Hamilton Skin Clinic

Fat Dissolving Procedure, Spot Fat Reduction

Are you struggling to get rid of fat from problem areas despite exercise and diet?

Are you annoyed by a double chin, belly fat, or some extra inches on your sides? Injections of fat-dissolving medicine will let you achieve what no training can will – localized fat burning.

Many people struggle with persistent excess fat in certain areas despite maintaining a healthy weight, a healthy diet, and exercise regimen. These problem areas may differ from person to person depending on genetic predispositions and gender. Regardless of their placement, they can be a cause of dissatisfaction and insecurities. A variety of substances have been developed to target these issues. Injected into the adipose tissue, they stimulate the breakdown of fat cells, making it possible to get rid of stubborn fat without low-carb and low-fat diets.


Benefits of using injection fat dissolving injections

  • reduction of the double chin
  • reduction of thigh circumference (reduction of fat tissue on the thighs)
  • waist reduction (reduction of fat on the abdomen and back)
  • removing ‘love handles’
  • removal of ‘pelicans’ (reduction of fatty tissue in the arms)
  • modeling problem areas
  • removal of rollers of fat on the back and around the armpits
  • removal of the fat roller below the bra underwires
  • reduction or removal of cellulite (after using appropriate preparations)


Mechanism of fat dissolving injections

Fat-dissolving injections are based on the acceleration of fat breakdown by means of special substances (such as sodium deoxycholate, phosphatidylcholine,  carnitine or caffeine or special peptides) or their mixtures. During the treatment, they are injected directly into the adipose tissue. Intentional inflammation develops and soon afterwards triglycerides are hydrolyzed into fatty acids and glycerol, which are then removed from the body through the bloodstream.

Hydrolysis of triglycerides in adipocytes (fat cells) is a process that occurs naturally in the body during exercise, for example. It is very important to use an easily digestible diet during the series of treatments (preferably using a negative caloric balance) to relieve the liver and prevent the re-formation of fat (lipogenesis). Physical exercise done during the series of treatments increases the effectiveness of the method as appropriate hormones responsible for the hydrolysis of fats are produced.


Indications for fat dissolving injections

  • sides,
  • pelicans (fat on the shoulders)
  • a layer of fat on the abdomen,
  • double chin,
  • thighs,
  • fat under the bra underwire (we do not inject under the armpit area or around it)

Injection of fat dissolving injections is perfect for body contouring, especially in the case of small areas with the problem of fat deposition. At this point, it is important to note a very important fact – fat dissolving injections are not used for weight loss and are not a therapy suitable for people with obesity. It is intended for local fat loss from problematic areas in people with normal body weight or slightly overweight.


Contraindications to fat dissolving injections:

  • obesity
  • taking anti-inflammatory drugs
  • taking anticoagulants
  • pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • blood coagulation disorders
  • allergy to ingredients contained in the preparation
  • severe liver and kidney diseases
  • autoimmune diseases
  • Cancer
  • active infection
  • skin diseases
  • tendency to scarring
  • unrealistic expectations


Advantages of injection lipolysis:

The undoubted advantage is that the fat dissolving injection treatment is minimally invasive. In addition, it has a short recovery period and, unlike liposuction, does not require exclusion from daily activities.


How long do the effects of fat dissolving injections last?

The effects of injection lipolysis usually last for 2-4 years, and for customers who care about a healthy diet, even much longer.


Duration of the procedure

The treatment lasts, depending on the size of the area, from 30 minutes.


When do the effects of fat-dissolving begin to become visible?

The first effects appear a few weeks after the first one. The final effects can be observed approx. 2 months after the last treatment session.


The course of the procedure

After cream anesthesia, the skin in the treatment area is disinfected. Then, using a thin needle, the treatment formula is introduced into the adipose tissue. The punctures are made approximately every 1-2 cm.


The appearance of the skin after the treatment

After the treatment, the skin is red; there is swelling. Bruising may appear.


What can you expect after the treatment?

After the treatment, you may experience soreness, burning or itching in the treated area. You should not resort to taking non-steroidal painkillers (containing e.g. ibuprofen) – their use is not recommended because by reducing inflammation we will significantly reduce the effect of fat injections. Medicines containing paracetamol can be used if there is pain associated or not with the procedure.


How often to repeat the injection lipolysis treatment

A series of treatments usually include 3-4 sessions at intervals of 6-8 weeks. You can use it again as soon as you notice that the accumulation of adipose tissue begins in the area where it was carried out. In people who lead a healthy lifestyle, this should not happen earlier than after 2 years.


Preparations used for fat dissolving injections

 All the formulas we use are registered as medical devices and have certificates allowing them to be used in Australia.