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Facial Contouring/Reshaping/Slimming

The oval/upside triangle face has been seen as more desirable facial shape in certain cultures.

After a complete facial assessment there are several non-surgical techniques to achieve the desired facial appearance:

  1. Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to reduce the size of your masseter (chewing muscles) and slim the jaw line.
  2. Chin augmentation/reshaping can create length to give overall slimming of the lower face and impression of higher cheekbone creating a feminine appearance.
  3. Small volumes of dermal fillers can also enhance the cheek bone giving a more contoured appearance.
  • Facial slimming injections take about 2 to 4 weeks to work as it takes time for the muscle to relax and reduce in size.
  • The maximal effect will be about 8 weeks after the treatment.
  • The treatment should last up to 6 months.
  • Expected post treatment effects include bruising or redness
  • Masseter injection may cause early fatigue with excessive chewing.

Call now for a free facial assesment and consultation.

 

Finally arrived in Australia – SKN & CO is one of the first clinics to be trained to use BELKYRA®!

A new way to contour your face without surgery using BELKYRA®. which is a prescription medicine to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), aka “double chin.” It contains deoxycholic acid (also found in our bodies)  which weakens the cell membranes of the fat cells and causes them to burst. When the cells break apart, they are processed by the body’s normal metabolic processes. As the fat cell is destroyed it is considered a permanent treatment.

What is BELKYRA®.?

BELKYRA® is a prescription medicine and is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment 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 or in children less than 18 years of age.

How does BELKYRA®. work?

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, and once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile.

How many treatments do I need.

Your specialist will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under your chin. You may receive up to 6 treatment sessions, spaced at least 1 month apart. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4.

What are the possible side effects?

The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. These are not all of the possible side effects of BELKYRA®. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.

BELKYRA® can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can temporarily cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. In clinical studies, nerve injury in the jaw resolved on its own in a median of 44 days (range of 1 to 298 days), and trouble swallowing resolved on its own in a median of 3 days (range of 1 to 81 days).

How long will results last?

When injected into fat under the chin, BELKYRA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic, further treatment is not expected.

Is BELKYRA®.  right for me?

Only you and your doctor can decide if BELKYRA® is right for you. If you’re bothered by fullness under your chin and wish to avoid surgery, ask your doctor about BELKYRA®.

It is not known if BELKYRA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area or in children less than 18 years of age.