Fat dissolving injection treatment | Mesotherapy

You want to look and feel your best, you eat right, you exercise and still you can’t shift those stubborn fatty deposits. They are that annoying final hurdle to achieving your body image goals.

If surgery is a scary option, then there are other procedures you can look at such as the fat dissolving injection treatment, BodyFX™ or CoolSculpting®.

To help improve those problem areas such as under the chin, jowls, back and much more, then the fat dissolving injection treatment we offer could be the answer for you.

Often described as ‘non-surgical liposuction’, this fat dissolving injection treatment has been used for over 20 years in many countries as a fat-dissolving agent to help reduce those annoying exercise and diet resistant small fatty deposits.

It involves a series of small injections that help melt away small, localised areas of fat deposits. Where as Mesotherapy is the same procedure but using a cocktail of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and pharmaceuticals to help give skin that smooth youthful look we all crave.

The fat dissolving injection treatment or Mesotherapy are effective procedures with minimal discomfort for both men and women. They can help you to feel good about how you present yourself by removing those stubborn fat deposits.

Do you want to wear that favourite pair of jeans without those saddle bags or put on your favourite shirt without showing those love handles? Then this fat dissolving non-invasive injection treatment is a fat removal procedure that can help you to achieve your goals.

Don’t throw out those jeans or that shirt, we can help you to look and feel your best and save those favourite clothing items hidden away in your wardrobe!

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Why choose Cosmetic Image Clinics for your fat dissolving injection or Mesotherapy treatments?

Cosmetic Image Clinics is owned and operated by former AMA Qld President and TV Medical Journalist Dr Ingrid Tall who has over twenty years of experience in the cosmetic medicine industry. Our clinic is medically supervised and if experience, credibility and a ‘natural look’ is what you are looking for, then make Queensland’s largest cosmetic clinic, Cosmetic Image Clinics your preferred provider.

What is the fat dissolving injection treatment or Mesotherapy?

The fat dissolving injection treatment is an effective and economical procedure involving small injections of various vitamins and compounds into the fat depostis which dissolves the fat cells and removes them permanently from the body.

The most active ingredients are phosphatidyl choline (PC) which is a soy bean extract and Deoxycholate (DC), a naturally occurring bile salt. Bile salts are compounds found naturally in the body secreted by the gall bladder that help dissolve ingested fat in our diet.

This fat dissolving injection treatment is also commonly known as Mesotherapy, lipolysis, injection lipolysis or overseas as ‘Lipostabil’.

The solution injected causes inflammation and cell death to the fat cells, which are then permanently removed from the body. Other fat cells in the vicinity however may enlarge with an increase in calorific intake however the ‘killed’ fat cells never regrow.

Typically benefits are seen 3-4 weeks after the initial treatment.

How is the fat dissolving injection treatment or Mesotherapy performed?

The fat dissolving injection treatment involves multiple small ‘fat burning’ injections of compounded phosphatidylcholine/Deoxycholate (otherwise known as PCDC) injected into the fat and connective tissue over several sessions, usually 2-4 weeks apart.

The number of treatment varies however usually a minimum and average of three treatments is necessary. Very occasionally, up to eight treatments are sometimes performed.

Who should consider the fat dissolving injection treatment or Mesotherapy?

The ideal candidate for the fat dissolving injection treatment is someone who is not interested in a surgical procedure and who has a stubborn area of fat which is relatively non- responsive to dieting and exercise.

There is a spectrum of efficacy with treatments for fat removal with surgical liposuction still remaining the gold standard for removal of fat, however many people are not interested in the downtime, expense or the surgical nature of this procedure.  Fat busting treatments such as BodyFX™ and CoolSculpting (cryolipolysis)  are used, however this tends to be more of a financial investment and these procedures often take longer than a series of simple and small injections.

What areas of the body can be treated with the fat dissolving injection treatment or Mesotherapy?

It can be used to treat:

  • love handles
  • saddle bags
  • jowls
  • double chins
  • back fat
  • tummy bulges
  • inner and outer thighs
  • buttocks – side and lower

Men can also have the chest area treated, to help with Gynaecomastia, but this is not suitable for women as this area is mostly glandular tissue.  It can also help with the treatment of cellulite.

Is fat dissolving injection treatment or Mesotherapy painful?

The small fat dissolving injections are quite comfortable. The needle is smaller than that commonly used by diabetics to inject their insulin a few times a day.

Often numbing cream is applied half an hour prior to the procedure.

To further minimise discomfort, a vibrating instrument is often applied to the area being treated which limits the transmission of pain impulses to the pain fibres.

We often use ice as well to minimise discomfort.

Taking two paracetamol tablets one hour prior to the procedure can also help.

Avoid ibuprofen (Advil or Nurofen) as this can increase bruising.

For the needle phoebes we offer other forms of pain relief so talk to our staff upon arrival.

At Cosmetic Image Clinics we pride ourselves on making your experience as comfortable as possible.

What are the potential risks of fat dissolving injection treatment or Mesotherapy?

It is common to experience some mild redness, swelling and tenderness. Sometimes bruising can occur, especially if blood thinning agents such as aspirin, Ibuprofen (Nurofen or Advil), fish or krill oil, flaxseed oil or multivitamins have been ingested in the previous two weeks.

As with any injections, an allergic reaction can occur. Please tell your doctor if you are allergic to any substance.

Rarely, ulceration and subsequent scarring can occur and tender persistent lumps in the area injected have been reported.

The result can also occasionally be uneven, and if this is the case, further injections may be required.

There is generally no down time after this treatment.

Who cannot have the fat dissolving injection treatment?

The fat dissolving injection treatment or Mesotherapy should not be used in pregnant women or breast feeding mothers, people with autoimmune diseases, or if nearby infections are present.

What is involved in the aftercare of fat dissolving injection treatment or Mesotherapy?

It is hotly debated whether massage is necessary or not after this treatment. It is probably advantageous to ensure the even distribution of the active ingredients in the fatty tissue treated and we recommend massage in the aftercare of fat dissolving injection treatments. It may be tender to do so; however 5 minutes a day, 5 times a day for 5 days is a good general rule of thumb.

No other specific aftercare is required.

Post-Treatment Care for the fat dissolving injection treatment or Mesotherapy

  • Complete the recommended course of therapy. Remember that good results will require at least three treatments, ideally two to four weeks apart.
  • Massage the treated area 5 minutes a day, 5 times a day for 5 days.
  • Redness, a mild burning sensation, swelling and bruising may occur up to 5 days after on average.
  • Tender lumps may be palpable for up to a month after treatment which is indicative of fat necrosis or fat cell death. It is normal for this to sometimes occur.
  • There are no restrictions on exercise.
  • Moderate alcohol consumption post treatment is acceptable.
  • Some people experience some palpable lumps or unevenness after injectable Lipolysis/Mesotherapy. Massage (manual or a hand held massager) is helpful to increase circulation and smooth out any unevenness. This “lumping” will improve naturally over time.
  • Extended bruising or brown discoloration in the area treated can occur. This will settle with time.
  • Some patients can have a slight reaction to the compounds in this fat dissolving injection treatment. Some redness and itching similar to that experienced with hives can occur and is not a reason for concern. This usually lasts two to three days and can be treated with an antihistamine and a topical hydrocortisone cream, both available over the counter at your pharmacy if required. If however, blisters, sores, oozing, fever or chills develop – this is NOT normal and review is required at our office. Please call 07 3003 4000 if you have any concerns.
  • Cosmetic improvement takes approximately one month to begin and final results may not be seen for up to one year after treatment.
  • This fat dissolving injection treatment does not work on about 5% of patients.

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