Our skin has three layers (epidermis, dermis, adipose tissue). Adipocytes are found in adipose tissue and by the age of 18 they increase in number.
Then, when we get gain weight, they increase in volume. Also, with age, the skin becomes thinner, and the skin growth factor decreases.
The result of this process is that the fat lobules under the skin are more highlighted.
According to experts, various anti-fat or anti-cellulite machines target the dermis and adipose tissue.
In order for the treatment of tightening and lipolysis to be effective, it must reach the dermis. Any treatment that works only on the surface, can improve the appearance of the skin, but will not significantly affect the firmness.
Removal of excess fat
Removing excess fat with the method of liposuction (now known as liposculpture), although effective, is not always the first choice, precisely because it is a surgical procedure.
Gradually, therefore, a new market of non-invasive techniques against localized fat have developed. A wide range of treatment options has, therefore, been developed in the hands of the dermatologist for the treatment of localized fat.
New methods and machines are being developed that use different technologies, such as lasers, ultrasound, radio frequencies and, of course, chemicals, to shrink or dissolve fat cells.
This method is known as mesotherapy and has been widely used for the last 15 years. These are skin injections that are considered one of the most effective ways to treat localized fat.
This is done by injecting phosphatidylcholine (soy lecithin) in combination with deoxycholate, which is thought to help dissolve the fat cell shell.
It is claimed that they emulsify the fat, which is then broken down. However, according to another theory, they activate lipolysis receptors (β-receptors) or block those that produce fat.
The procedure is simple: With injections made by the Dermatologist - Dermatologic Surgeon, either with the classic syringe or with special "pistols" that quickly make small stings to the skin, so the procedure becomes faster and more painless.
Each session lasts about 20 minutes. After each session, apply ice packs to the injection sites to prevent pain and swelling. Bruises may be observed, which will gradually "disappear" until the next session.
3-6 sessions with a distance of about 3 weeks between them are recommended. It is applied to many areas of the body with great success, such as the abdomen as well as the lateral abdomen, inner thighs, nates, arms, and knees.