Fat Reduction Radio Frequency Lipolysis
Radiofrequency lipolysis reduces the volume of fatty bulges. Patients who are of normal weight but have fat bulges that are resistent to diet and exercise are candiates for this procedure. The treatment takes approximately thirty minutes and is repeated once a week for four weeks or as determined during your consultation. Risks are minimal. There are no activity restrictions and no downtime. Patients who have had treatment to the abdomen have averaged a reduction of just under two inches. $250 with packages of 3 available 20% off $200
“Fat cells are by nature very different than other cells, particularly in how they respond to stimuli such as temperature. Most of the new technologies recently introduced for fat removal were developed based on this knowledge and, as a result, can target specific areas of body fat using energy delivered as either heat or cold. Radiofrequency is a very versatile procedure that can be used on any area of the body – from large areas like the abdomen to very small areas such as the chin – with the same degree of success. For people who are not considered overweight but have stubborn pockets of unwanted fat that are not responding to diet and exercise, radiofrequency is a good option.” -Lisa M. Donofrio, MD, FAAD, associate clinical professor, department of dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
Radiofrequency lipolysis works by delivering controlled heat into the the fat cells and subsequently destroying them. The applicator targets the fat cells from a distance of one centimeter from the skin. Fat cells are preferentially heated without impacting other types of cells in the skin or other structures. Another benefit of radiofrequency is its ability to tighten the skin by energy entering the collagen. While radiofrequency has not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for fat removal, Dr. Donofrio explained that the technology is being widely used by dermatologists with much success for people with pockets of excess fat. Since there is no downtime with this procedure, patients can resume their regular activities immediately.