Injectable phosphatidylcholine formulations, sodium deoxycholate, L-carnitine, caffeine, procaine and yohimbe have been effectively used as lipodissolve agents for the treatment of localized fat accumulation for decades. Although the exact mechanism by which phosphatidylcholine exerts its effects is still unknown, proposed mechanisms include emulsification and mobilization of triglycerides from fat cells, followed by detergent action and ultimately the breakdown and dissolving of the fat cell.
The procedure is performed weekly or bimonthly. Your doctor will work at your desired pace and schedule. Multiple sessions are needed, as results are seen about a month into treatment. Proper nutrition and exercise are complimentary and benefit the the final outcome of this procedure. Mesotherapy treatments carry no downtime and no anesthesia is necessary, other than a cold pack to numb the skin prior to the micro-injections.