Belkyra Double Chin Injections Treatment in London
Belkyra (Kybella) injections are designed to dissolve submental fat and hence reduce the appearance of a double chin without surgery or invasive liposuction procedures. PLEASE NOTE BELKYRA IS NOT YET AVAILABLE IN THE UK.
Belkyra Injections for Double Chin Treatment at City Skin Clinic
Belkyra, known as Kybella in the US, is a fat dissolving injection that has been designed by Allergan (the makers of Botox and Juvederm) and which has been FDA-approved for double chin reduction. Belkyra injections work by destroying fat cells and hence reducing the appearance of submental fullness (fat under the chin). Double chin reduction has traditionally been limited to invasive surgical procedures such as liposuction. Belkyra offers a non-invasive injectable alternative and was shown to give a meaningful reduction of fat even after 2 years in 90% of patients based on trials across Europe and the United States.
What is BELKYRA and how does it work?
BELKYRA contains deoxycholic acid which is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring molecule in the body that normally helps in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. BELKYRA destroys the fat cells when injected into submental fat beneath the chin. These cells are then no longer able to store fat and hence the end result is a noticeable reduction in the appearance of a double chin and improved profile. BELKYRA works best for those with mild to moderate amounts of fat beneath the chin. However, the FDA also approved it for use even in severe cases.
What does BELKYRA treatment involve?
Your doctor will start by taking a detailed history and examination. They will use this to design a personalised treatment plan for your needs. After numbing your skin, the treatment will involve a series of injection. This can be as many as 60 injections into the fat underneath the chin. This takes 20-30 minutes. Whilst there is no downtime to BELKYRA injections as occurs with surgery, there is usually swelling after the procedure. For best results, you may need a course of BELKYRA treatments. This can be up to 6 sessions (at least 4 weeks apart).
When will I see results after BELKYRA injections and how long do they last?
Most people will see noticeable results after 2-4 BELKYRA (KYBELLA) treatments. However, you may need up to 6 treatments (at least 4 weeks between each treatment). Since Kybella destroys the fat cells, there should not be any need for further treatment once you have completed a course. The results however are not permanent if you gain weight.
We’re Moving Our Aesthetic Skin Clinic Online!
We’re excited to announce that we’re moving our aesthetic skin clinic to an online service! This means that we’re no longer accepting new patients for injectable treatments at our physical clinic in London. However, we are welcoming new clients to our online skin clinic. Here we offer personalised prescription-strength acne, hyperpigmentation and anti-aging treatments like Tretinoin and Hydroquinone. You can expect the same exceptional service that we have built over the years. All under the care and monitoring of our aesthetic doctors all from the comfort of your home. We’ll work with you to create a personalised treatment plan that meets your individual needs and goals. We’ll be there to support you every step of the way.