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Belkyra in Vancouver 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. According to one survey, 67% of people were bothered by an excess of fat under their neck or chin. In fact, every year at Heights Laser Centre, Dr. Jaffer sees men and women who come in with that exact complaint – excess chin fat, also known as submental adipose. 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 with deoxycholic acid, Belkyra is helping Canadians drop that double chin, and get the profile they desire. The fat-melting effects of deoxycholic acid were discovered in the early 2000s by UCLA researchers.

No facial feature is perceived in isolation. As you make changes to your jawline, it’s important to think about how a reduction in facial fullness may impact your overall facial harmony. Our talented cosmetic physician is able to ensure the results from any one procedure are complementary to the health of your skin and to your beauty goals. That’s because we take a holistic approach to all of our aesthetic treatments. We work with patients to ensure we don’t do too much or too little to help you achieve your desired results. The goal is to create natural looking results that boost your confidence and honour your natural features.

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.

Your Examination

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. Your chin and neck area should also be free of infection and inflammation prior to treatment.

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. Sometimes, loose skin may be the cause of a double chin, in which case a treatment like skin tightening would be better suited. If you have excess fat and loose skin, skin tightening may also be recommended to get the best results.

Here are some things that may not make you a good candidate for this nonsurgical double chin treatment:

  • an infection in the area to be treated
  • hypersensitivity to ingredients in the product
  • women who are pregnant or nursing
  • you're under 18 years old

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.


Belkyra offers our patients the following benefits:

  • Fat removal: Belkyra injections can remove stubborn areas and bulges of fat without the need for surgery or invasive procedures.
  • Quick recovery: Belkyra has a well earned reputation for easy-to-manage discomfort and a fast recovery. Most people will be able to resume normal activities immediately following their treatment.
  • Effective targeting: When administered by an experienced cosmetic physician like Dr. Jaffer, the treatment can be deployed with incredible accuracy. This means that your results will blend seamlessly with the rest of your face to create natural looking contours.
  • Fast appointments: A single treatment can be completed relatively quickly. Just because you have a busy schedule doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy a more vibrant-looking profile.
  • Does what diet and exercise can’t: Diet and exercise are essential to a healthy lifestyle, but they cannot select specific areas of the body for successful fat removal. With Belkyra, you’ll be able to control which specific areas of fat you want to reduce.

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 thoroughly cleanse the area and mark it to pinpoint exactly where the microinjections are to be made. He then uses a tiny needle to inject small amounts of Belkyra directly into the outlined areas. 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.* Once injected, the the product will begin breaking down the fat in the affected area. Belkyra is able to do this because it’s composed of a synthetic version of the natural compounds in your body that break down fat.

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. It may take several weeks for your results to become apparent as the fat dissolving process is not instantaneous.

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.

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Belkyra Testimonials

"Fantastic experience! Staff are the most helpful and nice to clients. I would definitely recommend Heights Laser Centre."

"Dr. Jaffer & Adele made my first cosmetic experience very pleasant and relaxing. My consult was very informative. The procedure was painless and quick. I would recommend this place to anyone."

Belkyra FAQ

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What Causes a Double Chin?

Just hearing the words “double chin” can make any man or woman cringe. It’s one of the most dreaded effects of aging. And for good reason! A double chin can leave you looking years older and pounds heavier than you actually are. Dr. Jaffer of Heights Laser Centre has years of experience helping Vancouver residents eliminate that frustrating double chin with BELKYRA, a non-surgical procedure that dissolves unwanted fat below your chin. But exactly what causes a double chin in the first place? Keep reading to learn more about why some men and women suffer from this annoying aspect of aging, and what you can do to get rid of it.

Why Do I Have a Double Chin?

A double chin is also known as submental fat and is very common among men and women as they age, but many people don’t necessarily know why they have a double chin. This cosmetic annoyance is caused when an extra layer of fat forms beneath the chin. There are several reasons why men and women in Vancouver suffer from this condition, and typically, a double chin is the result of more than one of these factors occurring within the body.

As we age, our skin begins to lose its natural elasticity. And when gravity gets ahold of skin that has lost its firmness, the results can be devastating to one’s profile.

Weight Fluctuations
Thought weight gain is not always the cause of a double chin, it certainly doesn’t help it. When Vancouver residents do not have a controlled diet and consistently eat unhealthy foods, the weight gain that results often sets up shop in and around the face. This added weight can lead to a double chin.

Unfortunately, genetics often plays a role in deciding whether or not you will have a double chin. If any close relatives have a double chin, there is a good chance you will also.

Some people are surprised to learn that poor posture can lead to a double chin. When you do not practice good posture, the muscles in your neck and chin weaken over time, and when muscles are not regularly used, the skin around them loses elasticity. When this happens in your neck area, the result is a double chin.

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!

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