Reduce fat and contour the jawline

When injected below the chin, BELKYRA® reduces fat, resulting in a more contoured neck profile and jawline. As it is a prescription-only medicine, Belkyra® contains a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid which imitates naturally occurring deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid treatment is only available from your clinician. Deoxycholic acid also occurs naturally in the body where it helps to break down dietary fat.

Two to three treatments are required and treatment is initially followed by swelling which may last a few days. When injected under the chin, it works by eliminating the fat cells like a balloon. Repeat treatment is usually undertaken a month later. 


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 fat below the jaws in adults. Do not use in people allergic to this medicine, with infection at the 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 Doctor’s 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 4 years. Allergan New Zealand Limited, Auckland. 

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