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Fat Dissolver Treatments

Say goodbye to stubborn fat!

At Refine Clinic, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to feel their very best about how they look.  There can be areas of fat that simply won’t budge even with rigorous diet and exercise routines, and we have solutions that are non-invasive and long-lasting!

Targeted treatments can help say goodbye to double chins, bingo wings, muffin tops, and many other stubborn areas of fat. We currently use two different brands of Fat Dissolver -Aqualyx and Celluform.

Depending on the area and your specific needs, Dr. Natalia will make recommendations and guide you in choosing the best path for you.

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How do Fat Dissolvers work?

Fat Dissolvers are non-surgical treatments that can have permanent results!  The treatment destroys the fat cell and then it is permanently removed from your body. These fat dissolving injections break down fat in a controlled way, so your body safely removes it through its lymphatic system.

The procedure uses a solution of deoxycholic acid to safely and effectively eliminates small, stubborn pockets of fat which can be resistant to diet and regular exercise. Your results can be long-lasting, as the treatment gets rid of these fat cells for good, so you can say goodbye to the annoying fat areas.   Dr Natalia will during the consultation agree with you the best fat dissolver product in your treatment

However in saying that, fat dissolving treatments are only suitable for those who have commenced on a balanced diet with a healthy BMI, and are not really suitable for those looking for a weight loss solution. If you are looking for a weight loss treatment, then please refer to our weight loss section.

Benefits

Fat dissolvers are injectable solutions that liquefy fat cells, destroying them for good. Lipids are then released and eliminated naturally by the lymphatic system.

Many areas of the body can be targeted and as a result, this can be a life-changing solution for anyone who is self-conscious about their body.

Fat dissolvers are proven to be a safe, quick, convenient, and minimally invasive non-surgical option to combat fat loss.

You can usually be guaranteed a complete recovery between 5-10 days depending on the individual

What areas are treated?

    • Hips
    • Knees
    • Under Arm
    • Chin & Jaw Line
    • Stomach
    • Arms
    • Flank
    • Waist 
    • Back

Before & After Photos

Double Chin Improvement

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Double Chin Improvement Results

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Stubborn Belly Fat

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Love Handles

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What types of Fat Dissolvers are available at Refine Clinic?

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What is Celluform?

Celluform consists of Lipolytic treatments that fight localised fat, cellulite, slow and weakened microcirculation.

This treatment reduces circumference, tightens the skin and improves skin tone. It has been proven to be extremely effective on cellulite, water retention and localised fat.

What areas of the body can be treated?

  • Upper Arms
  • Arm Pits
  • Chest
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Saddle Bags
  • Inner Thighs
  • Knees
  • Buttocks

How is the treatment conducted?

A pinch test is required to ensure that the area is suitable. Then the treatment area is marked out.

Next, a topical anaesthetic cream can be applied. Finally, injections are performed on the marked areas and the treatment area is massaged.

How many treatments are needed?

Body:

Treatment can be repeated 4-6 times every 2-4 weeks.

Face:

Treatment can be repeated 2-3 times every 6 weeks.

What are the key ingredients and what do they do?

Phosphatidylcholine

Breaks down fat cells and reduces localised body fat deposits. It helps the body eliminate fat and convert it into energy in a natural way.

Deoxycholic Acid

Active in the process of fat emulsion in the body and facilitates the absorption of fat in the intestine.

Nicotinamide

Lowers cholesterol levels and works as a vasodilator (may cause redness and warmth) increasing vascularity and, stimulating the microcirculation system.

Carnitine

Increases fat metabolism and energy production in the cells.

Arnica Chamissionis Extract

Inhibits inflammation in the tissues and reduces cellulite.

Celluform treatments cannot be carried out if:

  • You are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • You have diabetes.
  • You have allergies against one or more ingredients.
  • You have a medical history of anaphylactic reactions.
  • You have sever organic diseases.
  • You have acute or chronic skin diseases in the treatment areas.
  • Do not apply cosmetics to the area within 12 hours of treatment.
  • Avoid the use of ice packs or heat.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours.
  • Massage the treated area 2-3 times a day.
  • Maintain a healthy diet, otherwise your body will simply store fat in alternative fat depot.

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What is Aqualyx?

Aqualyx is a non-surgical fat dissolving injection treatment. These injections break down fat in a controlled way, so your body can safely remove it through its lymphatic system.

The procedure uses a solution of deoxycholic acid to safely and effectively eliminate small, stubborn pockets of fat which can be resistant to diet and regular exercise. Your results can be long-lasting, so you can say goodbye to the annoying dangly bits.

But in saying that, Aqualyx treatment is only suitable for those that have a balanced diet with a healthy BMI, and is not really suitable for those looking for a weight loss solution.

What areas of the body can be treated?

  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Under Arm
  • Chin & Jaw Line
  • Stomach
  • Arms
  • Flank
  • Waist
  • Back

What are the benefits of Aqualyx?

Aqualyx liquefies fat cells, destroying them for good. The lipids are then released and eliminated naturally by the lymphatic system.

It can target many areas of the body and as a result, this can be a life-changing solution for anyone who is self-conscious about their body.

It is proven to be a safe, quick, convenient, and minimally invasive non-surgical option to combat fat loss.

You can usually be guaranteed a complete recovery within about 5 days.

Aqualyx treatments cannot be carried out if any of these contraindications apply to you.

  • AQUALYX is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • It is also not recommended for those people who have been diagnosed with lipodystrophy or any pathological conditions.
  • It should only be used in people aged 18 – 60 years.
  • Also as it is a sugar based preparation hence it is not recommended for diabetics.
  • Patients with autoimmune conditions such as scleroderma should avoid treatment.
  • Patients with severe liver disease should not be treated with Aqualyx, as the extra fat it has to process could overwork the liver.
  • Any patient with a history of an allergic reaction to an ingredient of Aqualyx should avoid treatment.
  • Patients on blood thinning medication, in particular, warfarin, will almost certainly not be suitable for treatment due to the risk of severe bruising.
  • Patients with severe kidney disease are not suitable for treatment.
  • Excessive obese patients are also not suitable for the treatment.
  • No strenuous activity/exercise for next 4-5 days.
  • Avoid any other fat-reducing treatments for 4 weeks.
  • Don’t touch the treatment area, or apply makeup or body creams to the treatment area for 6 hours after your treatment.
  • Don’t drink alcohol for 48 hours after treatment.
  • Please avoid all direct sources of heat (sun exposure, sauna etc) or extreme cold to the treatment area for 48 hours after treatment.
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen etc) for 7 days after your treatment. It can be counter-productive towards the treatment as the natural inflammatory response aids the dissolving of the fat cells.
  • Try to avoid any blood-thinning medication.
  • Expect moderate swelling, hard swelling, redness, itching, numbness and bruising after your treatment. Symptoms can last for 4-6 weeks.

Pre & Post Treatment Advice

  • We advise following a low-fat diet, avoid alcohol and drink lots of water to help eliminate toxins.
  • Buy some supportive clothing for the area such as Spanx. The extra support will allow you to feel more comfortable afterward.
  • If you are concerned about pain, you can take Paracetamol before your treatment. 
  • Avoid blood-thinning medication for 2 days before your treatment.
  • Don’t take alcohol for 2 days before treatment. (Alcohol thins the blood)
  • Take Arnica tablets. 2 Tablets, Every 2 hrs for 5 days before your treatment.
  • No strenuous activity/exercise for next 4-5 days.
  • Please avoid any other fat-reducing treatments for 4 weeks.
  • Don’t touch the treated area, or apply makeup or body creams to the area for 6 hours after your treatment.
  • Please don’t drink alcohol for 48 hours after treatment.
  • Try to avoid all direct sources of heat (sun exposure, sauna etc) or extreme cold to the treatment area for 48 hours after treatment. 
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen etc) for 7 days after your treatment. It can be counter-productive towards the treatment as the natural inflammatory response aids the dissolving of the fat cells. 
  • Avoid any blood-thinning medication.
  • Expect moderate swelling, hard swelling, redness, itching, numbness and bruising after your treatment. Symptoms can last for 4-6 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Side effects include swelling, redness, tenderness, bruising, and skin irritation which typically lasts between 4-7 days post-treatment.

Results will begin to show between 2-4 weeks after your treatment, and multiple treatments are required to achieve the desired result.

Treatment can take between 30 – 60 minutes per treatment and you should typically require 2 – 8 treatments, 4 weeks apart. Some people may see significant results after 1 or 2 sessions. Treatment for fat pockets underneath the neck and chin, for example, may require 1 – 3 treatments of 2 – 3 injections, while treatment for fat pockets on the hips and thighs may require 8 treatments.

There is no downtime per say. However there will be generally be swelling that usually last between 7 and 10 days.

Not really, because the fluid is mixed with local anesthesia, so the area is numbed. Most people report afterward that the area looks sore; however, the vast majority of people report numbness which is perfectly normal but do not report any pain. 

Indeed, many men have fat-dissolving injections to improve their neck contour and jawline, or to deal with small pockets of abdominal fat for example.

Yes! The result of these injections is extremely natural-looking, and there are no scars or puncture marks left on the skin, apart from small ones where the treatment has been applied. The good news is that these heal quickly.

If you’re prone to bruising, you may wish to use arnica or bromelain. Swelling will occur, so please be prepared for this.

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