Belkyra® Double Chin Treatment
Get Rid of Fat Beneath Your Chin Easily Without Surgery
Smooth Away the Fat Under Your Chin
A double chin can detract from an otherwise fit and firm appearance. Nobody wants to have a double chin, especially if they’re otherwise trim and fit. In fact, every year at Heights Laser Centre, Dr. Jaffer sees men and women who come in with that exact complaint – excess chin fat. This is because these people have learned that, unfortunately, there’s no way that you can diet or exercise away your unwanted chin fat. No matter how hard you work out, you can’t tell your body where to lose the weight you want to drop.
If you are frustrated with the contour of your profile, if your facial features make you seem older than you are, or if you find yourself asking to retake photos because you’re dissatisfied with how heavy your face looks, you may be a good candidate for treatment with Belkyra® (known as Kybella® in the US). By attacking chin fat cells, Belkyra® is helping Canadians drop that double chin, and get the profile they desire.
Experience The Heights Laser Centre Difference
No Surgery & Fast Recovery
Heights Laser Centre offers Belkyra®, a non-surgical solution, to help Vancouver patients get a more sculpted chin and neckline. Belkyra® is a Health Canada-approved product that permanently dissolves localized fat under the chin. This injectable procedure can create a slimmer and more defined aesthetic that leaves you looking and feeling younger, faster than surgery.
One of the First to Perform Belkyra®
Patients rely on Heights Laser Centre because of the skill and expertise we bring to aesthetic treatments. Dr. Perhez Jaffer was one of the first physicians in Canada trained to administer Belkyra®, and ongoing professional development allows him to provide care safely, effectively, and with the most attractive and natural-looking results possible.
As a board certified physician-led practice, we have been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2009 and have an A+ rating. You'll receive high-quality care at every step of your experience with us, from consultation to recovery. Our team takes the time to get to know each person that comes through our doors and to ensure their comfort during treatment.
Your Belkyra® Journey
Your First Visit
When you come for your appointment, our staff members will greet you and give an outline of what to expect. You'll fill in some general forms that will become part of your patient file.
We strive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment. As part of this goal, we'll make sure to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. We're here for you!
Feel free to enjoy some complimentary refreshments while you fill out your forms.
You'll then have your private medical consultation with Dr. Jaffer, a licensed physician who has over 20 years of experience. He will ask you about your aesthetic concerns and goals as well as perform a medical exam of the areas you'd like to target. This will help him evaluate different solutions and tailor treatment to your needs.
If your goal is reducing fat beneath your chin without surgery, Dr. Jaffer will determine if you are a good candidate for Belkyra®:
- He will assess the location and the amount of fat in the area of your neck and chin. Belkyra® works best for Vancouver patients who have good skin tone and whose fat does not extend to the sides of their neck.
- If the fat is more widespread, Dr. Jaffer may recommend using CoolSculpting® in combination with Belkyra® to achieve the best result. CoolSculpting® is another non-surgical, non-invasive solution we offer.
- Dr. Jaffer will take your medical history into account to be sure that you do not have any medical issues that would prevent Belkyra® from being effective, such as an enlarged thyroid or salivary glands.
Am I a Good Candidate for Belkyra®?
Simply having a double chin you want to lose doesn’t automatically qualify you for treatment with Belkyra®. First, Dr. Jaffer must ensure you are medically sound enough to have the treatment, meaning that you don’t have enlarged thyroid or salivary glands, or any other condition that would prevent him from administering this injectable.
Next, Dr. Jaffer needs to make sure you have the “right” type of chin fat for Belkyra® to target. In general, this means that you have a double chin and have good skin tone and don’t have chin fat that extends to the sides of the neck.
If you don’t qualify for Belkyra®, don’t worry. There’s still hope to get rid of your double chin! Dr. Jaffer may be able to recontour your chin using a different non-invasive procedure called CoolSculpting®. CoolSculpting® is Health Canada approved to treat excess fat under the chin.
Your Belkyra® Treatment
Before receiving Belkyra®, a Heights Laser Centre staff member will take photos of your chin and neck from the front and profile views. These photos will let you see the aesthetic changes that the treatment provides.
To improve your comfort, our staff will ice the area beneath your chin for about 10 minutes before the procedure. This desensitizes the skin. Once you’re numb, Dr. Jaffer will use a tiny needle to inject small amounts of Belkyra® directly into the fat. A specialized guide will allow him to distribute the Belkyra® in a way that will create a natural-looking, even, and attractive contour. It’s as simple as that!
Belkyra® is administered across sessions to help you lose your double chin. Most Vancouver patients will need 2-3 sessions, scheduled about 6-8 weeks apart in order to obtain optimal results.*
After your procedure, the treatment area will be iced for another 20 minutes, in part to reduce swelling. The process is relatively fast and simple; Vancouver patients can expect it to take very little time to complete. Visiting Dr. Jaffer for a Belkyra® treatment is a perfect “lunchtime” appointment, as you will be cleared to return to your normal daily activities with no downtime.
It is important to note that Belkyra® injections work best on patients who have a small amount of fat beneath their skin.
After Belkyra®: Recuperation & Results
Dr. Jaffer will follow up with you by phone two days after treatment and in person after about one week. He will also meet with you again after one month and two months; at each visit, a Heights Laser Centre team member will take a new set of photos so you can see the gradual reduction in fat beneath your chin.
Post-care guidelines for treatment with Belkyra® are minimal. You can resume regular activities almost immediately. However, Dr. Jaffer recommends waiting three days before performing rigorous exercise, such as running or lifting heavy weights. The same recovery timeline applies to your second treatment session and, if necessary, your third visit.
Belkyra® treatments do not provide immediate results, but you'll be able to see best results after 2-3 treatments over the course of 6-8 weeks.
The fat reduction you get from each stage of treatment is permanent, and by the conclusion of your care, you should be able to enjoy an attractive, fitter-looking neckline and chin area.
Ask an expert for the right answers.
Though many people suffer from a double chin, the good news is that Dr. Jaffer can easily correct it by using Belkyra®, an injectable that gradually dissolves the unwanted fat and leaves you with the profile they’ve been dreaming of.
Stop waiting to have the profile you want! Dr. Jaffer can help you look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside with just a few short Belkyra® treatment sessions in his Vancouver office. His friendly staff is ready to schedule your first appointment today!