Body contouring / Fat dissolving injections

Fat dissolving injections are used to reduce pockets of fat using a treatment technique called injection lipolysis, lipotherapy or fat dissolving injections. 

Targeted areas of localised fatty tissues such as on the stomach or under the chin will be injected with the product during a course of treatments to break down the fat cells.

What does it contain?

The active ingredient is sodium deoxycholate (deoxycholic acid) which is a medical detergent which breaks down fat cells. 

How does it work?

The sodium deoxycholate dissolves the outer membranes of fat cells (adipose cells) so that they can no longer hold their contents (the lipids or liquid fat). The lipids are therefore released and naturally excreted by the body over several weeks.

What happens during treatment?

Treatment is performed under local anaesthesia (to numb the area) and uses a thin cannula (much like a blunt needle) which is placed under the skin through a single insertion point. The product is then evenly delivered in a fab-like pattern across the area being targeted for fat reduction. The amount of product required will depend on the size of the area being treated.

Each treatment session takes approximately 45-60 minutes

What can be treated? 

Ideal candidates for treatment are those who have a normal body weight and body mass index (BMI), who may be just slightly overweight, and have localised areas of stubborn fat. 

It is aimed at treating these small areas of fat around their knees, stomach, hips, buttocks, arms back or inner and outer thighs. It therefore targets all the common complaints of bingo wings, love handles, saddlebags etc. 

Specific formulation  is used for under the chin area to treat a double chin, jowling and a fatty neck.

Repeat treatments are required and depending on the size and specific location of the area being treated, you will usually be recommended to have 2-4 treatment sessions, spaced 4-8 weeks apart to achieve the optimum results for fat reduction.

These  are not a solution for weight-loss nor a slimming aid.

Licenced status

Medical device

Should be used by

Trained members of the medical profession only. They should not be used by beauty therapists.

Not to be used in 

Those will a known allergy to any of the ingredients or who have certain medical conditions, including scleroderma, lupus or autoimmune conditions are not suitable for treatment. 

The treatment is not suitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Duration of effects

Fat loss can take 3-6 weeks to become evident., with the area continuing to improve over several months.