WHAT IS LIPOLYSIS?
Lipolysis involves the injection into the mesoderm layer of the skin. Lipolysis injections are commonly used for spot reduction in areas such as the chin (submental fat), abdomen, thighs, and flanks.
Deoxycholic acid is the active ingredient in certain lipolysis injections. It works by disrupting the cell membrane of fat cells, leading to the release of stored fat. Deoxycholic acid disrupts the fat cell membranes, causing them to break down. The released fat is then naturally processed and eliminated by the body's metabolic pathways.
This is one of the most effective non-surgical, cost-effective, fat reducing treatments currently available. Results are usually visible after one treatment, however, ideally three treatments are necessary.
WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE?
The treatment is intended for patients with localized adipose tissue not responding to diet or increased physical exercise. The treatment is not intended for weight loss, but it is used to improve and alter the contour of the body. It is not for use when large amounts of fat are required to be removed.
How does a chemical peel work?Chemical peels work by using specific acid solutions to remove dead skin cells and stimulate cell turnover. The acids penetrate the skin and dissolve the bonds between old skin cells, allowing them to be sloughed off. This process encourages the growth of new skin cells, revealing fresher, smoother skin underneath.
What skin concerns can chemical peels address?Chemical peels can effectively address various skin concerns, including acne, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and texture irregularities. The type and strength of the peel will depend on the specific concerns being targeted.
Are chemical peels painful?During the chemical peel, you may experience a tingling or mild burning sensation, which is generally well-tolerated.
How long is the recovery period after a chemical peel?The recovery time can vary depending on the type and depth of the peel. Superficial peels typically have minimal downtime, with some redness and peeling that lasts for a few days. Our medium to deep peels may require a longer recovery period, ranging from several days to a few weeks, during which the skin may appear red, swollen, and have more noticeable peeling.
How many sessions are needed to see results?The number of sessions required depends on the specific skin concerns and the type of peel used. Some people may see noticeable improvements after just one session, while others may require a series of treatments for optimal results. Your skincare professional will assess your skin and recommend a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
How should I care for my skin after a chemical peel?Following a chemical peel, it's crucial to follow the post-treatment care instructions provided by your skincare professional. This may include using gentle cleansers and moisturizers, avoiding sun exposure, wearing sunscreen, and avoiding harsh skincare products or treatments that can irritate the skin.