ABOUT SUBMENTAL FULLNESS:
Do you have some extra fullness beneath your chin? Maybe it’s something you’ve had
your whole life, something that developed over the years, or something you noticed
recently. This is a condition called submental fullness, which some people refer to as
What causes submental fullness?
Both men and women may be affected by submental fullness,
which can be caused by: Weight Gain, Genetics or Aging.
Belkyra® may help improve your chin profile:
If you’re interested in a nonsurgical way to reduce fullness beneath your chin, Belkyra®
may be right for you. Belkyra is a first-of- its-kind injectable treatment for adults with
submental fullness that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile.
How Belkyra® works:
The active ingredient in Belkyra® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a
naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of
dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Belkyra® destroys fat cells,
resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these
cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once
you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
How is Belkyra® administered?
Treatment can only be administered by a Belkyra®-trained healthcare specialist. At
each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the
injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will
depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.
How many Belkyra® treatment sessions will I need?
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to
patient. The physician will help determine how many treatment sessions you need
based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment
goals. Each Belkyra® treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should
not receive more than 6 treatments. Treatments can be stopped at any time you feel your goals have been
Will I need time to recover?
After Belkyra® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, pain or numbness
under your chin. These symptoms are mild and are generally short-lived.