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Fat Dissolving Injections

Unfortunately, nearly all of us struggle with at least one area of stubborn fat, that, for whatever reason, is really difficult to shift. When it comes to certain pockets of fat, no matter how much we diet or exercise, we simply can’t seem to get rid of them. For many, these stubborn fat deposits are actually genetic – meaning you will always really struggle to remove them – unless of course you decide to try a targeted treatment such as fat dissolving injections.

Having areas of stubborn fat, such as those below the chin or on the upper arms, can be a real drain on our self-confidence. If you find yourself always trying to cover up or hide these areas, fat dissolving injections may be a way to help regain your confidence and feel comfortable in your own skin.

What Actually Are Fat Dissolving Injections?

Fat dissolving injections have taken the UK market by storm. An EU-approved, revolutionary product that helps to dissolve local fat, removing unflattering and stubborn areas without the need for liposuction or surgery. Fat dissolving injections are a safe and effective treatment that work by hydrolysing the wall of the fat cells and therefore making it release the lipid content within, in turn, breaking down the fat cells and letting them be removed from the body via natural processes.

Fat dissolving injections are a highly applicable treatment, they can be used to treat many different areas of the body, including:

  • Double chin
  • Jawline
  • Upper arms
  • Chest fat (in men)
  • Muffin top hips
  • Inner thighs
  • Lower abdomen
  • Jowls
  • Knees
  • Ankles (‘cankles’)

Are Fat Dissolving Injections the Right Treatment for Me?

We are always told that we ‘can’t spot reduce fat’ – with fat dissolving injections, we actually can! For those who want fat loss focused on a specific area or need help ‘contouring’ their shape, fat dissolving injections are a fantastic choice.

If you maintain a healthy lifestyle and are close to your ideal body weight, but have frustrating areas of fat that just don’t budge, then injectable dissolving might be the perfect treatment for you. Unfortunately, if you carry significant weight, then fat dissolving will not be a suitable treatment option.

Instead of surgery or invasive treatments, which usually require weeks off work, and can also come with high risks and a lot of pain, fat dissolving is a treatment that only takes around 30 minutes per session and requires minimal downtime. Despite the short treatment time, fat dissolving injections can deliver powerful results, with fatty deposits lessening over the weeks following your treatment.

When Would Fat Dissolving Injections Not Be Suitable?

  • These injections are not recommended for those over the age of 60, or below the age of 18
  • It is not recommended for people who are overweight
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not have fat dissolving injections.

How Long Before I See Results?

Results can be seen in the weeks following treatment; many people will require a series of appointments for best results, usually between 2-6 sessions.

At Belmore Facial Aesthetics Clinic, we use a variety of Pluryal products that have been scientifically proven for fat dissolving:

1. FACECONTOUR (for dissolving facial fat, i.e., the double chin)

Pluryal FACECONTOUR contains deoxycholic acid 1%, a natural bile acid which emulsifies and solubilizes dietary fats in the intestine. It disrupts cell membranes in adipocytes and destroys fat cells in that tissue. Pluryal also contains 3 calming ingredients

  1. Aesculus hippocastalanum – seeds taken from the horse chestnut tree, known for their calming properties, reducing inflammation, and swelling.
  2. Equisetum arvense – this substance contains saponins, flavonoids, and silica, which are attributed to the herb’s ability to strengthen and regenerate skin tissue. Thanks to its high levels of silica, it is used to heal wounds.
  3. Ginkgo biloba – it is rich in flavonoids and is a potent antioxidant that protects skin from the harmful effects of free radicals that accelerate aging.

The formula of this product is highly superior, clinically proven to be efficient in melting fat, with hundreds of publications available to confirm the efficacy of deoxycholic acid in reducing fat deposits. With the main side effects of fat dissolving injections being localised redness and swelling, the addition of 3 calming ingredients into the FACECONTOUR formulation means that these possible side effects are highly diminished.

2. BODYCONTOUR (for dissolving fat on the body)

BODYCONTOUR is made up of both deoxycholic acid (which is also present in FACECONTOUR) & Phosphatidylcholine. Phospholipid, which is extracted from soy bean lecithin. This is present in cell membranes, participating in the structure and transport between cells. Phospholipid is able to alter cholesterol and other triglyceride metabolism, which increases the cholesterol solubility and alters the composition of stubborn fat deposits.

A study was carried out in South America on a group of 86 patients to demonstrate the efficacy of injecting Phosphatidylcholine for the purpose of reducing stubborn fat pockets. The results confirmed that “No patient showed irregularities, dimples, or any serious side effect after treatment. Results remained stable during the time of follow up. All patients showed remarkable reductions of the fat deposits treated with phosphatidylcholine. Using the correct technique, injecting phosphatidylcholine may be a safe and efficacious alternative to liposuction in patients objecting to surgery.”

What makes Pluryal BODYCONTOUR a superior product? Its clinically proven formulation is efficient at melting fat, again with hundreds of publications confirming its efficacy in reducing stubborn fat deposits.

3. BODYFIRM (for firming up the tissues after treatment)

BODYFIRM is a treatment that is usually performed after fat dissolving, it involves applying a product to the skin using a derma roller. The benefit of using a derma roller with BODYFIRM is that it increases the benefits that the topical product has, allowing it to penetrate deeper into the layers of the skin. BODYFIRM maximises the aesthetic results of fat dissolving and helps to prevent the skin sagging after the fat is lost. BODYFIRM can also be provided as a stand-alone treatment, for those who have areas of loose skin, from previous weight loss.

The main focus areas of BODYFIRM include the legs, buttocks, and the inner side of the arms. BODYFIRM contains a number of ingredients which help to re-firm and contour the body such as caffeine & Silicium.

The results of using BODYFIRM will be visible instantly and the improvements will continue and become more apparent after a number of sessions.

Highlights Of BODYFIRM

  • Stimulates natural lymphatic drainage
  • Helps to reduce cellulite
  • Increases the elasticity of the skin, reducing sagging
  • Decreases water retention
  • Pain free and doesn’t require any downtime.

If you’d like to know more, or to arrange a free consultation with our treatment coordinator, just get in touch today!