No one likes to look at a photo of themselves only to notice that their double chin wasn’t a result of a bad camera angle. Unfortunately, for many, excess fat under the chin can be more than just a result of excessive weight gain. Genetics can play a role in it as well. And whether young or old, submental fat under the chin can age you and affect your self-esteem. Well thanks to BELKYRA™, you don’t have to feel that way anymore. If you suffer from stubborn, unwanted fat located under the chin, BELKYRA can help. Here’s how:

What is BELKYRA?

Chances are you’ve heard of Juvéderm® fillers or Botox® Cosmetic. Well BELKYRA (referred to as Kybella in the U.S) is similar to these injectable treatments. BELKYRA uses a safe Health Canada-approved substance that targets fat tissue and reduces – or in some cases, eliminates – excess fat under the chin.

It’s also non-surgical, so you can be in for a treatment and out in no time.

What are some causes of excess fat under the chin, or submental fat?

As previously mentioned, a collection of excess fat under the chin can be caused by a variety of factors. One of the most common of course, is weight gain. And the older we age, the more difficult it can be to lose that fat, especially as the tissue begins to lose elasticity, forcing the skin to sag.

Additionally, for many people, genetics have a role in causing fat under the chin, which can be extremely frustrating as weight loss may have little or no effect in this case at all.

How does BELKYRA work and what’s involved in the procedure?

Simply put, this injectable uses an active ingredient (deoxycholic acid) that causes the cell membrane of fat cells to break down, after which the fat cells are safely metabolized by the body.

The procedure begins with a consultation to assess and determine whether this treatment is the right solution for you. If BELKYRA is an appropriate treatment for you, treatment can begin. Your physician will anaesthetize the skin and apply a small injection grid to the submental area to provide evenness and accuracy. The treatment generally takes only a few minutes to complete.

So if you shy away from photos, or feel insecure about your double chin, there is a solution that’s simple, non-invasive and non-surgical. If you have submental fat that just won’t seem to go away no matter what you do, book a consultation to discover if BELKYRA is the solution you’ve been waiting for.