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Fat Dissolving Injections

(Lipodissolve/ Belkyra®/ Kybella®)

Are you tired of going through endless ways to rid the body of fat deposits but can't find the right solution? Some common barriers can be the influence of hormones and genetics, while consistent efforts like exercise and nutrition aren't exactly yielding the right results. That is where Fat Dissolving Injections such as Lipodissolve or Belkyra® help. This cosmetic procedure breaks down and dissolves body fat cells through deoxycholic acid injections. It is important to note that Lipodissolve may sound similar to liposuction, but the two are different procedures. Conversely, liposuction can be a costly, intense and invasive surgical procedure to remove excessive, stubborn fat. Not to mention, recovery time is often prolonged as well.

On the other hand, deoxycholic acid is naturally found in the human body. The liver forms the bile acid and shifts it to the small intestine to help absorb and digest dietary fat. The same fancy scientific term – deoxycholic acid, is the main factor in the fat-dissolving injection. Our physician injectors can help you achieve a more contoured profile, leading to an extra confidence boost!

Deoxycholic Acid Injections Explained

What are Deoxycholic Acid Injections?

Lipodissolve and Belkyra® are deoxycholic fat-dissolving injections. The formula reduces subcutaneous fat in areas such as the chin (also known as the double chin). It is a minimally invasive procedure that helps treat stubborn fat cells. The process aims to help individuals achieve a slimmer chin profile and contoured appearance.

A benefit of fat-dissolving injections is that they do not require surgery. Once the treatment has taken place in the injection site, fat cells are broken down, and they are naturally eliminated from the body over time. Aside from reducing submental fat (double chin), deoxycholic acid injections can also treat the abdomen area, back,hips,arms, and thighs.

Who Are Deoxycholic Fat Injections For And Am I A Candidate?

The treatment is best suited for adults who want to improve the look of the chin and neck area or have concerns about accumulated fat in other areas, such as the abdomen. These injections are an excellent alternative for those looking to avoid liposuction surgery without the added stress, extra cost and downtime. The process can help people who have tried different approaches to eating and working out but haven't achieved the appearance results they wan

Are you a candidate? Being in good health does play a part, but some things may not be in one's control, such as weight gain despite wellness efforts, genetics, and aging. The treatment is suitable for adults that are experiencing excess fat. It is essential to consult with one of our knowledgeable physicians to determine if deoxycholic acid injections are right for you.

How Do Deoxycholic Acid Injections Work?

Deoxycholic acid is a naturally-occurring molecule injected into the skin to break down fat. Unwanted fat cells are targeted during the treatment. An accumulation of fat under the chin and other regions can build up for multiple reasons, such as weight fluctuations, aging and genetics.

Deoxycholic acid injections are an excellent, non-surgical alternative to remove excess fat without going under the knife. The deoxycholic fat-dissolving injection, Lipodissolve/Belkyra®, is administered by your injector physician through a small syringe. The procedure also involves a lot less downtime.

Our modern and alternative approach to liposuction through deoxycholic acid injections is that they can yield a mild skin-tightening effect with a boost in collagen production, which declines as we age.

What Areas Can Be Treated With Deoxycholic Acid Injections?

The Lipodissolve/Belkyra® treatment is commonly used for the chin and neck area to address extra fat deposits or the desire to achieve a contoured look.
The other areas that can be treated include:

  • Under the chin (“double chin”)
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks (“love handles”)
  • Hips
  • Inner Thighs
  • Above the Knee

Are Deoxycholic Acid Injections Safe?

Yes, the injections we use are safe. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally-occurring molecule and is present in the human body.

At MD Skin Lab, we are confident in our expertise as certified physicians and understand all aspects of what goes into the treatment. Your well-being is our priority, so please feel free to speak to us during your appointment to gain clarity and confidence in your decision.

What Will Occur During The Deoxycholic Acid Injections Appointment?

Upon arrival at MD Skin Lab, Dr. Dhanji or Dr. Govan will greet you at the door. After that, we will shift to the consultation room and discuss the skin areas you want to target. Once we have identified that, the next step is to numb the area, as your comfort is paramount to us. After those steps, we need to mark the areas (safe zones) you would like targeted, all while consulting with you, as we must be on the same page before the actual procedure begins.

Medical history is crucial, so please ensure that you discuss any history or concerns with our physicians during your appointment. We offer customized consultations and are happy to answer your questions.

How Long Will A Deoxycholic Acid Injections Treatment Take?

The treatment is around 30 minutes. The components we cover during your appointment are marking the treatment area, numbing the skin, and safely administering the injections.

What Does The Treatment Feel Like?

At MD Skin Lab, our clients who have taken part in the treatment have stated that they have felt a warming sensation during the injections. It is a temporary part of the procedure and will diminish shortly after treatment. Patients may feel discomfort as the treated area may experience swelling.

What Is The Downtime After Deoxycholic Acid Injections?

For up to eight weeks after your treatment has been completed, it is normal to feel discomfort at the injection sites and a bit of swelling.

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How Many Appointments Will I Need And When Will I See The Results?

Each body is unique, and everyone has a different goal or level of concern. For this reason, the precise number of sessions will vary from person to person. Another factor that would dictate how many sessions you require depends on the area being treated. To achieve your desired results, please expect anywhere from 3-6+ treatments.

Most patients will experience results with Deoxycholic Acid injections. Once fat cells are targeted by the injections, they are permanently destroyed. However, this does not prevent new fat cells from developing due to poor habits. It is crucial to follow a healthy diet and fitness plan.

At MD Skin Lab, we emphasize that to optimize your results, focusing on nourishing your body with healthy foods, practicing weight maintenance, and regular movement through exercise are all essential contributors.

Will I Experience Any Side Effects?

It is important to note that some side effects may include swelling, redness and tenderness. Past clients who have taken part in this treatment have also expressed experiencing bruising and temporary numbness in the treatment area. These are minor side effects, and they will gradually get better on their own. You will experience side effects between 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the patient. In rare circumstances some discomfort can last up to 6 weeks.

How Much Do Deoxycholic Acid Injections Cost?

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