Non-surgical Belkyra may be an option
A double chin, also known as submental fullness, is a concern amongst both men and women in Ottawa. The neck and chin area is an area of the body that often doesn’t respond as effectively to exercise and changes in diet as areas such as the abdomen or legs. Genetics, weight gain, and aging play a significant role in submental fullness as well. Until recently, liposuction in Ottawa was really the only way to address the extra fat of a double chin.
At Concept Medical in Ottawa, we offer a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative to surgical liposuction for those patients bothered by a double chin. Belkyra is a Health Canada approved procedure, that helps reduce and eliminate unwanted chin fullness. Other options to Belkyra in Ottawa include liposuction as well as CoolSculpting which uses cold to freeze the fat.
Belkyra (also known as Kybella in the US) contains deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule. When Belkyra is injected into the fat cells under the chin, it permanently breaks down the fat. The broken down fat is then eliminated naturally from your body. 2-4 treatments are usually required, however, following this retreatment is not usually needed.
Belkyra offers an alternative solution to surgery to improve the contour of your jawline and improve or eliminate your double chin. Your Belkyra treatment is never delegated to a non-medical staff member and will always be performed by one of Concept Medical’s physicians.
Following a detailed consultation, an area is marked under your chin with an erasable white pencil. You will receive an ice pack to cool the skin, which helps to reduce discomfort during your treatment. Anesthetic is not necessary and Belkyra injections are usually well tolerated.
Belkyra involves a number of small and finely placed injections into the fat layer under the chin. At Concept Medical, a treatment takes only a few minutes and you may return to your normal daily activities following your appointment. Belkyra is ideal for men and women over the age of 18 who have a bothersome submental fullness.
For more information about Belkyra, free to contact our medical team.