BELKYRA® (Kybella) Fat Reduction Injections

New injectable treatment launching soon. Fat-melting injections to tackle double chin for a slimmer profile.

What is BELKYRA®?

BELKYRA® is a brand new treatment, due to launch in 2018, for tackling double chin.

You may have already read in the press about the new ‘fat melting injections’ which are already FDA approved and available in the USA under the name ‘Kybella’.

BELKYRA®, as it will be known in the UK, will bring clients a new option for tackling the difficult area of submental fullness – excess fat beneath the chin or ‘double chin’.

Results of treatment in the USA show significant reduction in fullness beneath the chin through use of BELKYRA® injections, delivering a slimmer profile and a better defined chin and jawline.

Surveys have shown that 67% of adults hate the double chin area. BELKYRA® treatment helps to achieve a stronger jawline which looks more youthful and stronger character.

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    Double Chin

    Why do I have a double chin?

    There are a number of reasons why women and men can develop submental fullness (double chin) and it is often a combination of factors which apply. These include

    • Genetic tendency (perhaps a parent had a similar issue)
    • Ageing
    • Weight gain

    There is not much that a person can do about genetic tendency combined with the natural ageing process.

    Even trying to tackle weight gain can be frustrating, as diet and exercise can have little influence over the fat beneath the chin, as it can be quite stubborn to shift once it has accumulated.

    The 'Science Bit'

    Price of Double Chin Treatment

    We are currently awaiting information on costs and a launch date for UK availability.

    Prices will be confirmed when we have further details.

    Our treatments are competitively priced and we also offer an affordable interest-free monthly payment option for clients who prefer to spread the cost.

    Consultations at SkinViva are offered free of charge with our aesthetic medical professionals.

    Got a Question?

    Will the fat come back?
    Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, as they are broken down and flushed out by the body. So further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

    However, we would generally advise a healthy diet and active exercise regime for all our clients, to maintain a stable weight and avoid new buildup of fatty areas.
    How many sessions will I need?
    We are currently advised that 2 sessions are generally required to achieve best results. Sometimes further treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired result and some clients may expect up to 6 treatments.

    This will vary for each individual and will be fully discussed at your consultation.

    Will it hurt?
    For most people, BELKYRA® fat-melting injections can be uncomfortable but not painful.

    The discomfort will be quite short-lived, lasting only around 10 minutes.
    How long does treatment take?
    The process of injecting takes around 15 minutes, but appointments are longer to allow for a consultation. This is vital to take account of any medical information as well as understanding what you are trying to achieve.
    Will I see the results straightaway?
    No, it will take a little time for BELKYRA® to act on the fat cells. This does mean that the results are gradual and natural. We'd expect the results to develop over 2-4 weeks following your treatment.
    Will I have treatment there and then?
    Some clients are keen to go ahead in the same appointment and we allow time for this, but if you're not absolutely sure, we'd encourage you to go home and think about it. We'd be happy to book you in for treatment at a later time.
    Can I have fat-melting injections on other areas of the face or body?
    BELKYRA® is specifically designed for double chin area and this will be reflected when it is licensed in the UK. So unfortunately we can't use it for other areas, such as the cheeks, tummy, buttocks, thighs, arms etc.
    How does BELKYRA® compare to liposuction?
    Previously, surgical liposuction would have been the main method of trying to improve double chin. This is expensive, involving a certain amount of recovery/aftercare. Surgery carries a number of risks and complications too.

    By comparison, BELKYRA®is cheaper, safer with a faster recovery.
    What happens to the fat?
    BELKYRA® breaks down the membranes of the targeted fat cells, causing them to collapse and then be processed and expelled through the body's normal metabolic processes.
    Are there any side-effects?
    Side-effects are relatively minor and easily managed. Apart from the initial discomfort of the injections, clients may experience some localised swelling, tenderness and bruising around the injection site. This should dissipate within a few days.
    Can I ask another question?
    Of course. You can use the consultation to ask any questions at all, or if you'd prefer to get in touch in advance, please feel free to call our friendly team or use the enquiry form on this page. We'd be happy to help.
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