Soybean Phosphatidylcholine-based Nanovesicular Topical Formulation for Non-invasive Treatment of Localized Obesity

2021 Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Research  
A novel non-invasive approach for treatment of localized obesity is introduced utilizing carbopol gel containing soybean phosphatidylcholine based nanovesicular system for topical application. The tested systems are designed to combine the absence of side effects of the multi-injection system used in mesotherapy and the ease of application. Nanovesicles such as transfersomes and transethosomes were prepared using soybean phosphatidylcholine, tween 80, sodium deoxycholate, cremophor, and oleic
more » ... id in different concentrations determined according to 3D-optimal mixture experimental design. The prepared vesicles were evaluated and incorporated into carbopol gel. The stability of the prepared nanovesicles and gel was examined after storage for six months at 4°C. In-vivo and In-vitro studies were performed using male albino rats. Performed experiments on rats showed that the three formulations of choice (F4e, F11e and Et11) succeeded to reduce body weight, percentage dorsal fat and total lipid content significantly (P<0.05) without appearance of any sign of skin irritation compared to PC marketed injections (Adipoforte®) used in mesotherapy. PC nanovesicular gel, containing transethosomes (F4e, F11e and Et11), can be significantly considered as effective noninvasive treatment for localized obesity as an alternative to multiinjections for mesotherapy.
doi:10.31038/jppr.2021434 fatcat:szhs3fwhc5aq7p6yn2gzg3bc7a