Belkyra The Science Behind The Double Chin Killer

Belkyra is the latest, innovative, non-surgical treatment available to shrink fat and its benefits are amazing. Belkyra is also known as Kybella in the United States. Deoxycholic acid is a bile salt found naturally in the body which helps to emulsify fats as well as other functions. Kybella, or Belkyra, is a synthetic form of this, used for injectable cosmetic treatment. Belkyra destroys fat cells where it is injected. Belkyra has been approved for the treatment of moderate to severe submental or, “double chin” fat in Canada and the US.

Stubborn fat deposits under the chin can be a frustration for both men and women, young and old. People are often self-conscious about smiling, talking and laughing while being aware that a double chin is visible. Specifically, for men, clothing such as collared shirts and ties are commonly worn in the professional world can really draw attention to the problem of a double chin. Because the jawline is one of the most masculine features of a man’s face, when we get rid of the double chin with Belkyra, it can make the jawline look more chiseled and masculine.

Plenty of men and women are seeking Belkyra as an alternative to surgical liposuction for this tricky area. Typically, a numbing agent is applied to the treatment area. The injection sites are mapped out and up to 50 individual injections may be administered per session. Deoxycholic acid causes adipocytolysis, which breaks apart the membrane of the fat cells and essentially injures them, so that they can be broken down and reabsorbed by the body. The immune system is triggered by this process and will remove the “defective” cells from the area over a period of a couple weeks.


Initially, some tingling and a sensation of tightness or pressure may be experienced after injection. For the first few days, patients can expect swelling, depending on how much fat is being treated in the area. Swelling indicates that the immune system is responding well and this will resolve on its own. Treatments are typically spaced at least one month apart, so as to allow completion of this inflammatory process. Your Physician will advise you to avoid any known blood thinners prior to treatment and you should be sure to let them know if you have any of the following issues prior to treatment:

  • *Do you have an allergy to deoxycholic acid? 
  • *Do you have trouble swallowing 
  • *Do you have a thyroid disorder 
  • * Do you have swollen lymph glands in your neck 
  • * Do you have a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder such ashemophilia.


  • * Are you pregnant or breastfeeding? 
  • * Are you under 18?

Belkyra Treatment in Toronto may be right for you if you did not answer “Yes” to the above questions and you have moderate to severe fat under your chin that you would like to see gone for good. Belkyra will not tighten or remove excess skin. Your injector will examine you and make recommendations for a treatment plan to help you meet your goals.




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