Lipolytic injection is a medical procedure indicated for the treatment of localized fat resistant to physical exercise, healthy eating and other treatments. These injections use an active substance that contains deoxycholic acid resulting in the breakdown of adipocytes (fat cells) leading, consequently, to their destruction.
This acid is also produced naturally by our body to aid in the digestion of fats, which makes this product totally biocompatible and resorbable by our body.
It consists of a potent lipolytic treatment where an aqueous solution, together with a biological solute, is injected into the adipose tissue in small amounts and in various locations in the area to be treated. The progressive release of this biological solute breaks the cell membrane of the adipocytes causing its content (glycerol and fatty acids) to be released into the surrounding subcutaneous space, being subsequently metabolized and, consequently, eliminated via the liver and kidneys.
These injections are currently approved by the FDA for the treatment of the submental area (usually known as “double-chin”), proving its effectiveness and safety. However, this procedure can also be performed in other areas of our body such as arms, abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, breeches, glutes, among others.