Fat Dissolving Injections
Fat dissolving injections, also known as lipolytic injections or lipotropic injections, are a non-surgical cosmetic procedure designed to reduce localised fat deposits in the body. These injections typically contain substances that help break down and metabolise fat cells, facilitating their removal from the body. It's important to note that the specific ingredients and formulations used in fat dissolving injections can vary.
How does it work?
One common ingredient in these injections is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring bile acid that aids in the digestion and absorption of dietary fats. When injected into targeted areas, such as under the chin (for double chin reduction) or in other small pockets of fat, deoxycholic acid can disrupt fat cell membranes, leading to the release of stored fat. The body then naturally processes and eliminates the fat over time. It often involves multiple injections into the target area during a single session. Patients may require multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve the desired results.
How long does it last?
The duration of the effects of these injections can vary depending on several factors, including the individual's metabolism, diet, and physical activity level, as well as the specific ingredients in the injection and the frequency of administration.
In general, the effects of lipotropic injections are temporary, and individuals may need to receive regular injections to maintain their fat loss results. Some people may notice initial changes in body composition and fat loss within a few weeks of starting the injections.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects can include pain at the injection site, swelling, bruising, and discomfort. But these typically subside over time. There is the possibility of allergic reactions, and potential interactions with medications
Post procedure advice.
- Rest and Recovery: After the procedure, it's essential to allow your body time to recover. Rest as needed, and avoid strenuous activities for the recommended period as advised by your Practitioner
- Pain Management: You may experience some discomfort or pain at the injection sites. Over the counter pain relievers are recommended.
- Swelling and Bruising: Swelling and bruising are common side effects. Applying ice packs to the treated areas can help reduce swelling. Bruises usually fade over time.
- Compression Garments: In some cases, it is recommended to wear compression garments to help reduce swelling and support the treated areas.
- Diet and Hydration: Maintain a balanced diet and stay hydrated. Proper nutrition can support your body's healing process. Avoid excessive alcohol consumption during recovery.
- Avoid Sun Exposure: Protect the treated areas from direct sunlight and tanning beds, as they can exacerbate swelling and pigmentation changes. Use sunscreen if necessary.
- Massage and Lymphatic Drainage: In some cases, gentle massage or lymphatic drainage therapy may be recommended to help with post-procedure swelling and improve circulation.
- Patience: Results from fat loss injections may take time to become noticeable, as it often takes several weeks for the body to metabolise and eliminate the targeted fat cells. Be patient and realistic in your expectations.
- Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle: To maximise the benefits of fat loss injections, maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet. These injections are typically not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle but can complement your efforts.
- Watch for Complications: Keep an eye out for any signs of infection, severe pain, or unusual side effects. If you notice anything concerning, contact your practitioner immediately.
Always remember that individual experiences may vary, and it's crucial to consult with your Practitioner for personalised advice and guidance tailored to your specific procedure and medical history.