Define your neckline

This revolutionary treatment offers a long lasting solution (scientific studies have shown atleast 4 years) for reducing double chin fat. The treatment is office based and involves a series of injections that takes less than 20 minutes to complete.

Finally available in Australia

Dr Andrew Clark is proud to be one of the first doctors in Australia trained to perform the Belkyra double chin removal treatment. The product is not yet officially launched in Australia, but the product has been recently approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and is available from a limited number of cosmetic clinics. MIRA Clinic prides itself on bringing the best non-surgical cosmetic treatments to clients at reasonable prices. The treatment has already been hugely successful in the United States and the interest in Australia is expected to be massive.

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Clinically Proven Double Chin Removal

Belkyra is known as “Kybella” in the USA where it has been used since the FDA approved its use in April 2015. In order to gain approval the manufacturers have conducted two randomised phase 3 multi-centre, double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trials. 1,022 patients with moderate to sever sub-mental fat received up to 6 treatments with Belkyra no less than 1 month apart. Long term follow up have confirmed results last for at least 4 years.

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Contoured Neckline

If you are bothered by the fat under your chin, especially if it makes it look like a “double chin” and nothing you are doing on your own is helping to improve it, then Belkyra double chin injections may be the solution. The best candidates for this treatment are not significantly overweight and still have a double chin despite trying diet and exercise.

A double chin can be frustrating because it can make people look older or heavier or unhealthier than they actually are. Treatment is appropriate for men and women over the age of 18 who are in good health and have realistic expectations about what the treatment might be able to achieve.

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How does it work (fat dissolving injections)?

Belkyra is a prescription only medication based on a naturally occurring molecule called deoxycholate that the body uses to help with dietary fat breakdown and absorption. When this medication is carefully injected into the correct locations under the chin, the fat cells in this location are damaged in such a way that they become destroyed and are unable to grow back. There is a period of swelling and tenderness while the body’s immune cells take away the damaged fat and repair the area. A minimum of two separate treatments are required (up to a maximum of 6 total treatments) approximately 6 weeks apart from each other. Visible results can be seen after 2 to 4 treatments. More treatments are likely to help achieve better results. Patients with more fat will need more treatments. Results are maintained for at least 4 years. At MIRA Clinic, your initial consultation is free of charge and there is no obligation to proceed with any treatment. So why not book in to speak with one of our experienced consultants.

Belkyra FAQ’s

How should I prepare for the Belkyra treatment?

You do not need to prepare excessively for your treatment. We recommend limiting alcohol and anti-inflammatory medication in order to aid a smooth recovery following treatment. If you work in a job where you need to see people or clients, we do advise on booking towards the end of the week so you can take time over the weekend whilst the more significant swelling subsides.

Your experience at MIRA Clinic requires a consultation with our treating doctor, before you are able to have the treatment. During the consultation we will determine whether or not you are a good candidate before booking the procedure. During this consultation we will also discuss the likely results and possible side effects and show you images of the type of swelling to be expected.  If you are travelling a long distance and particularly wish to proceed to treatment on the same day, please contact us beforehand so we can make the appropriate arrangements.

What happens during treatment?

You will have a chance to go over any questions you may have remaining after your initial consultation. We will discuss with you the pros and cons of the various options to reduce the discomfort such as ice, topical anaesthetic or local anaesthetic. Our practitioner will then perform evenly spaced injections over the site to be treated. The whole treatment should only take approximately 20 minutes.

What can I expect immediately after treatment?

Following treatment you will be given post-care instructions. It is normal to leave the clinic with significant swelling and further swelling may occur. The swelling is a sign that the treatment is working. You can also apply an ice-pack for 10-15 minutes at a time to assist in reducing swelling, itching, bruising and/or redness to the area. Some patients may also feel the area is tender or becomes numb immediately after Belkyra and sometimes lasts weeks.

How many sessions do I need?

Depending on the amount of fat present in your double chin area, you will require more than one session. The more fat you have to destroy, the more treatments are recommended in order to see results. Sessions are spaced at approximately 6 weeks apart. Our MIRA Clinic team will be able to advise you on the best course of action once you attend a consultation.

Is there any downtime after Belkyra?

Belkyra does not demand mandatory downtime. In fact, you can return to most daily activities following a treatment. Keep in mind however that you are likely to experience significant swelling which you may not want others to see. Bruising is not expected but is possible. We don’t recommend performing strenuous exercise for a few days following treatment to assist with healing.

You will be provided with specific post-case instructions following treatment.

How soon until I see results?

Over the following days after your injections you will experience significant swelling to the area, however after a few days this should subside to only minor swelling. Over the next 3-4 weeks you will still see minor swelling of your ‘double chin’ area, which is a completely normal reaction to the injections. Around 4 to 6 weeks after the injections the swelling will have subsided and it is the ideal time for your subsequent treatment.

As with any treatment, there are always risks and individuals will react differently. It’s important to remember that everybody is different and will experience different results at a different rate. If you have any concerns, make sure to check-in with us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.

Am I a good candidate for Belkyra?

If you have fat deposits under your chin area or upper neck, you may be a suitable candidate for Belkyra. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or suffer from heart and liver problems we do not recommend this treatment. The Belkyra treatment usually causes the skin to retract and hug your neckline, however, if you have lost weight and are suffering from loose skin underneath the chin (without much fatty tissue), we can recommend an alternative treatment for you as Belkyra is not designed for the treatment of loose skin.  

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