More and more people in Ottawa are unhappy with their chin, jaw, and neck area. The main reason is due to extra fat under the chin, also known as a double chin or submental fullness. Double chins may obscure a sleek jawline or may make people appear overweight. A double chin may occur for a number of reasons. Whether it’s genetics, weight gain, or age (or a combination of all 3) very few people actually like their double chin, and many would prefer it reduced or gone. For people with double chins in Ottawa, exercise and diet may not be enough to achieve the chin contour they are looking for.
Up until recently, liposuction was really the only effective treatment in Ottawa for a double chin. However, a new injectable treatment called Belkyra, known as Kybella in the U.S., became available last year to help reduce the double chin, contouring the jawline and neck. Belkyra (Kybella in the U.S.), is a novel and effective non-surgical treatment for patients with a double chin in Ottawa.
At Concept Medical, Belkyra helps reduce chin fat, which in turn results in a more defined chin and jaw line. Belkyra is made of a naturally occurring compound called deoxycholic acid, which your body uses to break down fat from food. When Belkyra is carefully injected into the fat beneath the chin it begins to permanently destroy fat cells. The fat is then naturally escorted out of your body over the following weeks.
Although Belkyra is considered safe, side effects may occur, and a consultation prior to treatment is important to ensure treatment is right for you. Belkyra injections at Concept Medical in Ottawa are administered only by our trained physicians and never delegated to non-medical staff. Results are not immediate, but rather occur over weeks following Belkyra treatment. Result do vary, however, most patients require 2-4 treatments for their optimal results. Each Belkyra treatment is spaced about 1-2 months apart, and up to 6 Belkyra treatments may be performed. Fortunately, the results of Belkyra are considered permanent and retreatment is usually not necessary. Your normal activities may commence immediately following Belkyra in Ottawa with minimal to no downtime. For more information about double chin treatments and Belkyra in Ottawa, please contact our office.