Fat dissolving injections are a synthetic version of a substance naturally occurring in the body, which breaks down fat cells in targeted areas. It’s a non-surgical procedure most commonly used to treat small pockets of fat under the chin. It is also used to treat other ‘off-label’ areas such as jowls, ‘bra fat’, under-arm fat, ‘banana roll’ under the buttock region, etc. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they are permanently removed by the body’s natural processes. Therefore, it offers a permanent solution to treat unwanted small areas of fat.
Before the Treatment
Prior to Fat Dissolver treatment at COCO Skin Clinic you will receive a consultation with Dr Jane Lucas to determine if this is the right treatment for you. During this time, you will be able to ask questions and have any concerns addressed.
During the Treatment
The area being treated will be marked and numbed using topical and local anaesthetic. Skin will be thoroughly cleansed with a medicated lotion to minimise the risk of infection. A temporary dotted grid is placed on the treatment area for accurate administration of the medication. Small needles are used to deliver the Fat Dissolving medication to the marked area. The treatment is relatively quick, and the injections only take a few minutes.
After the Treatment
Mild-moderate discomfort and swelling/bruising of the treated area is expected post treatment. These can be managed effectively with simple analgesia such as paracetamol and gentle ice compressions. Swelling and bruising may take several days to settle. Over the subsequent weeks, the treated area may become firm or lumpy before softening and resolving. This is the natural process of the body breaking down and removing the treated fat cells.
- Permanent reduction in small pockets of unwanted fat under the chin
- Reduction of stubborn fat in other small areas – e.g. bra fat, underarm fat, knee fat, jowls, etc.
- Balancing of side profile
Number of Treatments
A minimum of two treatments, treated 4-6 weeks apart (total of 4 vials) are the minimum requirements for most people. However further treatments (up to 6 treatments), may be required in some individuals.