One of the most common places that fat can accumulate is on the chin and neck. Often called a “double chin,” this concern can develop in people of all weights and fitness levels, and to both men and women. This type of fatty tissue, more formally referred to as submental fat or submental fullness, can be particularly resistant to diet and exercise. As a result, many individuals resort to surgery to enhance their facial contours. However, there’s another option. BELKYRA™ is an innovative, non-surgical cosmetic injectable designed to reduce fatty tissue in this area. Available from our skilled physician, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, this advanced technique may be able to help you achieve the look you desire with minimal downtime.
If you would like to learn more about BELKYRA™, or if you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact our office today.
What Is BELKYRA™?
The secret to BELKYRA™ is in the formulation. Comprised of deoxycholic acid, this naturally occurring substance is found in the body and is used to help break down fat cells. When strategically administered into the skin on the chin and neck, BELKYRA™ can destroy excess fat cells, which can then be filtered out of the body through natural processes.
What Can I Expect?
During your initial complimentary consultation, our experienced physician will evaluate your concerns and determine if BELKYRA™ is right for you. She will then deliver a series of injections into the treatment area. To enhance your comfort, we use ultrafine needles and, if desired, cold compresses and topical anesthetic, to make this experience as pleasant as possible.
Treatment typically takes about 30 minutes, and you can return home after the procedure. You can return to your normal daily activities once you feel comfortable. Additionally, you may experience some tenderness and bruising at the injection sites. There will be some swelling, which may last up to a week before it begins to subside.
BELKYRA™ works gradually for the most natural-looking result possible. You should begin to see the effects after a few weeks, with the full outcome from your first treatment visible within about eight weeks. In most cases, two-to-three treatments are sufficient to achieve your goals. Dr. Ebrahim can determine the best course of action for your desired outcome during your visit.
If you’re interested in fat reduction in other areas of the body, CoolSculpting® is also available from our practice.
Would you like to know more? Contact our practice today and we can answer your questions, help you schedule a complimentary consultation, or provide additional information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.