Today, often using a combination of different noninvasive methods, fat reduction can be achieved without surgery. Non-invasive, no-downtime procedures are becoming more effective and affordable, making them a popular choice for patients looking to improve their appearance. These no-downtime procedures work through different mechanisms of action either to destroy the fat cell directly or to cause the fat cell to release the fat which is then excreted by the body.
The CoolSculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.
Zerona uses cold laser technology to specifically release the cellular contents of fat cells without affecting surrounding cells. Zerona targets the entire body whereas i-Lipo targets specific areas of the body. The release of the fat cell contents is the result of the formation of a transitory pore in the cell membrane which allows the fat to pass into the interstitial space between the cells. Once the content of the fat cell has been emptied the body then will eliminate fat through its normal course of detoxification.
Fat cells have a regular, cluster shape, as seen in Figure 4
Fat cells begin to develop transitory pores as indicated by arrows in Figures 6-9
This pore allows the evacuation of the cell’s contents into extra-cellular space (see Figure 7)
Once the contents of the fat cell have been emptied (Fig. 10)