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What Are Lipolysis Injections?

Fat-dissolving injections, also known as lipolytic injections or injectable fat reduction treatments, are non-surgical cosmetic procedures designed to reduce localized fat deposits in specific areas of the body. These injections typically contain substances that help break down and eliminate fat cells from the treated area.

The injected solution works by disrupting the fat cell membrane, causing the fat cells to break down and be metabolized by the body's natural processes. Over time, the treated area gradually becomes slimmer as the fat cells are eliminated.

Where can I get it?

Fat-dissolving injections are typically used to treat localized areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Common treatment areas include the submental area (double chin), love handles, thighs, and abdomen.

How is it done and when would I see the results?

During the procedure, a healthcare provider injects the solution directly into the targeted fat deposits using a fine needle. The injections are usually administered in a grid-like pattern across the treatment area. 

Common side effects of fat-dissolving injections may include swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness at the injection site. These side effects are usually temporary and subside on their own.

There is generally little to no downtime associated with fat-dissolving injections, and patients can usually return to their normal activities shortly after the procedure. However, it's essential to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your healthcare provider.

Results from fat-dissolving injections are not immediate and typically become noticeable over several weeks to months as the body processes and eliminates the destroyed fat cells. Multiple treatment sessions may be needed to achieve the desired results. The longevity of results can vary, but they may last for several months to a few years. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle can help prolong the effects of fat-dissolving injections.

Before your Lipolysis treatment

Avoid Certain Medications: Your healthcare provider may advise you to avoid certain medications, especially blood-thinning medications, which could increase the risk of bleeding or bruising.

Hydration: Stay well-hydrated in the days leading up to the procedure.

Avoid Alcohol and Smoking: It may be recommended to avoid alcohol and smoking in the days leading up to the procedure, as they can impact healing and recovery.

after your Lipolysis treatment

Stay Hydrated: Maintain good hydration levels to support the healing process.

Healthy Lifestyle: Adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, to optimize the results of the procedure.

Swelling and Bruising: Swelling and bruising are common after Kybella treatment. Apply ice packs as directed by your healthcare provider to help reduce swelling.

Avoid Touching or Massaging the Area: Refrain from touching or massaging the treated area, as this could potentially interfere with the desired outcome.

Pain Management: Over-the-counter pain relievers may be recommended by your healthcare provider to manage any discomfort.

Be Patient: Results may take time to become noticeable, and multiple treatment sessions may be required for optimal results.

It's important to note that the specific results and benefits of the treatment may vary depending on the individual's skin condition, treatment plan, and other factors. It's essential to consult with our specialists to determine if the treatment is suitable for your specific needs and expectations.

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