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What is Fat Dissolvers?

For some people getting rid of stubborn fat deposits can be a task even after they are eating right and exercising enough. If surgery is a scary option, one can opt for fat dissolving injections treatment which has a fairly good response. This process is usually called as ‘non-surgical liposuction’ and helps to improve problem areas such as chin, jowls, abdomen, hips, knees, upper arms or upper legs (saddlebags), Pseudo gynecomastia (male breasts), Back (bra fat or muffin top), corrective measures after liposuction and such. The treatment involves a series of small injections that help to melt away small localized areas of fat deposits. Another advantage of this treatment is that it can help to firm up the skin and combat cellulite.

Injection lipolysis entered the UK & USA markets like a storm. It is an EU-approved, revolutionary product that helps to dissolve local fat. It may remove unflattering and stubborn areas of fat without the need for liposuction or surgery. Injection lipolysis works by hydrolysing the wall of the fat cell and therefore making it releases it’s lipid content within. The fatty byproduct is then removed from the body via natural processes. This treatment can be used almost anywhere in the body and is particularly popular in reducing the fatty deposits in local areas such as:

  • Double chin
  • Upper arms
  • Buffalo humps
  • Chest fat (in men)
  • Lower abdomen
  • Muffin top Hips
  • Pre jowl sulcus
  • Inner thighs
  • Knees

Pre-Treatment Instructions

Avoid Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medicine for 2 days (e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac).
Avoid vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba for 2 days.
Avoid alcoholic beverages for 1 day.
Avoid aspirin for 7 days (if you take aspirin for medical reason, please consult your doctor).

Treatment Procedure

Your skin will be cleansed and disinfected.
Topical numbing cream will be offered to ensure comfort, it takes about 10 minutes to work.
Injections are done through a fine needles.
Procedure takes around 30 minutes on average.
Results apparent by 3-4 weeks, for maximum benefit follow treatment protocol.

What You Need To Know

Not applicable: during pregnancy or breast feeding.
In individuals with known hypersensitivity to Aqualyx® ingredients.
In the presence of infection or severe inflammation at the injection sites.
Concurrent treatment such as laser skin resurfacing, botulinum toxins injections.
Current anti-coagulation, such as warfarin, LMWH injections.

Side effects are rare, mild bruising might occur, but this usually fades quickly (you can minimise bruising by avoiding medication aforementioned before the procedure).
Swelling may occur and usually subsides within 7-10 days.
Redness, mild tenderness, itchiness and firmness around the injection sites are common but usually subsides within 7-10 days.
Local infection (please adhere to the post-treatment advice to avoid infection, antibiotics might be needed in such cases).

Post-Treatment Advice

You can carry on with your day pretty much as usual immediately after leaving the clinic.
Please avoid putting on anything on for at least 4 hours after treatment, preferably 12 hours.
Please avoid putting skincare with peeling chemicals for 2 days (e.g. glycolic acid).
Please avoid alcohol for 2 days.
You may assume exercise as soon as you are feeling comfortable.
Book a complementary check up in 3-4 weeks time to review your progress.
3-5 sessions might be required depending on area and individuals’ responses.