Phosphatidylcholine – an injection for body shaping and cellulite control – Cosmetology, plastic surgery and diets

Phosphatidylcholine – an injection for body shaping and cellulite control

Injection plastic to combat local fat deposits and cellulite in recent years is very popular. A course of simple and painless procedures corrects volumes in problem areas that are not amenable to physical exertion or diets, reduces the effects of the orange peel effect.

The drug phosphatidylcholine is an excellent tool for injecting for weight loss, it is easily tolerated, does not cause complications and does not require rehabilitation after administration, it allows you to immediately return to your usual life.

Causes of body fat

Fat deposition and the appearance of cellulite are pathological changes in the human body. The reason for their formation is hormonal imbalance and a malfunction in the metabolism caused by internal and external factors. Among them: lack of physical activity, malnutrition and fluid deficiency.

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body fat

In these situations, fat cells (or adipocytes) begin to accumulate in large quantities, in reserve, and their structure is modified. The cell membrane is compacted, but its contents are not displayed. Such changes affect the human figure and health.

The principle of action of phosphatidylcholine

Phosphatidylcholine is a natural enzyme present in the human body in cell membranes. The main purpose is participation in lipid metabolism. The substance is also found in plant crops, sunflower seeds, chicken yolk, and soybean crops. On the basis of the latter, preparations are also being made for performing cosmetic manipulations.

Phosphatidylcholine is a local lipolytic, it does not affect the total body weight, but it corrects local problem areas with excess fat. Due to its chemical structure, it exerts influence exclusively on fat cells, activating the processes of their destruction, binding fatty acids and removing them from the patient’s body.

action of phosphatidylcholine

The action of phosphatidylcholine

The substance is usually used in combination with deoxycholate. The latter dissolves the membrane of fat cells and facilitates the penetration of active substances into it.

Indications for use

Phosphatidylcholine is used to correct local fat deposits that are not amenable to other effects (physical activity, diet). According to the official instructions, it is used to work in the following problem areas:

  • stomach;
  • chin and neck;
  • cheeks;
  • buttocks;
  • Hands;
  • inner thighs.

If necessary, it can also be used to work with other sites. Also, an indication for the procedure is the need to align the topography of the skin after liposuction and the fight against cellulite.


Phosphatidylcholine is introduced into the dermis to a depth of 1 to 4 centimeters, depending on the location of the problem area. Injections are tolerated easily and do not cause discomfort, do not require prior anesthesia. Superficial or deep introduction is a violation of safety precautions and lead to the development of complications.


Injections are carried out at a distance of two centimeters from each other, places of entry are pre-designated by a cosmetologist using a special marker. In one session, it is not allowed to use more than 0.5 ml. Procedures are carried out by a course from 5 – 15 sessions with breaks from 2 to 3 weeks. Changes are evaluated after the first visit to the beautician.

Contraindications to use

The use of phosphatidylcholine is allowed only in the absence of contraindications to injection procedures and the drug itself. Among them are:

  • individual intolerance to the substance;
  • cholelithiasis;
  • diabetes;
  • pregnancy and lactation;
  • pathology of the liver, kidneys;
  • internal infectious processes;
  • allergy to soy;
  • violation of the integrity of the skin at the injection site;
  • systemic lesions of connective tissue.

Injections are not carried out in moles, lipomas and other benign formations due to the risk of degeneration.

The rehabilitation period: complications and recommendations

After injection of the drug, patients experience temporary side effects. So, swelling and redness of the skin is a normal reaction to external intervention and confirms the work of lipolytic. During 2 – 5 days they pass independently, without holding therapeutic measures.

If the needle damages the blood vessels, bruises or even the vascular net may remain on the skin. In the latter case, to correct the side effect, it will be necessary to carry out a laser exposure procedure.

Phosphatidylcholine for correction

Unfortunately, in addition to side effects, more serious complications, inflammatory processes, or soft tissue necrosis can occur. Their formation is associated with a violation of the technique of the procedure, the introduction of the drug into the deep sections of the dermis or muscle. If such complications occur, it is urgent to contact a specialist to prescribe treatment.

Special recommendations for the rehabilitation period are usually not issued, on the first day of the injection site it is not recommended to wet, treat with chemical compounds (creams, ointments). If necessary, the skin is treated with Miramistin or another gentle antiseptic drug. It is permissible to carry out light self-massage at home, it is believed that it enhances the results.

Before and after photos

Photos before and after the use of the drug phosphatidylcholine No. 1

Photos before and after No. 2

Photos before and after No. 3

Advantages and disadvantages

Studying the reviews about the drug, we can conclude that the biggest drawback is the inability to affect significant body fat. Phosphatidylcholine is most effective as part of complex therapy, in combination with massage or ultrasonic liposuction.

Despite this, the procedure is in high demand. This is explained by its following advantages:

  • The ability to correct the figure in case of contraindications to surgical intervention.
  • Phosphatidylcholine in ampoules is identical to the phosphatidylcholine contained in our cells, which minimizes the risk of rejection or allergies.
  • Possibility of application for any problem zone.

Phosphatidylcholine – natural lipolytic derived from soy. In cosmetology it is used to combat cellulite, the destruction of fat cells and deposits. It is applied by a course from 5 – 15 procedures, suitable for working with any areas of the face and body. Its input is characterized by minimal pain and application of local anesthesia is not required.

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