Fat Removal

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What is fat removal?

 

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.

 

What are fat removal products used for?

 

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:

 

  1. Cryolipolysis: This non-invasive procedure makes use of cold temperature to preferentially break down fat cells. During the process, only fat cells are removed while other cells are spared from injury.
  2. Radio frequency lipolysis: This treatment uses radio frequency to heat up and “melt away” stubborn fat cells. The instrument does not make any physical contact with body parts but rather heats the fat cells from a short distance.
  3. Laser lipolysis: Just like radio frequency lipolysis, this therapy involves breaking down the adipose tissues using heat. The only difference is that laser energy is used to heat the fat cells.
  4. Injection lipolysis: This procedure requires the use of ingredients to chemically disintegrate unwanted fat stores.


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.

 

What are the types of fat dissolvers?

 

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.

 

What are the ingredients?

 

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.

 

What are the side effects of fat dissolvers?

 

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.