What Is Injection Lipolysis

Injection lipolysis is the use of injections for fat reduction. We administer deoxycholate to a targeted area of the face and body, where it interacts with fat cells, dissolving them and causing them to die. The fat cells are then broken down and naturally removed from the body over the following weeks.

How Does It Work?

Deoxycholate solution is an injectable solution which liquefies fat cells, destroying them for good. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they are slowly  removed  by  the  macrophages (foam  cells) in the concomitant inflammatory response, resulting in fat reduction in the treated area, while at the same time newly laid down collagen tightens the overlying skin.

It is quick, convenient and minimally invasive.

Areas treated?

At Advanced Skin Clinic, we primarily use injection lipolysis in the face, but we can use it to safely remove small quantities of fat from any area, such as

  • upper and lower abdomen
  • lower back (“love handles”)
  • hips (“muffin edges”)
  • fat-related bulges on the back (e.g. below the bra)
  • post-liposuction corrective actions for dents or bulge
  • • How Can I Determine whether an Injection Lipolysis or a Liposuction is appropriate for me?
  • • Does Injection Lipolysis Hurt?
• How Can I Determine whether an Injection Lipolysis or a Liposuction is appropriate for me?

For a long time a liposuction was the only chance to remove fat deposits in specific areas. This is still the preferred method for larger fat deposits. But injection lipolysis now offers an opportunity to remove smaller fat deposits with little effort and in a gentle manner.

Injection lipolysis is not an operation, whereas liposuction requires surgery. This is the main difference.

With liposuction the fat disappears fast. Injection lipolysis allows a slower change of body contours and thus your self-image within just a few months.

Also, injection lipolysis is an ideal additional treatment method after liposuction. Irregular contours and remaining fat deposits (dimples) may be removed while the skin is tightened.

How Many Treatments Are Required?

Usually 2-4 treatments at 8 week intervals will be sufficient

• Does Injection Lipolysis Hurt?

The injections are not particularly painful. You will feel the puncture briefly and then a slight itching and a slight burning sensation that may be relieved fast with a cold pack after the treatment.

What Are the Risks of Injection Lipolysis?

Directly after the therapy you may experience swellings with pressure sensitivity, small hematoma and redness of the skin. These symptoms may last for a few days. In the first 3 days there should be no massages, sauna, solarium or exercise. In rare cases tissue hardening may occur, but this will disappear within 2-6 weeks. The procedure involves very few side-effects.

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