Fat-dissolving injections have been available in the US and Canada since 2015 but are new technology in Australia. Dr Face is one of the first clinics in Melbourne to successfully trial and offer the injections, which are extremely safe.
What are they?
As the name suggests, fat-dissolving injections dissolve fat and can permanently reduce and reshape features without invasive liposuction. When the product comes into contact with fat deposits it breaks down the outer cell walls, causing the cell contents to leak out and be safely carried away by the liver. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat.
What are they used for?
Fat-dissolving injections are used to restore your profile, whether you wish to contour your neck, enhance your jaw line or remove a double chin.
How long do they take?
Fat-dissolving injections are very effective and each treatment takes around 30 minutes. For best results, most people need between two to three visits, with two to three months between each. Once completed the results last for at least four years.
Do they hurt?
You’ll feel a slight stinging sensation at the injection site and there will be swelling after treatment. The latter can last for up to four weeks and is caused by the chemical reaction of killing off fat cells, but it’s an indication that treatment is working.