Many of us are facing an ageing and stubborn fat clause in our genetic make up.
When we exercise we cannot target areas of stubborn fat, especially if they lie within a layer which suffers from poor lymphatic drainage. (The system which carries away waste products).
Excess and unwanted fatty deposits results in uneven skin tone, cellulitis lumpy appearances and a disproportionate body shape.
Even more important is the pressure the internal stubborn fat puts on our vital organs whose space it inhibits, the increased risk of cholesterol related complications and if it is held around the lower abdomen research has linked it to type 2 diabetes.
So what can we do about it?
Exercise and changing the lifestyle or diet to prevent further damage is key.
Exercise is likely to make you lose weight. But it will be harder and is less likely from stubborn areas.
Can we do it more quickly? YES
Mesotherapy is the name given to injections of a variety of types. These injections use biological data taken from humans, then a lab uses the botanical extracted version of the same chemistry to create infusions appropriate for injection.
PPC or Phosphatidylicholine is a medication of this type. It is an enzyme found within the body which dissolves fatty deposits that it comes into contact with.
By injecting this in controlled amounts, over a course of injections, it will dissolve and carry away the fat that it encounters making it very effective for those stubborn areas such as back fat, thigh and lower abdomen fat, also commonly used for double chins.
The medication itself is injected subcutaneously (just under the skin), where the molecule has been adapted to be able to absorb into the stored fatty deposits. Each injection spreads 1 – 2cm’s and works over 2 weeks.
Each course session is therefore 2 weeks apart and dependant on the amount of fat 6+ sessions may be required.
A grid is drawn onto the area indicating 1 -2 cm difference for the injector. This is to ensure neither too much nor too little is absorbed within the area as per the administration guidelines.
There are between 10 and 20 injections depending on the area.
It is over within 20 minutes however you can request a break, and some do.
A numbing cream can be applied however the injection is not uncomfortable however the medication does let off a momentary moderate sting. This is gone within 10 minutes.
Afterwards you can expect bruising, hives, redness, bleeding from injection sites however these symptoms are mild and will heal within a week.
It is unlikely but possible to have an allergic reaction.
Positive side effects of the medication are tightening of the skin and stretch mark reduction : ) (bonus).
You will see results at different points of the course depending on the severity and area affected. Before and after pictures will be taken to help you facilitate this. The medication is an additional fluid to the area so for the 3 day healing period of absorption, you are more likely to see the area as bloated – you do however need enough of the enzyme to be effective in doing it’s job.