Allergan Receives ‘Positive Opinion’
Manufacturer of Belkyra chin fat-busting injections, Allergan, is one step closer to releasing the product in the UK after receiving ‘positive opinion’ from the Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA).
BELKYRA is better known as KYBELLA – its USA trademark. The injectable solution based on deoxycholic acid is designed to treat ‘submental fullness’, which is also known as double chin or chin fat.
Data from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery in 2015 showed that 67% of patients said that they were concerned or bothered about their chin/neck area, making the most troublesome condition.
BELKYRA treatment will be prescription only (as is the case with BOTOX anti-ageing injections) and will be the first prescription medicine to be licensed in Europe for the treatment of a double-chin.
David Nicholson, chief R&D officer at Allergan said:
“We are delighted to receive the ‘positive opinion’ from the MPA for BELKYRA, which provides men and women who are bothered by submental fullness with a new minimally-invasive treatment option.”
“Because of the extensive evidence behind the product, we see BELKYRA as a breakthrough treatment that will complement other aesthetic treatments.”
Allergan will continue to work with other countries to secure national marketing authorisations for using the treatment for patients with submental fullness.
UK Interest in BELKYRA/Kybella
Since the announcement of the products’ launch in the UK, Cosmedics Skin Clinics has built up an extensive waiting list of patients who want the treatment. Due to regulatory approvals, there is no fixed date yet for availability. However, patients who have asked to learn more will be notified as soon as it is available.
To join the waiting list, please comment on this post, on the BELKARA product information page or contact us via email.
COSMEDICS SKIN CLINICS
Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors. The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.
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