Otherwise known as fat dissolving injections, lipolysis is a non-surgical method used to reduce diet resistant adipose tissue deposits on an otherwise slim body.
This treatment is not indicated for patients carrying large amounts of weight but rather those who first undergo a weight loss programme. It is not a substitute for exercising and is not suggested as an alternative for liposuction.
The areas that can be successfully treated on the body are resistant fat on the abdomen, inner thighs, love handles, bra bulges, upper arms, knees and ankles, as well as cellulite bulges.
In terms of lipolysis injections indications for the face – they can be used to treat double chins, flabby cheeks and for general facial sculpturing.
To find out more about this topic, read Karen Ellithorne’s article on page 30 of the October issue of the Professional Beauty magazine. Click here