BELKYRA® results chin/jawline injections
Belkyra Fat Dissolving
BELKYRA® is a new injectable treatment also known as the flab jab for treating double chins.
It was licensed in the UK for submental fat in December 2020. At Cosmedics we are one of the first skin clinics to offer Belkyra which is the only FDA approved medicine to permanently dissolve fat in the chin area.
Compared to the higher price and risks attached to surgical options (such as liposuction or neck lifts), this new and trusted fat dissolving treatment is a simple walk in walk out same day procedure.
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While BELKYRA® is new to the UK, it has been popular for a number of years in the USA, where it is known as Kybella. It has now been passed by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) for release in the UK.
Belkyra is an injectable product that when injected into fat deposits it destroys the fat cells and excreting the fat via your lymphatics so that the end result is reduction in the double chin and improved neck chin profile.
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Treatment only takes about 5-10 minutes and involves up to 10-15 tiny injections in total, using tiny acupuncture sized needles. For best results, doctors may recommend a course of treatments with 1-3 sessions 4-6 weeks apart.
Immediately after the treatment it is normal to get a bull frog like swelling for up to 5 days. There is some slight discomfort for 5-10 minutes after the injections which then subsides quickly.
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|BELKYRA® (Kybella)||From £750 - £1,000|
The cost of consultation with our doctors is £50. This is redeemable against the cost of treatment carried out on the same day.
Prices are a guide to the costs and the exact price can only be determined once the doctor has examined you in person.
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BELKYRA® FAQ: Questions & Answers
BELKYRA® Pre-Booking Information
- Allow 30 minutes for the treatment session, as it is advisable to cold compress the area for 15 minutes afterwards
- The treated area will be swollen (like a bull frog) for up to 7-10 days, of which the first 2-3 days are the most noticeable so please arrange diary accordingly.
- Second treatments are possibly required after 4-6 weeks according to the results after the first treatment
- Not suitable for patients under 18, pregnant, diabetes (type1) and soya allergy
Why do I have a double chin if I’m not overweight?
Double chins are not necessarily due to excess weight. Some normal and slim people can also be susceptible to storing fat in this area, even if they are healthy and active. It is often due to genetic predisposition. Facial structure can also emphasise the problem.
What is BELKYRA® made of?
The principal active ingredient in BELKYRA® is deoxycholic acid injection. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat that has been consumed in food.
When BELKYRA® is injected into the area beneath the chin, the injection destroys those excessive fat cells.
Is BELKYRA® treatment painful?
No, we ensure that the treatment is completely comfortable throughout. We can use numbing creams and local anaesthetic if required.
It stings for about 5-10 minutes and then feels like a dull ache. This is helped by using a cold compress after the injections.
After treatment, the area can feel very hot as the chemical gets to work, breaking down the fatty deposits. Any discomfort can be managed by applying a cold pack to the area and taking regular painkillers (i.e. paracetamol or ibuprofen). Any discomfort should subside within a few hours.
Are there any side-effects?
BELKYRA® is quite well tolerated and side-effects tend to be quite minor and short term.
You may get some swelling, bruising, discomfort, numbness, redness, areas of hardness, tingling or itchiness in the treatment area. These should pass within a few days. Patients are welcome and encouraged to contact our team for advice in case of any concerns.
Is there any swelling after BELKYRA® injections?
You can expect some initial swelling after treatment. This will be noticeable for the first 7-10 days that then settles over the next few weeks.
When will I see results appearing?
BELKYRA® isn’t instant, it takes around 4 weeks for the fat to be expelled from the body. However, each treatment session will start the process and trigger further improvements. Optimum results will be developed by around 4-6 weeks after your final treatment session.
How many treatments will I need?
Normally 1-3 treatment sessions are advised to get the best results. These will be carried out about 4-6 weeks apart.
We often recommend a course of treatments because each successive session will destroy an additional amount of fat, gradually improving the contour of the chin.
Your treatment plan will be discussed and agreed at your first consultation appointment with the Doctor/Surgeon who would be carrying out the treatment.
Is BELKYRA® treatment permanent?
Once the fat cells have been removed from your body they’re gone. You cannot produce more fat cells, so results can be permanent.
However, if you gain weight, the remaining/existing fat cells can increase in size.
We always recommend maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle for best results in the long term.
Can I use BELKYRA® for other areas of fat? (belly, arms etc)
BELKYRA® is only approved for treating the double chin area. It is not suitable for use elsewhere on the face or body.
What happens to the fat?
BELKYRA® breaks down and destroys fat cells. These are then permanently eliminated from the body via normal metabolic processes.
Is Belkyra FDA Approved?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Kybella as a treatment for adults with moderate-to-severe fat below the chin, known as submental fat.
BELKYRA® (UK brand name) has now been approved by the MHRA for use in the UK.
AFTERCARE INFORMATION – BELKYRA Treatment
Apply a cold compress to the treated areas every 4-6 hours for the first few days. You can take some ibuprofen or paracetamol for and mild discomfort. Gentle massaging of the area with moisturising cream will help the lymphatics drain the fat droplets and prevent minor lumpiness.
BELKYRA® Clinics Near You
London Harley Street, Putney, South Kensington & City of London