Injection lipolysis or mesotherapy, is a non-invasive procedure that requires multiple fine injections of active ingredients into the treatment area beneath the skin to seemingly melt away fat and expel it from the body. The theory behind lipolysis is that together the ingredients cause fat to liquefy, dissolve and be eliminated from the body. A combination of phosphatidyl choline and deoxycholic acid is used. This can be an effective treatment to remove pockets of fat on the face, neck and body. Unlike surgery, these treatments are usually relatively simple, require no post-operative recovery time, require no heavy bandages or garments, and no anesthetic is necessary.
The cosmetic application includes removal of small, stubborn, unwanted pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Lipolysis is not suitable for weight loss and should be combined with a healthy lifestyle including a sensible exercise and dietary program for optimal results. Some fat deposits are especially suited for treatment while others are not.
Treatments consist of 1 to 4 treatments (usually 2 or 3) approximately 4 to 6 weeks apart, depending on healing.