PCDC sounds great, but are you the right candidate for this type of procedure? Here's what you need to know.
Sometimes, no matter how much exercise you do or how many different diets you try, you just can’t seem to get rid of the fat in certain areas of your body. It can be an incredibly frustrating situation that may tempt you to forgo healthy eating and physical activity altogether, because why bother if it’s not going to make a difference anyway?
If your stubborn fat deposits have got you down, then maybe there is something else you can try before completely throwing your healthy habits out the window: PCDC injections.
PCDC injections, also commonly referred to as PCDC lipolysis, mesotherapy, and lipodissolve, are made up of phosphatidylcholine (PC) and deoxycholate (DC), both of which already naturally occur in the body. When injected, the combined power of this mixture can permanently reduce and dissolve stubborn pockets of body fat.
Once the area for treatment has been identified, the PCDC mixture is injected into the subcutaneous fat in a grid-like pattern. It then gets to work destroying the membranes of the fat cells, allowing them to absorb the PCDC. This causes the fat cells to become temporarily inflamed, harden, and burst, triggering them to release their contents. From there, the fat and cellular debris are broken down and eventually eliminated by the body’s natural responses.
PCDC injections can effectively treat small deposits of fat all over the body, including:
· Upper and lower back
· Backs of arms
· Love handles
· Inner and outer thighs
If you have stubborn pockets of fat that you can’t just seem to get rid of through diet and exercise alone, then you’re likely an ideal candidate for PCDC. However, it is not recommended if any of the following also applies:
· You’re pregnant or breastfeeding
· You have soy allergies
· You’re at an unhealthy weight
· Your fat deposits are firm or fibrous
Also, if you have any chronic conditions then it’s best to talk with your doctor or PCDC specialist before undergoing this kind of treatment.
The most common side effects are mild in nature, such as redness, swelling, stinging, bruising, and general soreness that may last for several days after the procedure. Other more serious side effects, though rare, may include infection, skin necrosis, and nodules forming at the injection site.
It does depend on the individual and their exact situation, but often patients need anywhere from 3-5 treatments for best results. These treatments are usually spaced about 4-5 weeks apart, so typically it’s not too difficult to fit multiple procedures into a busy schedule.
Yes, this procedure is like liposuction in that it will permanently remove the fat cells from the affected areas. However, if you gain weight, the fat cells that may remain in the treatment area as well as the others throughout your body will still expand, which can minimize your results.