Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2019, Vol. 52 ›› Issue (4): 290-294.doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0412-4030.2019.04.016

• Continuing Medical Education • Previous Articles    

Non-surgical lipolysis techniques

Liu Zijing, Wang Xiaoyan, Juliandri, Zhang Jiawen, Xu Yang   

  1. Department of Dermatology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029, China
  • Received:2018-04-17 Revised:2019-01-05 Online:2019-04-15 Published:2019-04-01
  • Contact: Xu Yang
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (81301384); Jiangsu Clinical Medical Research Center Support System Construction Project (BL2014084)

Abstract: 【Abstract】 In recent decades, non?invasive techniques have markedly developed. Non?invasive body contouring represents the fastest growing area of modern aesthetic medicine. Patients′ fear of surgery has made micro-invasive and non-invasive lipolysis technology a hot topic in recent years. There are currently five leading non?invasive or micro-invasive techniques for reducing localized subcutaneous adipose tissue, including deoxycholic acid injection, cryolipolysis, ultrasonic lipolysis, radiofrequency lipolysis and laser lipolysis. This review mainly summarizes the recent findings regarding the action mechanisms, clinical efficacy of and adverse reactions to non?invasive lipolysis techniques.

Key words: Lipectomy, Freezing, Ultrasonic therapy, Laser therapy, Pulsed radiofrequency treatment, Lipolysis techniques