Belkyra | Kybella
Double Chin Reduction Treatment – Without Surgery
Fast Facts on Belkyra | Kybella:
- US FDA Approved since 2015. Approved in Singapore since 2018.
- Non-surgical Double Chin Fat Removal with minimal downtime
- 30 minutes per Belkyra treatment
- Effective results in 2-4 treatment sessions
How Belkyra | Kybella Works
Kybella (US) / Belkyra (UK, Canada, Australia) is a game-changer in the treatment of double chin which is medically known as submental fat or fullness.
BELKYRA® is the first and only approved non-surgical treatment for reduction of moderate to severe submental fullness, a common yet under-treated aesthetic condition.
BELKYRA® is similar to a naturally occurring molecule called deoxycholic acid that is produced by the body and absorbs fats.
BELKYRA® is an injectable cytolytic drug that, when injected into tissue, physically destroys fat cells.
These fat cells then get absorbed by your body and over a period of 6-8 weeks, completely disappear.
This drug was created by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, a California-based company.
Belkyra vs Liposuction / Surgery
- No Surgical / Anesthesia Risk
- Lower Cost / Price
- Less Downtime
Belkyra vs Cryolipolysis
Belkyra is used for targeted and precise spot reduction of fat while cryolipolysis or “fat freezing” is used for debulking of larger areas of fat.
Depending on your anatomy, both treatments might be needed.
Belkyra vs Botox
Compared to Botox, results are Belkyra are more gradual – progressively noticeable results in 4-6 weeks.
Belkyra vs Mesotherapy
Belkyra is the only approved fat reduction injection in Singapore.
Mesotherapy is not allowed in Singapore based on Ministry of Health (Singapore) guidelines.
The Key to Successful Double Chin Reduction – Facial Assessment & Correct Patient Selection
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Belkyra treatment procedure?
Is Belkyra painful?
Is Belkyra permanent?
Advantages of Belkyra | Kybella
What is the most common type of downtime for Belkyra?
How many sessions of Belkyra do I need?
If you have a significant amount of under-chin fat, I may use cryolipolysis to debulk first, before finessing with Kybella, Belkyra.
When can I see the results of Belkyra?
Who is not suitable for Belkyra | Kybella?
Is Belkyra | Kybella suitable for all types of double chin?
For stubborn sub-mental fat, some patients would benefit more from Under-Chin Cryolipolysis (Fat Freezing).
In other patients, both Belkyra and cryolipolysis might be needed.
It is best to consult an experienced doctor for expert opinion before embarking on the treatment journey.
Can Belkyra | Kybella tighten loose neck skin?
If you suffer excessive laxity on your neck area you may require a surgical treatment or nonsurgical therapy such as Ultraformer 3 HIFU.
Belkyra | Kybella has been known to tighten skin in some individuals.
However, this is a by-product of the reaction rather than the aim of treatment.