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Prolean Injection Lipolysis (PIL)
Prolean Wellness is proud to offer a proven technique to spot-reduce fat without painful surgery. This technique,
pioneered by Brazil-based dermatologist Patricia Rittes, M.D., was developed in the late 1990’s for patients who couldn’t have cosmetic surgery. Prolean Wellness’s resident doctor, Melenie Dunn, trained directly with Dr. Rittes and has performed Injection Lipolysis in the Valley since 2007. Check out the links below to two different studies on the effectiveness of this treatment. One is from The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology in October 2012 and the other is from the Aesthetic Surgery and Research Foundation in 2013. If you read these articles, you’ll be able to discover more about the effectiveness and patient-satisfaction of this procedure.
Prolean Injection Lipolysis uses PC/DC: a natural compound derived from soy. The fat cells treated are permanently destroyed, (think of liposuction without surgery) so unless weight is later gained and stored in the remaining local fat cells fat, reduction is permanent. Consider this a natural, affordable option for weight loss that lasts!
PIL is used to successfully treat unsightly fat underneath the skin (subcutaneous fat).
A new trend rising in non-surgical fat reduction is a procedure/product called Kybella. Kybella is a synthetic version of the natural deoxycholic acid that Dr. Dunn has been using for years. While Kybella is only approved to treat the fat pads under the chin, Prolean Injection Lipolysis can be used in multiple areas of the body including:
- backs of the arms
- saddle bags
- inner thighs
- love handles
- inner knees
- the front of the thigh
- the back of the thigh
- the belly pooch
- back fat
- double chin
- jowl areas
Save Money with PIL
Prolean Injection Lipolysis is a fraction of the cost of the Kybella treatment. The average price for just 1 treatment of Kybella can be up to $1800, with an average of 3 treatments needed per area. At Prolean Wellness, you can have 3 treatments of PIL for less than the cost of 1 Kybella treatment!
Safe Ingredients and Great Results
The Prolean Injection Lipolysis treatment combines natural deoxycholic acid (DC) with phosphatitdyl choline (PC). Both of these elements are readily found in the body. Coupled together, they destroy fat cell membranes and break down the fatty acid contents and debris.
Three treatments are typically required to achieve desired results in any area, and patients must wait at least four weeks between treatments to allow the PIL to take effect on the body. However, PIL continues to influence cells for up to twelve weeks, so final result may not be visible until twelve weeks after the
Each round takes 15-30 minutes to administer, depending on the size of the area being treated. Small amounts of the PC/DC are injected into each site about 1 centimeter apart from each other (enough to cover the entire area being treated.) The needle used is very thin and only half an inch long, so injections cause minimal discomfort. The PC/DC starts working immediately, lysing (destroying) the fat cells and stimulating the body to initiate an inflammatory cascade. The inflammation that follows the treatment is an important part of the process needed to break down the fatty acid contents and debris, so steps to control inflammation should be avoided (no icing or anti-inflammatory medications). Just let your body work it’s magic!
What you can expect
Remember, the DC is deoxycholic acid. This acid will lyse (or destroy) the fat cell membranes. Sensations range from mildly prickly to a steady burn. Don’t worry though—the irritation is temporary (between 15-45 minutes) and means that the treatment is working effectively. After the treatment, swelling may increase, but will subside between 3-5 days.
Once the swelling goes down, treated areas might feel jelly-like. This usually lasts a few days to a few weeks. Other side effects may include numbness, bruising, or nodules under the skin, which usually resolve themselves over time. Patients receive a short list of instructions to ensure the best results.
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