BELKYRA® is an FDA and Medsafe approved injectable, non-surgical treatment for moderate to severe submental fullness, more commonly known as double chin. BELKYRA® is a product of Allergan's- the same company that produces the trusted BOTOX® and Juvederm fillers range. It works by literally bursting adipocytes (fat cells) when injected into the submental fat under the chin which, after a series of treatments, will reduce submental fat and increase definition of the jawline.
BELKYRA® has been rigorously tested for efficacy and safety during pre-market trials. Approximately 70% of patients who received BELKYRA® reported a significant improvement in submental fat compared to placebo.
How many treatments will I need and how much does it cost? You will need an Initial Consultation- BELKYRA® to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment and to fully discuss BELKYRA® treatment and it's side effects.
You will need at least two treatments with BELKYRA® , and most people require 3-4 treatments but up to 6 may be required to get the desired result. Treatments are spaced 6-8 weeks apart to allow your body to completely recover before the next treatment is performed. The first two treatments are $2700 together, and every subsequent treatment is $1500.
Is there any downtime? There is downtime associated with this treatment. Immediately after injection of BELKYRA® there is swelling in the area under the chin. This means that the treatment is working- the fat cells are lysing (bursting) and your body is undergoing an inflammatory reaction to eliminate the burst fat cells. This swelling can be significant and can last several weeks. We advise planning your treatment around important social and work events. We use local anaesthetic to make it more comfortable for you.
Am I a good candidate for treatment with BELKYRA®? BELKYRA® is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe submental fullness. If your submental fullness is classified as mild, if the submental fullness is due to large muscles in this area rather than fat, or if you have excess skin laxity in this area you are not a good candidate for this treatment.
You must be aged 18 years to 65 years to undergo treatment with BELKYRA® and you must not be pregnant. Your suitability for this treatment can be discussed in your Initial Consultation.
Are there any side effects? Side effects include bruising and/or redness, numbness, warmth, discolouration, and pain at the injection sites. We use local anaesthetic to make it more comfortable, and you may with to take Paracetamol before your treatments. FaceWorks will fully discuss BELKYRA® with you at your Initial Consultation.
For more information about BELKYRA® see the official website from Allergan, the makers of BELKYRA® here
To discuss if you are a good candidate for treatment with BELKYRA® please book a BELKYRA® Initial Consultation (required even for existing patients) with Dr Teresa Cattin here.