With the continuing increase in pressure to look your best, an interest in non-invasive methods of image enhancements has also increased. Every day more people are booking appointments for fat reduction and skin tightening procedures like Cryolipolysis and HIFU.
So how are fat cells deposited?
When the body has excess lipids that it doesn’t require for energy, they get turned into fat cells. As well as being unsightly, excessive fat levels can contribute to health problems like clogged arteries and diabetes. You can have visceral or subcutaneous fat cells in your body. The former is the type that is found around the organs, and the latter lies just under the skin. It is the second type of fat cells that are targeted by the non-invasive fat reduction methods.
Cryolipolysis from LA Lipo
Our FDA approved Cryolipolysis treatment destroys fat cells by selectively cooling tissues that are rich in fatty deposits. The remedy works on excess lipids that are found in thighs, flank, double chin, abdomen and bra fat. Patients undergoing this treatment get accurate energy extraction that aims at injuring the targeted areas of fat without damaging your skin, muscles and nerves. Then, within the next 4 – 6 weeks the now destroyed fat cells are removed naturally from the body through your urine.
Over the past few years, this process has been made even better to ensure that it is safer and faster than before. Every area gets treated for around 45 minutes, and your treatment consultant later massages it to hasten recovery. Patients should space these treatments to take place after two months to recover fully between the procedures.
For you to qualify for this kind of procedure, there should be visible bulges and pinchable fat that is easy to remove from the body. You should also have a healthy skin layer. Over the past few years, this process has been made even better to ensure that it is safer and faster than before. With only two treatments, patients will not have to go back for other procedures. Patients can also expect to see long-term results that last them up to five years. Even if they gain weight again, patients can notice the areas that underwent fat reduction.
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound – HIFU by LA Lipo
HIFU delivers targeted energy specifically into the deep, structural tissue where collagen lives. The ultra-sound energy stimulates collagen production in the deep-dermal and sub-dermal levels. As the tissue recovers, it increases the collagen levels and as the collagen fibres organise and shorten, the skin appears tighter.
HIFU does not cause major discomfort but you may a warm sensation or even a slight pain that lasts less than a few seconds and only during the pulsation cycle when ultrasound energy is being applied. The discomfort is very brief and a good sign that the collagen-building process has begun.
For patients to qualify for HIFU, they must have a BMI of less than thirty. Also, we cannot apply this kind of treatment to a person with poor skin quality and low excess looseness. The procedure should only be applied to the specific area of obesity and you can expect to begin seeing results within two weeks, and by the third month, the transformation will be complete.
What to Expect
We will place a handpiece on your skin, targeting focused energy to the lipids. To carry out the procedure we place the HIFU device twice or thrice on the targeted area, every time, taking between 15 to 20 minutes. The whole procedure takes at least one hour.
Expect to feel warmth during the procedure, which can sometimes become hot and uncomfortable. A tingling sensation and some vibrations might also be experienced, which is totally normal. Patients can expect to begin seeing results within two weeks, and by the third month, the transformation will be complete.
Combining HIFU with Cryolipolysis – LA Lipo offer both
Since HIFU mostly work on larger and stubborn fat pockets, a patient can combine it with Cryolipolysis for the ultimate transformation. For example, if a patient is looking to lose fat cells from both the abdomen and double chin, it would be wise to do the two procedures. However, consult with your doctor to ensure it is possible and okay to undergo both.
Still not sure which one is right for you? Our body sculpting experts can explain the different procedures and technologies that they can combine for maximum results.