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Injection Lipolysis: What is it and what can it do?

What is it?

It is a minimally invasive procedure used to get rid of stubborn fat in the face and body. 

What happens is that a medical professional injects phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholic acid to target excess fat under the skin (hypodermis layer). 

How does it work?

Injection Lipolysis: What is it and what can it do?The ingredients in the injection “blast” the fat cells that are then metabolized by the body.

How long is the effect?

As adults, our fat is stored in fat cells. These fat cells do not grow in number but in volume as we eat more high-fat-containing food. 

Once treated with injection lipolysis, the membrane of the fat cells is destroyed promoting cell death. Meaning, the treated fat cell is permanently gone. 

However, if you are not able to watch your diet, the remaining fat cells (the ones that were not hit) can still increase in volume. 

This is why it is best to remain consistent with your diet and exercise even after completing a procedure. 

Injection Lipolysis: What is it and what can it do?What is the suggested number of sessions to see results?

Visible results vary depending on how much was injected and how much fats the targeted area contains. You can start with a minimum of 2 sessions that are 4 weeks apart. 

Have a discussion with your doctor about what your goals are, and he/she can give you a rough estimate of the number of sessions you will be needing. 

What can you expect right after a procedure?

  • Bruising
  • Heaviness 
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Itchiness

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About the Author: Dr. Elli Reyes is a specialist of Aesthetic Medicine from the Philippines. With over four years of specialized training, her aesthetic practice has involved a variety of skin treatments involving Botox, fillers, and the like. As a licensed physician, she has been engaged by multiple clinics and is regularly interviewed by the local media as an expert in the science of the skin. Her research and writings to date have centered on nutrition, functional health, and general beauty.




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