Belkyra™/ Kybella™: The Non-Surgical way to blast that double chin
- Number of Sessions Required: 2 – 4
- Spacing Between Sessions: 4 – 6 Weeks apart
- Length of Each Session: 20 Minutes
- Cost: $1,500 per treatment session
What is it?
Belkyra™ is the first non-surgical injectable for reducing moderate to severe fat deposits under the chin. It is made of a substance that is naturally found in your body called deoxycholic acid. This naturally-occurring molecule aids in breaking down fat for permanent correction, further preventing the storage and accumulation of fat cells under the chin. Belkyra™ is the first and only approved injectable treatment by both Health Canada and US Food and Drug Administration (called Kybella™ in the US) to be used in adults for reducing double chins, also called “submental fat”. Previously, only liposuction or surgery could be used to get rid of double chins.
How does Belkyra™ work?
Belkyra™ is injected under your chin and causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store fat, making the results permanent. Our staff at Rejuvenate Medical Spa will customize your Belkyra™ treatment plan and will be able to determine how many treatments are needed to achieve your desired chin profile. Many clients’ experiences visible results after two to four treatments sessions each spaced no less than one month apart. During these 15 minute sessions, board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. M. W Elmaraghy, will administer Belkyra™ beneath the chin through a series of injections.
Is Belkyra™ permanent?
Yes, the effects of Belkyra™ are permanent. When injected, Belkyra™ causes the destruction of fat cells; once destroyed, those cells can no longer store fat. There are no maintenance or up keep treatments or additional injections needed. After the treatments, the results are permanent.
What research is behind Belkyra™?
Belkyra™ has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over twenty clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide treated with Belkyra™ and its American name, Kybella™. Belkyra™ is a part of the Allergan family of products that include BOTOX® Cosmetic, Juvederm®, and LATISSE®. At the current time injections of Belkyra™ to other areas of the body have not been researched nor approved.