Double chin reduction using Belkyra®

Belkyra® treatment is a non-surgical, injectable treatment that is safe, fast and effectively reduces the double chin within 2-6 treatments, leaving a more defined, contoured jawline and neck profile.

About Double chin reduction using Belkyra®

Double chins, or otherwise described as excess volume under the chin affects many men and women regardless of age or weight. Excess fat below the chin may be a result of aging, genetics or weight gain. Often exercise and diet are not enough to diminish the double chin effect. Double chin or excess volume under the chin, is one of the most prevalent issues people have about their own appearance, in both men and women. The Belkyra® treatment is a non-surgical option to target the area of unwanted volume underneath the chin. This treatment can therefore help you achieve a more defined profile.

Double chin reduction (Belkyra®)


Local anesthetic and cooling packs are used to numb the area before treatment

The treatment then involves multiple injections of Belkyra® under the chin, across at least two sessions. Each session takes around 45 minutes. Every treatment is tailored to suit the specific requirements and facial structure of each individual.

The most common side effects associated with double-chin reducing injections include: pain at the injection site, swelling, bruising, numbness, redness, tingling, formation of small areas of hardness, warmth and discolouration, and itching around the treatment area. Such side effects are temporary and resolve with time.

Belkyra® is a non-surgical, injectable treatment that is safe, fast and effectively reduces the double chin within 2-6 treatments. This product destroys and breaks down the fat cells The fat from the cells is then removed by the blood stream where it gets excreted out of the body.
Once the cells are broken down they can no longer store or accumulate fat. The active ingredient in Belkyra® is synthesised deoxycholic acid. Deoxcholic acid also occurs naturally in the body where it helps to break down dietary fat. When Belkyra is injected below the chin, the product reduces the fat and leaves you with a more contoured jaw and neck profile.

Most patients will see the desired improvements within 2-4 treatments, but some may require up to 6 to achieve their desired results. Once you have achieved your desired results, further Belkyra treatments will not be required as Deoxycholic acid is a cytolyic drug. Once the cell membrane is lysed, which occurs 15-20 minutes after injection, that cell is unable to accumulate fat again.
This treatment is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Dr Dani Waxman Will discuss the treatment and all possible side effects with you at your initial consultation and ensure all your questions are fully answered.
The New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM) recommends that this treatment be carried out by Doctors only. This reflects international best practice.

The number of vials required per treatment varies from person to person and is tailored to the individual need .

Before and After images

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