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Gradually break down fat deposits to aid weight loss

Fat dissolving injections, also know as injection lipolysis or lipolytic injections, are a non-surgical treatment used to reduce localised areas of fat in the body that are difficult to target with exercise and diet alone.

The injections contain a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body and helps to break down and absorb dietary fat. Fat dissolving injections can give you a slimmer, more defined and contoured look.

Frequently Asked Questions
How do fat dissolving injections work?
Fat dissolving injections work by injecting deoxycholic acid into a targeted area, this then helps to break down and dissolve fat cells. The broken down fat cells are then eliminated by the body through it’s natural metabolic processes.
What areas can be treated?
Fat dissolving injections can be used to treat various areas of the body that are difficult to target with diet and exercise. Some of the most common areas are:

• Double Chin - Gives a more contoured and defined jawline
• Arms - Reduces the appearance of fat and give a more toned appearance.
• Jowls - Treats the pockets of fat that hang along the jawline
• Bra Fat - Reduces the appearance of bra fat and gives a more toned and contoured appearance.
• Abdomen - Reduces the appearance of stubborn belly fat.
• Love handles - Reduces the appearances of fat in this area and gives a more contoured look.
• Thighs - Reduces the appearance of stubborn fat on the inner and outer thigh and creates a more toned appearance.

It is important to note that fat dissolving injections are not a weight loss solution.
Is there any downtime?
Generally, fat dissolving injection will require some down time. You may need to avoid some daily activities after treatment. While the downtime and side effects may vary depending on the individual, it is likely you will experience some of the following:

• Swelling and bruising
• Discomfort
• Redness and warmth
• Numbness
• Skin irregularities

These responses are normal and may take up to 2 weeks to resolve. It is important to discuss any potential side effects, and advice given by your practitioner following your treatment, to ensure the best possible results.
Is it safe?
Fat dissolving injections are considered a safe treatment when performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner. Fat dissolving injections are minimally invasive and can be a safer and preferred option to other forms of fat removal.
Is it painful?
Fat dissolving injections are usually well tolerated but can be uncomfortable. The level of discomfort can vary depending on the area being treated. You may experience a stinging sensation at the injection site or some mild swelling or bruising.

To minimise discomfort, a numbing cream or ice packs may be applied to the area.
Am I a good candidate?
Fat dissolving injections are suitable for most individuals who have localised areas of stubborn fat pocket that are resistant to dieting and exercise. A good candidate for this treatment would:

• Be in good health
• Have a stable weight - Significant fluctuations can affect the results of the treatment.
• Has localised areas of fat
• Has realistic expectations - Fat dissolving injections are not a weight loss solution.

There are certain individuals who may not be a good candidate for fat dissolving
injections. These include:

• Pregnant or breastfeeding
• History of severe allergies
• Certain medical conditions such as, liver or kidney disease, diabetes or history of blood clots.
• Certain medications may interact with fat dissolving injections and increase the risk of side effects.
• People with unrealistic expectations.

It is important to discuss your medical history with a qualified practitioner so that they can determine if you would be a suitable candidate for fat dissolving injections.
The results of fat dissolving injections can vary depending factors such as your body type, the amount of fat being treated and the number of treatments needed.

Some of the results of fat dissolving injections include:

• Improved body contour
• Reduced cellulite
• Improve skin tone and texture
Alternative treatments
There are several alternative treatments that can help reduce fat from localised areas.

Some of these treatments include:

• Liposuction
• Cooling/freezing treatments
• Radiofrequency treatments
• Laser treatments

It is important to consult with a qualified practitioner to determine which treatment is right for you based on your individual concerns and goals.
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