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Mesotherapy involves injecting fat dissolving, FDA approved medications such as Kybella or Phosphatidylcholine deoxycholate (PCDC) micro-injections which are injected locally into the targeted treatment areas. The fat cells absorb the PCDC and become slightly inflamed and then harden. The hardened fat cells break down within a few weeks and are eliminated via the body’s natural processes.
Using a fine needle, the PCDC solution is injected into fat deposits, typically in the abdomen, face, hips or back. For large areas such as the stomach, as many as 120 injections may be required at one time.
Kybella or PCDC uses deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring compound in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. The compound is injected into the area under the chin to break down the fat pocket that creates the appearance of the “double chin.” Fat eliminated during the treatment is processed through your body’s natural metabolism.
There are several factors contributing to submental fullness (“double chin”) including genetics, weight gain, and the aging process itself. Kybella may be right for you if you’re bothered by fullness under your chin and you don’t want surgery.
Anyone with smiall, well0localized deposit of subcutaneous fat is considered ideal for Kybella or PCDC. Mesotherapy is also called Lipo Dissolve and can not only be used to treat localized fat but also treat cellulite .
Kybella or PCDC is injected during an office visit. For each treatment session we disinfect the skin, measure and mark out the treatment area, and perform a series of injections. This injection process generally takes 15 to 20 minutes.
You can resume your normal daily activities immediately after treatment though you will have substantial swelling for the first few days. Keep social plans and work commitments in mind when scheduling your treatment. Swelling is generally resolved enough to return to work and workouts in 3 days. The remainder of swelling and inflammation will be completely resolved within one month. Results will develop gradually over time as the fat disappears and chin contour improves.
IS MESOTHERAPY SAFE?
The most common side effects include swelling, bruising, tenderness, areas of firmness, numbness, and redness, all of which resolve with time. There is also a small risk of nerve damage along the jawline which could lead to trouble swallowing and/or temporary asymmetry of the smile. For this reason, only experienced cosmetic injectors, such as dermatologists and plastic surgeons, should perform these treatments.
The number of treatment sessions required will vary between patients based on the amount and distribution of fat in the submental area and personal treatment goals. Most people will require between two and three treatment sessions, but some may require as many as five or six. Treatment sessions will generally be spaced about four weeks apart. Results are permanent with additional treatments not expected once the desired contour is achieved.