Eliminate Body Fat With These Procedures

Far and away, the most popular dermatological procedures for both men and women continue to be Botox, fillers, laser hair removal and chemical peels, says Dr. Roger Kapoor, a dermatologist with Beloit Health System. However, newer procedures are beginning to gain traction, as well.
Kybella is a natural substance injected under the chin area to eliminate a patient’s double chin, he says.

“The injection attacks the fat cells and liquifies them so the body can absorb that fat,” says Kapoor. “It’s remarkable; it’s life altering. It simply eradicates the double chin.”

Patients receive a few injections each treatment, which usually are spaced out about a month apart and only take about 10 minutes each time, Kapoor says.

“Afterward, you can get a little bit of swelling because we’re injecting a chemical, and sometimes there’s some bruising, but in less than six treatments we can totally sculpt the chin with an office injection,” he says. “The results have been really impressive.”

Another procedure that’s gaining traction is cool sculpting, Kapoor says.

“While Kybella liquifies fat, cool sculpting freezes fat away,” he says. “It was designed for love handles, but now it has been approved to treat the thighs, belly, bra area, the back and the underside of the buttocks.”

This laser treatment is the opposite of laser hair removal, in which light energy provides heat to inhibit hair growth.

Instead, the cool sculpting laser provides coolness to the body to freeze surface fat.

There are two types of fat in the body. Subcutaneous fat is the surface fat that rolls over the top of your jeans, Kapoor says. Visceral fat, meanwhile, lines the organs in the body and is the type of fat that contributes to the deterioration of one’s health.

“This laser won’t improve anyone’s health necessarily, but it will allow you to get back into your skinny jeans,” he says.

An application typically takes about 30 minutes, and there may be some redness, bruising, swelling and/or tingling, but “the results are pretty good after just one treatment,” Kapoor says.
“Results manifest in a three-month time frame,” he adds.