you will 9 FAQ about fat dissolving injections

Fat dissolving injections have become a tendency when we talk about fast reducing and body shaping solutions. However, there are many questions our patients have related to this topic; for that reason, I wrote this blog for you. I hope all your doubts can be solved, so let´s begin…

1.What are fat dissolving injections?

Intralipotherapy (lipotropic injections) is an aesthetic treatment that consists of injecting (fat removing substances (lipotropes-Aqualyx)) in areas with excess fat. These substances help to dissolve adipose tissue, converting fat into a liquid that will be expelled by urine.

2.Do fat dissolving injections really work?

Yes, they do. They improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe submental fat. Deoxycholic acid is in a class of medications called cytolytic medications. It works by breaking down cells in fatty tissue.

3.Are they safe?

One of the most important characteristics of these injections is that they are 100% safe and biocompatible (do it in a certified place). Let me explain it to you better, your lymphatic system is in charge of draining the liquified fat and the remaining substances. Then, your body will eliminated all naturally (by urine). However, in order to have long lasting results, you should keep a healthy diet and exercise.

4.What are these injections (Aqualyx) made of?

Some of the most known ingredients are:

  • Deoxycholic acid
  • Buffering chemicals
  • Sodium chloride
  • Red microalgae sugars
  • Other sugars
  • Water

5.When can I see results?

The process is gradual, so you will notice the results after some weeks (depends on each body respond´s). However, final outcomes might be seen two to three months after the procedure.

6.Do these injections work on belly fat?

Lipotropic injections do work in belly fat, also they are used to reduce fat deposits in:

  •  hips
  • jowls
  • back fat
  • abdomen
  • thighs
  • knees 
  • arms
  • waist
  • chest fat
  • armpits

7.How long do fat dissolving injections last?

The achievements of fat dissolving injections (slimmer and contoured body shape) last the longer you maintain a healthy lifestyle (exercise and diet) and regular massage-lymphatic drainage to keep draining wastes/toxins and contouring your body.

8.Should I massage after the procedure (fat dissolving)?

Absolutely yes! and the most effective treatment is  MLD ( manual lymphatic drainage) because the main objective of MLD after lipotropic injections is to eliminate liquids that contain toxins and wastes (dissolved fat) to stimulate and activate circulation, thus reducing swelling. Then, you will expel  by urine a large part of the fats that obstruct circulation.

 Other benefits of MLD 

  • Stimulates kidney functions.
  • It’s useful for the treatment of blood circulation problems (venous insufficiency).
  • Helps to reduce lymphatic problems.
  • Stimulates the immune system, increasing the body’s own defenses.
  • Helps to protect your body against bacteria and viruses as it works in conjunction with the immune system.
  • It has a calming effect on the autonomic nervous system.
  • Its direct effect on the parasympathetic system generates a relaxing effect.
  • Tones the intestine, which helps fight constipation.
  • Regulates the body’s water balance.
  • Lowers blood pressure.
  • Reduces stress

9.How often should I massage after the procedure?

You should start your massage treatment 3-7 days after the procedure to speed up recovery, decrease lumpiness and swelling and contour your body. Treatment sessions will be agreed and tailored with your therapist according to your needs.

We hope this information is useful for you. If you need advice or have any questions about our treatments, please contact us. You can find us in Mill Hill Broadway and Islington. 

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