The permanent reduction of fat pads through lipolysis therapy for face and body contouring! At Berkei Aesthetic, the injection lipolysis is used as a gentle and effective method for targeted removal of small fat deposits. This treatment option for bothersome problem areas has worked well for years. It is the gentlest way to eliminate fat pads and dimples without surgery, without anaesthesia, without scars and without time off.
Removal of fat deposits without an operation! We always begin with comprehensive evaluation and analysis of the fat deposits. The skin areas to be treated are marked and prepared with a local anaesthetic cream. After thorough disinfection, we inject the active substance in several small amounts spaced at 1-2 cm into the tissue under the skin using special ultrathin needles. This outpatient procedure takes 20 minutes and is almost pain-free.
You might feel some mild tingling and burning. The injection triggers the melting down of the fat deposit. The broken-down fat is transported away by the lymphatic system. It is an acceleration of the processes that take place naturally in the body. The melted-down fat cells are gone forever, like after liposuction.
It is very important for us to make the treatment pleasant and gentle. We give the tissue enough time to work with the medication and to shrink. According to our experience, the treatment should be repeated at intervals of 4-8 weeks. In general, depending on area and fat amount, one to four sessions (rarely more) are necessary for a visible and long-term success.
PPC – an active substance, an extract from soybeans! PPC is the abbreviation for phosphatidylcholine. This substance is contained in the injection and is extract (lecithin) of soybeans. It is a natural building block of animal and plant cells. In humans, PPC is an important component of bile and facilitates the digestion of fat from food. This substance has been used in medicine for decades against fat deposits in blood vessels with great success and almost without side effects.
It has been classified as safe by the medicines committee of the German medical profession and is now also used in the beauty medicine.
The active substance was discovered in 1959 in Odessa, Russia. Since then, it has been used to treat fat embolisms and lower blood lipids, among others. Cholesterol deposits in the in eyelids (xanthlasma) were treated for the first time in 1988 in Italy. Dr Patricia Rittes treated bags under the eyes in 1995 in Brazil. Dr Hasengschwandtner studied and continued to develop the substance in 2001-2002. The NETWORK-Lipolysis was founded in 2003. Since then, there has been ongoing work to refine the treatment and on the training of treating doctors. The NETWORK-Lipolysis is a group of more than 600 doctors in the whole world.
Basically the injection lipolysis is suitable for the shaping and gentle tightening of various small problem areas. Liposuction should be considered for larger fat areas and skin folds thickness (fat thickness) of more than 5 cm. This substance can also be used for removal of benign fat tumours (lipomas). We look forward to advising you and helping you choose the right therapy.
The most common indications for shaping various problem areas:
The injection lipolysis is not complicated to use and has been used successfully in many patients. After the injection, patients may develop redness and swelling, as well as small blue spots, light burning, itch and sensitivity to pressure in the treated areas. These problems resolve after few days. You will be able to carry out your regular activities and even work on the day of the treatment with injection lipolysis. You should be prepared for a possible visible area of swelling or redness and have a plan to cover it with make-up or clothing. The Lipolysis Report of 2012 has shown a complication rate of 0.017% for a number of 43,000 procedures.
Our patients report alleviation of the discomfort with cooling the affected area and taking 400 mg of ibuprofen.
In rare cases, at most 5% of all patients, there is no response to the therapy. These patients are called non-responders.
If you have any of the following diseases, we have to be extremely cautious. You must inform us if you suspect any of these problems:
We will give you more information on whether this therapy is suitable for you during your personal consultation.
The results vary between individuals. Some react to the substance very quickly, others with a marked delay. Some patients break down fat tissue very much, others less. The effect is most pronounced between 3 and 6 weeks after the treatment.
You could influence positively the therapy results by following these instructions: