Diet and exercise are time-honored ways to reduce unhealthy body fat. Effective as these methods are, they burn body fat in a pattern that depends on age, sex, genetics, and hormones. To lose fat in a specific area, a person must reduce overall body fat first.
The good news is that technology available at Advanced Dermatology allows you to “spot reduce.” The CoolSculpting device, for example, allows us to remove fat from a specific area of your body while you sit quietly for an hour. Other treatment devices include the TriPollar Apollo and VelaShape.
CoolSculpting freezes the fat in the target area so that approximately 20% of it can be reabsorbed by natural processes. When the procedure is finished you can resume your normal activities immediately. Advanced Dermatology is equipped with two CoolSculpting devices, also referred to as DualSculpting, allowing you to treat two areas at once, reducing the time spent during your visit.
TriPollar Apollo is a radiofrequency device that tightens your skin, improves the appearance of cellulite, and enhances your overall body contours. Radiofrequency energy works by gently heating your lower skin layers without harming your outer layer. The lower layers are heated because that’s where collagen, the long-stranded protein responsible for skin firmness, is located.
For lax and sagging skin, Thermage tightens the skin as it heats the deeper layers of the skin. Over time, new collagen forms and exising collagen tightens.
VelaShape uses radiofrequency energy, light, vacuum, and mechanical rollers. The goal is to break down tissue fat by heat so the fat can be eliminated naturally by the body. The vacuum pulls up the skin and the rollers knead the area to facilitate the process. The result is a smaller circumference and smoother skin in the treated area.
Areas of Treatment Include:
- Upper Thighs
- Flanks (Love Handles)
- Bra (Back) Fat