What is injection lipolysis?
Injection lipolysis uses a substance called Phosphatidylcholine (PPC), which is injected into the targeted areas of the body to eliminate fat build-up. PPC helps to destroy the walls of the fat cells, without affecting other cells of the body. This in turn allows for the releasing of the fat, which is then metabolized by the body in a natural way. It is most effective for patients with small collections of fat on the chin, arms, abdomen, waist and hips and who desire a non-invasive treatment to remove the fat deposits. Injection lipolysis is not meant to take the place of a healthy diet or exercise program, but will help the body to get rid of unwanted cellulite and fat pockets in specific areas.
Is it safe?
Apart from swelling and some minor bruising, injection lipolysis has proven to be relatively safe. Other commonly accepted cosmetic procedures are often much more invasive.
What can patients expect?
Most patients require four to six treatments, which will be done once per week. The skin will be disinfected before the product is introduced through multiple subcutaneous injections. The size, as well as amount of fat loss required, will determine the number of treatments you will need to achieve the desired outcome. Generally, patients see results after about three to five treatment sessions. The number of sessions required differs from person to person.