Struggling with unwanted fat can be difficult. Having a stubborn area that you can’t solve with diet and exercise is super frustrating!
Do you have negative feelings about these hard-to-lose fatty areas that make you dislike your appearance? A non-invasive fat removal procedure may be a great solution for you! Here’s everything you need to know.
What Is Non-Invasive Fat Removal?
Only a certified dermatologist can perform a non-invasive fat removal. They will use a device, usually a soft painless handheld device, to destroy those pesky fat cells.
Types of Non-Invasive Fat Removal
Handheld devices must be FDA approved. There are several on the market that has the certification. They place this device close to or on the skin to destroy the fat cells.
Cryolipolysis uses cold waves to destroy the fat cells. The cold waves will freeze the cells which then destroys them. Cryolipolysis is usually two sessions.
Ultrasound Therapy (Handheld)
Ultrasound therapy utilizes sound waves that destroy fat cells. Using a handheld device, the sound waves are applied to the area. Ultrasound therapy can take 1 to 3 sessions depending on the device.
Radiofrequency destroys fat cells by using heat waves. The heat used on the area to kill cells off. Radiofrequency requires 4 to 10 different treatments.
How Long Before I See Results?
Results vary depending on the person and the type of removal you had. It’s a gradual process though so you won’t see a difference immediately.
If you had handheld treatments, you can see results in 3 to 6 months after the treatment.
How Long Do Results Last?
The benefit of these treatments is that the removal is permanent. Once you have the fat dissolved and removed it will be gone forever. This is because the treatment destroys the fat cells so they cannot expand. Do be aware though that it will not remove all the fat cells. So, if you gain weight then you could end up with the same problem.
How Long Until I Recover?
Since this treatment is non-invasive there is no recovery time needed. There might be some feelings of discomfort or some bruising but the pain will be very mild. Most people go back to normal activities right away.
How Long Does it Take?
Non-invasive fat removal will be done in more than one treatment. Each person is different so the number of treatments you need will vary. Your dermatologist will determine how many treatments you need. Each treatment will last from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the area and type of removal you choose.
Are There Side Effects?
Side effects after treatment are pretty rare. If you do have some side effects, they should be mild but some more serious things can occur.
Some bruising or swelling might happen in the area. It shouldn’t last long or be very severe.
Some people have experienced stinging and burning feelings. Almost like a tingling feeling in the area treated. It is a temporary sensation and will not last very long.
If you are using Cryolipolysis there is a rare chance that it could cause permanent pain. Some have also reported an increase of cells instead of a reduction. Make sure to only go to a certified dermatologist for treatment to prevent this.
Steps to Get Non-Invasive Removal Treatments
If you feel like non-invasive fat removal is right for you then you should follow these steps.
- Do some research. Consider the different types and what will be the best option for you. Research who you will go to for treatments and their certifications.
- Make a consultation. Visit with a certified dermatologist to get an expert opinion on your problem areas. Discuss the best options, number of treatments, and make an informed decision.
- Schedule your treatments.
What Does it Cost?
Cost is important. Many choose to get non-invasive removal because it is less expensive. Depending on the treatments used the average cost is around $1500 per treatment.
Surgery options can cost a significant amount more. That is why many choose the non-invasive removal option. If you are looking for something more cost-effective it might be a better option.
Is Non-Invasive Fat Removal Right for Me?
Non-invasive removal is best when performed on a person who has an average weight. They have a tiny bit of fat that they cannot get rid of with diet or exercise. It is not designed to remove large amounts of fat from the body. If you have a lot of fat cells to remove you will need to diet first to get to a healthy weight. It’s a good option for someone who has lost a lot of weight but can’t get rid of those last few pounds.
There are many things to consider when deciding if non-invasive fat removal is the best option for you. Consider all the information and speak to a professional to make sure it is a good fit.
When you’re ready to take your first step to a healthier and happier you, contact us for more information on how we can help.