Pocatello Medical Spa

Fat Dissolving InjectionsPocatello, ID

Fat dissolving injections can be a valuable part of a comprehensive weight loss program. They are especially effective at eliminating excess fat under the chin. Fat dissolving injections can help you achieve the look of your dreams.

Fat dissolving injections are available at Luxe Medical Group in Pocatello and the surrounding area. We can help you get one step closer to your ideal, fittest self. Call us today at (208) 782-4928 to schedule a consultation or learn more about our services.

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Understanding Fat Dissolving Injections

Fat dissolving injections, also known as lipotropic injections or injection lipolysis, are minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that reduce the number of fat cells around the targeted area. It uses a chemical known as deoxycholic acid to disrupt and kill off the fat cells.

According to Healthline, fat dissolving injections also often contain vitamin B12, which is considered safe in large quantities, and other ingredients. However, they are best when used in conjunction with exercise and a low-calorie diet, and they may be dangerous if used alone. In addition, since they are not regulated in the same way as prescription and over-the-counter medications, it is important to talk to a doctor before getting fat dissolving injections for weight loss.

How Fat Dissolving Injections Work

Fat dissolving injections are treatments that, in conjunction with diet and exercise, promote fat burning. Each clinic has its own unique "cocktail" of fat dissolving injections, so that the ingredients may vary from clinic to clinic. In any case, fat dissolving injections consist of lipotropes, or substances that reduce the proportion of fat and remove fat from the liver. Common lipotropes include:

  • Choline
  • Inositol
  • Methionine
  • Vitamin B-12

Candidates for Fat Dissolving Injections

Ideal candidates for fat dissolving injections are those looking for a non-surgical solution to stubborn areas of fat that do not respond well to diet and exercise. Fat dissolving injections are particularly effective in targeting the abdomen, ankles, cheeks, chin, knees, and more.

Though fat dissolving injections can help many people with weight loss, they are not always appropriate for everybody. Clients should always check to make sure the ingredients are compatible with their medications or any current medical conditions well before the first injection.

Frequency of Fat Dissolving Injections

A weight loss plan that includes fat dissolving injections will typically include weekly administration. Some clients are also recommended B-12 shots up to two times per week for energy and fat metabolism. Those with a B-12 deficiency may also be recommended B-12 injections.

Overall, however, the exact dosage and frequency of injections will depend on thet ingredients. In any case, we may recommend most clients receive several weekly shots — either for a few months at a time or until they reach their weight loss goals.

The Fat Dissolving Injection Treatment Process

Before the treatment, we will conduct a thorough medical history and examination to ensure that the client is a suitable candidate for the procedure. We will also ensure that the client does not have any contraindications to the treatment and inform the client about any benefits and potential side effects.

The treatment itself is relatively quick and easy. We use injection points and a thin, long needle to access the subcutaneous fat and deliver the injections. It is typically painless, with most patients reporting only minor levels of discomfort.

Potential Complications of Fat Dissolving Injections

Many of the ingredients most commonly used in fat dissolving injections are not harmful in large doses. For example, the body can excrete any excessive amounts of vitamin B112, B16, and BCAAs. Other ingredients, however, may potentially lead to various side effects. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Incontinence

Clients should call their doctor immediately if they experience any of the above symptoms — especially if they get worse. The doctor may have the client stop using fat dissolving injections or switch the ingredients being used. Furthermore, clients with anxiety, cardiovascular issues, or thyroid disease may want to avoid phentermine.

Call Us Today

Fat dissolving injections can help boost your self-confidence and improve your self-image. We at Luxe Medical Aesthetics. Call us today at (208) 782-4928 to schedule a consultation or learn more about our services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are fat dissolving injections safe?

Yes. Fat dissolving injections are safe as long as they are administered by a qualified practitioner using ingredients compatible with the client's unique needs. We take all the necessary precautions to keep you protected throughout the treatment process.

Are fat dissolving injections right for me?

Fat dissolving injections are ideal for clients who have stubborn, localized fatty deposits resistant to diet and exercise. There should be between 1.5 cm and 10 cm pinchable fat on the body or enough fat on the chin to pinch it away from the jawline. Fat dissolving injections are not suitable for clients with a history of autoimmune disease, anaphylaxis, severe physical illness, or severe allergies. It is also not suitable for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under the age of 18.

How long does a fat dissolving injection treatment take?

It depends on how many areas are treated. However, an average treatment session will last anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour.

What is the downtime for fat dissolving injections?

There is virtually no downtime for fat dissolving injections. Consequently, clients can return to their normal routine immediately after treatment. However, if you have received fat dissolving injections to the body, we recommend wearing an elastic compression garment for several days after the treatment. This will bring about the best results and reduce any swelling.

How soon after fat dissolving injections will I see results?

It may take approximately three to six weeks to see the results of fat dissolving injections. However, the treatment area will only continue to improve in the following weeks and months. Depending on your unique body makeup and the size of the fatty deposit, you may need a course of treatments for optimal results. Most clients require at least two treatments to achieve their desired results.

Contact Us

Luxe Medical Aesthetics is located at
1017 E Young St Ste A
Pocatello, ID

(208) 782-4928