Fat Dissolve Injections are a permanent solution to reduce fat cells in undesirable areas of the body, such as the ‘double chin’ and ‘love handles’.
HOW DO FAT DISSOLVE INJECTIONS WORK?
First, the injected solution disrupts the fat cell membrane. This causes the cells to burst, releasing their enzymes and fatty content. Second, an inflammatory response ensures, allowing the debris to be “cleaned up” by the macrophages that have migrated to the area. This inflammation is responsible for the redness and soreness but also allows for tissue retraction. Lastly, new collagen is deposited in the area, causing skin retraction with denser, firmer skin character. The fat and cellular debris that are removed are collected as waste and excreted through the body’s normal metabolic pathways, through the urinary and bowel systems.
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
Phosphatidylcholine deoxycholate (PCDC) injections are delivered into the targeted treatment areas. The fat cells absorb the PCDC and become slightly inflamed and then harden. The hardened fat cells break down within a few weeks and are eliminated via the body’s natural processes.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
On the average, patients begin to see noticeable improvement after 2-4 weeks. While many experience results sooner, we cannot guarantee this. For the first several weeks while the body’s inflammatory response is prominent, you may feel “bloated” in the treated area. This is expected and only temporary. Once the body begins metabolizing the fat, contour improvement occurs.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
Results are permanent, as the injected solution disrupts the fat cell membrane. This causes the cells to burst, releasing their enzymes and fatty content.
Areas that can be treated with Fat Dissolve are most commonly the ‘double chin’. However it can also be used on inner and outer thighs, buttocks, and love handles, back of the arms, the upper and lower abdomen, the jowls, knees.
HOW MUCH DO FAT DISSOLVE INJECTIONS COST?
The costs for fat dissolve injections depend on the number and extent of areas that need treatment. Please contact the clinic to receive information on costs that are relevant to your personal aims and requirements.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS?
Side effects of fat dissolving injections are rare. 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. For the first 48 hours after treatment, vigorous physical activity or exercise is not recommended. After that time period, playing sports or exercising is acceptable. There may be some localized discomfort upon injection, and a minor burning sensation immediately following the treatment. Swelling will occur in the treated area, and soreness and inflammation may be experienced for several days after treatment. It is important to bear in mind that these inflammatory side effects produce a tighter and smoother overlying skin, which is highly desirable. Your fat area becoming firm is a sign the treatment is working. As your body breaks down the treated fat cells, they are excreted through the body’s normal metabolic process.