If you follow a balanced diet and regular exercise but still struggle to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat in the body, it is likely that you could benefit from a non-surgical fat dissolving treatment. Also known as phosphatidylcholine deoxycholate injections, Aqualyx or Celluform injections, this innovative method of fat removal is designed to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat by destroying fat cells in the area. Once the fat cells are destroyed they are naturally processed by the liver and eliminated through urine, leaving a slimmer and more toned body.
Unlike more invasive forms of fat removal such as liposuction, these injections are completely non-surgical and non-invasive with no downtime required. The treatment uses a synthetic fat dissolving injections reading form of the natural fat-melting enzyme phosphatidylcholine deoxycholate, which is injected into the affected areas. The injected chemical breaks down the fat cells in the area, allowing your body to naturally remove them over 2 or 3 weeks. As the dissolved fat cells are eliminated they will not return in that area, ensuring long-lasting results that should remain permanent as long as your weight remains stable.
This treatment is ideal for targeting stubborn pockets of fat in the neck, underarm pouches, bra fat, belly or upper arms. The results from this type of treatment are typically noticeable after just one session, although it is recommended that you have between 6 and 8 sessions to achieve the results you desire. This is because the number of treatments you need will depend on your individual body’s unique metabolism and how much fat you want to dissolve in the target area.
A typical treatment lasts 30-60 minutes and the treatment is extremely safe with no downtime required. You may experience temporary side effects such as swelling, redness and pain at the injection site, which should only last a day or two before the area begins to heal.
Unlike other methods of fat removal such as cryolipolysis and fat freezing, the results from fat dissolving injections are long-lasting. However, it is important to note that they are not a solution for weight loss, and should be used alongside a healthy lifestyle to maintain the results.
This treatment is not suitable for pregnant women, people who have a history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes and anyone who is taking certain medications including corticosteroids. If you are considering this treatment, we recommend that you visit your GP for a consultation to ensure you are not suffering from any medical conditions that could cause complications. This will also help to avoid any unwanted side-effects from the injections. During your consultation, we will be able to advise you further on the number of sessions that are necessary to achieve your desired results.