The truth about fat dissolving injections

The introduction of fat dissolving cosmetic injections has many excited to be able to get rid of that stubborn fat that just won’t seem to budge, no matter how hard they exercise, or how healthy they eat.  

From the dreaded double chin, to those pesky love handles and cellulite, fat dissolving injections can help you to achieve a slimmer, more contoured body shape, with long-lasting results of between two and four years (even longer if you maintain a healthy diet and regularly exercise!). 

Like with all new treatments though, it’s important to understand exactly what is involved before rushing in. To make your life easier, here’s all the need to know fat dissolving facts: 


Fact – they are safe

Our two fat dissolving injectable treatments at Artisan contain natural substances. Our chin sculpting injections contain a synthesised deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Meanwhile, our general fat dissolving injections contain a substance called phosphatidylcholine (PC), which is a natural compound derived from soybean. Both are safe to use, and naturally broken down by the body over time.  


Fact – side effects are rare

As with all cosmetic injectable treatment, there is a small element of risk, however side effects from fat dissolving injections are rare. At most, you may experience swelling, bruising, itching, pain, sensitivity to pressure and excessive warmth at the injection site, however this is usually resolved within three to five days.  

As always, to minimise risk, make sure you enlist the help of a highly qualified doctor or nurse for all cosmetic injectable treatments. At Artisan, all of our cosmetic injectable treatments are also administered by our team of highly skilled doctors and nurses, each of whom are masters of their craft with years of experience in the non-invasive medical aesthetics industry.  


Fact – pain is minimal

Now the big question, are fat dissolving injections painful? As with all treatments that involve needles, the injections may sting for a few seconds, but generally pain is minimal with our chin sculpting and fat dissolving treatments. We also always offer the option of applying a topical numbing agent to the treatment area to minimise discomfort.  


Fact – there is downtime

The biggest thing to note with our fat dissolving injections and chin sculpting injections is they do require a bit of downtime. Both treatments recommend taking it easy for three to five days.  

Want to know more? Book an appointment with our masters today to learn more about our chin sculpting and fat dissolving treatments and how we can help you master the artistry of you™.   

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