Celluform fat dissolving treatment
used to reduce small areas of localised fat deposits on the body, to contour areas such as hips, thighs and the abdomen.
Celluform + for the face and double chins.
Celluform and Celluform Plus
Celluform injections offer an effective long-term solution for these stubborn pockets of fat. The treatment involves injecting the fat-dissolving product into various points across the problem area, directly into the fatty tissue beneath the skin. Containing key ingredients such as Deoxycholic Acid, the product works to break down fat cells, causing them to become unstable and eventually ‘flush’ out via the lymphatic system. The breakdown of these fat cells occurs over several weeks post-injection and can deliver excellent results that really make a difference.
This is not a weight loss solution but offers a perfect non-surgical option for those with stubborn fat that hasn’t responded to exercise.
Celluform fat dissolving treatment
Celluform can be used on areas of the body that typically store excessive fat, such as the hips, buttocks, thighs and stomach. It can also help with ether appearance of cellulite.
Celluform Plus is used for the double chin area and not only causes a loss of fatty tissue, but also stimulates a greater production of collagen resulting in firmer skin in the chin and jawline region.
What you need to know
What is Celluform?
Celluform and Celluform Plus are injectable lipolytics made in Italy by PromoItalia. They are often referred to as fat dissolving injections and are used to reduce small areas of localised fat deposits on the face and body, to contour areas such as hips, thighs, the abdomen, and double chins. Both products contain the active ingredient deoxycholic acid which disrupts the fat cells allowing them to release their fatty content so the body can metabolise and eliminate the fat permanently over several weeks. Celluform is used to treat areas of the body and Celluform+ is ideal for treating double chins.
What does it contain?
Celluform+ contains Deoxycholic Acid and has the addition of Arnica Montana to decrease redness and inflammation.
Deoxycholic Acid is a secondary bile acid that is produced naturally in our bodies by intestinal bacteria as we metabolise and digest food. In our bodies, it is used to emulsify fats for absorption in the intestines. We can therefore use the action of this ingredient to break down undesired fat cells within other areas of the body and many products are available containing derivatives of Deoxycholic Acid which are used for injection lipolysis procedures.
Phosphatidylcholine is derived from soya as soy lecithin and is a common food additive. It has anti-cholesterol and anti-triglyceride properties so helps the body to eliminate fat as well as convert it into energy.
How does it work?
What happens during the treatment?
For body treatments, a 5ml dose of Celluform is diluted with 5-10ml saline to make the formula needed for injection. Celluform+ uses a 2ml dose per treatment which is diluted with 2-3ml of saline for treating double chins.
On average, you will need 4-6 treatments with Celluform for body treatments, usually 1 session every 2-4 weeks. For face treatment, you will be recommended to have a treatment session once every 4-6 weeks and will need 2-3 treatments in total. Some people do get good results from a single session however, a course is usually recommended for optimal reduction in fatty deposits.
A treatment session takes approximately 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
You will be advised to massage the area once or twice per day and drink at least 2 litres of water per day post-treatment to help your body to metabolise and expel the fat.
You should avoid sources of heat such as sunbathing, steam rooms or saunas for 2 weeks post-treatment and avoid strenuous exercise for a week.
What do they claim to treat?
Fat dissolving injections with Celluform are not a weight loss treatment or indicated for the removal of large areas of fatty tissue.
Should be used by
Celluform+ (Melting Effect) – comes in 10ml vials ready for dilution.
Not to be used in
The treatment is not suitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Duration of effects
Reported side effects
The expected downtime for all the above side effects is a week to ten days.
Expect to pay approximately £250- £300 per treatment on the body and £400-£600 per treatment session for treating a double chin. However, you are usually charged for a course of treatments for the area and the amount of fat being treated, so expect to pay more.
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