What is Lipodissolve?
Lipodissolve is a safe, non-invasive form of treatment for cellulite and fat cells. Considered the “home run” of the cosmetic world rivaling what liposuction does for plastic surgery. Lipodissolve is a safe and effective alternative to liposuction as it delivers healing or corrective treatment to specific, targeted areas. With Lipodissolve, we can treat fat under the chin, in the abdomen, upper arms, knees, bra fat, and love handles. It is becoming more widely used for cellulite reduction, body sculpting, and even skin rejuvenation.
What areas can be treated?
Lipodissolve may be an ideal treatment for small areas of concern, like a double chin. Additional areas that may respond to mesotherapy include the abdomen, inner or outer thighs, love handles, buttocks, back, bra bulge, neck, and face.
How Is The Procedure Performed?
The Lipodissolve procedure is performed during a short office visit. There is no need for anesthesia, not even a local anesthetic to numb the skin. Injections into areas of fat are relatively painless. To alleviate skin sensations, it’s recommended to apply ice to the affected area for a few minutes.. The provider then uses a small needle to make several injections across the treatment area. Each may feel like a tiny pinch if anything at all.
How Long Until I See Lipodissolve Results?
Like other nonsurgical methods of fat reduction, Lipodissolve takes time to work. This is because the series of treatments stimulates a natural response in which the body eliminates unwanted fat, similar to diet and exercise. Although it is possible to see results after one or two treatments, this is very rare. People interested in Lipodissolve should be prepared to wait for the optimal outcome they desire.
In one study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 7 participants received 4 Lipodissolve sessions scheduled 8 weeks apart. Six of the participants reported seeing a notable difference on the side of the body that was treated and subsequently opted to have the other side of their body treated. In MRI images, study participants were found to have a 1 cm reduction in fat thickness. +
To maintain the results achieved with Lipodissolve, it is necessary to maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle. Periodic touch-ups may be necessary to address small pockets of residual fat.
Are There Any Side Effects?
No downtime needed to recover from the treatment. Patients may notice mild side effects like swelling, redness, and bruising in the treatment area. These may last up to 10 days. They rarely interfere with normal activities.
Is Lipodissolve Safe?
Lipodissolve injections are a type of injection therapy that is not much different than Kybella. The latter, approved by the FDA a few years ago, introduces a chemical (deoxycholic acid) that breaks down fat cells in a targeted area. Lipodissolve does the same. A form of aesthetic mesotherapy, Lipodissolve introduces a proprietary blend of medications, vitamins, and plant extracts into the layer of subcutaneous fat that is often problematic.
The most common medications included in Lipodissolve include Phosphatidylcholine (PC) and Sodium Deoxycholate (DC). Phosphatidylcholine is an FDA-approved chemical that breaks down blood fats that may increase the risk of heart disease. Combining these two chemicals break up fat within targeted cells. This treatment seems safe for most people. One study suggests that Lipodissolve should not be performed if:
- You are on aspirin therapy.
- You are pregnant or nursing.
- Have a chronic health condition such as diabetes, thyroid disorder, kidney disease, or heart disease.
- You are allergic to soy.
How Much Does Lipodissolve Cost?
A Lipodissolve procedure can cost anywhere from $150 to $6,000.