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How Does Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Work?

May 26, 2022

Woman with a beautiful slim body.

Surgery used to be the only cosmetic procedure available for fat loss. But in recent years, modern technological advances have made non-invasive fat loss treatments a reality. Now we have a number of effective fat reduction options with no surgery, no downtime, and very little risk. Read on to find out how these state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures successfully remove fat without the need to go under the knife.

Thermage – Radiofrequency

Body Contouring

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is responsible for keeping skin looking smooth and supple. As we age, the body produces less collagen, and the result is wrinkles and loose or saggy skin. By tightening existing collagen and stimulating the production of collagen over time, radiofrequency treatment visibly smooths and tightens your skin. Thermage is a completely non-invasive therapy, meaning no needles, surgery, or downtime.

Thermage utilizes energy waves to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. These waves create targeted heating, resulting in an immediate tightening of the collagen beneath the skin’s surface. While this process occurs, Thermage utilizes a cooling technology at the skin’s surface to maximize patient comfort. The skin contouring effect does not end there. Even after just one 30-90 minute session, the treatment will stimulate the body to create new collagen over the course of up to twelve months. Thermage is gentle enough for the face and eye area but is also ideal for smoothing and tightening skin on larger areas of the body.

Emsculpt Neo – Radiofrequency + HIFEM Energy

Body Contouring and Muscle Toning

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Emsculpt Neo is a state-of-the-art technology that couples radiofrequency with HIFEM (high intensity focused electromagnetic energy). Emsculpt Neo uses heat energy to target fat cells. The body then uses its own natural mechanisms to remove the damaged fat cells over the next 6-12 weeks. The result is an up to 30% reduction in fat in the treatment area.

HIFEM energy creates fast, intense muscle contractions. Similar to the way an intense workout builds muscle, Emsculpt Neo stimulates the body’s muscle-building mechanism. But because of the intensity of the treatment, the result is far greater than you could accomplish in the gym. After the typical course of 4 treatments, muscle in the treatment area increases by up to 25%.

Treatment is completely non-invasive and feels similar to a hot stone massage. There is little downtime, with patients reporting muscle soreness similar to that experienced after a hard workout. Emsculpt Neo is an ideal way to simultaneously tone muscle and remove fat from the buttocks, thighs, calves, stomach, and arms.

Exilis Ultra 360 – Radiofrequency + Ultrasound

Body Contouring Paired with Skin Tightening

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Exilis Ultra 360 is another combination treatment that is entirely non-invasive and pain-free. This technology combines radiofrequency and ultrasound. The result is to both remove fat and tighten skin simultaneously. This therapy uses energy in the form of heat to damage fat cells, which the body will naturally remove. At the same time, the treatment stimulates the production of collagen within the layers of the skin to smooth and tighten.

Exilis Ultra 360 is surprisingly versatile. It is gentle enough to treat the face and neck. It is also powerful enough to effectively reduce cellulite. Treatment areas include around the eyes, around the mouth, the chin, jawline, chest, arms, legs, knees, ankles, buttocks, abdomen, love handles, and intimate areas.

Kybella – Deoxycholic Acid Injection

Fat Reduction Under the Chin

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Kybella is used specifically to treat a double chin. Kybella is an injection containing deoxycholic acid, a molecule that occurs naturally in the human body. Deoxycholic acid aids in breaking down fat. Over the course of up to 6 treatment sessions, each consisting of several small injections into the under-chin area, you can achieve a dramatic and permanent reduction of your double chin without surgery.

Which Fat-Reduction Treatment is Best for You?

Radiance Skincare & Laser Medspa offers all of these cutting-edge treatments. But how do you know which one to choose? Scheduling a consultation with our experts to discuss your goals and treatment options is a must to determine which option is right for you.