BELKYRA™ For Double Chin Treatments
Number of sessions required: 2-4
Time Between treatments: 4-6 weeks apart
Length of treatment: 20 minutes
BELKYRA™, also known as KYBELLA™ in the United States, is an injectable drug that over a series of sessions will help to reduce the fat layer in the chin to help redefine your jawline and slim your chin. It is an effective way to get rid of your double chin without surgery. BELKYRA™ is a made of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies. Deoxycholic acid when injected will destroy the cell membranes of fat cells under the skin and help with the absorption of fat. Both BELKYRA™ (Canada) and KYBELLA™ (United States) are Health Canada and FDA approved, respectively. They are simple aesthetic injections performed by a skilled and trained medical specialist much like the injection of a dermal filler like JUVEDERM®.
The best candidates are women and men who are over the age of 18, and are bothered by the look of excess fat underneath the chin keeping in mind to be a good candidate you need to also have realistic expectations and be relatively healthy. A double chin is a bother for many as it makes them appear to be heavier, less healthier, and older than how they really are. If you try to hide your chin or complain about its appearance then perhaps it is time for you to book your free consultation to discuss what BELKYRA™ can do for you.
Belkyra, also known as Kybella in the United States, is a non-surgical treatment option for reducing the appearance of a double chin. It is an injectable treatment that contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to break down and absorb dietary fat.
During the treatment, a series of small injections of Belkyra are administered into the fat under the chin. The deoxycholic acid works to break down the fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated by the body over time. The number of injections required depends on the individual’s specific needs and the amount of submental fat that needs to be treated.
Belkyra treatment is generally well-tolerated, with minimal downtime and side effects. Some common side effects may include swelling, bruising, and discomfort at the injection site, but these usually resolve within a few days.
The results of Belkyra treatment are typically visible within a few weeks to a few months, depending on the individual’s response to the treatment. Multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired results, and the results can be long-lasting as long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained.
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Other Treatment Options for Double Chin
CoolSculpting For Double Chin
CoolSculpting is a groundbreaking, non-invasive fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling technology to freeze and eliminate stubborn fat cells. Developed by Harvard scientists, this FDA-approved procedure has revolutionized the world of body contouring and sculpting, offering patients a safe and effective alternative to invasive surgical procedures.
Benefits of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting offers numerous advantages over traditional fat reduction methods, such as liposuction:
- Non-invasive: No anesthesia, incisions, or sutures are needed, making it a safer and more comfortable option.
- Minimal downtime: Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately following treatment.
- Targeted fat reduction: CoolSculpting allows for precise targeting of specific areas, leading to more uniform results.
- Long-lasting results: The treated fat cells are permanently removed, providing long-lasting results when combined with a healthy lifestyle.
CoolSculpting Treatment Areas
CoolSculpting is versatile and effective for treating various areas of the body, including:
- Submental area (double chin)
- Flanks (love handles)
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper arms
- Back and bra area
- Underneath the buttocks (banana roll)
Ultherapy For Double Chin
Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin under the chin. The treatment requires no downtime and can provide gradual, natural-looking results.
Ultherapy harnesses the power of micro-focused ultrasound energy to target the skin’s foundational layer without disrupting the surface. This energy stimulates collagen production, which in turn tightens and lifts the skin, resulting in a more defined jawline and reduced double chin appearance. Ultrasound energy is delivered through a handheld device, which is placed on the treatment area. The device emits ultrasound waves that penetrate the skin and reach the underlying tissues, specifically targeting the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layer. This layer is responsible for supporting and connecting the facial muscles and skin. By focusing on the SMAS layer, Ultherapy effectively lifts and tightens the skin for a more sculpted appearance.
Ultherapy Device: Transducer Selection
The Ultherapy device utilizes different transducers to deliver focused ultrasound energy at various depths, allowing for customized treatment based on the patient’s individual needs. The three primary transducers used in Ultherapy are:
DS 1.5: This transducer emits ultrasound energy at a depth of 1.5 millimeters (mm) beneath the skin’s surface, primarily targeting the superficial dermis. It is often used for delicate areas, such as the eyelids and periocular region.
DS 3.0: Emitting energy at a depth of 3.0 mm, this transducer focuses on the deep dermis and is well-suited for facial contouring and tightening.
DS 4.5: Designed to reach the SMAS layer at a depth of 4.5 mm, this transducer is ideal for lifting and tightening the skin in the submental area (double chin) and jawline.
The Science Behind Ultherapy: Thermal Coagulation Points
Ultherapy works by creating small, controlled thermal coagulation points within the targeted tissue layers. The heat generated by the ultrasound energy causes the collagen fibers in the skin to contract and denature, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. This response leads to the production of new collagen, which restores the skin’s elasticity, tightness, and support structure.
Over time, as the newly produced collagen matures and remodels, the skin becomes firmer and more lifted, resulting in a more defined jawline and a reduced appearance of a double chin. The gradual nature of this process ensures that the results appear natural and subtle, without any telltale signs of intervention.