The human skin structure is made of 3 important layers: epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. The subcutaneous (hypodermis) layer of the skin is the storage space for fat cells. Besides providing heat insulation and attaching the upper skin layers to bones and muscles, this layer protects the internal structures like organs and bones from bumps and falls. Unfortunately, problems arise when too much fat is stored, causing body image dissatisfaction and feelings of unattractiveness. Not only that, too much fat also poses a risk to health. Fat removal products effectively dissolves excessive fat and sculpts various problem areas.
There are 2 categories in fat removal: surgical (e.g. liposuction) and non-surgical. The latter has been quickly garnering attention as much less invasive. In fact, patients experience very brief downtime with excellent results. For some, fat dissolving injections are the best course of action for certain areas. Some of the frequently used non-surgical methods include:
Injection lipolysis is extremely popular for targeting certain areas that were missed during liposuction or other procedures, or areas that the patient simply can’t get rid of with diet and exercise.
Fat dissolvers are usually known as injection lipolysis. This procedure involves administering a specific ingredients to areas laden with stubborn adipose tissues. The fat dissolvers cause disruption and death of fat cells. They are then excreted through body’s lymphatic system.
One of the most renowned fat dissolving ingredient is deoxycholate solution (containing deoxycholic acid). This chemical is a type of cytolytic bile acid, which dissolves fat by systematically breaking down the membrane of fat cells.
The desirable effect of fat dissolvers is the removal of unwanted fat for a more sculpted look. Patients may experience side effects, such as the usual post-procedure inflammatory reactions like pain, swelling, redness, and numbness in injected areas. On the other hand, patients can also experience other more severe reactions. Injecting a fat dissolving into unintended areas will only result in tissue damage and skin ulceration. In addition, administering fat dissolver into or close to facial nerves can lead to face muscle weakness. Please conduct a systematic medical assessment on your patients before any aesthetic treatments.