Dealing with submental fullness can cause a person to feel unattractive and depressed. If you are unfamiliar with submental fullness, it is likely that you know it as a double chin. It is basically the fat that collects right under a person’s jawline. In addition to the fact that it makes a person feel bad about the way they look, this fat is exceptionally frustrating because it usually does not respond to diet or exercise. A person could go on an extreme diet, lose a ton of weight, and still have a double chin. Many out there who are dealing with this submental fullness are actually quite fit and slender. However, they have submental fat that causes them to look heavier than they really are. Thankfully, Belkyra® exists.
Belkyra® is an effective solution for reducing a double chin. The main ingredient in this treatment is deoxycholic acid. This breaks down fat and dissolves it. You do not have to worry about this being a risky treatment. It is actually something that occurs naturally in the liver and helps a person to digest the fatty foods they eat. When it is used for cosmetic purposes under the chin, the acid goes to work right away to break down the fat.
So, you may be wondering where the fat goes. It is naturally filtered out of the body. You do not have to do anything after you receive the injections of Belkyra®. It is not a treatment like liposuction where an incision is made and then the fat is physically removed from your body. Instead, you have injections of the product in the area underneath the chin. In the weeks that follow the treatment, the acid dissolves the fat, and then it is removed in a natural way. It is really that simple.
What happens after the treatment? Do you have to rest or take time off? No! You just get back to your day as you left it. You can go back to work or resume your other daily activities. In order to get the best results with this treatment, you will likely need to come to our office multiple times for a series of treatment sessions.