Fat Dissolving Injections
What is fat-dissolving?
Fat dissolving injections are incredible compounds that work to break down the membranes of the fat cells beneath the skin that are typically resistant to exercise using an active ingredient called deoxycholic acid.
Deoxycholic acid works by disrupting fat cells making them unstable. These cells then begin to break down flush out through the body via the lymphatic system. This treatment can be permanent as part of a healthy lifestyle. Commonly used to treat submental fat (double chin) or fat around the jawline and jowls, fat dissolving injections can give dramatic results to help recontour the face.
The ideal candidate for fat dissolving are those that have attempted a strict gym routine or balanced diet with little to no results. As well as though who have achieved significant weightloss but can not shift small stubbon pockets of fat.
How to get rid of body fat with fat dissolving injections
Using fat dissolving product, Celluform, our doctors and nurses inject small amounts of deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Celluform, under the chin area with micro-fine needles. This procedure last up to 45 minutes and is relatively pain-less. There is swelling for up to two-three weeks after fat dissolving injections which is a common side effct of the treatment and a sign of the fat cells disrupting and flushing through the body. Fat dissolving injections are a great alternative to surgery as it works naturally with the body and is a great solution for those interested in fat reduction that has long lasting results on localised pockets of fat.
Fat Dissolving Injections can be used on the following areas:
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Frequently Asked Questions
The treatment is not recommended for people over 60. Also, if you are under 18, you are not allowed to get an injection that helps you dissolve fat deposits.
If you are overweight, you might not be a great candidate for this procedure. You should consult a doctor before booking an appointment. If you want to lose weight, you need a healthy diet and constant exercise. The treatment is ideal only for fat pockets and stubborn areas that don’t go away no matter how often you hit the gym.
Moreover, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, the injections are not for you. No studies are showing that the substances contained by the treatment are affecting the baby, but we recommend doing the injections after you stop breastfeeding.
Some mild discomfort may occur during treatment application due to the nature of this being an injectable treatment. We apply a Topical anaesthetic to help with pain management should this be required.
Fat dissolving injections work by causing an inflammatory reaction, and therefore you may experience some swelling for up to 5 days post treatment. This is usually mild, and can be controlled using cool pads. Due to how the treatment works, you should not manage any side effects with anti inflammatory medicines as this will be counter intuitive to the treatment.
Other side effects:
You may notice some temporary reddening of the skin, or itching, but this is normal and will gradually reduce over a few days
Length of time for Results
You can expect it to take approx 2-3 weeks before you start to see a reduction in fatty deposits around the chin and jawline, giving a slimmer and less wobbly appearance to the face, helping to eliminate double chins. For larger areas, you will begin to notice the effects after 2-3 weeks, but should allow up to 8 weeks for the final result to be apparent.
How many treatments do I need?
Typically 1-3 treatments will be required to achieve your desired result, but this will be discussed in your pre-treatment consultation along with your expectations. This treatment has a high patient satisfaction rate. We will only treat patients who are within 1 stone of their ideal body weight and around 3cm of pinchable fat, as this treatment is not intended as a weight loss solution.
This treatment is one of the most efficient ways to get rid of fat deposits. Because the injections liquefy those cells, these shots will permanently destroy them. The treatment is long-lasting, and if you maintain a healthy diet and you constantly hit the gym, those fat deposits will not get back. So you can expect the effects to last for even more than four years.
This treatment should only be administered by a medical professional. Fat dissolving injections carry the CE mark, and have a strong safety record.
- For chin treatments, 1-3 sessions.
- For chin treatments, 1-3 sessions.
After the treatment, there are a few things you need to take into consideration. Follow the recommendations provided by your doctor. After the injections, you might notice some redness, itching or tenderness. Also, numbness can appear in the treated area. If these feelings persist, you can use Paracetamol.
Swelling might last for even 2 weeks. Do not be afraid if they are will double in size. This is a common effect in the first 3 days. Also, the area might feel sore for even 4 weeks. An ice pack can help you reduce swelling. We recommend you to massage the treated area. By doing so you will encourage the lymphatic drainage.
Our Medical Team
Dr. Faiza Samar
Aesthetician & Cosmetologist (UK, MAN)
CPD Accredited Trainer (UK)(Code 776968)
ITHM Registered (UK, MAN), Weight Loss Specialist (UK), MPH (SHU, UK)
Level 5 Certified (Derma Skin Trainer), HCPC Registered (UK) PH132654
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It may sound too good to be true, but fat-dissolving injections can prove effective in the removal of excess fat! Our Celluform fat-dissolving injections target stubborn pockets of fat using active ingredient deoxycholic acid for long lasting results that leave your chin and jawline defined and sharp.
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