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Fat dissolving injections: Benefits, side effects and results

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They may sound too good to be true, but fat dissolving injections, also known as intralipotherapy, are as effective as the name suggests. Here’s a breakdown of how the treatment works, who should use it and the results you can expect from a series of sessions.

They may sound too good to be true, but fat dissolving injections, also known as intralipotherapy, are as effective as the name suggests. Here’s a breakdown of how the treatment works, who should use it and the results you can expect from a series of sessions.

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What are fat dissolving injections?

Let’s start at the beginning; if you haven’t heard of it already, intralipotherapy is a popular and relatively new treatment that’s used to target those pesky pockets of fat that gather on your stomach, thighs, upper arms, buttocks and back – and even your face. 

The injection ‘dissolves’ and eliminates fat cells in a safe and effective way, making it perfect for dealing with stubborn fat that simply won’t budge, no matter how much you exercise. 

What are fat dissolving injections?

Let’s start at the beginning; if you haven’t heard of it already, intralipotherapy is a popular and relatively new treatment that’s used to target those pesky pockets of fat that gather on your stomach, thighs, upper arms, buttocks and back – and even your face. 

The injection ‘dissolves’ and eliminates fat cells in a safe and effective way, making it perfect for dealing with stubborn fat that simply won’t budge, no matter how much you exercise. 

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How does the treatment work?

So, this all sounds great, but how exactly does the treatment work? 

The main ingredient is a fat dissolving substance called sodium deoxycholate, which is found naturally in the body. This is injected into the treatment area using a needle or cannula which, over time, destroys the fat cells in this area. These are then removed from the body by its very own lymphatic system – a network of tissues and organs that rid the body of unwanted toxins and waste. And just like that, the fat is gone!

How does the treatment work?

So, this all sounds great, but how exactly does the treatment work? 

The main ingredient is a fat dissolving substance called sodium deoxycholate, which is found naturally in the body. This is injected into the treatment area using a needle or cannula which, over time, destroys the fat cells in this area. These are then removed from the body by its very own lymphatic system – a network of tissues and organs that rid the body of unwanted toxins and waste. And just like that, the fat is gone!

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Is this the treatment for you?

If you suffer from low body confidence as a result of stubborn fat that’s near impossible to remove through exercise or weight loss, this treatment is the answer to your prayers.

However, it’s important to bear in mind that one thing fat dissolving injections are not is a weight loss treatment. The injections should only be used on people who are a healthy size or carrying a little extra weight, and are most effective on small pockets of fat stored on the hips, thighs, knees, ankles, upper arms, stomach and chin.

Is this the treatment for you?

If you suffer from low body confidence as a result of stubborn fat that’s near impossible to remove through exercise or weight loss, this treatment is the answer to your prayers.

However, it’s important to bear in mind that one thing fat dissolving injections are not is a weight loss treatment. The injections should only be used on people who are a healthy size or carrying a little extra weight, and are most effective on small pockets of fat stored on the hips, thighs, knees, ankles, upper arms, stomach and chin.

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What results can you expect?

Sodium deoxycholate works its magic at a slow, leisurely pace – so the results won’t be instant. In fact, it usually takes several weeks for changes to become fully visible, which makes it all the more exciting when you start to notice the fat shrinking away.

And the best bit? The results are permanent (assuming you don’t gain weight), as once the unwanted fat has been processed through your lymphatic system, it’s gone.

What results can you expect?

Sodium deoxycholate works its magic at a slow, leisurely pace – so the results won’t be instant. In fact, it usually takes several weeks for changes to become fully visible, which makes it all the more exciting when you start to notice the fat shrinking away.

And the best bit? The results are permanent (assuming you don’t gain weight), as once the unwanted fat has been processed through your lymphatic system, it’s gone.

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How many sessions will you need?

For the best results, at Arch Aesthetics we recommend a course of at least 3-4 sessions, held six weeks apart. Of course, this is dependent on the amount of fat you want to remove, and the part of your body you’re targeting. For more information about recommended dosages, click here.

How many sessions will you need?

For the best results, at Arch Aesthetics we recommend a course of at least 3-4 sessions, held six weeks apart. Of course, this is dependent on the amount of fat you want to remove, and the part of your body you’re targeting. For more information about recommended dosages, click here.

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What about any side effects?

As with any cosmetic treatment, there are a few side effects to be aware of, namely swelling. Intralipotherapy eliminates fat by causing an inflammatory reaction in the fat cells, which will naturally result in redness, swelling or bruising immediately after your appointment. It’s completely normal for skin to stay swollen for 3-5 days after the injection, and may even feel tender as late as eight weeks post-treatment.

To speed up recovery, we’d recommend avoiding hot showers or baths for 24 hours, refraining from using self-tan products, skin creams and exfoliants for at least a week, and taking a break from exercise for 10 days after your treatment.

What about any side effects?

As with any cosmetic treatment, there are a few side effects to be aware of, namely swelling. Intralipotherapy eliminates fat by causing an inflammatory reaction in the fat cells, which will naturally result in redness, swelling or bruising immediately after your appointment. It’s completely normal for skin to stay swollen for 3-5 days after the injection, and may even feel tender as late as eight weeks post-treatment.

To speed up recovery, we’d recommend avoiding hot showers or baths for 24 hours, refraining from using self-tan products, skin creams and exfoliants for at least a week, and taking a break from exercise for 10 days after your treatment.

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How much do fat dissolving injections cost?

At Arch Aesthetics, each vial of sodium deoxycholate usually costs £250. However, to celebrate the launch of this new treatment, we’re offering a hefty £100 off our first 20 bookings, making each vial £150 for a limited time only.

For more information about our fat dissolving treatments, or to book a consultation, please click here.

How much do fat dissolving injections cost?

At Arch Aesthetics, each vial of sodium deoxycholate usually costs £250. However, to celebrate the launch of this new treatment, we’re offering a hefty £100 off our first 20 bookings, making each vial £150 for a limited time only.

For more information about our fat dissolving treatments, or to book a consultation, please click here.

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