Often on social media and other platforms, people get complimented for having a sharp jawline. Plenty of others look in the mirror and aspire to have a great jawline but notice a double chin that gets in the way. That is where the Belkyra treatment by Pearl MD Rejuvenation in Toronto, ON comes into play.
What Is Belkyra?
To begin with, Belkyra is a double chin treatment that will help those wanting more defined jawlines to achieve their goal. It is done through injection and is made with synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that normally helps the body break down fat. All it takes is having the injection done on the fat right underneath the chin.
How Treatment Works
Simply put, this treatment directly targets the fat cells underneath the chin. Sometimes multiple appointments are needed, but once the fat cells get completely destroyed, there is no need to continue going back to treatment. A medical professional can determine how many treatments are necessary before it achieves the desired results.
This method is non-surgical and noninvasive, so after every appointment, no special care is needed. Treatments only take 15-30 minutes, making them very convenient for anyone on a tight schedule. The results are also quick and can be visible by the second treatment.
Factors That Contribute to a Double Chin
As seen in other parts of the body, age can cause the skin to sag. The skin has elastic tissue in it which people lose as they get older. When the extra skin becomes saggy, it can contribute to the appearance of a double chin.
Diet & Weight
Gaining weight can contribute to gaining more fat in places of the body such as under the chin. A diet comprised of unhealthy foods with a lot of fat can definitely be part of having a double chin. However, Belkyra treatment does not require weight loss or significant lifestyle changes.
It is possible that the presence of a double chin can stem from the genetic history of previous family members. A person who has many family members with double chins may be more likely to develop one themselves. The skin condition of other family members can also affect this, as a history of low skin elasticity can cause more sagging and increases the likeliness of having a double chin.
Other Double Chin Treatments
Several exercises can be done to strengthen muscles by the chin. They are simple and are done around 10 times a day. However, there is no scientific evidence that supports the idea that these are effective, as opposed to the injection treatments.
Regular exercise for the rest of the body can also be done to help lose weight and possibly reduce the double chin. But as mentioned previously, there is no evidence to suggest that exercise can specifically get rid of the fat there. Also, many people who are healthy and not overweight still cannot get rid of the fat under their chins.
There is a tape that has recently been on the market to help with chin lifting. Many people have tried it and have given mixed reviews. The tape can be hard to apply to the skin, as it doesn’t always stick well. Also, the results do not stay for a long time. The special tape can make the chin look sharper temporarily for pictures to post, but it is not convenient for wearing in public.
This uses lasers to target fat cells and break them apart. It is also a short treatment and usually is done in under an hour. A local anesthetic gets injected where the lasers will target, and the doctor must make a tiny incision at the site. The laser goes inside the incision, beginning the treatment. Any leftover fat after this will get massaged or vacuumed out.
Although it also seems convenient, this treatment has a much more tiring recovery. If a laser is not properly sterilized, there can be complications like infections. Even a successful treatment sometimes requires taking antibiotics for a few days to prevent infections. Despite the results being permanent, they do not satisfy most people because there is not a noticeable enough difference between their chins before and after.
Why Belkyra Is Better
Unlike many other treatments, this has been used for over a decade in both North America and Europe. No surgery, lasers, or anesthesia are required for any appointments. It is also, notably, the first and only injectable treatment that the FDA has approved. Because of all these factors, most people have had permanent results that satisfy them.
Going into appointments, there is no medication or special cleaning that has to be done prior. The only necessary thing is to make sure there is no makeup, lotions, deodorants, or oils on or around the chin. Once treatment is done, all that’s left is to put an ice pack on the area for 10-15 minutes. Exercise and hot baths should be avoided, but otherwise, there are no special instructions to follow and no medication that needs to be taken.
Get The Jawline You Want
If you have been looking for a better way to eliminate your double chin, contact Pearl MD Rejuvenation in Toronto, ON today! Through our reliable injection treatment, you will achieve the results you are looking for. We are very excited to help you on your journey to a better jawline.