Friday, September 21, 2007

Beauty Skin Deep

So it's Fashion Week in London, and I just had to post this photo appearing in the New York Times cause I love me a cute hat. Meanwhile back in Kansas, as the Style section also reports, women are apparently flocking to get a not-yet-FDA-approved anti-fat injection called lipodissolve. Scary, because:
Neither the drug formula used in lipodissolve nor the method of treatment is standardized. And researchers disagree whether the shots eliminate fat cells, or merely liquefy fat so that it shifts around in the body, raising the possibility of long-term consequences such as the aggravation of heart disease.
Reminds me of that terrifying finding (which I first learned about in Courtney's book) that showed survey respondents preferring thinness to long life. Ugh. Obsession with hats far safer than obsession with fat.


barry lycka said...

Tere are 24 scientific papers supporting lipodissolve
Yagima Odo ME, Cucé LC, Odo LM, Natrielli A.
Action of sodium deoxycholate on subcutaneous human tissue: local and systemic effects. Dermatol Surg. 2007 Feb;33(2):178-88; discussion 188-9

Bechara FG, Sand M, Hoffmann K, Sand D, Altmeyer P, Stucker M
Fat tissue after lipolysis of lipomas: a histopathological and immunohistochemical study.
J Cutan Pathol. 2007 Jul;34(7):552-7.

Salles AG, Valler CS, Ferreira MC. Histologic response to injected phosphatidylcholine in fat tissue: experimental study in a new rabbit model.
Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2006 Jul-Aug;30(4):479-84; discussion 485

Rotunda AM, Kolodney MS. Mesotherapy and phosphatidylcholine injections: historical clarification and review. Dermatol Surg. 2006 Apr;32(4):465-80

Bechara FG, Sand M, Sand D, Rotterdam S, Stücker M, Altmeyer P, Hoffmann K. Lipolysis of lipomas in patients with familial multiple lipomatosis: an ultrasonography-controlled trial J Cutan Med Surg. 2006 Jul-Aug;10(4):155-9.

Rittes PG, Rittes JC, Carriel Amary MF. Injection of phosphatidylcholine in fat tissue: experimental study of local action in rabbits. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2006 Jul-Aug;30(4):474-8.

Rose PT, Morgan M. Histological changes associated with mesotherapy for fat dissolution. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2005 Mar;7(1):17-9

Bechara FG, Sand M, Altmeyer P, Hoffmann K. Intralesional lipolysis with phosphatidylcholine for the treatment of lipomas: pilot study. Arch Dermatol. 2006 Aug;142(8):1069-70; author reply 1070

Kopera D, Binder B, Toplak H, Kerl H, Cerroni L. Histopathologic changes after intralesional application of phosphatidylcholine for lipoma reduction: report of a case. Am J Dermatopathol. 2006 Aug;28(4):331-3

Hexsel D, Serra M, Mazzuco R, Dal'Forno T, Zechmeister D. Phosphatidylcholine in the treatment of localized fat. J Drugs Dermatol. 2003 Oct;2(5):511-8

Kopera D, Binder B, Toplak H. Intralesional lipolysis with phosphatidylcholine for the treatment of lipomas: pilot study. Arch Dermatol. 2006 Mar;142(3):395-6

Rittes PG, Rittes JC, Carriel Amary MF. Injection of phosphatidylcholine in fat tissue: experimental study of local action in rabbits. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2006 Jul-Aug;30(4):474-8

Rotunda AM, Ablon G, Kolodney MS. Lipomas treated with subcutaneous deoxycholate injections. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005 Dec;53(6):973-8. Epub 2005 Oct 19

Hasengschwandtner, F Injection Lipolysis for Effective Reduction of Localized Fat in Place of minor surgical Lipoplasty Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2006 125-130.

Heinrich Karl G. Efficacy of Injections of Phosphotidylcholine Onto Fat Deposits: A Non-Surgical Alternative to Liposuction in Body-Contouring
Presented at the Coinvention Operative Dertmatologie, Frankfurt 28 -31., 10, 2005

Hasengschwandtner, F Phosphatidylcholine treatment to induce liolysis J of Cosmetic Dermatology, 2005, 4, 308-313.

Duncan, D. Hasengschwandtner, F Lipodissolve for subcutaneous Far Reduction and Skinx Retyraction Aesthetic Surgery J, 2005, 530-543.

Hasengschwandtner F. Treatment with Phosphatidylcoline in reference to Lipodissolve. (June 2004).

Ablon, G. Rotuns A M Treatment of Lower Eyelid Fat Pads Using Phosphatidylcholine: Clinical Trial and Review. Dermatologic Surgery, 30 Issue 3: 422: March 2004

Rotunda AM, Suzuki H, Moy RL, Kolodney MS. Detergent effects of sodium deoxycholate are a major feature of an injectable phosphatidylcholine formulation used for localized fat dissolution. Dermatol Surg. 2004 Jul;30(7):1001-8

Rittes PG The Use of Phosphatidylcholine for Correction of Localized Fat Deposits.: Am Soc for Aesth Plastic Surg 2003: 27; 315-318

Hasengschwandtner F Examination of blood values after subcutaneous administration of PC. EACS 2005, Austria

Doris Hexsel, MD Phosphatidylcholine in the treatment of Localized Fat. Professor of Dermatology, Plinio, Brazil. Ref: October 2003.

Rittes PG. The use of phosphatidylcholine for correction of lower lid bulging due to prominent fat pads. Dermatol Surg. 2001 Apr;27(4):391-2

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Mabs said...

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