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The Longevity of Fat-Dissolving Injections: What to Expect.

Fat-dissolving injections are a popular non-surgical treatment used to target stubborn areas of fat. If you’re considering this treatment, you may be wondering how long the results will last. Here’s what you need to know:

Before we dive into the duration of the treatment’s results, let’s briefly review how fat-dissolving injections work. As mentioned, the injections break down fat cells in specific body areas, such as the double chin, thighs, and abdomen. The treatment involves injecting a solution directly into the fat cells, which causes them to break down.

How Long Do Fat Dissolving Injections Last?

The duration of the results from fat-dissolving injections vary depending on several factors, including the amount of fat dissolved, the number of treatments received, and the individual’s age, health, and skin type. Most people can expect noticeable results within 2-4 weeks after their initial treatment, with continued improvements over the next few months as the body eliminates the broken-down fat cells.

Studies have shown that fat-dissolving injections can reduce fat in targeted areas for multiple years. However, it’s essential to remember that the longevity of the results will depend on several factors unique to each individual, and additional treatments may be necessary to maintain the desired results.

Factors That Impact the Longevity of Fat-Dissolving Injections

Several factors can impact how long the results of fat-dissolving injections last, including:

  • Larger areas may require more treatments to achieve the desired results, and the longevity of the outcomes may be lower than in smaller areas.
  • The number of treatments received: Receiving multiple treatments can help to prolong the results of fat-dissolving injections.
  • The individual’s age, health, and skin type: These factors can impact how the body responds to the treatment and how long the results will last.
  • Lifestyle habits: Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine can help to prolong the results of fat-dissolving injections.


In summary, fat-dissolving injections can effectively reduce unwanted fat in specific areas of the body. The duration of the treatment’s results can vary depending on several factors. Still, most people can expect to see noticeable improvements within a few weeks of their initial treatment. 

If you’re interested in fat-dissolving injections, be sure to consult with an experienced aesthetic practitioner to discuss your treatment options and expectations.

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