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The "beauty chip" is a hormonal implant used with the aim of promoting fat loss and muscle mass gain, as it consists mainly of the hormone gestrinone, which performs these functions in the body. However, this device was developed to act in the treatment of endometriosis, since it is able to relieve symptoms and promote the interruption of the menstrual cycle.
Thus, the use of this hormonal implant should not be just for aesthetic purposes, it is important to consider the other effects on the body, and it should be recommended by the gynecologist or endocrinologist according to the general he alth status of the woman and the purpose of use of the implant.
The use of the "beauty chip" is not authorized by Anvisa and the Federal Council of Medicine due to the absence of scientific studies that indicate its effectiveness, as well as it is not recommended by the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabology and by the Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Associations.
How the beauty chip works
The hormonal implant is made of silicone, measures about 3 cm and must be inserted under the skin of the abdomen or gluteus, for example, after a local anesthesia. The "beauty chip" has a combination of hormones that is released every day into the bloodstream in the same amount, which can help to potentiate fat loss, cellulite elimination and muscle mass gain, as long as a diet is carried out. he althy and balanced and physical activity is practiced.
Due to its hormonal composition, this device also helps relieve PMS symptoms, has a contraceptive effect, stops menstruation, promotes increased libido and regulates post-menopausal hormone levels, relieving the symptoms of this period, in addition to also be indicated in the treatment of endometriosis.
It is important that the gynecologist or endocrinologist be consulted so that an assessment of the general he alth of the woman is carried out in order to verify if there is an indication for the use of this implant, this because, despite being popularly known as "chip da beauty", this implant has endometriosis as its main indication.
Possible side effects
The side effects of the "beauty chip" are more frequent in cases where the woman has no indication for its use, which causes an imbalance in hormone levels. The main side effects related to the use without indication of this implant are:
- Increase of body and face hair;
- Hair loss;
- Increased acne due to increased skin oiliness;
- Increased cholesterol levels;
- Bleeding outside of menstrual period;
- Clitoris enlargement;
- Voice change;
- Change in fertility.
- Changes in the heart and liver, in some cases.
Furthermore, using the "beauty chip" only for aesthetic purposes without taking into account its contraceptive effect can cause insulin resistance, a tendency to gain weight and difficulty in losing weight, especially after 1 year of use of this type implant.
When not indicated
As it is a hormonal implant, the use of this device is not indicated for people who have heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and kidney or liver changes, because the hormones released into the bloodstream can bring more he alth complications, since there will be more hormone than necessary in the circulation. In addition, the use of the "beauty chip" is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.