Double Chin Reduction Treatment
A combination of factors such as lifestyle, hormones, heredity and age can contribute to the formation of excess fullness under the chin often referred to as a ‘double chin’. Also known as Kybella® in the U.S., Belkyra™ is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment, made up of a substance called deoxycholic acid, which emulates the acid naturally created by the liver that aids in the digestion of fat. When Belkyra™ is administered, there is a dramatic reduction of fat under the skin, creating a slim and defined jawline.
How it Works
When Belkyra™ is administered to the unwanted fat that creates a ‘double chin’, deoxycholic acid helps the body to metabolize and filter away this fat. The procedure consists of minor aesthetic injections, performed by one of Spruce’s experienced doctors. Prior to the injections, a topical analgesia or a local injection of anesthesia is administered to make the duration of the treatment more comfortable. The treatment from start to finish takes from 15 to 30 minutes.
The outcome of this simple, non-invasive procedure is a significant reduction in unwanted fat around the chin and jawline. Minor redness, bruising and swelling of the area is expected for a few days post injection and results are most often seen within a month and likely to be permanent. During each treatment, fat cells that are exposed to the deoxycholic acid are dissolved and metabolized normally by the body reducing fat around the jawline. Depending on the amount of fat in this area, more than one injection may be required to get the desired reduction.