Some people will go to any length to avoid exercise!
Lipodissolve products seem like the perfect way to lose weight. There’s no exercise or heating healthy involved! Well, as tempting as injecting yourself with chemicals to easily lose fat may seem, there is more to it than just that.
The Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, is making sure that people know a bit more about these types of products before purchasing and using them. This is especially true for lipodissolve and related products who advertise ingredients that are not actually used in the product.
Lipodissolve works by injecting your body with quite a few injections filled with a certain drug. People may refer to the act of injecting yourself with lipodissolve products as lipozap, mesotherapy, lipotherapy, or injection lipolysis.
It is advertised that body fat will appear to vanish in as little as a few weeks and will stay gone for good. Unfortunately, the main drugs that are in lipodissolve products are deoxycholate and phosphatidylcholine, which is not good for out bodies.
The FDA is concerned about companies that product lipodissolve and similar products are not telling their customers the entire truth about their products. A statement released by the company stated that customers should be aware that the FDA does not approve of any of the ingredients or procedures lipodissolve promotes for cutting fat.
They are also alerting people the following:
- Safety is not guaranteed when using these products as there is no evidence of what exactly is used and how it works.
- The products used in lipodissolve have never been looked into or approved by the FDA.
- There have been no medical studies on the product, which means there is no proof of how well it works for fat removal.
- People who have used lipodissolve products have reported nasty side effects such as skin pain in general, permanent scarring where injections took place, and noticeable deformation of the skin.
In April 2010, the FDA sent letters to several clinical spas in America warning them of the consequences for advertising false claims about their products and ingredients used. The companies reported were the following:
- Medical Cosmetic Enhancements in Maryland
- Pure Medical Spa in Florida
- Innovative Directions in Minnesota
- All About You Medical Spa in Indiana
- Spa 35 in Idaho
- Monarch Medical Spa in Pennsylvania
The claims companies and medical spas like to use are that lipodissolve is so safe that is has a record for its safety, is effective, much better than any other method for losing weight, and there has even been claims that lipodissolve heals problems like lipomas and surgical deformities. Of course, these just are NOT true.
The FDA is demanding a response from the above companies within fifteen days of receiving the letter providing information on how the problems listed in the letters will be addressed. Legal action will be taken if there is no response or if the problems persist.
If you or someone you know has used lipodissolve or similar products and procedures, it is important that you contact the FDA immediately. On their website they have a section called FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/default.htm) where you can report any issues or you can give them a call at (800) FDA-1088
For more information check out http://www.fda.gov/
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration