Sometimes diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to get rid of fat on certain parts of your body, such as your chin, midsection, hips, arms, and legs. However, many people would prefer not to go down the surgical route, especially if there is only a small amount of stubborn fat remaining. Fortunately, there are many non-surgical techniques for getting rid of stubborn fatty deposits that don’t involve cutting or penetrating your body at all. What’s more, these interventions tend to have little to no downtime, giving you the benefits of fat loss without the associated recovery time of surgery.
Coolsculpting® is one of the most popular, non-invasive fat reduction therapies on the market. It works by cooling fat cells under the skin, eventually leading to their destruction, causing the body to permanently dispose of them.
Dr. Tanzi is a recognized expert on Coolsculpting. She was involved with the FDA clinical trials in 2009 and continues to lecture and teach internationally on the subject of non-surgical fat removal. Dr. Tanzi and her team of expert providers use a special Coolsculpting® device to contain unwanted fat pockets and cool them to the point where the fat cells will eventually destroy themselves. The technique is selective: it eliminates unwanted fat cells while leaving healthy skin and muscle tissue unharmed.
Once fat cells die, the body removes them, breaking them down into their constituent parts. Over the following weeks and months, the treated area looks leaner and more toned.
In the past, the only way to get rid of a double chin was surgery. Today, there are several alternatives, including Kybella®.
Kybella® uses a naturally occurring compound to breakdown fat in the submental area. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Tanzi injects the molecule deoxycholic acid directly under the skin, which causes fat-containing cells to disintegrate and die. Just as with Coolsculpting®, the body removes and breaks down these cells into their subcomponents, reducing bulk in the chin.
Most patients see visible improvements in the shape and tone of their chins within two to four sessions. Some patients experience swelling and visible redness after the first session, though this tends to decline with subsequent treatments.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Fat Reduction
The benefits of non-surgical fat reduction from Capital Laser & Skin Care are tremendous.
- No downtime – resume your regular schedule immediately following treatment
- No cutting of the skin – both Coolsculpting® and Kybella® are non-invasive techniques
- Get rid of stubborn fat that is resistant to regular dieting and exercise
- Enjoy significant spot-fat reduction
- Reduce the number of fat cells in your body, preventing them from coming back
Am I a Candidate for Non-Surgical Fat Reduction?
The best candidates for non-surgical fat reduction are people who have “pinchable” fat deposits on the stomach, legs, hips, arms, and chin. Non-surgical fat reduction is not a weight-loss treatment.
“I was very happy with the service at capital laser and skin care for cool sculpting on my arms. All the staff is very professional and made my treatment comfortable. The results from the first treatment motivated me to lose more weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. It almost felt like a spa day, highly recommended.” *
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Interested in learning more about non-surgical fat reduction? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.