Kosmetische Medizin 5-2010: 246 – 252

Objective measurements of the body composition after injection lipolysis with polyenylphosphatidylcholine using the DEXA-method (dual-energy X-ray-absorptiometry)


KEY WORDS: DEXA-method, dual-energy X-ray-absorptiometry, fat reduction, injection lipolysis

The reduction of fat after injection lipolysis could be scientifically verified using several measuring techiques. First of all by measuring with ultrasound, with a measuring tape, with a skin fold thickness gauge, bioempedance and foto documentation. Even experimental scientific studies on fat melting processes where able to verify fat reduction, i.e. through portrayal via light microscopy, confocal laser-scanningmicrosopy, propidiumiodide-coloring of necrotic adipcytes and documentation of cell numbers and metabolic activity through quantitative photometry with MTT assay (3- (4, 5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2, 5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide). To date an exact method was non existant that was able to document the objective relation between adipose tissue, muscle tissue and bone mass after injection lipolysis. The dual energy X-ray absorptiometry offers theoretically the possibility to register these measured data clinically.

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