A double chin is a common condition for both men and women, and it can have a significant impact on a person’s self confidence. Attributed to genetics, weight gain and age, if you suffer from annoying fat beneath your chin, there’s now a much easier way to banish that double chin permanently, without the need for invasive surgery.
Belkyra is a non-invasive treatment to tackle submental fullness – which we commonly refer to as a double chin. Removing the need for invasive surgical liposuction, Belkyra (known as Kybella in the United States) is a new injectable treatment with very little downtime designed to dissolve fat permanently. It’s best suited to patients with mild to moderate fat under their chin.
During the treatment a synthetic deoxycholic acid will be injected into the fatty area beneath the chin. This leads to a reduction in the fullness under the chin. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body, which helps to break down and absorb fat.
The procedure requires dozens of small injections, with each treatment last around 20-30 minutes. How many sessions you require will depend on how much fat you have under your chin. Afterwards, you may experience swelling, bruising, numbness and redness for up to a week.
One of our trained medical aesthetic clinicians will carry out the treatment, after an initial consultation has taken place to determine if this procedure is right for you. Please call the WA Skin and Vein Clinic on 08 9203 6111 to book an appointment to discuss your treatment options with the team.