Everyone wants to have a slim and sculpted body, and to get it requires the removal of subcutaneous fat.
Liposuction is an expensive surgical procedure, often requires general anesthesia, and may cause life-threatening complications.
From here came the alternatives to the surgical procedure, the fat dissolving injection, this technique of injection lipolysis is relatively new. It has been in use for nearly twenty years,
which is an effective way to remove fatty deposits at the injection sites.
The fat dissolving injection breaks down small to medium fats and reduces the number of fat cells at the injection site through its chemical component, which includes an acid called Deoxycholic acid and Phosphatidylcholine, which break down and kill fat cells.
Deoxycholic acid is a US FDA approved fat dissolving material and a naturally occurring human bile acid, which is a metabolic by-product of human intestinal bacteria. In the human body, deoxycholic acid is used in the emulsification of fats for absorption in the intestine
Phosphatidylcholine, also known as lecithin or PPC, is a normal compound found in our cell membranes.
If cell membranes are suddenly given an extra dose of PPC, they become too fluid and fragile, and break down. So, a dose of PPC into fatty tissue will cause the fat cells to break and open and release their fat. PPC also facilitates the breaking down of the fat itself
Both techniques, mesotherapy and fat dissolving needles ensure complete efficacy with maximum comfort for both men and women, as well as a sense of confidence in your body curves after getting rid of annoying fat lumps
However, the question remains, is the fat dissolving needle safe?
Now that summer is coming, you might be wondering if fat-dissolving injections are safe to use to help you lose those annoying fats in some areas in your body. Non-surgical fat removal injections lipolysis is becoming more popular than their surgical counterparts, such as liposuction, for several reasons. They are a safe, low-risk form of treatment.
Are Fat Dissolving Injections suitable for me?
If you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle and are close to your ideal body weight but have isolated stubborn areas of fat, then injectable dissolving might be suitable.
Popular areas that can be treated are double chins, moobs, saddle bags, inner thighs, 'cankles' and abdomen - including defining a six pack.
If you have significant weight then fat dissolving is not suitable for you, but other body contouring treatments we offer maybe. If you have recently lost significant weight, then the area concerning you may be loose skin which it can be improved with skin tightening treatments.
A consultation with your therapist will determine the correct treatment plan for you.
Fat dissolving is not suitable if you:
• Have diabetes.
• Have liver or kidney disease.
• Have active skin problem in the area to be treated.
• Are taking blood thinning medicine ex. warfarin.
You may experience swelling, bruising, itching, pain, sensitivity to pressure and excessive warmth at the injection site however, this is usually resolved within three to five days.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
It may take a few treatments to see results. The procedure is repeated every three to four weeks until the desired results are achieved, with an expert consultant advising how many sessions they would recommend for each patient. Results aren’t immediate after each treatment — swelling may take a few weeks to subside, and it typically takes three to eight weeks for fat deposits to become noticeably reduced.
How Often Will I Need Treatment?
How many rounds of treatment you’ll need varies between individuals and the volume of targeted fat deposits. It’s typical for patients to require at least two treatments to achieve their desired look. On average, three to five sessions of treatment are necessary, with injections being administered every three to four weeks.