Below are examples of how we can help reduce your ‘double chin’ using Belkyra. Use the slider to see the difference.

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Some commonly asked questions are answered below. Click on a question to reveal more information.

Yes, or at least very long term. Belkyra is comprised of deoxycholic acid, a unique compound that’s found naturally within the body. When injected into the chin, the acid dissolves away unwanted fat cells, which are then permanently removed via the body’s waste processes.

Results are noticeable at four to six weeks and last for years, which means that touch-ups shouldn’t be needed. As for side effects, expect swelling and bruising but these should start to fade within three days of treatment.

Patients might experience a mild pinch or stinging during or shortly after the procedure. The number of Belkyra injections will depend on each patient’s individual analysis by the doctor, but many sessions consist of about 15 to 20 injections.

Ashley Aesthetics offers a two-treatment package (six weeks apart) at a cost of $2,500. Some people may require repeat treatments.

Common side effects include:

  • injection site reactions such as swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, itching, warmth, hardness, tingling or burning sensation, skin tightness, nerve injury;
  • mouth or throat pain;
  • high blood pressure (hypertension);
  • nausea;
  • difficulty swallowing.

Double chin reducing injections (Belkyra®)

Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, the fullness in the area under your chin will not go away. Belkyra® is a prescription-only medicine which, when injected in this area, breaks down fat resulting in a more contoured neck profile and jawline.

Thesedouble chininjections include a product which contains deoxycholic acid. This acid is found naturally in the body and helps absorb fat in food. When injected into the fat in the double chin area it permanently destroys the fat cells by a process known as adipocytolysis. Once the fat cells have been destroyed they cannot accumulate and store fat again.

Imagine your fat cells are balloons and double chin injections are darts. Injecting the product under the chin is like throwing a dart at fat cells. Once they have been popped they cannot be blown up again.

The Treatment

Local anaesthetic and cooling packs are used to numb the area before treatment.

Small amounts of Belkyra® is injected into the area at several points. The number of injections you need will vary according to the volume of excess fat you have. The doses will be tailored according to your need.

Most clients need at least two treatments (some will need up to a maximum of six treatments) and these are spaced four to eight weeks apart.

You can expect swelling in the area, sometimes significant swelling, for up to 14 days. You may also experience tenderness and bruising, warmth and tingling, small areas of hardness and itching around the treatment area.

This treatment is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

We will discuss the treatment and all possible side effects with you at your initial consultation and ensure all your questions are fully answered. Please visit for further details. The New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM) recommends that this treatment be carried out by Doctors only. This reflects international best practice.

BELKYRA® injection is a prescription medicine containing 10 mg/mL deoxycholic acid. It is used for the improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults. Do not use in people allergic to this medicine, with infection at site of injection, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, difficulty swallowing, nausea, skin tightness, hypertension, injection site bruising/ pain/ swelling/ numbness/ redness/ tingling/ hardness/ itching/ discolouration/ formation of small areas of hardness/ warmth and injection site nerve injury. BELKYRA® treatment is not funded on the New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule. You will need to pay for this medicine. Normal Doctors visit fees apply. BELKYRA® treatment should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Speak to your specialist about your own situation and about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. For further information, the Data Sheet and Consumer Medicines Information can be accessed at or ask your doctor. If you have any side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. Note: Results from BELKYRA® treatment usually last up to four years.