Fat Dissolving Injections
In February 2017 a revolutionary new fat removal treatment was approved for use in Australia. The treatment is safe and effective in removing moderate to severe submental fat (found under the chin). This treatment helps to contour the jawline and improve appearance.
Our Fat Dissolving injections are a long-term solution to eliminating stubborn fat cells that do not respond to diet and exercise.
The treatment contains deoxycholic acid (a substance that naturally occurs in the body).This substance breaks down and absorbs the fat found in the food that we eat.
When the deoxycholic acid is injected into the treatment area, it dissolves and eliminates the fat cells within that area. Once fat cells are removed from the body, they can no longer store fat thus minimising the number of fat tissue in the treated area.
Who is a candidate?
Similar to other cosmetic procedures like wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers, a consultation is required. During the initial consultation, you will be able to ask us questions or address any concerns you may have regarding the fat dissolving injections.
To help us determine if you are a candidate, during your consultation, you will be asked the following questions:
• Have you previously had surgery to the face, chin or jaw?
• Do you have a history of bleeding problems?
• Have you had cosmetic injectables in the past?
• Are you on any medications?
The treatment cannot be administered in:
– Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
– Individuals who have an active infection.
What’s involved in the treatment?
During treatment, the area will be sterilised and marked with a special grid to allow for an accurate transfer of the solution.
The treatment normally takes between 10-15 minutes.
Are there any side effects?
Like any cosmetic procedure, side effects may develop, these side effects can include discomfort, swelling, redness and bruising. Paracetamol is advised to help with pain.
After treatment, swelling may remain from 4 to 6 weeks while the deoxycholic acid is dissolving the fat, (this is an excellent indication that treatment is working).
Will I need more than one treatment session?
The number of treatments depends on the amount of fat in the area. Most patients require at least two treatments although some patients with excess fat in the area may need additional sessions.
Treatment is administered every 4-6 weeks (preferably every six weeks to make sure resolution of swelling and full results are seen).
The number of treatments required will be discussed at your consultation.
How can I book a consultation at Esteem?
To find out if you are a candidate for fat dissolving injections you can book your consultation by calling us on 1300 693 783 or by booking online today.