Non-invasive body sculpting – what can you expect?
Sometimes no matter how much diet and exercise you do, there will be stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t budge. However all is not lost – welcome to the era of non-surgical body contouring.
With the advancements in non-invasive technologies, removing these pockets of unwanted fat can be achieved in a quick and effective procedure. Performed in-clinic in an hour or less, these procedures are clinically proven to permanently destroy fatty deposits on the body.
Non-invasive body sculpting technologies can generally be used on just about any area of the body including the belly, flanks (love handles), thighs, chin, neck, back, upper arms, and knees.
What is non-invasive fat removal?
Most non-surgical body contouring devices use some form of energy – be it radiofrequency, ultrasound, freezing temperatures or hyperthermic laser – to penetrate the skin and break down underlying fat. The destroyed fat cells are then eliminated naturally by the body’s normal metabolic process over the ensuing couple of months after treatment.
The results are permanent. This is because we are born with a certain number of fat cells. No matter how much weight we gain or lose, we have the same amount of fat cells – they just expand with weight gain. In this sense, because non-invasive fat removal kills some fat cells, these targeted cells are gone forever.
The non-surgical body contouring device of choice at Platinum Dermatology Skin Specialists is CLATUU, which uses freezing temperatures to destroy targeted fat cells.
What does the procedure usually involve?
Performed in-clinic, a typical treatment takes around 60 minutes. The operator will usually place a handpiece on the treatment area and hold it there for a specified amount of time.
There is no downtime involved and you can return to work or usual activities straight away.
Each patient responds differently to the treatment with regards to how high of a tolerance they have for discomfort. However, most patients find the treatment very tolerable and describe it as a tingling, numbing sensation.
How long before you see results?
Results appear gradually over the following months after treatment, as the body naturally eliminates the destroyed fat. Typically results are seen at 3 months with further improvement at 6 months.
Visible results can be seen from just one treatment, however treatments will vary from patient to patient and from area to area, and normally a series of sessions will produce the best results.
Interested in a treatment?
Good candidates for non-invasive fat removal will have a small bulge of fat that remains despite diet and exercise. Their weight will also fall within the normal range for their height.
If you think you may be a good candidate for body sculpting, Platinum Dermatology offers a range of non-invasive treatment options including CLATUU. Contact Platinum Dermatology on (02) 8014 6500 or use the contact form on this page to schedule an appointment.