The thing about losing weight is you don’t get to choose where you lose it from, unfortunately. Despite cutting calories and exercising, some people cannot shift certain fat pockets on the face and body and this is why fat dissolving injectables have become so popular in recent years. Here is what they are and everything you need to know about them.
What are Fat Dissolving Injections exactly?
Fat dissolving injections are a type of cosmetic injectable treatment used to dissolve target areas of fat. Deoxycholic acid, a synthetic active ingredient included in fat-dissolving injections, is a naturally occurring molecule that helps the body break down and absorb dietary fat. Injected fat cells are killed, making them incapable of storing or accumulating fat. This gives the injected site a thinner, more refined appearance.
What areas are fat dissolving injectables used for?
Fat-dissolving injectables are most commonly used for treating under-the-chin fullness, aka double chin. They can also be used for the following areas:
- Chubby upper knee area
- Bra bulges
- Love handles
- Muffin top area
- Bat wings on the underside of the upper arm
What’s involved with a fat dissolving treatment?
Fat-dissolving treatments are non-invasive, fast, and have a short recovery period. It typically takes around 30 minutes to complete the treatment. Our cosmetic injector will evaluate the area you wish to target to determine whether you are a suitable candidate or not. They will also ask you some questions relating to your medical history. If you are a suitable candidate, the area will be cleaned and then premarked. These target areas will then be injected with the fat-dissolving injection. Once the injections have been administered, the injector will gently massage the area to ensure the product disperses properly. The pain is minimal as we apply a numbing cream to the area beforehand however, it is normal to experience some redness and tingling post-treatment.
How long does it last and how soon after treatment will I notice results?
Immediately post treatment, the area is likely to be swollen. The full results of the procedure can be noticed 4 to 6 weeks following therapy. Some people require multiple treatments to achieve their desired outcome. The thicker the pad of fat, the more treatments that are generally needed. Fat-dissolving treatments aim to provide noticeable yet modest slimming effects. This type of injection may not be suitable if you’re looking to treat a larger area. Liposuction is typically used to treat bigger, hard-to-shift areas of fat on the body.
Fat-dissolving treatments deliver long-term results and can last anywhere from 2 to 4 years.
How long do I have to wait between fat dissolving treatments?
It is entirely up to you but if you require multiple treatments (which many do) it’s a good idea to space treatments at least one month apart. This gives the area time to heal and allows the swelling to go down. Most people get a total of 4 to 6 treatments to achieve their desired outcome. Your injector will be able to tell you how many treatments they think you’ll need at your appointment.
How much do fat dissolving injectable treatments cost?
A single vial of fat dissolving product is $300 and for 2 it’s $550.
How safe are fat dissolving injections?
Fat dissolving injections Gold Coast are considered very safe. These compounds are easily metabolised by the body, making the entire process easy and normal. Through the lymphatic system and liver, the chemical agent and decomposed fat cells vanish.
Who is not a suitable candidate for fat dissolving injections?
- Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- People with fat processing disorders
- Those who have skin diseases or are susceptible to infections
- Those with lipodystrophy
- People with aging or loose skin
What are the possible side effects of fat dissolving injectables?
Pain, swelling, numbness, bruising, redness, irritation, warmth, tingling, and discolouration are examples of common side effects. These negative effects are typically transient. Other side effects may include skin tightness, headache, nausea, and discomfort when swallowing.
Benefits of Fat Dissolving Injections
Fat-dissolving injections can boost your confidence since they help you feel good about the way you appear. They are non-invasive, which is an additional advantage. Most fat dissolving injectables can be completed in a lunch break and require no downtime. Compared to surgical procedures, injectable treatments are much more affordable.
They can help you to achieve a slimmer, more contoured appearance that otherwise could not be achieved with exercise and diet alone.
The results are long-lasting and safe, meaning you don’t need to have constant sessions to achieve a noticeable change.
You can choose where you’d like to have the treatment and how often
While fat dissolving treatments are most commonly administered under the chin, they can be used to treat other areas of stubborn fat pockets. You can choose how much product you want to have injected and how often you get the area treated. Some are happy after one treatment whereas others choose to have repeat treatments to the area. You can customise the injectables to suit your specific needs and budget.
Aftercare for fat dissolving injections
You can have swelling, bruising, itching, soreness, sensitivity to pressure, and warmth at the injection site right after the procedure. Ensure the area is kept dry for at least 4 hours and refrain from picking or scratching the injection site. These symptoms are typical and usually go away in a week or two. You can start carrying out your regular everyday activities right away.
Alcohol consumption and vigorous exercise should be avoided as they both increase the risk of bruising. Avoid being in direct sunlight or extreme heat as it can damage treated areas.
Are fat dissolving injectables for you?
Fat-dissolving treatments are fast and effective and can produce great results. If you are contemplating fat dissolving injectables, why not reach out to the girls at Bella Donna Injectables and Skin. We offer free initial consultations and you can ask as many questions about the procedure as you would like. Located on the Gold Coast, our team of highly skilled injectors specialise in cosmetic injectables, fat dissolving injections included, and we tailor our treatments to suit you and your specific concerns. Contact us today to find out more.