*Individual results may vary
At our London clinic, men and women who want to get rid of their double chins now have an innovative, nonsurgical fat reduction treatment that can improve this common concern. Approved by Health Canada, BELKYRA is an injectable treatment proven through years of clinical studies to reduce submental fat — the fat that causes a double chin.
*Individual results may vary
How BELKYRA Works
BELKYRA injections contain a naturally occurring molecule called deoxycholic acid, which aids in digestion by breaking down dietary fat. When it is injected into the fat beneath the chin, BELKYRA destroys fat cells. As the cells break down, the body gradually eliminates them through its normal metabolic process. Once destroyed, these fat cells are gone for good.
Why Choose DermEffects for BELKYRA
Dr. Loo is a Royal College-certified dermatologist whose experience performing cosmetic injectable procedures helps ensure excellent results.
Dr. Wei Jing Loo customizes BELKYRA treatments after a physical exam and discussion of your aesthetic goals. Dr. Loo is a Royal College-certified dermatologist whose experience performing cosmetic injectable procedures helps ensure excellent results. A BELKYRA treatment session involves making several precise injections in a grid-like pattern that is marked at the beginning of the procedure. Women and men travel to DermEffects from Chatham-Kent and Sarnia to get BELKYRA treatments.
A topical anesthetic applied before the injections helps ensure you experience minimal discomfort during the treatment. Most patients experience visible improvement in the contour of their chins with 2 to 4 treatment sessions spaced at least a month apart. Swelling is the most common side effect, and it can be significant in some cases.
BELKYRA Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a good candidate for BELKYRA injections?
Anyone who is self-conscious about the fat below his or her chin may benefit from BELKYRA. Excess fat in this area may be a genetic trait, or it may be related to aging or weight gain. Men and women in their 20s and 30s may be excellent candidates for this treatment because their skin retains most of its elasticity, meaning it will “shrink to fit” the new contours once the fat cells are destroyed. BELKYRA injections can also be a good approach for patients in their 40s, 50s, and 60s — especially when combined with radiofrequency microneedling or Restylane® Skinboosters to tighten and smooth the neck’s crepey skin.
Is a BELKYRA treatment as quick as other injectable treatments such as BOTOX?
Yes. Depending on the number of injections needed, a typical treatment session may last between 20 and 30 minutes.
How much do BELKYRA treatments cost?
Because the treatments are customized, the price varies from patient to patient. The total cost depends primarily on 2 factors: the number of injections made per treatment session and the total number of sessions required to produce the desired results. We provide a price quote after your consultation, although the treatment plan may need to be adjusted as the results develop.
Do I need to take time off work?
BELKYRA injections can produce some significant swelling, particularly following the initial treatment. You may also experience some redness and soreness, but those side effects tend to resolve fairly quickly. Some patients may take off a few days from work if they are self-conscious about the swelling. Others may wear turtleneck tops or other clothes that conceal the neck.