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There are new developments in non-invasive fat removal that will make you look and feel better. These procedures won’t leave you with scars like surgical techniques and no long-term recovery is required. The visits for each procedure usually don’t take long allowing you to fit the treatment into your busy schedule. Most are designed for reducing smaller areas of stubborn fat around the abdomen and love handles that don’t respond to diet and exercise. The procedure removes fat naturally by allowing the body to break treated fat cells down and results may be seen immediately to several months after treatment. You should consult your dermatologist to determine which treatment would work best for you, however here are some procedures to learn about.
Coolsculpting eliminates fat cells by freezing them. Since fat cells are more sensitive to cold temperatures than skin – only the fat cells are destroyed leaving other tissues undamaged. After these fat cells are targeted and frozen they dissolve over the course of a few months. Results may be noticeable within a few weeks after the first session. You may request further treatments depending on the initial results, as multiple treatments will provide further fat reductions. Coolsculpting is not for removing large amounts of fat but for diminishing stubborn bulges that resist your best efforts to remove them with diet and exercise.
Liposonix is a fat-removal technology that uses high-intensity ultrasound. Liposonix is unique among these treatments in that its highly focused delivery method can provide results after just one treatment session. Liposonix targets subcutaneous fat cells directly, leaving skin tissue undamaged. Treatments have been shown to reduce the waistline on average about one dress or pant size after a single one-hour session.
Thermage CPT is a radiofrequency technology not designed for fat removal but for improving the appearance of skin by reducing wrinkles leaving it sleeker and smoother. It fits in with these other technologies in that it is non-invasive, the treatments are relatively quick, and there is no downtime. If fat reduction has left you with some sagging of the skin or wrinkles Thermage CPT may be able to help. Besides diminishing wrinkles from old age and environmental damage, Thermage CPT can tone bulges and dimples. The treatment works on all three layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production and renew the skin’s appearance.
Thermi RF works to remove excess fat and also tighten loose skin. Temperature adjustment using Thermi RF is based much more specifically on each patient’s particular area of concern. Heat generated by a cannula inserted underneath the skin both melts fat and stimulates collagen production. Skin laxity, which often occurs after fat removal, is reduced by the use of a thermal camera that allows optimal temperatures for skin tightness to be determined.
Zerona uses cold laser technology to remove fat non-invasively. It is another procedure for removing fat around the abdomen, hips, and thighs that is both quick and painless. Results will be noticeable after a few sessions and four to six treatments are recommended.
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