Lipodissolve in Louisville, Lexington, Kentucky
LipoDissolve is a prescription made up of a combination of several agents. The active ingredients include phosphatidylcholine (PPC) and deoxycholate (DC) along with some B vitamins and Trental© (pentoxifylline). The PPC is known as lecithin, a soy derivative that appears in the labels of many foods we consume daily. DC is a bile salt produced by our liver to aid in the digestion of fat. The Trental® causes the vessels nearby to dilate to carry more blood.
Very tiny amounts of this mixture are injected and spaced about half of an inch apart to melt fat. This combination has been extensively studied in Europe for over 10 years and is found to be very safe and effective in thinning the fat layer just beneath the skin. Its main uses are for smaller areas like the neck, back rolls, lower abdomen, and arms. Since it works slowly, many treatments spaced some 4-6 weeks apart are necessary to achieve the optimum result.
We will also use external ultrasound in the healing phase of the injections to speed recovery and soften the result. The immediate response is a few hours of itching and a mild burning sensation. There is some swelling that maximizes over the ensuing 2-3 days and then dissipates. The area may become firm until it all resolves over a 4-6 week period. Usually, 4-5 treatments will be necessary to get the best result.