Glossary

Term recently introduced in the medical language indicating the action of lyse of adipocytes. The term has been described for the firts time in the article: Phospoholipids do not have lipolytiv activity. A critical review. P. Motolese. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2008 Jun;10(2):114-8.

Unwanted disarmony of the body profile effecting expecially the low body parts to evolving nature, often indicated with popular terms of “orange skin” or “skin mattress”. defined by Decree 46 of 1997, any instrument, apparatus, appliance, material or other article, whether used alone or in combination (including the software necessary for the proper functioning), intended by the manufacturer to be used in ‘man for the purpose of diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment or alleviation of disease, diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, mitigation or compensation for an injury or handicap, investigation, replacement or modification of a physiological processor ; of control of conception, which product does not achieve its principal action in or on the human body that is targeted by pharmacological, immunological or metabolic means, but whose function may be assisted by such means. Medical devices are classified into four classes according to the increasing complexity and risk.

Marking that is put on products that meet the requirements of current European standards.

Soft tissue augmentation agents biocompatible used in aesthetic produres to correct wrinkles, furrows and small depressed areas.

A natural disaccharide widely present in the human body. Hyaluronic acid obtained from bacterial fermentation is utilized for coutaneous biostimolation and the cross-linked version as filler.

The term describes the presence of a tissue particularly rich in fat cells than other areas of the body. This concept contrasts with the so-called “generalized adiposity” indicating a homogeneous distribution of body fat.

Chemical solutions generally obtained from fruits used in aesthetic practice for coutaneous resurfacing.

Transdermal vehiculation trough the use of external ultrasound. The method is indicated in the treatment of the so called cellulite. Sonolyx® is an ultrasound medical device which has a specific program for sonophoresis. Transdermal Gel is a device containing active substances able to contrast the clinical signes of cellulite.