Fat Reduction at Dermatology Consultants
Sometimes diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to get rid of stubborn pockets or areas of fat on the belly, hips, thighs, chin and more. If you find that no matter what you do you still have problematic areas, a fat reduction procedure like CoolSculpting or Kybella may be the right choice for you.
Sometimes called “body sculpting,” these treatment options allow our highly skilled dermatologists to pinpoint problem areas and eliminate fat while toning and firming. All fat reduction procedures at Dermatology Consultants are FDA-cleared, non-surgical, non-invasive and require little to no down time. And because these procedures kill fat cells, results are permanent.
Because we are born with a certain number of fat cells, regardless of how much fat we gain or lose we still have the same number of fat cells. These cells can expand and contract, so we look heavier when we carry excess weight because of fat cell expansion, or leaner when the cells are smaller. Therefore, areas treated with fat reduction procedures see a permanent elimination of fat cells. Even if you gain weight, the gain may be less noticeable in areas where fat cells have been destroyed. However, results are best maintained if weight is managed, and the ideal candidates for these types of treatments are people whose weight stays within the normal range for their height.
CoolSculpting is a clinically-proven and safe procedure that freezes fat cells while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed. While results can be seen in a few weeks, the procedure’s fat-busting effects continue for months. The result is significant reduction in areas that are tricky to address with lifestyle changes, like love handles. Learn more about CoolSculpting.
Kybella is the first and only injectable treatment for submental fullness, AKA double chin. It permanently destroys fat cells under the chin for a gradual enhancement of your profile. The amount of injections necessary depends on how much fat there is to eliminate and your desired goal. Learn more about Kybella.
Our experienced dermatologists may recommend other therapies that complement fat reduction, such as treatments for firming skin, to maximize results.