The distribution of those fat cells is primarily genetic and cannot be changed. Some people are genetically predisposed to have a high number of fat cells in specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, or chin. For these individuals, no amount of dieting or exercise will get rid of those areas of fat.
Kybella is a treatment used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), or ‘double chin’. KYBELLA® is a non-surgical treatment that requires 1-3 procedures, depending on the individual. KYBELLA® uses a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid that breaks down fat by destroying cell membrane. The cellular debris is then cleared out of the lymphatic and circulatory systems over a period of time, again, depending on the client’s case.
A consultation is required before a first-time Kybella® treatment. This consultation is complimentary.
Solution for: Resistant Fat/Body sculpting; Weight Control/Loss
Body sculpting therapy is aimed for individuals who have areas of excess fat and/or skin that are more resistant or difficult to reduce. We offer a variety of sculpting techniques including i-Lipo laser technology, ultrasonic cavitation and fat freezing. These non-invasive technologies selectively target and destroy stubborn fat cells in otherwise difficult to target areas like the stomach, thighs, arms, back and even neck.
What is the difference between fat reduction and weight loss?
While weight loss is traditionally considered a reduction in fat, there is an important difference between procedures causing fat reduction versus weight loss. Losing weight does not reduce the number of fat cells, it reduces the size of fat cells. Fat reduction technologies, like laser, ultrasound or cryolipolysis actually reduce the number of fat cells. By reducing the actual number of fat cells, areas of unwanted fat are reduced in size to create a slimmer, sculpted appearance.
How do these treatments work?
i-Lipo Laser technology
The laser emits low levels of energy, which creates a chemical signal in the fat cells, breaking down the stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol and releasing them though channels in the cell membranes. The fatty acids and glycerol are then transported around the body to the tissues that will use them during metabolism to create energy. This process of fatty acid release is a natural response of the body when the body needs to used stored energy reserves, thus i-Lipo is not creating any unnatural reaction in the body nor does it affect or damage any surrounding structures such as skin, blood vessels and peripheral nerves. A period of exercise post treatment will ensure the complete metabolism and thus elimination from the body of the freed fatty acids.
Ultrasonic cavitation achieves fat melting through low-frequency ultrasound waves. The waves penetrate the skin and create bubbles around the fat deposit, which then burst, causing the body to get rid of them naturally through urine and the lymphatic system. During a series of ultrasound cavitation treatments, fat is turned into free fatty acids, which are easier for the body to get rid of.
Ultrasonic cavitation leaves behind toned, tightened skin. Like most forms of body contouring, ultrasonic cavitation treatment is not for extreme weight loss.
For the best results, most patients require between 10 and 12 treatments, but you’ll see up to one to five centimeters of circumference reduction within five treatments. Each treatment session lasts for around 30 to 50 minutes. To get the most out of your treatments, it is recommended to drink water, maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly in-between sessions.
In fact, it’s important that patients drink at least 1.5 liters of water before and after ultrasonic cavitation treatments in order to help the body expel the fatty acids. Additionally, it is important to follow a low-calorie, low-carb diet for at least a day before the procedure, which will help you better burn fatty acid during the treatment and just after.
At Renew MD our fat melting packages combine laser fat melting with ultrasonic cavitation to optimize results.
Cool Sculpting lowers fat cells to 4 degrees Celsius, which crystallizes them and allows the body to get rid of them naturally. The procedure is painless and does not have any downtime.
Results for each session come 3 months after the session and generally, it takes 4 to 6 sessions to achieve adequate results. These sessions are spaced 1 month apart.
All three treatments are ideal for excess fat or skin from weight loss, pregnancy or just stubborn fat. A free consultation before a body sculpting procedure will help us recommend the most optimal treatment for your needs.