Does Fat Dissolving Treatment Work?

Does Fat Dissolving Treatment Work

Even with exercise and a proper diet, some stubborn fats can’t quickly get rid of. That is why many people are finding effective ways to eliminate these fat pockets to sky-rocket their confidence. Thanks to today’s innovations in the beauty industry, stubborn fats can now be addressed with fat-dissolving injections.

Fat dissolving injection involves an FDA-approved treatment consisting of injections to target and destroy fat cells under the chin. In fact, most fat dissolving injections use deoxycholic acid–a naturally occurring substance–to break down the fat cells over several weeks, leaving a more contoured, attractive jawline that makes a person appear younger and boosts self-esteem. What’s good about this treatment is that patients can experience permanent results with proper diet and exercise to maintain their ideal appearance.

What Are The Brands Under The Fat-Dissolving Injections?

The two most common fat dissolving injections include Aqualyx and Kybella, the brand names of two similar fat-dissolving compounds. They are great alternatives to liposuction that help break down the body’s fat cells (adipocytes). These fat dissolving injections can cause a localized inflammatory response, which helps remove fat cells from the body via urine.

In fact, the first injection approved by the FDA in 2015 is called Kybella (sometimes Belkyra), which consists of deoxycholic acid, a compound that dissolves the fat. Over the years, the popularity of these fat dissolving injections has increased in many countries. Contrary to what people may think, this treatment treats the areas around the face and other body parts, such as the knees, ankles, hips, thighs, upper arms, and even male breasts. 

Another leading fat removal injection, Aqualyx, has had great success since it first launched in the UK in 2013. Aqualyx’s main component is Deoxycholic acid (DC), a secondary bile acid naturally found in the body. Deoxycholic acid, when injected into the subcutaneous layer of fat, disrupts the fat cells and causes them to dissolve permanently.

How Does Fat Dissolving Treatment Work?

Fat-dissolving injections work by emptying the fat cells within the hypodermis, otherwise known as the subcutaneous layer of the skin. However, not all fat is dissolved during this treatment, as the injections will only affect the type of stubborn fat not needed in the body. For example, the fat naturally occurring in the body and the one required for protection are formulated differently from the extra fat deposited due to an excess, unbalanced diet. 

If we put on weight, it is distributed evenly around the body, and no matter how big or small a person becomes, the general shape will stay the same. Fat-dissolving injections should be targeted on stubborn areas of fat that would still be apparent even on excess weight.

What Can Benefit Fat Dissolving Treatment Provide?

Although this is not the only option for reducing the double chin, it’s one of the best choices for those who want to avoid invasive surgeries or procedures like liposuction. It’s highly customizable, meaning a personalized treatment plan can be created to help almost every patient achieve their ideal results. In general, treatment is relatively painless even if multiple injections are done in each session, but topical or injected anesthetic can ensure optimal comfort.

In fact, this treatment can easily fit into a busy schedule with a quick appointment time and zero-downtime recovery. Best of all, over 70% of patients who completed their recommended treatment plans and saw final results reported physical and self-esteem improvements following treatment. Eliminating the double chin with fat dissolving injections can positively affect self-confidence as it gives more satisfaction to the clients with their profile and jawline.

What Can Areas Be Treated With The Fat Dissolving Treatment?

  • Jawline
  • Jowls
  • Double chin
  • Bingo wings
  • Arms
  • Bra fat
  • Love handles
  • Flanks
  • Stomach (upper, lower, or all)
  • Thighs (inner and outer)
  • Knees

Who Are Good Candidates For Fat Dissolving Treatment?

This treatment is meant for those who already have a healthy weight and simply want to lose small pockets of fat. However, they’re not meant to be used for more significant amounts of fat, which might be better suited for liposuction. Those with a BMI of 28 or less tend to see results the fastest.

On the other hand, the fat dissolving injections aren’t suitable for those who are:

  • Clinically overweight
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Those with kidney disease or diabetes
  • Surgery scar tissue on the targeted area
  • Poor skin elasticity
  • Under 18 years old
  • Over 60 years old

What Side Can Effects Be Experienced After The Fat Dissolving Treatment?

Below are the minor side effects when using the fat dissolving injections, which include:

  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Itching (due to allergic reaction)

Ice packs can be applied to the treated area to resolve the swelling, but they can usually subside within 48 hours. For numbness at the injection site, nearly half of the patients usually experienced it, which should go away within 30 days.

When Can Results Show After The Treatment?

Fat-dissolving injections are repeated every three to four weeks to achieve the desired look, following the provider’s advice on how many sessions would be required. As part of its normal process, immediate results won’t be seen yet after each procedure, as the body has to drain away the dissolved fat deposits naturally.

With Aqualyx, patients can typically expect results around eight weeks after their first treatment, as this is how long the body’s natural draining process takes. That said, most patients will need at least two treatments to see the desired results, but other factors may also depend, such as lifestyle changes to complement the procedure.

With Kybella, studies initially suggested that patients should receive two vials every 4-6 weeks. Most patients will notice results by the second or fourth treatment session, but desired results can approximately be seen one month after their final treatment session. Each treatment session will require at least one month before the next session, and patients can be treated up to six times. 

Is There A Recovery Time After The Procedure?

One of the upsides of Fat Dissolving Injection is that it does not have significant recovery time. Remember that although redness, swelling, and pain may be experienced in the treated area, it is only normal and will heal in a matter of time. 

The Bottom Line

Many people have exhausted ways to improve chin fullness with lifestyle changes, but nothing seems to work for them. Enhance Medical Aesthetics offers a Fat Dissolving treatment with Deoxycholic acid that eliminates and targets double chin caused by aging, genetics, or weight gain. Ultimately, it is a quick, safe procedure that can be completed in 15-20 minutes, helping clients improve their chin profile through customized treatment sessions.


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