How do fat dissolving injections work?
The active ingredient of this medication is called deoxycholic acid; it is produced naturally in the body to assist with the digestion of fat. Once injected in the fat layer, it causes the fat cell to die by causing damage to the fat cell membrane and gradually gets eliminated from the body. The skin under the chin retracts and tightens and the result is a more defined jawline, improvement of jowls and a more balanced face and neck. May require 2 to 4 treatments. Most people require only 2.
What is the process of the treatment?
This treatment can be administered with injections of local anaesthetic prior treatment to reduce discomfort. The treatment itself is relatively quick and consist of a series of small injections with a very fine needle into the fat under your chin. Ice packs are applied after the treatment to reduce swelling but a level of downtime is expected. Downtime includes; tenderness, heat, redness and possible bruising but mostly swelling. The process of elimination of fat from the body is gradual and takes up to 6 weeks.
How many treatments will I need?
Visible improvement can be seen after just 1 treatment but most people require at least 2 for optimal results. Up to 6 treatments may be administered, spaced at least 6 weeks apart depending on the amount of fat.
Will it tighten the skin under my chin and neck?
Yes, clinical results have demonstrated an improvement in the tone and firmness of the skin under the chin following treatment, this is due to the healing response from the inflammatory process of the treatment. When the skin goes in healing mode, new collagen and elastin are synthesised. While the treatment's primary function is to remove fat, it can also have an additional tightening effect bonus on the under-chin area. How can I get it? You will first require a consult to determine if you are suitable and medically fit for this treatment. This is a prescription medicine treatment, therefore, a consult with a medical practitioner will be conducted at the time of your initial appointment before a prescription can be issued. Risks and complications will be fully explained to you.
What is the name of the product injected?
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