New technologies have made it feasible to decrease troublesome fat deposits and enhance body shapes without surgery, scarring, or recovery time. Learn more about the various treatment choices and their potential outcomes by reading on.
A non-invasive technique called cryolipolysis employs extremely cold to break down fat cells and help shrink a fat pocket. The treatment area is covered with a paneled or cupped device that transmits temperatures just low enough to freeze fat cells, effectively killing them. Skin, muscle, and nerve tissue are unaffected because they freeze at a lower temperature than fat. Cryolipolysis is marketed under the name CoolSculpting.
In the body, deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring chemical that aids in the digestion of fat. Deoxycholic acid, which is injected, can isolate a fat pocket by instantly dissolving fat cells on contact. The only injectable deoxycholic acid product currently approved by the FDA to successfully decrease a double chin is Kybella (formerly known as ATX-101).
By employing controlled heat, subcutaneous fat is broken down by laser fat reduction. Through the skin, a particular laser wavelength heats fatty tissues to the point where fat cells start to degrade. Skin injury is avoided thanks to a continuous cooling action. The brand name for this non-invasive laser treatment is SculpSure.
To break down the fat cell walls in the treatment area and release the fat inside for the body to digest, ultrasound fat reduction uses highly focused sonic waves. As a result, the size of a fat deposit is reduced. The fat cells break down while the surrounding tissues are unaffected thanks to the fast pressure changes that are caused by the ultrasonic energy as it passes through the skin. UltraShape, which employs pulsed ultrasound technology, and Liposonix, which uses high-intensity focused ultrasound, are both ultrasound fat removal methods approved by the FDA.
Red light treatment is one of the most recent non-surgical fat reduction techniques to receive FDA clearance. It works by decreasing the number of subcutaneous fat cells. Photonic lipolysis, often known as “red light treatment,” uses a customized lamp to administer particular light wavelengths through the skin rather than removing or killing fat cells. By causing some fat cells to form tiny fissures and release part of their contents, this light aids in the reduction of the size of those cells. Red light therapy and photonic lipolysis are both approved by the FDA for use in UltraSlim.
Where should we begin? Find a cosmetic surgeon in your area, make an appointment, and talk through your wants and goals as well as your treatment alternatives and the potential outcomes of non-surgical fat reduction.
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