While diet and exercise are an important part of your health, they may not be enough to reduce the fat cells in your body. Body sculpting offers a solution for non-invasive fat removal, but it can take several different forms. How do you decide which fat-reducing treatments are the right fit for you?
Dr. Gupta and the medically trained staff at the Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center can help you to select the right treatment for your body. This quick breakdown of some of the treatment options we offer should help you narrow down which one is right for you.
Many of our patients are fully dedicated to embracing a healthy lifestyle, but they may still struggle to see the muscle definition they want from diet and exercise alone. In some cases, this is because fat remains on the body, making it more difficult to see progress made in the gym. This is one circumstance in which body sculpting with Emsculpt can come into play.
Emsculpt is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment option that permanently reduces fat while simultaneously building muscle. This procedure utilizes Tesla magnets to build up muscle. It stimulates contractions that go beyond what you can do on your own even during the most intense workout.
During an Emsculpt session, fat cells will permanently die in a process known as apoptosis. Once they die off, those particular cells can never return.
In a 30-minute session, you will experience the equivalent of doing 20,000 sit-ups at the gym as Emsculpt targets the abdominal area.
Emsculpt can also be used to tone other parts of the body, such as:
Patients who undergo this non-invasive fat removal procedure often see a 16% average increase in muscle mass and a 19% decrease in fat.
Fire and Ice Body Sculpting
If you don’t think Emsculpt is right for you, then you might want to consider Fire and Ice instead.
With Fire and Ice Body Sculpting, our medical team has a unique approach to combining procedures so that you get the best results.
Research shows that fat cells undergo apoptosis at both ends of the temperature spectrum. Very hot temperatures and very cold temperatures can cause fat cells to die off, so we combine these procedures to give you the best fat-reducing treatments that modern technology can offer.
Your Fire and Ice Body Sculpting plan will be unique to your needs. Many patients will start with CoolSculpting to minimize pockets of fat in troublesome parts of the body. After a treatment or two using this technology, we may then switch to other protocols that utilize hot temperatures, such as SculpSure.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat removal technique that is designed to treat stubborn pockets of fat with cool temperatures. Most patients find that this procedure is relaxing while remaining highly effective.
CoolSculpting can be used on many different parts of the body that have pinchable fat, including:
- Abdomen or flanks
- Under the chin
- Inner and outer thighs
- Back or bra fat
During a CoolSculpting session, an applicator is placed over the targeted area t. It utilizes a cooling temperature to break down fat cells, priming them to leave the body through the lymphatic system.
The temperatures used in CoolSculpting do not cause any damage to the skin or blood vessels surrounding the fat cells. The device is designed to target the fat cells alone.
Your session will last anywhere from 35 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes, depending on the specific cycle selected. According to studies, most patients see an average of 24% fat reduction when they opt for body sculpting with CoolSculpting.
On the opposite end of the spectrum from CoolSculpting, SculpSure utilizes warmth to kill off unwanted fat cells in the body. You may also sometimes hear this procedure referred to as WarmSculpting.
This non-invasive fat removal treatment incorporates the use of a 1060 nm wavelength laser that is capable of targeting fat beneath the skin.
As the laser heats the fat cells, they undergo apoptosis. Once they go through this process, those fat cells can never return. This means that you can enjoy long-lasting results as long as you continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle with minimal weight gain.
In addition to its value as a fat-reducing treatment, many patients love SculpSure because it has skin-tightening benefits, too. When the body is heated up, it triggers collagen production and elastic fiber growth. Both of these attributes will contribute to tighter skin in the treatment areas.
The results of SculpSure are very similar to those that you might see with CoolSculpting. In a given treatment area, most patients will see approximately a 24-25% reduction in fat cells.
Some patients only require a single SculpSure session, while others prefer to undergo treatment two or more times to obtain the desired results.
Book a Non-Invasive Fat Removal Today
If you are interested in fat-reducing treatments that don’t require invasive procedures or lots of downtime, body sculpting could be the treatment you’ve been looking for.
Whether you prefer to build muscle tone or just want to reduce fat in specific areas, you can find a procedure that will be the perfect fit for you and your body at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center.
Dr. Gupta and her medically trained staff are ready and willing to meet with you to devise a custom treatment plan that will help you to remove more stubborn fat from the body. Contact our Cincinnati, OH, office today to schedule your consultation!