Firstly, if you are reading this, you should know that you are not alone. Recent studies have shown that as much as 7 out of every 10 people feel that they would like to alter the appearance of the submental fullness and their overall jawline ( Double Chin area). This number resembles the same number of people that are bothered with their fine lines and wrinkles. SEVENTY percent!
There are a number of different reasons for developing a "double chin":
- Weight related
Contrary to popular belief, fullness among the jawline is often unaffected by diet or exercise. Since this area is such a crucial part of our facial profile, many clients feel self-conscious or even dissatisfied with their appearance. Often, despite the strictest diet plans and intense exercise regimes, this area seems resistant to conventional " fat loss" methods.
Until recently, there has been no other solution to removing the stubborn fat under the chin ( submental area) other than undergoing a neck lift or liposuction.
Belkyra (Deoxycholic Acid injection) is an approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness ( Double chin). Belkyra is injected into the subcutaneous fat causing permanent destruction of the fat cells. Once fat cells are destroyed, those cells cannot accumulate or store fat again.
Belkyra is a non-human, non-animal formulation of Deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule produced in our bodies to help with the the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. The compounded molecule resembles the Deoxycholic acid produced by our bodies 100%.
Belkyra is injected into the subcutaneous fat, this leads to permanent breakdown of the fat cells and in effect a well crafted, lean silhouette.
Belkyra is a non-surgical method for those who would like to see a slimmer chin but would rather not go under the knife to achieve it. If you would like to rid yourself of a full or double chin, look no further than Belkyra Grande Prairie and the benefits of the process below.
More commonly than not, the appearance of the chin and jawline are caused by a few major factors. No matter your age, fat under the chin can cause premature aging because it flips around the "Triangle of youth" so that our lower face becomes heavy. Often this is happening due to factors influences you beyond your control. These factors include:
- Genetics- A recessed or full chin can be passed down from generation to generation. The area under the chin is known for its capability to store fat cells, which is commonly inherited. Young patients are the biggest victims of this, as it typically gets worse as they age.
- Aging- The natural progression of aging includes a common factor for all: a fuller chin. Causes can include the accumulation of fat, loss of muscles, and extra skin in the surrounding area.
- Weight gain- Gaining weight comes naturally with age and can contribute to fat under the chin. Even moderate weight gain can add fullness to the area under the face.
Whatever the cause may be, Belkyra can help you counteract these effects. Once the treatment is in progress and the Deoxycholic acid substance is released, it immediately begins to break down fat cells, and remove them from your chin... It literally melts away fat.... PERMANENTLY.
As with any procedure, there are precautions and factors to be aware of before jumping on board.
Am I a candidate?
Belkyra is indicated for moderate to severe fullness of the submental area ( Double Chin)
What does the treatment process involve?
The first step is to book a consultation with Dr Wilhene Zwanepoel. As each individual has very specific goals and needs, every treatment plan differs. This will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation.
Belkyra is a process that often takes 4 to 6 sessions. The interval at which these sessions are schedules can range anywhere from 4-5 weeks. This may seem tedious, but it allows the process to be natural, non-surgical and minimally invasive. It also allows progression of results over time so that it will not be "obvious" that you have received treatment for this specific area.
That being said, this is a non-invasive, minimalistic procedure. There is minimal swelling, the process only takes about 15-20 minutes, and you should be able to walk out into public immediately after your appointment.
Ultimately, Belkyra is the go-to technique for those who find diet and exercise unproductive and would like a firmer jawline. It’s great for both men and women who would like to stay away from surgery and are in need of skin tightening or fat loss under the chin. So say goodbye to chin fat and reach out to book an appointment today.
Treatment duration: 15-30minutes
At Captivating Aesthetics, the first step is to book a consultation with Dr Wilhene Zwanepoel. During this consultation a brief medical and relevant aesthetic history will be taken. You will have the chance to discuss your treatment concerns, your treatment goals, your fears and concerns in regards to the actual treatment itself.
Photographs of your face and neck (silhouette) will be taken, from a few different angles. This will be done before every treatment, and serves to show the progression towards your end goal.
Same day treatment is often possible, and is usually discussed at the time of booking the consultation.
The actual process:
Depending on personal preference and time constraint, you may want to apply a topical anaesthetic before. You will receive specific guidelines if this is the case.
Before the injection process, the treatment area will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared. The treatment and non treatment zones will be marked out. A grid will be established. Icing or injectable freezing is done, depending on personal preference. Injections are done in the treatment zone. The actual injection of Belkyra (Deoxycholic Acid) takes only a few seconds.
You will also receive specific after-care directions.
It is very important to note that with this procedure you SHOULD expect swelling due to the process that is happening. Other things to consider will be discussed during the consultation.
What is the downtime?
Essentially you can go on with life as normal.
Most of the swelling settles between day 3-7. If there was any small needle entry bruising, this can be covered up with concealer.
The total cost of the procedure will be determined on an individual basis according to your treatment goals and specific needs. As everyone has different end goals, every treatment plan differs. This will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation.