Fat Dissolving Injections
Are you worried about stubborn fat pockets?
Fat dissolving injection contains active ingredient called sodium deoxycholate (deoxycholic acid) which is a special medical detergent which breaks down fat cells.
Fat dissolving injections, also known as lipolytic injections, destroy fat cells by damaging the fat cell membrane and liquifying the fat in the treatment area. The destroyed fat cells are then broken down and removed naturally through the body’s lymphatic system. Treatment is permanent.
This treatment is ideal for patients with moderate body weight or who are slightly overweight with stubborn, localized fatty deposits, which appear resistant to diet and physical activity. Please note that we do not promote this as alternative to healthy diet or exercises.
Commonly treated areas: double chin, abdomen, flanks, saddlebags, inner thighs, inner knees, upper arms, back rolls and underarm bra fat.
A course of 3 – 4 treatment sessions is recommended at 6 week intervals depending on how much fat there is to treat.
As it is a medical, minimally invasive treatment there may be some level of mild to moderate discomfort or sensitivity especially at the start of the treatment, but it shouldn’t be painful and is easily tolerated . The injectable does contain a local anaesthetic inside to minimise discomfort as much as possible.
The treatment will be followed by initial redness, localised swelling, occasional bruising, tenderness and sensitivity in the treated area. Some patients describe feeling “strange” – this is the inflammatory response and is completely normal.
Each patient is different however you should start seeing results from 2 to 3 weeks after your treatment. The gradual action of the solution needs time to achieve the treatment aim. A course of treatments is required for optimal fat reduction results.
Initial localised swelling and redness in the treatment area usually resolves within 3 – 7 days. There may be minor bruising, at the injection sites and/ or sensitivity and tenderness around the treated area, that will generally resolve in up to 10-14 days.
Results are permanent with a sensible lifestyle, as the fat cells are being destroyed.