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.
Radio waves (High Frequency Sound Waves, RadioFrequency (RF) waves, Ultrasonic Waves, et. al.) use sound energy which harmlessly passes through the skin. The sound energy is angled and focused by computers onto the fat cells located one half inch below the skin surface. The sound energy causes the atoms to vibrate producing heat that destroys one inch of fat under the skin without harm to the skin and muscle underneath. The fat cell and its contents that are destroyed will be eliminated by the body over the course of three months dropping one inch of fat in the area treated.
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)
i-Lipo is similar to Zerona but i-Lipo targets specific body parts whereas Zerona treats the whole body non-specifically. i-Lipo specifically release the cellular contents of fat cells without affecting surrounding cells. 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.
i-Lipo™ is the revolutionary laser system that incorporates low level laser technology (LLLT) to deliver targeted fat reduction and body shaping results in as little as 20 minutes, without pain and without dieting. i-Lipo is the first direct skin contact laser device designed for fat reduction and body contouring to receive FDA approval for circumferential reduction.