Sometimes, no matter how healthy you eat or how often you exercise, you just cannot get rid of some fat. Common examples are a double chin and stubborn belly fat. As these fat deposits are often genetically determined, exercise and a healthy diet cannot always get rid of them. That is where fat dissolving injections come into play. Instead of an invasive surgery (liposuction), these products are simply injected directly into the unwanted fat deposit to help dissolve fat cells and slim the area. No downtime, no long recovery period, no surgery.
But how do you find out which fat dissolving injection is right for you? There are many different types on the market, using different mechanisms to target fat cells. Read on to find out how to choose the right fat dissolving injection for you.
What Are Fat Dissolving Injections?
Simply said, fat dissolving injections are products that can be injected directly into the unwanted fat deposits to help reduce the fat. They contain ingredients that help destroy fat cells, after which these cells are naturally absorbed and excreted by the body. Originally developed to target a double chin and contour the face, fat dissolving injections can be administered to other body parts as well, such as the stomach, thighs, arms, hips, and back.
Compared to a more invasive method such as liposuction surgery, fat dissolving injections do not cause significant stress on the body and there is no downtime: you can continue with your daily life right after receiving the injections. This makes them the ideal alternative for people that prefer to get rid of localized fat deposits without surgery.
It’s important to note that fat dissolving injections are not miracle workers: the fat won’t melt away after just one injection. You need multiple treatments spaced out over several weeks. The total amount of treatments depends on the thickness of the fat layer targeted.
How Does It Work?
There are two types of fat dissolving injections: direct and indirect. Direct fat dissolvers actively destroy the fat cells, making them well-suited for larger fat deposits. Indirect fat dissolvers promote the body’s own fat-dissolving mechanism and are most often used for subtle changes and contouring.
Direct Fat Dissolvers
Direct fat dissolving injections use ingredients that actively destroy the membranes around the fat cell. This causes the fat cells to dissolve, after which they are absorbed and naturally excreted by the body. Direct fat dissolvers are best for areas with a thicker layer of fat, such as belly fat, thighs, and a double chin.
The most commonly used ingredients in direct fat dissolvers are
- Deoxycholic Acid: Bile acid naturally found in humans that destroys fat cells.
- Phosphatidylcholine (PPC): A naturally occurring chemical that dissolves fat cells
Indirect Fat Dissolvers
Indirect fat dissolving injections do not directly destroy fat cells, but instead activate the body’s natural fat-dissolving process. They accelerate lymph circulation and reduce swelling associated with these fat deposits. These indirect fat dissolvers are most commonly used for subtle changes, to target cellulite, and to contour the face.
The main ingredients in indirect fat dissolvers are
- Horse Chestnut Extract: Helps activate the natural fat dissolving process by boosting circulation and fighting water retention.
- L-Carnitine: Enhances the body’s ability to metabolize fat.
- Artichoke: Detoxifies, stimulates the lymphatic drainage system. Commonly used to target cellulite.
Benefits of Fat Dissolving Injections
One of the major advantages of fat dissolving injections is that they provide a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. They help reduce stubborn fat deposits by being injected directly into the fat deposit, making it a very safe procedure with few harmful side effects and no downtime.
The procedure overall is fast, most people are finished within 5-10 minutes. Although there might be some post-procedure swelling, you can continue with your daily life immediately afterward.
After your fat dissolving treatment is over, the results are often said to be very natural-looking and last very long with proper weight management. As the fat cells are permanently destroyed, the area remains slim and tightened when a healthy diet and exercise routine is maintained after the procedure.
Finally, fat dissolving injections can be used in many areas of the body. Most often they are used to target a double chin and belly fat, but they can also be administered to other areas of the face and to the hips, thighs, and arms depending on your own desires.
How To Choose Fat Dissolving Injections?
Please note that fat dissolving injections are meant to be administered by medical professionals. Always discuss your treatment course with your medical professional before starting. We are not responsible for any negative inflictions that may arise after administering products by yourself.
There are many different fat dissolving injections on the market and, depending on where you want to reduce fat and how much you wish to reduce, some options might suit you better than others. Read on to learn more about some of the best fat dissolving injections available in South Korea.
Kabelline - Bestseller
is a direct fat dissolver that destroys redundant fat cells on the face or body using Deoxycholic Acid. Kabelline’s unique formula also promotes natural fat cell destruction through excessive absorption of water. It is often used for larger or thicker fat deposits, such as the stomach or a double chin. Kabelline is also very effective in reducing redundant fat in other areas of the face.
Lipo Lab PPC Solution - Effective & Affordable
Lipo Lab PPC Solution
is one of the most effective direct fat dissolving injections on the market. Manufactured in South Korea, this non-invasive solution directly targets and breaks down fat cells using Phosphatidylcholine (PPC), Deoxycholic Acid, and L-Carnitine. It is most effective in the chin, arms, stomach, hips, back, and thighs.
CSLab V-Line - Advanced Anti-Aging Benefits
is a direct fat dissolving injection that is mainly used on the face to destroy fat and contour the face. Its innovative formula also helps brighten the skin and reduce signs of aging. CSLab V-Line uses Phosphatidylcholine (PPC) to destroy fat cells and uses ingredients such as Glutathione, L-Carnosine, and Peptides to target wrinkles and other signs of aging. It is most commonly administered to the face, but can also be used on the body.
V-Line Sol - Slim & Tighten Facial Shape
is an indirect fat dissolver that activates the body’s natural process to dissolve fat cells using Horse Chestnut Extract. It accelerates lymph circulation and helps reduce excess fat in the face. Its formula also helps reduce post-procedure swelling. When injected in the areas around the jaw and chin, V-Line Sol can help slim and tighten the face, giving a face-lifting effect and highlighting the face’s v-curve.
Lipo Lab V-Line - Improves Complexion
Lipo Lab V-Line
is an indirect fat dissolving injection specifically formulated to target redundant fat around the chin and jaw using Horse Chestnut Extract. It effectively eliminates fat from the face to contour, slim, and reveal a rejuvenated V-line. Lipo Lab V-Line helps hydrate the skin, improves the texture, and reduces sagging for advanced anti-aging benefits.
Generally, administering fat dissolving injections does not take a lot of time. Your provider will apply numbing cream to the affected area, and cover it with plastic wrap for maximum results. Once the numbing cream has numbed the skin, some providers apply a temporary dot grid to mark the injection sites. Injections are typically spaced at least 0.5cm ~ 1cm apart, depending on the targeted area.
The amount injected depends on which product is being injected and which area you are targeting. For more detailed information, please consult each product’s treatment protocol.
After the treatment, you can restart your daily activities right away, but some swelling and bruising are common. This should subside over the next few days. Depending on the thickness of the fat layer, the procedure should be repeated several times for maximum effectiveness. Please see each individual product for more details.
- Wear a lifting band after injections in the chin/jaw area to promote faster results.
- Stay hydrated! Drink a lot of water after the treatment, at least 1~2 liters per day, to flush out the fat cells. Refrain from alcohol & avoid going to the sauna for 2~3 days after the treatment.
- Avoid strenuous exercise the first day after the procedure and rest well to help your body recover.
- Maintain a healthy weight after the procedure. Receiving fat dissolving injections does not mean the fat will stay off forever. Even though the fat cells have been permanently destroyed, it is recommended to maintain a healthy exercise routine and diet.