Aesthetic Fat Reduction Treatments
CoolSculpting® treatment is a breakthrough, non-invasive procedure that uses patented cooling technology to eliminate fat without surgery. This clinically proven technique is designed to selectively reduce the fat in problem areas that has proven resistant to reduction through diet and exercise. CoolSculpting® gently cools targeted cells in the body to induce a natural, controlled elimination of these unwanted fat cells.
Based on the scientific principle that fat cells are more sensitive to cold than the overlying skin and surrounding tissues, CoolSculpting® reduces the temperature of fat cells in the treated area. This is intended to promote fat cell elimination through a natural biological process known as apoptosis, without causing scar tissue or damage to the skin, nerves or surrounding tissues.
The CoolSculpting® Procedure
When treatment begins, the doctor will position the CoolSculpting® device on the area and it will draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure-enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled efficiently. During the first few minutes of the cooling, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates and patients experience no pain. Many people read, work on a laptop or take a nap during their treatment. Treatment is usually complete in about one hour.
The procedure is completely non-surgical, so most people can resume their regular activities immediately. Patients frequently return to work after the session is finished.
Results of CoolSculpting® Treatment
Patients generally start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months. The body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to six months after treatment.
CoolSculpting® is not intended as a weight-reduction program for obese individuals. The best candidates for the CoolSculpting® procedure are people near their ideal body weight who eat well and exercise regularly yet have pockets of fat that are unresponsive. It is appropriate for those who are seeking spot reduction for specific areas of fat but are not interested in a surgical procedure.
For most patients, downtime occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. You should be able to resume your normal daily activities, but are likely to have swelling, so keep your social plans and work commitments in mind when scheduling your treatment.
The KYBELLA® Procedure
KYBELLA® is given during an in-office visit. The injection process may take 15 to 20 minutes. We will provide you with a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session. Once the aesthetic response is achieved, further treatment is not expected.
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietry fat. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism.
Results of KYBELLA® Treatment
In clinical studies, 79% of people treated with KYBELLA® had improved satisfaction with the appearance of the area beneath their chin 12 weeks after last treatment.
KYBELLA® patients reported improvement in the visual and emotional impact of submental fat when asked how happy, bothered, self-conscious, embarrassed, old, and overweight they felt with respect to the amount of their submental fat after they received treatment.
Depending on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Up to 6 treatments may be administered, spaced no less than 1 month apart.