Fat Dissolving Injections

FAT DISSOLVING INJECTIONS @ NON SURGICAL LIPOLYSIS

 

 

Who are fat dissolving injections for?

This is intended for patients with pockets of localised fat not responding to diet or increased physical exercise. It is not intended for weight loss but rather to improve and alter the contour of the body by removing stubborn areas of fat.

Commonly treated areas include double chin, jowls, upper arms, waist, abdomen, saddle bags, buttocks, banana rolls, thighs and cellulitic skin.

 

Who is an Ideal candidate?

The ideal candidate for the fat dissolving injection treatment is someone who is not interested in a surgical procedure and who has a stubborn area of fat which is relatively non-responsive to dieting and exercise.

There is a spectrum of efficacy with treatments for fat removal with surgical liposuction still remaining the gold standard for removal of fat, however many people are not interested in the downtime, expense or the surgical nature of this procedure.

 

Which areas can be treated?

Lipolysis achieves good results in the following body zones:

Chin (double chin)

Cheeks (sagging)

Knees

Ankles

Hips (love handles)

Lipoma

Thighs (saddlebags)

Abdomen

Upper arms (arm toning)

Pseudo gynecomastia (male breasts)

Back (bra fat or muffin top)

Corrective measures after liposuction

Cellulitic areas

 

How is the treatment delivered?

The doctor will take a thorough medical history and examine you to make sure that you are a suitable candidate and that there are no contraindications to treatment.

You should be fully informed about the benefits and all common and important side effects.

Best practice is to then give you a few days or weeks to consider the treatment before it is carried out.

 

Is the treatment painful?

The treatment itself is relatively simple. It is delivered through injection points using a long thin needle to access the subcutaneous fat.

The procedure is generally not uncomfortable and most patients report discomfort levels of 1–3 on a scale of 1–10 (10 being severe).

 

Does it work?

While results can’t be compared to surgical liposuction, where large amounts of fat are permanently removed from the body, the results of fat dissolving injections are still permanent. The treatment takes time to reach its full effect but patients that have undergone follow-up examinations seven years after therapy still show reduction in fat tissue in the treated areas. An added benefit is that the skin tightens naturally during the healing process and it is not normally necessary to treat lax skin separately. If required, this can be done later with energy based devices (ultrasound or radiofrequency) or a thread-lift after treatment.

 

Is there a guarantee?

As with all medical therapies there is no guarantee of fully successful treatment. Some patients get good results from 3-4 treatments, but many require more treatments. In larger areas more sessions will be required. Up to 8 sessions are required for difficult areas in some cases. The recommended interval between repeat treatments is 2-4 weeks.

 

Is it safe?

It is only sold and delivered by medical professionals in the UK.

No major untreatable side effects have occurred in over 2 million treatments world wide so far.

Not one single incidence of overdose or toxic effects has been recorded.

In fact the dissolving ingredients gradually work over a period of 2 weeks after the injection. This helps to improve safety and minimise side effects.

   

Is it costly?

The charges are per injection area per session. Prices start from £800 per session.  It can be costly if large areas persist. Whilst in some patients results maybe visible after just one session in some further sessions are required with the added costs.

 

What happens after treatment?

You will have swelling and redness in the area where we dissolve the fat for a few weeks. This starts to settle after a few days and is normally gone in 3–4 weeks.

You may have some discomfort but this is not usually severe.

A little bruising is expected, especially if blood thinning agents such as aspirin, Ibuprofen (Nurofen or Advil), fish or krill oil, flaxseed oil or multivitamins have been ingested in the previous two weeks.

About 1 in 5 patients get a numb sensation in the treated area, which settles after a few weeks or months in all cases.

As with any injections, an allergic reaction can occur. Please tell your doctor if you are allergic to any substance.

Rarely, ulceration and subsequent scarring can occur and tender persistent lumps in the area injected have been reported.

The result can also occasionally be uneven, and if this is the case, further injections may be required.

 

Post Injection care

You should not exercise for 5 days and some patients find mild compression clothing (e.g. Spandex) helps for non-facial treatment areas.

A low calorie diet can help to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.

Complete the recommended course of therapy. Remember that good results will require at least three treatments, ideally two to four weeks apart.

Massage the treated area 5 minutes a day, 5 times a day for 5 days.

Tender lumps may be palpable for up to a month after treatment which is indicative of fat necrosis or fat cell death. It is normal for this to sometimes occur.

Moderate alcohol consumption post treatment is acceptable.

Some people experience some palpable lumps or unevenness after injectable Lipolysis/Mesotherapy. Massage (manual or a hand held massager) is helpful to increase circulation and smooth out any unevenness. This “lumping” will improve naturally over time.

Extended bruising or brown discoloration in the area treated can occur. This will settle with time.

Some itching similar to that experienced with hives can occur and is not a reason for concern. This usually lasts two to three days and can be treated with an antihistamine and a topical hydrocortisone cream, both available over the counter at your pharmacy if required.

Cosmetic improvement takes approximately three months to begin in majority of cases and final results in a selected few may not be seen for up to one year after treatment.

Fat dissolving injection treatment does not work on about 5% of patients.

Long-term benefit is possible with a healthy lifestyle.

The doctor will see you again after 2-4 weeks for review and to consider further treatments.

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Jennifer Lopez’s beauty secrets revealed!

J-Lo recently celebrated her 50th birthday, but the pop icon looks barely a day over 30. Here we take a guess at the secrets behind what’s keeping this diva looking so divine. To help you understand the behind-the-scenes beauty of achieving such a miraculously youth look, we’ve done some expert analysis for you and produced a cheat sheet for everyone looking to age so gracefully.

What’s down to simply good genes? And what can only be achieved with a nip, tuck and a tweak? Here’s our opinion, from brow to toe.  

Looking at before and after images of Jennifer Lopez, it is obvious she has certainly had a number of cosmetic treatments done. And by cosmetic treatments, we don’t necessarily mean cosmetic surgery, per se. 

Forehead – She is certainly using muscle relaxing treatments to the forehead to relax her forehead lines with botulinum toxin, and around the eyes, too, to prevent any crow feet wrinkles forming around this delicate region. 

Brows – Her eyebrows have maintained their position likely due to an eyebrow lift, which has the added effect of keeping her eyes looking more open, creating a youthful appearance. She doesn’t have the tired appearance look that one gets with the aging process. 

Eyes – Her under eyes look like they have filler in the tear trough region or usage of PDO thread. This has the added benefit of not just lifting the skin, stimulating collagen production, tightening the pores, promoting new blood vessel formation and orbital rejuvenation.

Nose  – She has almost certainly had a rhinoplasty, alarplasty and tip refinement to her nose. The nasal bridge appears narrower and straighter and her alas, (the nostril area of the nose) have been reduced in size because they are in line with her inter-canthal distance (the distance between her medial part of the eyes). Mind you, most of these outcomes can also be achieved with PDO threads in specific regions of the nose, so this also may have been used.

Cheeks – Her cheeks look filled with cheek filler. They appear well defined and contoured, enabling her to use less makeup to achieve the effect of high cheekbones.

Naso-labial area – She doesn’t appear to have deep smile lines or nasolabial folds, which might be attributed to the usage of dermal fillers or a thread lift in that area.

Lips- Her lips look augmented both in definition (around the lips) and volume (within the lips) with the help of fillers.

Jaw – Her jaw angle and jawline looks cosmetically tweaked, which may be due to using fillers to contour the jaw. The margins of the jaw are more protruded, broader, and more angular, which is the case when jawline augmentation and refinement is done. It could also be the case that she has had toxin injected into the masseters to give her a more v-shaped jawline. 

Chin – Her chin looks augmented to put it in proportion to her facial dimensions. This aides the perception of a refined jawline, as the skin is tight around that region. She also doesn’t have visible marionette lines (the lines from the angle of the mouth to the chin), which implies that they have been filled with filler or PDO threaded.

Skin – Her skin looks radiant and could be due to laser therapy to the skin. Laser therapy revitalises the skin whilst reducing discolouration of the skin and evening out of her skin tone. No doubt she has a team of Hollywood facialists and make-up artists taking great care of her skin.

Good genes – Of course, everyone’s looks are dictated by their genes; and it would seem she has a very good set of genes that make her more predisposed towards aging gracefully. It has also helped that she has physically maintained herself and kept herself healthy. However, it would be hard to fathom a 50 year old woman looking this youthful without the help of cosmetic interventions and tweakments!

If you’re interested in how to achieve the JLO glow or you’re interested in any of the cosmetic treatments mentioned above, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dheeraj Bhar today. Call 020 7935 6554 or get in contact by expressing your interest via this form. 

Photo cred @Jlo

Summer Season Offer 

Summer is all about feeling amazing, looking your best, and having fun. However, this isn’t always the reality when peeling back your winter layers for the first time to discover you feel less than ready to hit the beach.

To help women and men feel their best this summer, Harley Street Surgery is running a trio of summer season treatment bundles available to purchase until the end of August. Dr. Bhar has many innovative treatment packages to get your body in the summer swing to help you feel confident and comfortable.

All the treatments offered in our summer sale have a significant and fast-acting impact and minimal to no downtime needed – the perfect quick confidence boost to help you enjoy your holidays to the max!

Private jet  – 40% off bundle

Live your best life and jet off on your luxury holiday in tip-top condition. Benefit from 40% off all of the following treatments when buying this bundle:

Face therapies (choose three of the following):

Ultherapy facial rejuvenation – Ultherapy uses safe, time-tested ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally—without surgery or downtime.
Laser hair removal – get rid of excess or unwanted hair in time for the beach.
Skin rejuvenation with injectable fillers – smooth and plump up your skin to eliminate wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Ultra brow lift – correct sagging of the upper eyelid and in order to alleviate a tired or angry appearance.
Under-eye treatment – Nonsurgical, non-invasive eye bag removal is one solution to one of the most obvious signs of aging.

 

 

First-class – 25% off bundle

A girl can’t sip champagne on a plane without a little sparkle in her eyes. Reveal your inner beauty with 25% off all of the following first-class treatments:

Face therapies (choose two of the following):

Ultherapy facial rejuvenation – Ultherapy uses safe, time-tested ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally—without surgery or downtime.
Laser hair removal – Get rid of excess or unwanted hair in time for the beach.
Skin rejuvenation with injectable fillers -smooth and plump up your skin to eliminate wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Ultra brow lift – correct sagging of the upper eyelid and in order to alleviate a tired or angry appearance.
Under-eye treatment – Nonsurgical, non-invasive eye bag removal is one solution to one of the most obvious signs of aging.

 

Body contouring (choose two of the following):

Cellulite treatment – Choose from either the VelaShape or Thermage treatment, the leading non-invasive treatments to reduce and remove cellulite using radiofrequency energy.
Coolsculpting – use of cold to diminish fat cells in the body, thus improving the body’s contour.
Lipofreeze – a cooling technology to get rid of fat cells, without damaging the skin.
Vanquish treatment – 30 minutes – use of heat on adipose tissue, resulting in a safe and natural decrease of the fatty tissue layer.
Ultrashape – Acoustic waves of ultrasonic energy are targeted directly at pockets of fat in the subcutaneous layer of fat found under the skin.

 

Business-class – 20% off bundle

Get your glow for summer at an absolute steal. All jet-set superstars receive 20% off the following tan-tastic treatments:

Face therapies (choose one of the following):

Ultherapy facial rejuvenation – Ultherapy uses safe, time-tested ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally—without surgery or downtime.
Laser hair removal – get rid of excess or unwanted hair in time for the beach.
Skin rejuvenation with injectable fillers – smooth and plump up your skin to eliminate wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Ultra brow lift – correct sagging of the upper eyelid and in order to alleviate a tired or angry appearance.
Under-eye treatment – Nonsurgical, non-invasive eye bag removal is one solution to one of the most obvious signs of aging.

Body contouring (choose one of the following):

Cellulite treatment – Choose from either the VelaShape or Thermage treatment, the leading non-invasive treatments to reduce and remove cellulite using radiofrequency energy.
Coolsculpting – use of cold to diminish fat cells in the body, thus improving the body’s contour.
Lipofreeze – a cooling technology to get rid of fat cells, without damaging the skin.
Vanquish treatment – 30 minutes tweakment that uses heat on adipose tissue for a safe and natural decrease of the fatty tissue layer.
Ultrashape – Acoustic waves of ultrasonic energy are targeted directly at pockets of fat in the subcutaneous layer of fat found under the skin.

All of the treatments in our Harley Streets summer packages have been specifically designed to help you maximise your fun time in the sun and feel your best. They’re non-invasive or minimally invasive, ensuring you can squeeze a trip into Dr. Bhar’s clinic before your flight to the Maldives, Marbella or Margate!

Terms and conditions: All offers must be purchased and the treatment booked in before the end of August.

About Dr. Bhar

Dr. Bhar is an expert in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery techniques. His procedures are always tailored to the individual needs and aesthetic taste of every patient, producing natural, youthful and beautiful results. A specialised procedure such as all the treatments included in a summer season offer should always be handled by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Bhar to ensure it meets your expectations and is safe.

To discuss your concerns and expectations about how to achieve your summer goals and which treatments might work best for you, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dheeraj Bhar today. Visit www.harleystreets.com or call 020 7935 6554 or get in contact by expressing your interest via this form.

How to get rid of dark circles and eye bags

The eyes are the window to the soul. But what if yours are tired, saggy, and plagued by dark circles, even after a good night’s sleep?

Every woman knows it’s hard to feel your best when these unattractive eye bags are getting in the way of you being your beautiful, energetic self. Instead of having to rely on thick concealers and makeup, consider instead the eye rejuvenation.

Why do my eyes look so tired?

Aging around the eyes often happens first due to the skin being thinner and more delicate. Puffiness starts to develop from tissues and tiny pockets of fat accumulating on the upper and lower lids, and sagginess, wrinkles and eye bags start to appear as the skin loses laxity.

What is the eye rejuvenation treatment?

The PDO Eye Rejuvenation is a minimally invasive treatment that lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO). These threads are commonly used within the medical world for suturing (stitches) and are completely safe. They dissolve after approximately 6 months.

What are the benefits of the eye rejuvenation?

Eyes are lifted – The skin around the eye is instantly lifted
Eyes are tighter – Collagen production is stimulated, which improves skin texture, fine lines and elasticity
Reduced sagging – Fat tissues are contracted which causes the skin to tighten
Feel better – Increased confidence and freedom to look fresh-faced without makeup.

Are you a candidate for an eye rejuvenation?

Dr. Bhar will consider you a good candidate for the PDO Eye Rejuvenation if as well as being in good health you have one or more of the following concerns:

-Puffy eyes, due to small pockets of fat around the eyes
-Bags and dark circles underneath the eyes
-Heavy looking or hooded eyelid
-Crows feet and tear troughs
-Drooping upper or lower eyelids, resulting in loose and aging skin
-Saggy and creasing upper lid making it hard to apply makeup and/or affecting your vision range

How long do the results last?

The effects of the treatment last for around a year. If the procedure is repeated at around 6-9 months after the first, the length of the effects are multiplied to last up to around 3 years.

Why choose Dr. Bhar?

Dr. Bhar is an expert in rejuvenating and transforming tired eyes. His eye rejuvenation procedures are always tailored to the individual needs and aesthetic taste of every patient, producing natural, youthful and beautiful results.

A specialised procedure such as this should always be handled by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Bhar to ensure it meets your expectations and is safe.

To discuss your concerns and expectations about eye rejuvenation, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dheeraj Bhar today. Call 020 7935 6554 or get in contact by expressing your interest via this form.