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Fat dissolving

Fat-dissolving treatments use a injectable product to break down fat cells of the body. They utilise the same mechanism that our body’s use to break down fats in our diet, using a weak acid to dissolve fat molecules. Fat dissolving treatments are licensed to dissolve the fat of the double chin area, sometimes referred to as the 'submental' region. 

 

Dr Jake has become known as a key opinion leader in these treatments and also advises as an expert panel member for AMET (Aesthetic Medical Emergency Team) in fat dissolving treatment complications.

What are fat dissolving treatments?

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Key features of fat dissolving treatments

Consultations

New patient consultations for fat dissolving treatments are 45 minutes. If you are suitable for a treatment, this can be done on the same day,.

Face & body indications

The most common are treated is the double chin (submental area). Dr Jake is also experienced in treating 'off label' areas including the jowls and bra strap fat area (front or back)

Outstanding satisfaction

Fat dissolving treatments are performed as a minimum of two sessions, spaced eight weeks apart.  This is one of the highest satisfaction treatments available. 

Excellent longevity

After you've achieved your result, no further maintenance treatments are needed. (Assuming your body mass index remiains stable)

Fat dissolving areas

Downtime & aftercare for fat dissolving

Expected downtime symptoms include:

  • Short term discomfort

  • Bruising/needle marks

  • Swelling (the average visible duration is one week but the sensation will last longer)

  • Firmness or lumps felt under the skin of the area for up to 8 weeks

  • Numbness that can last up to 8 weeks​

 

  • How do wrinkle treatments work?
    Wrinkle treatments are performed using tiny injections. They work by temporarily and reversibly blocking nerve signals to specific areas of the facial muscles, allowing the muscles to relax. As a result, the skin overlying the muscles also relaxes, smoothing out the visible lines. Over a period of on average 4 months, the treatment wears off and wrinkles slowly return.
  • How should I prepare for my wrinkle treatment?
    As for all injectable treatments, please come with no make up, foundation or similar on your skin. This will reduce the risk of an infection. To reduce the risk of bruising: - avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior - stop any fish oil supplements at least 5 days prior - stop any garlic, ginger, gingko biloba or ginseng in high doses - avoid any anti-inflammatory medicines (neurofen, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) for 5 days before your treatment if possible. Prescription medicines that can make bruising much more common include warfarin or other anti-coagulants. If these are prescribed by your GP, it's not recommended to stop them. You can still have injectables but you should expect bruising to be much more common and obvious.
  • What can't I do after a wrinkle treatment?
    You can go back to your normal daily activities after a treatment except for two simple rules: 1) Don't massage, rub or wash the areas injected until the next day after your treatment. This also includes not doing things like having a massage, facial or similar straight after an anti-wrinkle treatment. (for at least 12 hours afterwards) 2) Avoid sports, exercise or vigorous activity for 12 hours afterwards. These rules help prevent the anti-wrinkle product spreading and affecting other muscles of the face that we don't want to treat. Failure to follow these increases the chance of complications, most importantly eyelid or eyebrow drooping. These are both avoidable and reversible side effects but can take several weeks or even months to settle. Avoiding alcohol after any injectable treatment until the following day also reduces your risk of worsened bruising.
  • What are the potential side effects?
    The most common side effects include: - Mild discomfort during the procedure - very temporary swellings and redness (that disappear within minutes) - bruising (always a risk when a needle is used) Rarer side effects include: - In less than 1% of cases, patients can very rarely experience eyebrow or eyelid heaviness (called a 'ptosis'). This is very rare, temporary and often resolves in three or four weeks on it's own. This might be caused by a failure to follow the after care rules described above. In this scenario, some special eyedrops might be prescribed to you to help lift the heavy eyelid but you'll need to be reviewed in person first.
  • Do anti-wrinkle treatments hurt?
    The injections only take minutes to perform and no special measures are needed. Dr Jake uses the smallest needles available and most patients are pleasantly surprised at how easy the process is.
  • Are there any people who shouldn't have a wrinkle treatment?
    There are just a few but important conditions that are contraindications to wrinkle treatments: - Pregnancy or breastfeeding. (Patients trying for a baby, undergoing IVF or who are unsure if they are pregnant will also be refused treatments) - Rare neurological diseases such as Myasthenia Gravis Those taking the following medicines should also not have these treatments: - Aminoglycoside antibiotics (Gentamycin, Neomycin, Streptomycin, etc) - Penicillamine (used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis) - A known allergy to human albumin A detailed medical history will be taken prior to your treatment but it is your responsibility to declare any medical problems to us in good time.
  • How often should I have treatments?
    If the recommended dose is done on the day of your treatment, the results will last 2-4 months on average. Most people therefore come every 3-4 months to help maintain a consistent appearance.

Fat dissolving FAQ's

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