Fat dissolving injections target and effectively reduce small and stubborn fat pockets, providing a tight and more contoured appearance. It is a safe and effective treatment which permanently destroys fat cells and dissolves the fat particles. A combination of phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate plus vitamins, has been safely used in Australian cosmetic clinics for many years.
The benefits of Fat Dissolving
Visible improvements to stubborn fat in the chin area
Nonsurgical chin sculpting
A natural treatment which uses deoxycholic acid, a substance produced by the body
A relatively quick treatment
Minimal downtime after your procedure
The result is permanent
Commonly Asked Questions About Fat Dissolving Treatment
How Does It Work?
Fat dissolving injections contain a substance called phosphatidylcholine (PC), which is a natural compound derived from soybean. Once the injection has happened, the liquid will disperse into the site and its surrounding areas. It causes the fat cells to rupture and breakdown via the body’s usual metabolic process, resulting in a more contoured shape.
What Do I Need to Do For Preparation?
Avoid blood-thinning medication such as aspirin, ibuprofen and fish oil, one week prior
What Is The Procedure?
Prior to your first treatment, our doctor will consult with you to assess your suitability for fat dissolving injections and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
The treatment involves a series of small injections of the prescribed product directly into unwanted fat pockets. The injections may sting for a few seconds, and in some instances a numbing agent will be used.
What Are The Side Effects?
What are the side effects?
The side effects of double chin injections include the following;
- Induration (areas of firmness)
- Itching and paraesthesia.
Rare side effects
Rare side effects include nodules, necrosis and transient neuropraxia of a facial nerve which causes smile asymmetry.
In long term follow up NO adverse effects on skin laxity were noted.
Do not shower for the first four hours
Do not massage for 3 days
Minimise alcohol and drink plenty of water for the first 24 hours
Avoid excessive exercise for the first 24 hours
Do not take anti-inflammatories (e.g. aspirin and Nurofen) for the first 24 hours. Paracetamol can be taken if required.
A cool compress can also be applied to the treated area to help reduce swelling
Minimise excessive sun and UV exposure for the first two weeks
Massage the treated area for 15 minutes per day for two weeks to aid the process of fat elimination
What Result Can I Get?
Results vary depending on the area treated but are typically visible after four to eight weeks with optimal results at 12 weeks. The recommended regime involves 2-4 sessions done every 6 weeks. A single treatment will not have a significant effect.