What is electrolypolisis? Type of anesthesia
Electrolycolipolysis is a treatment that allows to fight cellulite in a painless and safe way. It is especially recommended for stubborn areas or people who have resistance to eliminate localized fat. It is a safe, non-invasive technique for the tissues, so no anesthesia is necessary to perform it.
Why is it performed?
It is a treatment that is recommended for patients with localized fat that is difficult to eliminate, as well as cellulite. It is not a recommended treatment in cases of obesity or overweight, since it is a technique that allows smoothing the appearance of the skin in areas that do not respond to conventional treatments of diet and exercise, but not in cases of obesity, where treatments should be more severe and of a different nature.
What does it consist of?
Electrolipolysis consists in the application of controlled electrical microcurrents, in order to promote the drainage of the areas where fat accumulates, usually thighs, buttocks, hips and lower abdomen, especially in women, who have more adipose tissue and their hormonal metabolism also causes an increase in fat cells.
With electrolypolisis, the circulation in these areas is stimulated to increase blood flow and thus drag the stagnant fat deposits, which will be eliminated with urine. Microcurrents also help in the production of hormones involved in the elimination of toxins, favoring the process, especially if complemented with diet, exercise and high fluid intake.
During electrolycolysis, currents are introduced into the body with microneedles that are placed in the affected area and may initially cause slight discomfort, but the procedure is painless and does not require anesthesia. The intensity level of the microcurrent is gradually increased to ensure maximum patient comfort and minimize discomfort. The treatment will be fully customized based on the patient’s needs, intensifying the current or not.
The procedure usually lasts one hour and the number of sessions required will depend on the age of each patient, as well as the type of cellulite to be treated and the areas affected.
Preparation for electrolycolysis
In general, electrolycolipolysis is a completely safe procedure that does not require anesthesia. However, there are contraindications for people with cardiac pathologies or with pacemakers, since the device could be affected by the microcurrents. Likewise, people with kidney problems should also consult, since the body is subjected during the treatment to an intense process of waste elimination and could be collapsed if the kidneys do not work well. People with metal prostheses and women with IUDs should also consult a specialist.
Care after the procedure
During and after the treatment it is recommended:
- Drink liquids to promote the elimination of toxins.
- Massage the area in the days following the sessions, to improve the mobilization of fat deposits by activating the lymphatic system.
- Follow a maintenance diet and avoid very caloric or processed foods.
- The time between sessions should be at least two weeks.