Nonsurgical Fat Reduction
WHAT IS INJECTION LIPOLYSIS?
Injection lipolysis chemically reduces the number of fat cells around the injection site. The chemical, called deoxycholic acid, results in fat cell disruption and death. Currently, it is FDA-approved for treatment of the area underneath the chin to eliminate what is known as a “double chin”.
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF INJECTION LIPOLYSIS?
Most patients have at least two treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, which is typical duration of swelling. Patients can have up to six treatments to the are under the chin. At viva la skin, Dr. Sumedha will develop a plan that best suits your individual anatomy. During the period of swelling the area can look fuller than it did before treatment, but as the fat cells are disrupted and the inflammation subsides, most patients see results by 6 to 8 weeks after a treatment. Unless a patient were to gain weight, the results should be long-lasting.