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Treatments for Stubborn Fat

Posted on: January 4th, 2016 by California Skin Institute

The development of stubborn pockets of fat is a common problem for many individuals. Whether it’s due to rapid weight gain or loss associated with a major life event, or age related changes in hormone levels; these can produce fat deposits that seem to never go away. It’s a common complaint for many California Skin Institute patients who visit us for non-invasive fat reduction treatments.* They diet and exercise and lead healthy lifestyles, but need help with fat removal of stubborn pockets around the abdomen, arms, or under the chin, among other areas. There are good reasons why so many people can’t seem to lose those last few extra pounds, and California Skin Institute offers a wide range of solutions for non-invasive fat treatments.*

Why Stubborn Fat Occurs

A big part of how we gain and lose weight is dependent on our genetic factors and hormone levels. For some individuals, weight is almost never a problem. You may have even seen new mothers who boast lean bodies on Instagram, and talk about how they’ve worked hard to have a great body and there’s no reason other people shouldn’t be able to achieve the same.

“All you have to do is exercise,” they say… But unfortunately, it’s often not that simple. Claims from such individuals are somewhat misleading, because we all gain weight differently. For some people, new weight is somewhat evenly distributed throughout the body, for others it seems to focus on the abdomen or in the thighs, or other parts of the body.

The point is that we are all very different and unique, and how our bodies respond to diet and lifestyle changes can vary significantly from one person to another. And for some of us, a little extra help is sometimes needed to lose those last few pounds and achieve our aesthetic goals.*

Minimally Invasive Fat Removal

To help patients target stubborn fat with little or no down time, California Skin Institute has invested significant time and resources into the latest cosmetic technologies.* Our providers are highly trained with administering these treatments and have helped thousands of patients look and feel their best without surgery!*

  • Cool Sculpting:  This specialized technology damages fat cells by “freezing” them.* By bringing the temperature of the cells below a certain point, the device causes the fat cells to become damaged.* These cells can then removed from the body through the lymphatic system.* Each treatment session takes about 30-45 minutes (depending on the treatment area, and the actual time can vary from patient to patient and fall outside of the average treatment time), and due to the patented technology behind Cool Sculpting, the fat removal occurs with no down time or visible signs of treatment.* It’s an effective solution especially for patients struggling with abdominal fat.*
  • Kybella:  This treatment option was designed for treating a double chin.* With targeted injections into chin fat, Kybella can damage the fat cells at the treatment site, providing a gradual reduction of the double chin.* With several treatment sessions (depending on amount of fat being treated), most patients see an improvement in appearance.*
  • Vanquish:  This device is used to target abdominal fat with little or no down time.* Vanquish uses radiofrequency waves to target fat cells, and can treat large areas at once.* Many California Skin Institute patients opt for this treatment when targeting belly fat.* The ability to treat large areas makes Vanquish a strong choice for abdominal fat, as it can provide a very uniform outcome.*
  • Liposonix:  Another option for California Skin Institute patients seeking fat targeting are treatments with the Liposonix device.* This technology targets fat cells with ultrasound energy, which are then removed from the body by natural processes. There is no down time with this treatment option.

Taking the First Step

The best way to find the right body contouring treatment is to speak to a highly experienced professional who will listen to your concerns and will devise a custom fat removal treatment plan based on your unique needs.* California Skin Institute providers are highly experienced with non invasive fat removal treatments, and can help you reach your goals with little or no down time.*

To schedule your consultation, please call a California Skin Institute practice near you, or simply fill out the Contact Form!

*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.