A weight loss skin patch works by making use of a transdermal delivery system to introduce various chemicals that can address functions such as suppressing appetite, increasing metabolism, or preventing the body from absorbing oils and fats from food directly into the bloodstream. The transdermal delivery system used is safe and works based on the idea that some molecules can so small that it is possible for them to be easily absorbed through the skin and then directly into the bloodstream for the body to use. With this kind of delivery system, as much as 95% of any medication can reach the cells of the body through this manner as compared to the amount absorbed by the cells if the medication was taken orally. To ensure that the weight loss skin patch would work, the molecules present in any medication to be used must of a size small enough to be absorbed through the skin. Depending on the purpose, a weight loss skin patch can contain chromium, hydroxycitric acid, and caffeine - the same ingredients found in any weight loss supplement regardless of delivery system used.
Many brands tend to brag about how effective their weight loss skin patch is. This isn't to say that they aren't but consumers should be wary that it's not just because they are using a patch that makes it effective. A weight loss skin patch can function in a number of ways. Apart from administering needed amounts of a particular weight loss supplement (since they do contain the same ingredients as oral weight loss supplements do), a weight loss skin patch makes it easier for anyone who wears it to stick by whatever weight loss method they are using, much like how a post-it would remind you of errands that you have to run. As with any weight loss supplement, weight loss skin patches are most effective when used in conjunction with a healthy eating plan and regular exercise, and shouldn't be relied on as a sole means of losing weight.
Where to put it
While you can put it anywhere on your body, a weight loss skin patch is recommended to be placed on the back or the shoulders. Before applying weight loss skin patches, always clean the area in order to remove any dirt, and then afterwards make sure to completely dry it. Wherever there is excess hair, you may want to remove excess hair first on a particular area before putting on the weight loss patch or to choose another area where there is less hair growth. This will make sure that the weight loss patch will not only stick better (ensuring optimum absorption) but removal will also be relatively easy and pain-free. In case that weight loss patches get removed or wet, they can still be used although they are not guaranteed to work at the same rate as a newly-put weight loss patch would.