Allergan Fat Dissolving Injections Perth
Hi it’s Dr Murray here from Absolute Cosmetic Medicine I hope you’re happy and well.
Just a quick chat today regarding Allergan fat dissolving products that are being released in Australia very soon, which are used to treat fatty chins or double chins. These products have been around in a fashion as Phosphatidylcholine and Mesotherapy for quite a few years. It’s a great treatment that helps to dissolve the fat in these areas, taking 1-2, sometimes 3 treatments for results. The Allergan company has modified it, so it’s safe and formulated which is great news.
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Day of procedure:
Nil preparation needed except to avoid aspirin and anti inflammatories for a week before
After a full consultation with a Doctor and being consented , the Doctor or Nurse applies the grid to my chin, I then Ice the area to make it nice and cold. After about a minute of holding the ice on my chin, the nurse then starts administering the product. There is a moderate stinging sensation to the chin area, I let the nurse know then I start to ice the area again. The treatment only takes around 10-15 minutes in total.
The chin area feels a swollen and warm, which is completely normal and is expected side effects
Day 1 post procedure:
My chin area is still swollen, no one has noticed the swelling. My chin isn’t painful at all.
My chin is still swollen, feels the same as day 1
The swelling is decreasing
Minimal amount of swelling left, the swelling feels hard.
Very small amount of swelling left, it is around the size of a 50 cent piece which feels hard.
Swelling is completely gone.
Questions? Check out the FAQ’s on Allergan fat dissolving injections
We also offer Coolsculpting and Vaser Pro Lipo for the chin area, we’re the only clinic in town that offer all 3 treatments.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 NEW YOU for any further enquires.
Lipo dissolve is also known as non invasive fat injections or non-surgical liposuction.
Lipo dissolve is a variation of the original Mesotherapy used for sporting injuries. It was noted that the areas surrounding the sports injury were becoming slimmer as they were been treated.
It also helps to improve stretch marks, cellulite and loose skin. From further investigation differing compounds were noted to affect or treat different additions. It made sense if AHA creams improve the skin quality then injecting these would improve it even further.
In the fat dissolving technique, Pcholine is used in a specialised formula for stubborn pockets of fat and has been especially effective in the area under the chin. Other compounds can be used for in the treatment of cellulite, stretch marks and for skin rejuvenation.
How does it Work?
Research is not fully conclusive although there may be a number of reasons; firstly, it appears that the cell membrane of the fat cell is damaged, so the fat leaks out into the lymphatic system where it is expelled from the body. Another explanation is that fat cells become inflamed and are destroyed by the body’s own immune system. Lastly, the fat cell is directly destroyed. We are born with only a certain amount of fat cells and once you reduce the number of these, the area will not store fat and hence weight is lost. This has been confirmed on a recent histological study making the treatment more medically acceptable.
Who is Suitable for the Treatment?
You must be fit and well with no liver problems as this is the main area where the chemicals are processed. Blood thinning medications such as anti-inflammatory and aspirin should be avoided prior to the treatment. You must see a doctor first and this is a specific advantage of our clinic.
Before the Treatment
Ensure the area to be treated is clean and dry. Avoid blood thinning medications and alcohol the night before. Smokers should reduce their consumption or quit.
During the Procedure
Treatment takes approximately 15-30 minutes and is done with a series of injections placing the therapeutic product into the correct level. Numbing cream can be used to assist discomfort, although the injections are quite quick with our new multi injection heads. The area must be kept clean and dry and recovery is extremely quick allowing a return to work almost immediately.
After the Treatment
It is wise to bring an ice pack to ice the area and keep it clean and dry. The area may become quite red and swollen but if this is excessive and feels very hot or if you have a fever, do not hesitate to contact the clinic. We have never seen an infection from this procedure but it is possible as in all procedures.
Why Use Absolute for Your Lipodissolve Treatment?
Dr Murray has been in the media for this treatment and was one of the first in Perth to introduce it to Western Australia.
We perform hundreds of these treatments successfully and more importantly without complications. Results are variable and you must be patient, as the results are not immediate.
Absolute Cosmetic has a high success rate with this procedure. We also have other options available such as Coolsculpt and VASER liposculpture for bigger and more stubborn areas.
Contact Absolute Cosmetic Medicine today to find out more about this procedure and whether it is right for you.
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Please read all of below before attending your consultation and to assist you in understanding the procedure: