Have you been riding the rollercoaster of diet and exercise for most of your life? If you have, then you know some areas of your body seem impossible to change. Stubborn body fat in specific areas is difficult to target with exercise. For some, the answer may be surgical. However, surgical procedures are usually expensive. Plus, the downtime and scars may be problematic if you would like to keep your procedure private. This is why for many, non-surgical fat reduction procedures are a fantastic option.
Cryolipolysis, more commonly known as Coolsculpting Virginia Beach, uses extremely cold temperatures to break down fat cells in the body. The temperature is low enough to dismantle fat cells, but not cold enough to damage your skin, muscles or nerves. Cryolipolysis uses a cupped or paneled device held above the skin. There are no incisions and no anesthesia required for this procedure. Therefore, there is little to no downtime after the procedure. Side effects are usually temporary and minor, including redness, swelling and numbness around the area. Patients on average are satisfied with results after two treatments, which last around half an hour to an hour. The full results take around two to three months to be revealed, but last as long as you don’t regain the weight.
Injectable Deoxycholic Acid
Don’t let the name scare you, deoxycholic acid is already naturally found in your body. It is used in the digestive system to break down fat cells. The FDA approved injectable, Kybella, breaks down small pockets of fat in a specific area. This treatment is mainly used to reduce the fat under your chin. Injections are done with a very small needle and typically take around half an hour. Local anesthesia may be used to make you feel more comfortable. Treatments are spaced a month apart and usually require two to four sessions. Once those fat cells are gone, they do not come back. Patients report that they return to normal activity after two days.
Red Light Therapy
This is one of the newest approved treatments for non-surgical fat reduction. A specialized lamp is used to deliver red light into the skin. Unlike the other two treatments, red light does not destroy fat cells. Instead, it triggers fat cell walls to open, letting the fat spill out. This makes the fat cells smaller. The fat released into your body gets passed naturally. Red light therapy takes about half an hour and results can be seen in an hour. As the body naturally passed the released fat, results improve. This treatment has no side effects and contains very low risk, which makes it a popular choice.