Are you self-conscious about your double chin? Let’s explore the facts behind submental fat and the effective treatment options available to reduce the unwelcome condition of submental fullness.
The submental area is the region under your chin. Submental fat can grow in this region, causing a facial condition known as “submental fullness,” commonly referred to as a double chin. Fullness under the chin can be quite distressing, and it is often difficult to reduce even with healthy diet and exercise. People of any age, men or women, may be bothered by submental fat.
An increase in submental fat is caused by a combination of factors, including genetics, aging, and weight gain. Submental fat can be particularly distressing because it creates the illusion that a person is overweight, even if the rest of the body is in peak shape.
At Synergy Centre’s Beauty Within, we offer the BelkyraTM injectable treatment to eliminate profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin [also known as the double chin].
BelkyraTM is an injectable prescription medicine made of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body. BelkyraTM destroys the membranes of fat cells and assists with the absorption of fat. Approved by Health Canada, BelkyraTM is effective in improving the appearance of the submental fat over a series of sessions. The treatment can help redefine your jawline and improve your profile. It is an appealing treatment for clients wishing to avoid surgery.
BelkyraTM is administered in a series of sessions - typically 2-4 - spaced 4-6 weeks apart for the best results.
Treatment sessions usually take 30 minutes or less. After your treatment, you may return to your normal activities immediately. Although you may experience some bleeding, swelling, bruising, or tenderness at or near the treatment area, these side effects are typically short-lived and mild. Over time, you’ll notice your double chin gradually receding, revealing a slimmer, natural-looking neckline.
As with any fat removal treatment, once the fat cells are destroyed, they don’t return. If your normal weight is maintained, the reduction of submental fullness will be permanent. If a client gains weight, their fat cells will grow as usual in all areas of the body, but the treated area will be smaller than it would otherwise be.
Your first step is scheduling your complimentary consultation with Dr. Maria Tetelbaum at Synergy Centre - Beauty Within. We’ll discuss your goals and create a personalized treatment plan together.
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