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Fat-Dissolving Injections: Too Good to Be True?

fat dissolving injections

The truth is fat dissolving injections have been a great success since it was introduced about 10 years ago, and we have seen our clients experience fantastic results with them. Interested in learning more? Read on:

Deoxycholic acid is a compound generated in the body, which breaks down dietary fat, transporting it to distant areas of the body via the lymphatic system, where it is stored. By injecting a synthetic version of this compound into areas where fat is stored (under the chin, back of the arms, love handles, stomach) the fat cells are again broken down and destroyed. The body then removes them over 2 or 3 weeks, resulting in the permanent removal of fat.

How long does it take fat dissolving treatments to work?

Fat-dissolving treatments begin to take effect immediately. This can result in swelling of the treated area for the first week. Over the next couple of weeks, these cells are removed. After 3 weeks, you will be able to see your final result. To receive the affect you are looking for, it requires 2-3 rounds of treatment, each a month apart.

Before my treatment, what should I do?

Be sure that your treating doctor has answered all your questions and that you are familiar with your treatment type.

Avoid supplements that thin your blood for 5 days beforehand but DO NOT cease any prescribed medications

Supplements that may increase your risk of bruising:


John’s Wart

Vitamin E

Fish oil or Omega-3s

Gingko Biloba Ginseng

After my fat dissolving treatment, what should I do?

Avoid heavy makeup or unnecessarily touching the area for 6 hours to reduce the risk of infection. Avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for 6 hours to reduce the chance of the treatment moving. Keep upright for 4 hours to reduce the chance of the treatment moving to unintended areas. Light exercise after this treatment is fine but avoid strenuous exercise such as weight training or cross-fit for 24 hours as it can occasionally cause the treatment to move to unintended areas. Avoid saunas, jacuzzies or hot baths for 24 hours after the procedure, as the heat can result in treatment migration. Avoid excessive alcohol consumption as it can increase the risk of bruising.

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