American Study Proves Efficacy and Safety of PC-DC Injections
For the first time, the results which have now been published in the renowned Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ) of a study by American doctors that was commissioned by the ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) and approved by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) confirm the efficacy and low risk of injection lipolysis treatment.
The physicians treated the lower abdomen of 7 patients on one side only. The outcome of the study was unequivocal, showing a clear reduction in the volume of fat as measured by several different methods. However, the investigators not only looked at the efficacy of the solution administered, which consisted of Phospatidylcholine and Deoxycholate; a further and equally important point of interest was the aspect of safety and the risks of the treatment for the human body. The patients were therefore subjected to numerous examinations, the outcome of which was that all the safety data showed the organism either not to be affected at all or to be affected only for a short phase following treatment.
Injection lipolysis is suitable for the treatment of small deposits of fat, the US researchers concluded, though the therapy should only be administered by physicians who have undergone special training. The study points out that the therapy is suitable for patients who wish to avoid surgical procedures and are aware that it may take several months for the desired result to be achieved.
In summary, we have shown in this small study that injections of PC-DC can effectively reduce abdominal fat volume and thickness, with no serious adverse effects in healthy adult women. We believe that the ideal candidate for injection lipolysis desires treatment of small areas of excess fat or localized deposits, such as the correction of postlipoplasty contour irregularities or asymmetry.
Injection lipolysis is a tool for those patients who wish to have less invasive procedures and/or are afraid of anesthesia. However, patients need to be aware that achieving desired results may take several months."
Metabolic and Structural Effects of Phosphatidylcholine and Deoxycholate Injections on Subcutaneous Fat: A Randomized, Controlled Trial; Dominic N. Reeds, B. Selma Mohammed, Samuel Klein, Craig Brian Boswell and V. Leroy Young
Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2013 33: 400-8