Almost all of us have at some point experienced those little pockets of fat that don’t seem to go away, no matter how much we diet or exercise. A few months ago, you might have seen hundreds of ads, articles, blogs and websites telling you how to get summer body ready by ridding yourself of stubborn fat with skin tightening and fat removal techniques, but at Battersea Skin and Beauty, we take a different approach.
While it’s easy to see why so many people want to give themselves a confidence boost before the summer, fat removal treatments aren’t quick fixes or an easy way to lose weight fast. While they’re perfect for smoothing out those stubborn fat pockets, it takes time, effort and commitment to see optimum results from fat removal treatments. In this blog post, we’ll give you a rundown on how fat removal treatments work, what they can and can’t do, and how you can get the best results from your fat removal treatment.
What is Fat Removal?
Fat removal is, simply, a treatment that removes unwanted fat from certain areas in the body. You’ve probably heard of the popular surgical options such as liposuction and liposculpture, but there are now also non surgical fat removal options, that use a variety of techniques to reduce fat pockets in the body without anaesthesia, invasive cuts and probes or lengthy recovery periods.
Non surgical fat removal can be incredibly effective and leave you with the beautiful smooth and toned body you’ve always dreamed of!
The Fat Removal Process
Often, non-surgical fat removal is seen to be a ‘quick fix’ in time for that summer body, but sadly, this is not the case.
There are a certain number of fat cells in each area of the body, and this varies from person to person, which is why we have so many different body types. When we gain weight, the size of these cells increases, and when we lose weight, they decrease, however the number of cells remains largely the same. Fat removal treatments are effective as they reduce the number of fat cells in an area, with the end result being a smoother appearance and reduced volume in the area.
However, fat removal treatments aren’t a permanent treatment, as there are still fat cells in the area and they will increase and decrease in size as our weight fluctuates. Patients will still need to abide by a healthy diet and regular exercise to see the best results.
What You Need To Do
During the course of treatment – which depends on the method you use, but is generally between four to six sessions – you’ll need to drink lots of water to help improve the effectiveness of the treatments, and should commit to not eating poorly or drinking lots of alcohol, as these will reduce the efficacy of the treatment.
Often the treatments will take place over a six week course, and the results are not instant, as it takes time for the body to remove the dead fat cells. So if you’re wanting a quick fix for your summer holiday, these treatments sadly aren’t the right path for you.
The important thing to remember is that these treatments aren’t weight loss treatments, but for fat reduction, and are best used to target stubborn pockets of fat where your body holds more fat cells, to help smooth and tone the body.
This is why having fat removal treatment to look good for summer, and then living an unhealthy lifestyle again once autumn and winter come back around is just a waste of time and money, however, if you’re committed to the treatment process, they can give amazing results, and many of our dedicated patients have seen a massive confidence boost after treatments.
Our Fat Removal Techniques
At Battersea Skin and Beauty, we offer a variety of nonsurgical fat reduction methods – Exilis Elite, lipoglaze and VanquishME.
Exilis Elite uses radio frequency waves to gently heat the fat cells deep beneath the skin, killing the cells and reducing the appearance of fat pockets over time. When the fat cells are heated, they burst and their contents are released into the body, where the lymphatic system carries them away safely and naturally. Exilis Elite It is an incredibly safe method of fat removal, as fat cells are destroyed at lower temperatures than skin, muscles and other tissues, so there isn’t any chance of damaging any of the other tissues in the body.
Lipoglaze is a technique that uses fat freezing, or cryolipolysis, to kill fat cells in certain areas by reducing the temperature of the tissue. Fat cells are particularly sensitive within the body, as they also die at higher temperatures than other tissues. During lipoglaze treatment they are killed by cold temperatures before they begin to affect the other tissues in the area, and then the body removes using the same lymphatic process as Exilis Elite.
VanquishME is the only contactless fat removal treatment available on the market, and uses contactless high frequency waves in a similar technique to Exilis Elite treatment. It was also awarded the Best Body Reshaping Procedure at the annual My Face My Body Awards 2016, and is excellent for use on particularly stubborn fat pockets.
To find out more about our fat removal treatments or begin your journey to the beautiful, smooth and slim body you’ve always wanted, contact the team at Battersea Skin and Beauty today.