30 May Double Chin Dissolving Injections!
Cosmetic medicine just keeps getting better and better!
A groundbreaking new injectable treatment for the double chin ‘Belkyra’ is now available in Australia.
To some of us a double chin mightn’t seem like much of a big deal, but those who have a double chin say it often has a negative impact on their day to day lives. Both men and women alike say it not only impacts their confidence but often their careers too.
Recent studies have shown that for Australians of both sexes the double chin causes more concern than any other problem area. Both men and women said that they rated their double chin more of a concern than bags under the eyes, deep wrinkles, and drooping mouth or jowls.
While many people associate a double chin with excessive weight gain, it seems that this isn’t always the case. Many people are genetically pre-disposed to the condition, and often the area consists of stubborn fat which is resistant to diet and exercise.
Having excess fat around the chin makes people feel and often look fatter and older than they actually are. Many sufferers say they desperately avoid photos being taken of themselves, and often they adopt strategies to cover their double chin like wearing scarves or growing facial hair for men.
In the past the only real treatment for this condition was invasive surgery like liposuction or a neck lift. However with the launch of Belkyra, double chins can be treated with two simple rounds of injections.
Leading plastic surgeon Dr Steven Liew, founder of Shape Clinic in Sydney, has been heavily involved with the launch of Belkyra in Australia. Dr Liew said that many of his patients previously opted not to have the area treated as the only option was liposuction. Shape Clinic are now offering the popular Belkyra teatment.
WHAT IS BELKYRA?
Belkyra is a prescription only injection of Deoxycholic Acid. Deoxycholic Acid is a naturally occurring molecule within the body, and the Belkyra injection is a purified synthetic version of this molecule. Belkyra is made by Allergan the makers of Botox and Juvederm.
Belkyra is injected under the chin and works to break down fat cells within the area. Once broken down the fat cells can no longer store fat.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WORK?
The treatment itself takes 20 minutes, and results will be seen within 30 days.
Usually two treatments are needed.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Belkyra costs around $2,400 for the two treatments needed.
DOES IT HURT?
The injector will usually use a topical or an injectable local anaesthetic, so pain upon injection is minimal.
Afterwards you can expect some minor swelling and possibly slight pain, itching or redness.
IS THERE ANY DOWN TIME?
Yes, it’s recommended you have the treatment on a Thursday or Friday so you have the weekend to recover.
IS IT SAFE?
Yes, Belkyra is proven to be effective and safe.
ARE THE RESULTS PERMANENT?
The results from Belkyra are permanent and you should not need re-treatment.
Fat cells within the body are formed during childhood and into puberty. Once you reach adulthood you stop producing fat cells and the amount of fat cells you have remains constant throughout your life. As an adult the fat cells will expand and contract with weight gain or loss, but you do not grow any more fat cells.
Once Belkyra destroys fat cells, they can not be regrown therefore the result is permanent.
HOW DO I FIND THE RIGHT PRACTITIONER?
Finding a top practitioner is paramount. Belkyra should only be used by a doctor or nurse with the correct training. The neck holds some extremely important blood vessels and veins and the product needs to be used with caution.
When looking for a practitioner or clinic, look for someone with extensive experience and a great reputation. Ask around for recommendations, as often word of mouth is a great way to gauge who has a good reputation and is respected within the community. When you go for a consultation, look for someone who communicates clearly with you, seems authentic and whom you resonate with.
If you’re in Sydney, Dr Liew’s Shape Clinic in Darlinghurst are now offering Belkyra treatments. Dr Liew is one of the most highly respected plastic surgeons in Australia.
Click HERE to contact Shape Clinic or call +61 2 8356 2888