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How do Fat Dissolving Injections work?

Sometimes no matter how slim we are or how much we exercise, the fullness remains in certain areas. Fat Dissolving Injections can be used in conjunction with healthy lifestyle choices to reduce stubborn areas where fat may be stored.

Suitable for use on the face and various areas of the body, they are a simple and effective way to reach your desired aesthetic.

This blog explains how they work and what you can expect!

What are Fat Dissolving Injections and how do they work?

Fat-Dissolving Injections are an effective, non-surgical way to create a slimmer or more defined face, jawline or body. They work to permanently destroy fat cells by a process known as adipocyte lysis.

If you can imagine your fat cells are balloons and the injections are darts. Injecting the product into the area is like throwing a dart at fat cells. Once they have been popped they cannot be blown up again.

The injectables contain an acid found in the body’s digestive system. Just as the acids in our stomach break down and digest dietary fats, the acid injected can break down, absorb and eliminate fat cells.

Where can they be used?

Fat Dissolving Injections can be used across various areas of the face and body, including:

  • Double Chin/submental fat

  • Jowls

  • Axillary fat (near the underarm)

  • Arms

  • Abdomen

  • Hip (love handles )

  • Back

  • Thighs

  • Buttocks

How many treatments are needed? When will I see results?

Generally, 2-4 treatments at 6-week intervals are recommended for best results. Most clients begin to see results after the second treatment, depending on the area treated.

Once the fat cells are destroyed, they will not come back. However, if you put on weight in the treatment area in the future, new fat cells can form. This is why we recommend clients use Fat Dissolving Injections alongside a healthy, active lifestyle for lasting results.

Are they painful? Is there downtime?

The amount of discomfort depends on the area being treated. We apply a topical anaesthetic to the treatment area and use ice to minimise this. Most clients say while it can sting, it’s not painful.

After the treatment, some redness and swelling may be present. This usually subsides within a day or two.


To get started, we recommend all clients begin by booking a consultation with our nurses. We will assess the treatment area and recommend how many sessions will be needed to achieve the desired results. You can book online or get in touch with our team with any questions.

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