Belkyra for the treatment of submental fullness
When it comes to cosmetic concerns of the face and body, many patients want a wide range of options to choose from. They often learn that dermatologists have many ways to address common issues without the need for cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery. Patients with a “double chin,” medically known as “submental fullness,” may feel self-conscious about socializing with others or hopping into that holiday photo with friends and families. However, thanks to continued advances in dermatology, patients can now reduce the appearance of the double chin with injectables such as Belkyra.
What is Belkyra?
Drs. Todd and Kent Remington of Remington Laser Dermatology Centre are dermatologists who describe Belkyra as a non-surgical approach to submental fullness. Instead of undergoing surgical procedures to liposuction excess fat and cut away the skin for a firm chin and jowl, patients can now seek treatment with simple injections done right in their office. Belkyra uses an acid called deoxycholic acid which is injected immediately into submental fat to reduce the amount of fat and the size of the fat cells gradually over time. The result? A naturally improved jaw and jowl line and reduced submental fullness.
How do I know if Belkyra is right for me?
The best candidates are those who have mild to moderate submental fullness and are seeking a nonsurgical option for treatment. While diet and exercise can often reduce fat elsewhere on the body, the fat underneath the chin is stubborn and difficult to target directly. Patients who want to reduce their submental fullness and are willing to commit to the necessary appointments to do so may be considered a patient that qualifies for treatment. This is discussing during the initial consultation appointment and patient evaluation with our team.
Call Remington Laser Dermatology Centre today!
Drs. Todd and Kent Remington of Calgary, AB are available to assist patients with a wide range of dermatological concerns, including both medical and cosmetic. If you live in the community and are ready to work with our team, schedule your visit by calling our office and seeing our team face-to-face at 150-7220 Fisher Street SE. We accept new and current patients into our state-of-the-art facility.
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