Top Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Treatments Compared

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What’s the best fat reduction procedure? A closer look at CoolSculpting, LipoSonix, Zerona and Vanquish.

Bothered by that bulge of unwanted fat that just refuses to go away, despite your best efforts? If you have unshapely areas that defy exercise and diet, you are in good company. Stubborn fat is a common complaint, frustrating even the most health conscious individuals.

Fortunately, there are a number treatments that can help eliminate those love handles, belly pooches, and saddlebags. Best of all, many of them do not require surgery or a mechanical extraction of fat. Non-invasive procedures like CoolSculpting, SculpSure, and Vanquish permanently remove fat and have become increasingly popular over the years. But what is the difference between them? The answer lies in the underlying technology. Here’s a breakdown of these widely used fat-busting treatments.

CoolSculpting freezes the fat.

Technology: Cooling mechanism

Results: Dramatic results in about 8 weeks after the treatment, with full effects visible in 4 months. Results vary from patient to patient.

CoolSculpting uses a cooling technology the selectively freezes fat cells. Safe and effective, the cooling temperatures do not affect the skin or surrounding tissue. Once the cells are exposed to freezing temperatures and destroyed, they are permanently removed via the lymphatic system. CoolSculpting can be used on different areas in the body, including  the abdomen, flanks, back, hips, thighs, and beneath the chin.

LipoSonix destroys fat in problem areas.

Technology: Ultrasound, Laser

Results: Improvement in 8 to 12 weeks.Results vary from patient to patient.

LipoSonix uses targeted ultrasound energy to break down fatty tissue. Excellent for the abdomen and flanks, LipoSonix penetrates the skin and targets fat cells with precision. The ultrasound energy will not harm surrounding tissue in the dermis. One the fat cells have been disrupted, they are  processed via the body’s own waste elimination channels.

Zerona uses low-level laser to contour the body

Technology:Cold laser

Results: Notable reduction in about a month. Results vary from patient to patient.

This non-invasive technology uses low-level laser energy to emulsify excess fat. Originally designed to assist tumescent liposuction, Zerona can be used as a stand-alone treatment. Zerona is typically used to reduce fat in the waist, hips and thighs.

Vanquish melts fat cells using radiofrequency energy.

Technology: Radiofrequency (RF) heat

Results: Visible results in about 8 weeks, continued improvement with multiple sessions. Results vary from patient to patient.

Like SculpSure, Vanquish relies on heat to kill fat cells. However, rather than using a laser, Vanquish harnesses the power of radiofrequency energy. The unique RF technology can differentiate between fatty tissue and other types of tissue. When the fat cells are heated and broken down, no skin or muscle cells are harmed. The liquified dead fat cells are gradually removed by the body through its natural elimination channels.

Body Sculpting Procedures at Advanced Dermatology

At Advanced Dermatology, we specialize in non-invasive fat reduction procedures. If you would like to know more about the body sculpting procedures we offer, contact one of New York or New Jersey locations. Our fat removal specialists can determine which treatment is best for you. We have  locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, as well as Nassau County and Ridgewood, NJ.

Life After Weight Loss

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