Lipodissolve Fat Dissolving Injections Aftercare Sheet | Harbour Medispa

SPECIALITY TREATMENTS

Lipodissolve Double Chin &

Body Contouring

TREATMENT STATS

treatment time: FROM 30 MINS
(depending on number of areas being treated)

RECOVERY TIME: 3-7 DAYS WITH A LITTLE SWELLING

COST:

DOUBLE CHIN fat INJECTIONS 

1 treatment $600

2 treatments $990 (recommended)

 

BODY FAT AREAS: (Abdomen, Buttocks, Cellulite, Arms, Thighs, Back Fat)

1 treatment $550 PER (10CM RADIUS of body fat)

2 treatments $990 (recommended)

 

 

Resculpt, Reshape & Restore

A new treatment to our delectable cosmetic menu, Lipodissolve is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction to remove localized fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.

The main ingredient in Lipodissolve is phosphatidylcholine (PPC) PPC is a natural product found in our body and its main role is to emulsify and breakdown fat and cholesterol which is then removed by the liver, kidneys and bowels. The PPC that is used is derived from soybeans. It has been used for reducing fat deposits for about 10 years. In the medical setting, it is used to dissolve cholesterol plaques in heart disease and to dissolve fat embolism.

Lipodissolve is absolutely incredible for reducing fat and cellulite. The treatment consists of  a series of strategically placed injections to break down the fat cells which the body then absorbs and excretes.

Lipodissolve ® is suitable for treating:

  • Jawline Shaping
  • Double Chin Reduction
  • Love Handles
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Cellulite
  • Body Contouring
  • Abominable Bulges
  • Back Fat
  • Thighs (Inner & Outer)
  • Cheeks
  • Jowls

What is Lipodissolve?

Lipodissolve is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction to remove localized fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is not used for weight loss but rather for body sculpting. The main ingredient in Lipodissolve is phosphatidylcholine (PPC) PPC is a natural product found in our body and its main role is to emulsify and breakdown fat and cholesterol which is then removed by the liver, kidneys and bowels. The PPC that is used is derived from soybeans. It has been used for reducing fat deposits for about 10 years. In the medical setting, it is used to dissolve cholesterol plaques in heart disease and to dissolve fat embolism.

Jo provided me great service; warm and friendly but very professional. The studio was relaxed and it was very easy to access.

– Samantha McGuire

What happens to the treated areas

after Lipodissolve?

The skin over the treated areas tightens after the fat has been removed (variable – providing there is no excess loose skin) and the appearance of cellulite improves. The fat cells are permanently removed and the results can be maintained for 2 years after treatment if the client maintains their ideal body weight. In a small percentage (5%) of patients, there is very little result from Lipodissolve treatment

Results are seen gradually over the next 3 – 4 weeks post treatment and maximum effect can take up to 12 weeks. The treated area(s) will look smaller, with less fat build-up. The treatment uses a special formula to break down fat cells in the treated area(s), and your body works to flush out the liquefied fat itself; therefore, depending on your own physiology, the process may take a short while, or a longer period of time.

treatment must-know’s & instructions

 

How Do I Prepare For

Lipodissolve Fat Reduction

Treatments?

72-HOURS BEFORE TREATMENT

  • AVOID the use of Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Aleve, Fish Oils and Vitamin E Supplements – this helps to prevent bruising
  • AVOID the use of topical products containing Tretinoin, Retin-A, Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acids, Alpha Hydroxy-Acid or other “Anti-Aging” products.

24-HOURS BEFORE TREATMENT

  • AVOID excessive alcoholic beverages 24 hours before your treatment – this helps to prevent the likelihood of bruising.

DAY OF TREATMENT

  • Arrive 5 – 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment with a clean face and/or body – please do not wear makeup. 

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH LIPODISSOLVE TREATMENT

There can be some redness, stinging and burning within 15 minutes to 2 hours after treatment and later swelling and bruising which peaks between 6-72 hours.

Redness and swelling to the treated area and surrounding tissues will be noticeable for 3-7 days or longer.

You may experience several post-inflammatory nodules. These indicate ongoing fat necrosis (a good thing) these will disappear within 30 days.

Results from treatment can often be noted about 4-5 weeks after your last treatment depending on your metabolism and body type. 

This improvement may be more evident in a photograph than in your own estimation. Inflammation will be present up to 4 weeks after treatment, which will limit any visible result.

The inflammatory response continues and you may not see the final result for up to one year (rare).

Immediately following the procedure, ice should be applied to the area and may be applied as needed to reduce swelling for the first 48 hours.

Do not wash or take a shower for at least 4 hours after treatment.

Arnica cream (stocked at pharmacy or supermarket) can be applied three times a day for 48 hours to assist in resolving bruising. 

Do not take anti-inflammatories (aspirin) or Vitamin E for 24 hours after injections. 

You can use painkillers (paracetamol) for any discomfort.

Hot tubs, saunas and massages are not recommended for 48 hours after treatment. After 48 hours, these ARE recommended to assist in healing.

Avoid direct sun exposure, tanning beds for two weeks post treatment. •

Massage the treated area for about 15 minutes per day for two weeks after treatment to aid the process of fat elimination.

Walking 20-30 minutes daily during the course of treatment will aid in effectiveness. Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours.

Drink lots of fluids (water) for the first 24 hours.

Avoid alcohol to facilitate hepatic handling of toxins. 

CLINIC FOLLOW UP: Make a follow-up appointment for 4 weeks. If you are having more than one body part treated simultaneously, make an appointment in two weeks alternately. Failure to follow the above advice will result in less than desired results. 

If you have any questions or concerns please call or SMS Clinic mobile 0418180949 (24hrs) and we will return to you ASAP. If no one is present (rare) and you are concerned at all please consult your GP.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us.

LIPODISSOLVE PDF INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

3 Effective Ways To Reduce A Double Chin Without Resorting To Surgery | Harbour Medispa

# 1: Remove A Double Chin Permanently With Fat Dissolving Injections

Fat Dissolving injections are the only non-surgical solution to reduce fatty deposits under the chin which gives us the age-old problem of the double chin or what is sometimes referred to as “turkey neck”. At Harbour Medispa Hamilton we have been using this treatment for many years with excellent results! It is quick, relatively painless, and has an almost 100% patient satisfaction rate.

This TGA-approved product is administered in clinic after a thorough consultation with your cosmetic practitioners to see if you are a suitable candidate.  The medicine contains a substance called deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body.  This acid destroys fat cells by breaking down the fat cell membrane wall. The product is directly injected into the area underneath the chin with little to no pain as the area is pre-numbered with anesthetic cream and ice.  This revolutionary treatment takes less than 10 minutes to perform in the clinic and a very fine needle is used. The fat cells rupture and swell and the body flushes them out of the body through normal processes.

2 to 4 reatments are normally recommended for the most optimal results for each patient, depending on the amount of fat present.

BENEFITS OF FAT DISSOLVING INJECTIONS

– Non-surgical treatment
– Safer and less invasive than full surgeries
– Minimal discomfort
– Minimal recovery time
– Affordable and more cost-effective

This treatment is suitable for patients who are healthy and already at a fairly stable weight, and who are NOT severely overweight or obese. Fat-dissolving injections are designed to target specific and localised deposits of fat.  These are problem areas that patients have been otherwise unsuccessful in removing on their own through diet and exercise.

 

# 2: Try Face Yoga To Tighten The Area

Regular practice of doing a set of face yoga – exercise for the face – can work wonders to reduce not just the double chin bulge but tighten loose muscles, improve blood circulation and potentially discourage facial wrinkles and creases. Easily completed while performing any sedentary activity such as watching television, face yoga is a worthwhile solution to consider if you are averse to medicines, provided you keep practicing on a regular basis. To learn a set of face yoga exercises, click HERE.

 

# 3: Use Make-Up To Conceal A Double Chin

Darkening the area under the chin with make-up creates an illusion of the double chin having receded significantly. Use a blusher or a foundation that is a few shades darker than your face. Apply the blush right under the chin, and on the jawline, making sure the color does not extend down the neck. Please remember to blend thoroughly when you draw a sharper V-line shape on the jawline. Finish off with a subtle layer of highlighting powder or cream just above to make the light-and-shadow effect even more pronounced.

Click here for more information about the permanent removal of your double chin.

 

Fat Dissolving Injections Spot Fat Reduction | Harbour Medispa Hamilton

Are you struggling to get rid of fat from problem areas despite exercise and diet?

Are you annoyed by a double chin, belly fat, or some extra inches on your sides? Injections of fat-dissolving medicine will let you achieve what no training can will – localized fat burning.

Many people struggle with persistent excess fat in certain areas despite maintaining a healthy weight, a healthy diet, and exercise regimen. These problem areas may differ from person to person depending on genetic predispositions and gender. Regardless of their placement, they can be a cause of dissatisfaction and insecurities. A variety of substances have been developed to target these issues. Injected into the adipose tissue, they stimulate the breakdown of fat cells, making it possible to get rid of stubborn fat without low-carb and low-fat diets.

Benefits of using injection fat dissolving injections:

  • reduction of the double chin
  • reduction of thigh circumference (reduction of fat tissue on the thighs)
  • waist reduction (reduction of fat on the abdomen and back)
  • removing ‘love handles’
  • removal of ‘pelicans’ (reduction of fatty tissue in the arms)
  • modeling problem areas
  • removal of rollers of fat on the back and around the armpits
  • removal of the fat roller below the bra underwires
  • reduction or removal of cellulite (after using appropriate preparations)

 

Mechanism of fat dissolving injections

Fat-dissolving injections are based on the acceleration of fat breakdown by means of special substances (such as sodium deoxycholate, phosphatidylcholine,  carnitine or caffeine or special peptides) or their mixtures. During the treatment, they are injected directly into the adipose tissue. Intentional inflammation develops and soon afterwards triglycerides are hydrolyzed into fatty acids and glycerol, which are then removed from the body through the bloodstream.

Hydrolysis of triglycerides in adipocytes (fat cells) is a process that occurs naturally in the body during exercise, for example. It is very important to use an easily digestible diet during the series of treatments (preferably using a negative caloric balance) to relieve the liver and prevent the re-formation of fat (lipogenesis). Physical exercise done during the series of treatments increases the effectiveness of the method as appropriate hormones responsible for the hydrolysis of fats are produced.

Indications for fat dissolving injections

  • sides,
  • pelicans (fat on the shoulders)
  • a layer of fat on the abdomen,
  • double chin,
  • thighs,
  • fat under the bra underwire (we do not inject under the armpit area or around it)

Injection of fat dissolving injections is perfect for body contouring, especially in the case of small areas with the problem of fat deposition. At this point, it is important to note a very important fact – fat dissolving injections are not used for weight loss and are not a therapy suitable for people with obesity. It is intended for local fat loss from problematic areas in people with normal body weight or slightly overweight.

Contraindications to fat dissolving injections:

  • obesity
  • taking anti-inflammatory drugs
  • taking anticoagulants
  • pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • blood coagulation disorders
  • allergy to ingredients contained in the preparation
  • severe liver and kidney diseases
  • autoimmune diseases
  • Cancer
  • active infection
  • skin diseases
  • tendency to scarring
  • unrealistic expectations

Advantages of injection lipolysis:

The undoubted advantage is that the fat dissolving injection treatment is minimally invasive. In addition, it has a short recovery period and, unlike liposuction, does not require exclusion from daily activities.

How long do the effects of fat dissolving injections last?

The effects of injection lipolysis usually last for 2-4 years, and for customers who care about a healthy diet, even much longer.

Duration of the procedure

The treatment lasts, depending on the size of the area, from 30 minutes.

When do the effects of fat-dissolving begin to become visible?

The first effects appear a few weeks after the first one. The final effects can be observed approx. 2 months after the last treatment session.

The course of the procedure

After cream anesthesia, the skin in the treatment area is disinfected. Then, using a thin needle, the treatment formula is introduced into the adipose tissue. The punctures are made approximately every 1-2 cm.

The appearance of the skin after the treatment

After the treatment, the skin is red; there is swelling. Bruising may appear.

What can you expect after the treatment?

After the treatment, you may experience soreness, burning or itching in the treated area. You should not resort to taking non-steroidal painkillers (containing e.g. ibuprofen) – their use is not recommended because by reducing inflammation we will significantly reduce the effect of fat injections. Medicines containing paracetamol can be used if there is pain associated or not with the procedure.

How often to repeat the injection lipolysis treatment

A series of treatments usually include 3-4 sessions at intervals of 6-8 weeks. You can use it again as soon as you notice that the accumulation of adipose tissue begins in the area where it was carried out. In people who lead a healthy lifestyle, this should not happen earlier than after 2 years.

Preparations used for fat dissolving injections

 All the formulas we use are registered as medical devices and have certificates allowing them to be used in Australia.

5 TIPS TO FIND A COSMETIC CLINIC THAT YOU CAN TRUST | BRISBANE

5 TIPS TO FIND A CLINIC THAT YOU CAN TRUST

Not just anyone can provide an injectable aesthetic treatment in Australia. Treatments such as dermal fillers are typically prescription-only medications that may only be administered by registered healthcare practitioners.

But how do you go about finding an appropriate clinic?

Dermal fillers are a type of aesthetic treatment used to address the effects of facial aging, correct imbalances, and help individuals achieve the desired look. A filler containing anesthetic gel is placed under the skin, helping to achieve results such as lifting facial features, adding volume and filling lines or wrinkles. The procedure requires skill and training, and in Australia, dermal fillers are classed as prescription-only medication. Only a registered healthcare practitioner may administer them. If you wish to consult with a practitioner about a procedure, the following five steps may help you locate someone who is reliable and accredited.

1.    Start with a broad search

You may have seen a clinic spruiking their aesthetic treatments on Instagram or Facebook. However, booking an appointment purely based on a flashy advert is not advisable. Instead, make use of the digital age and conduct a thorough web search of clinics in your area. You may wish to use registers provided by healthcare professional bodies. A key prerequisite for any practitioner is that they are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, so visit their website to check.  If your friends and family have undergone aesthetic procedures, you may wish to ask them about their experiences. Would they recommend the healthcare practitioner they visited?

2.    Drill deeper

Once you have a shortlist of clinics, conduct some more research to see how they stack up. Thoroughly review the websites of potential contenders to find the areas in which they specialize and the qualifications of their staff. Make sure that the clinic strives for the highest standard by evaluating:

  • The level of education and qualifications at the clinic
  • The clinic’s focus on safety for the patients
  • That the products the clinic works with are registered in Australia

The clinic should also offer you a consultation before any type of treatment.

3.    Take a closer look at the products

It is important that the clinic uses products supported by strong clinical evidence and registered for aesthetic use in Australia. Such products will have gone through preclinical and clinical testing. Additionally, products that have been on the market for a number of years have additional safety margins, given they have stood the test of time.

4.    Make sure that the clinic’s view of beauty resonates with you

Beauty is to a large extent based on an individual’s personal sense of style, so it’s important that you evaluate a clinic not just on the qualifications of staff but also on its style and image. This should inform you about the practitioners’ approach to beauty. Make sure that you are comfortable with the clinic’s view of beauty and aesthetics.

5.    Book a consultation

Once you have found a clinic that feels right for you, book a consultation. Don’t rush your decision to proceed with a particular clinician. Only go ahead with the treatment if you feel comfortable with the environment in the clinic, the advice provided by the consulting practitioner, and the potential outcomes and risks.

At Harbour Medispa Hamilton we ensure our patients are well educated on any procedure, have had a thorough consultation and above all have an experienced cosmetic team that puts safety before profits.

The products we use are are the leading world brands that are approved by the Therapuetic Goods Administration Australia.

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Are You Tired Of Looking Tired | Tear Trough Filler | Eye Bags

Tear trough filler

Are you tired of looking tired? Many people feel they look tired and also that they look older than they are.1 It’s often the area around the eyes that people think makes them look tired, for example when they have shadows and dark circles under the eyes. Lifestyle factors can contribute to dark circles under the eyes, such as too much stress and not enough sleep. But what can you do if you take care of your health and get enough rest – and still have tired eyes? A tear trough filler may help.

I’ve tried everything…

It can be quite frustrating if you really have made an effort to sleep well, eat healthily and stress less but you still look tired and your dark circles under the eyes are still there! And it’s not fun when people constantly ask if you feel ok when in fact you feel great, except that you look tired around the eyes.

Perhaps you have even resorted to your grandmother’s recipes to hide or reduce your under-eye shadows, such as cucumber slices, tea bags, and other tricks and it still didn’t help. One thing is certain – you’re not alone when it comes to looking tired.

 

Tired eyes and dark circles under the eyes a problem shared by many people.

A European market survey autumn 20201 showed that many of us are troubled by tired looks and under-eye issues:

  • 7 in 10, among both men and women, said they look older and more tired than they feel.
  • half of all screened panelists had experienced dark circles under the eyes or around the eyes.
  • dark circles under the eyes or around the eyes was the third most bothersome aesthetic concern among the screened panelists, just narrowly beaten by lip volume loss and under-eye bags/puffiness.
  • just looking in the mirror and appearing in pictures and on social media reminds many of their tired looks.

 

What causes the shadows and dark circles under the eyes?

Hyperpigmentation and superficial veins can contribute to dark shadows or circles under the eyes. Eye bags or puffiness can also lead to dark circles under the eyes. Eye bags are often caused by oedema, fat pads under the eyes and/or loss of elasticity in the skin.2

 

However, in many cases, it’s a lack of volume that creates hollows or grooves under the eyes.2 The area affected by a lack – or loss – of volume is called the tear trough.2 The tear trough starts at the inner corner of the eye and forms a half-circle below the eye. A marked tear trough can lead to a tired or aged look since the hollowness deflects light and casts shadows onto the skin.2 This is sometimes called “tear trough deformity”.2

 

Why do we end up with volume loss in the tear trough area?

There are several underlying causes of the lack, or loss, of volume in the tear trough area. Three key aspects are:2-4

  • genetics: we all have inherited anatomical differences, also when it comes to our eyes. This is why even young people can have a marked tear trough.
  • aging: with age we lose facial volume, also in the eye area. The volume loss is caused by changes in several tissues such as loss of facial fat and thinning of the skin.
  • a combination of genetics, aging, and lifestyle factors.

 

What is a tear trough filler?

A tear trough filler is a filler that targets the tear trough area. Like almost all fillers on the market, tear trough fillers are based on hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in our bodies that keeps body tissues – such as our muscles, skin and joints – smooth and lubricated. Natural hyaluronic acid forms and degrades in just a day or two. The hyaluronic acid used in fillers has therefore been stabilized to last longer, for several months, by cross-linking the long hyaluronic acid chains.

When the tear trough is treated with a tear trough filler, a small amount of filler gel is placed under the eye to fill the groove or hollowness in the tear trough area that causes the shadows. With the groove filled and volume replaced, shadows are reduced, and this leads to a refreshed and less tired appearance.5

Different fillers have different gel properties. A typical, effective tear trough filler can decrease the hollowness with a natural-looking and long-lasting effect.5

 

Are there side effects from treatments with a tear trough filler?

All filler treatments can have side effects. The most common side effects include tenderness and temporary swelling after the treatment, and there can be a little bit of bruising. Often, these side effects are mild, and you can go back to work after the treatment. However, it’s very important that you discuss all potential side effects with your healthcare practitioner before you have any treatment.

The best way to minimize all types of side effects is to always consult a qualified, experienced cosmetic healthcare practitioner. This cannot be stressed enough, and it’s extra important if you are considering a treatment with a tear trough filler. The tear trough is a bit of a tricky area. A tear trough filler treatment performed by an inexperienced injector leads to many issues, so always ensure you see an experienced and qualified Cosmetic practitioner.

 

References

  1. Data on file (MA – 46075) European market survey by Opticom and Galderma, Q4 2020.
  2. Stutman RL, Codner MA. Tear Trough Deformity: Review of Anatomy and Treatment Options. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2012 May 1;32(4):426 – 40.
  3. Sadick NS, Bosniak SL, Cantisano – Zilkha M, Glavas IP, Roy D. Definition of the tear trough and the tear trough rating scale: Tear trough rating scale. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 2007 Nov 30;6(4):218 – 22.
  4. Goldberg RA, McCann JD, Fiaschetti D, Simon GJB. What Causes Eyelid Bags? Analysis of 114 Consecutive Patients: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2005 Apr;115(5):1395 – 402.
  5. A.Nikolis et al. A Randomized, Crossover – Controlled Evaluator – Blinded Trial Evaluating Cannula – Vs Needle – Assist ed Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Infraorbital Deformities. ASJ 7 – 2021.
  6. Data on Data on file (MA – 39680).