Fat dissolving injections are one of the hottest trends in fat loss and body contouring services and they offer a fast, safe and non – surgical reduction solution for treating stubborn fat pockets which are not responsive to diet and exercise alone.
We can effectively treat areas of stubborn pockets of fat in most areas of the body. Most common is the stomach followed by inner thighs, bingo wings and love handles. This combined with HIFU can create a tighter skin and more defined physique.
The only area we can treat in the face is the double chin area. This can easily be combined with either jaw-filler for amore defined jaw or HIFU for a tighter jawline and chin.
How it works
Fat Dissolving injections is when we inject deoxycholic acid, a substance that is naturally occurring in our body that then targets the fat cells by causing inflammation that eventually dissolves them.
We basically destroy the fat cells by damaging the fat cell membrane and liquefying the fat in the treatment area. The broken down fat cells are later removed through the lymphatic system.
This is completely safe and we only work with high quality CE marked substances such as Aqualyx.
Most people notice a difference after their second injection but this is in no way a substitute for diet and exercise.
Fat dissolving injections work best on people who are less than 30 pounds overweight or have pockets of fat that won’t go regardless of diet and exercise.
Who is suitable?
If you can grab it, stab it! If you can grab hold of the fat and make sure it is not simply loose skin as this can’t be treated, we would then recommend skin tightening procedures such as HIFU.
If you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle and are close to your ideal body weight, but have isolated stubborn areas of fat then fat dissolving injections might be suitable. Popular areas that we treat are double chins, moobs, saddle bags, inner thighs and abdomen – including defining abs.
If you have significant weight then this is not suitable for you, if you suffer loose skin post treatment we recommend combining it with a skin tightening treatment such as HIFU.
Fat dissolving injections are not suitable if you:
Have liver or kidney disease.
Have active skin problem in the area to be treated.
Are taking blood thinning medicine e.g warfarin.
When will I see results?
The number of treatments required varies depending on the size of the fatty deposit. Generally 1-3 treatments for small areas, such as under the chin, and 2-8 treatments for larger areas such as the abdomen or thighs. Treatments are spaced at 6 weekly intervals. Your result will show 6 weeks after your final treatment which is when you will have a complimentary review with your practitioner.
Bruising, swelling, skin discolouration, tenderness ( swelling can last up to 10 days)
Great option for double chin removal for those who do not wish to have more invasive treatments such as liposuction
Suitable for those who want to improve jawline and chin definition - commonly combined with jawline filler for this purpose
Suitable for those who wish to treat ‘turkey wobble’ – commonly combined with HIFU treatment for this purpose
Less risks than liposuction
Quick and effective
The ideal candidate for a fat- dissolving treatment already lives a healthy lifestyle, exercising regularly and eating a well-balanced diet, but experience stubborn pockets of fat that won't disappear. The cause for this lies within our genetics – the double chin is a good example of fat that is often present even on very slim individuals.