What is Belkyra® ?
Belkyra® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It is not known if Belkyra® ® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.
How does Belkyra® work?
The active ingredient in Belkyra ® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Belkyra ® causes the destruction of these cells so they can no longer create and store fatty tissue.
How many people have been treated with Belkyra ®?
Belkyra ® has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with Belkyra ®.
How many treatments will I need?
You and your doctor will customize your Belkyra ® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, your HCP will administer Belkyra ® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.
How long will the results last?
When injected into the fat under your chin, Belkyra ® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with Belkyra ® is not expected.