Non-invasive anti-aging treatments have become all the rage in the past few years, as they become safer to administer and have little to no downtime they’re definitely gaining popularity for those looking to smooth wrinkles and erase fine lines. Thanks to neuro-modulators and fillers, our faces have never looked younger—but what about our necks? Submental fullness, or a double chin, makes a dramatic impact on your appearance and makes many people feel self-conscious. Until recently, there weren’t many anti-aging solutions besides a neck lift to correct submental fullness, and not everyone was willing to go to such extreme measures.
Belkyra, known as Kybella in the United States, is an injectable specifically formulated to target fat cells under the chin and on the neck. The first FDA-approved injectable of it’s kind, Belkyra is a deoxyholic acid, a chemical substance that’s found within the human body. The acid works by breaking down the fat cell membrane and destroying the cell. Since the cells are actually being destroyed, the effects are believed to be permanent if there is no significant weight gain.
Your physician will create a customized plan for your treatment, but generally four to six sessions of injections are required for the best results and a noticeably firmer neck. Make sure to keep your neck moisturized to promote the growth of healthy new skin. There’s no real downtime required, but you make experience a bit of tenderness and bruising from the injection sites—just be sure to give your skin some TLC!
Belkyra is available at a number of medi-spas and clinics across the country, starting at around $1000, depending on the the size of the area to be treated. To get more information on Belkyra and to find a doctor and clinic, go to belkyra.ca.