- Local Fat Deposit
- Double Chin
- Shape and Contour
In this age of smart phones and selfies, people are becoming more conscious of their facial aesthetics. What’s top of mind these days related to facial aesthetics is actually below the chin. Fullness under the chin, or what some may call a double chin, is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition known as submental fullness.
Fullness under the chin can impact both women and men equally. Fat stored under the chin is often resistant to diet and exercise alone and is generally caused by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain.Simply put, a fullness under the chin may be part of a person’s DNA.
Regardless of age and overall fat distribution, fullness under the chin can make a person look heavier and older than he or she is. The shape of the face and chin profile can influence how a person is viewed and more importantly impact how a person feels about themselves. For both men and women, a double chin can lead to a negative self-impression – even among younger adults.
Deoxycholic acid is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. BELKYRA™ is a proprietary deoxycholic acid that has been approved by Health Canada for non-surgical treatment of unwanted fat under the chin. It helps improve chin contour and profile.
Until now, people had to choose between a surgical option such as liposuction – surgically removing excess fat, handheld devices that freeze fat cells or an aggressive weight-loss regimen with potentially limited improvement.
When injected into fat under the skin, BELKYRA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Each in-office treatment session is typically 15-20 minutes. Many people experience visible results in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. On average 2-4 treatments are required to achieve optimal results. Our medical director, Dr. Matta will help you determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals.
Patients interested in learning more about Belkyra™ as a treatment for ͞double chin͟ are invited to contact our office at 905-790-6644.