LipoDissolve is a non-surgical procedure of injecting a combination of homeopathic agents and FDA approved medications directly into the fat to cause the fat cells to break down. LipoDissolve is an alternative to liposuction for treating problem areas of fat that won’t go away with diet and exercise.
Although LipoDissolve works for everyone in that there is fat loss, how good it works for any particular individual depends on how well the medications used in LipoDissolve works on that person. LipoDissolve is a treatment for spot fat loss – not a treatment for weight loss, or obesity.
The medications used in the LipoDissolve causes lysis (dissolution of cells) of the fat cell wall. This allows the fat that is being stored in the cell to get released, and is taken by the lymphatic system to the liver where it is metabolized and excreted out in the urine.
The results from LipoDissolve will last permanently in the area treated. When fat cells are dissolved, they will no longer be in that area. However, new fat cells can be generated in the area treated and in other areas if a client adopts unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as poor eating and lack of exercise.
In LipoDissolve, 100cc of the medications is the safe dose that a person can get at any one time. The injections are spaced about a half inch apart and a ½cc is injected. If the total 100cc is used, its 200 injections and how much of an area that can be treated depends on how much fat has to be treated.
Results vary depending on your body type and the condition being treated. On average, clients start noticing visible improvement from any particular treatment session about 4–7 weeks after that treatment. However, in some patients, it is not unusual to see the end result 12 weeks after the treatment.
The main ingredient is Phosphatidylcholine, which is actually what causes the fat cell to break down. Vitamin B complex is added to help support the liver’s break down process of the fat. These two ingredients are homeopathic ingredients. The only prescription medication used in LipoDissolve is called Trental, which is FDA approved for poor circulation and is used in LipoDissolve to help the fat cells break down quicker. These ingredients are all mixed with saline.
A machine is used that blows cold air on the skin to numb the area. LipoDissolve is done with very small needles, and most people are able to tolerate the procedure without any difficulty.
LipoDissolve is a non-surgical procedure and so involves no risk from general anesthesia and no risk of surgical complications. LipoDissolve requires no recovery time, and you can continue your daily activities without taking any time off.
Generally, the average patient requires approximately 5 treatments for treating fat with the goal of losing at least 1 inch of fat with each treatment. However, this will depend on the individual client and the amount of fat to be treated. Treatments are done every 4 weeks.
LipoDissolve has been available and safely performed in Europe since 2002 and over 18,000 procedures have been done worldwide. The main ingredient used to cause the fat cells to burst is actually not a synthetic medication, but rather a natural homeopathic ingredient, which has been used intravenously in Europe over 30 years to treat plaques in blood vessels with extensive research showing safety. In LipoDissolve, this same natural homeopathic ingredient is simply being used for a new purpose.
The main side effects are bruising, swelling and soreness, which peak at about 48 hours and then resolve by day 10–14. LipoDissolve is a no-downtime procedure.
Patients who are pregnant; breast-feeding; have cancer or have had chemo or radiation within 6 months for cancer; have AIDS; are allergic to eggs or soy; are diabetic on insulin; have poorly controlled hypertension; or who are on blood-thinners are not candidates for LipoDissolve.
Specific instructions will be given to clients after the consultation, but an exercise program is essential for optimal results. In addition, proper nutrition and diet is necessary to maintain the results.
LipoDissolve averages about 1 inch of fat loss for each 100cc of the medications used. This average takes in to account patients that lose 2 inches, but also patients that lose 3 or 4 inches with the treatment. This variability is due to individual responses to the medications as well as the type of fat that is being treated. Soft fat works very well with LipoDissolve. Fibrous fat is more difficult to treat with LipoDissolve (as it is with liposuction) because more of the fat cells will weaken instead of completely bursting and therefore will need additional treatments and/or will need to combine with aftercare procedures such as endermology to optimize the results of each LipoDissolve treatment. Its not a question of whether LipoDissolve will work, but rather how many treatments it will take to attain a goal in reduction.