that occurs naturally in the human body and is used to break down the fatty substances we ingest. When injected into the double chin area, Belkyra destroys the membrane of fat cells, making them disappear permanently. Before proceeding with a Belkyra treatment, your treating professional will examine you to ensure that you are a good candidate for this treatment.
Before the Belkyra injections begin, the area to be treated will first be outlined with a pencil. Afterwards, an erasable grid will be placed on the skin to allow the treating professional to perform injections at very precise distances to ensure a uniform treatment and an optimal result. The patient may apply ice to the area to be treated for a few minutes before and after the injections. The ice will reduce the discomfort and swelling that may be experienced with this treatment. Once the injections are done, the patient can leave and go about his or her business as usual. Two to six treatments at 8-week intervals may be required before optimal results are achieved.