Non Surgical Body Sculpting & Fat Reduction Treatment Options
We explore and compare 3 non surgical body sculpting treatment options, fat freezing, fat dissolving injections and Lipofirm.
Many of our clients want to maintain a healthy weight and reduce body fat to both look and feel good. With busy lifestyles this can be challenging to maintain and often clients are looking for further ways to support reaching their goals and shift stubborn body fat alongside a balanced diet and regular exercise.
There are many treatment options on the market which can assist in reducing body fat and achieving inch loss. In this blog post we will explore fat freezing, fat-dissolving injections and Lipofirm Pro, which is our preferred treatment at Aqua-Tox.
What is Fat Freezing?
Fat freezing, also known as cryolipolysis, is a non-invasive treatment option designed to target and reduce localised areas of fat. This method of fat reduction has become popular in recent times due to its ability to reduce unwanted body fat in specific areas without the need for surgery or any downtime.
How Does Fat Freezing Work?
During a fat freezing treatment, a specialist device is applied to the target area. The treatment technology in the device uses controlled cooling to freeze and crystallise the fat cells beneath the skin. Fat freezing results are not instant, over the weeks following treatment the frozen fat cells will gradually undergo a natural process (apoptosis), where they are broken down and removed by the body’s lymphatic drainage system.
What Are the Side Effects of Fat Freezing?
Whilst not everyone will experience side effects, some common side effects of fat freezing include temporary redness, bruising, numbness, and mild discomfort in the area that has been treated. These side effects are usually short-lived and reduce on their own throughout the day.
How Long Do the Effects of Fat Freezing Last?
The effects of fat freezing are not instant and results will start to become noticeable a few weeks after treatment as the body gradually eliminates the fat cells in the treatment area. Combined with a focus on maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise, the results of fat freezing can be long-lasting.
How Much Does Fat Freezing Cost?
The cost of fat freezing varies depending on factors such as the treatment area, the number of sessions required, and the location of the clinic in the country. On average, fat freezing treatments can range from a few hundred to thousands of pounds depending on the frequency and number of treatment areas.
Fat Dissolving Injections (Lipotherapy)
What Are Fat Dissolving Injections?
Fat dissolving injections, also known as lipotherapy or lipolysis injections, involve injecting a specialised solution into targeted areas of stubborn fat deposits to break down the fat cells and encourage their removal from the body.
How Do Fat Dissolving Injections Work?
Fat dissolving injections such as Aqualyx typically contain substances such as deoxycholic acid that aid in breaking down fat deposits. When injected into the target area, these substances interfere with the cell membrane of fat cells, causing them to rupture and breakdown. The body can then naturally process and eliminate the released fat through natural processes.
Not all fat-dissolving injections work in this way. Emerging brand Lemon Bottle does not contain deoxycholic acid and instead utilisies substances such as Vitamin B2 and bromelain to break down fat. There is very little scientific research or papers to support the efficacy and safety of this kind of fat-disolving injection and they should be considered with caution. Due to the lack of deoxycholic acid lemon bottle is considered as a cosmetic treatment rather than a medical treatment making them readily available and administrable by untrained practitioners.
What Are the Side Effects of Fat Dissolving Injections?
Due to the invasive nature of this injectable treatment, it is common to have mild side effects such as swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort at the injection site. The treatment does carry some greater risks of side effects such as nerve damage, cell degradation or uneven results if not administered correctly. It is important to do your research and ensure your chosen practitioner is experienced, qualified and insured before proceeding with any fat dissolving injections.
How Long Do the Effects of Fat-Dissolving Injections Last?
Results from fat dissolving injections become noticeable after a few weeks and continue to develop over months as the body metabolises and eliminates the treated fat cells. As with any fat reducing treatment the effects will be maintained for a longer period by following a healthy diet and exercising regularly.
How Much Do Fat Dissolving Injections Cost?
The cost of fat dissolving injections varies based on the size of the treatment area, geographic location, number of sessions needed, and the practitioners level of experience. Prices per session can range from a few hundred to a few thousand pounds. Remember when it comes to these types of treatments cost should not be the main deciding factor. It is important to ensure that you are using a reputable clinic and practitioner to reduce the risk of any complications.
What is Lipofirm?
Lipofirm is a non-invasive fat reduction & body contouring treatment that combines radiofrequency energy and dynamic muscle activation to reduce fat, tighten the skin and sculpt the body. It is the only body contouring technology on the market that delivers the combination of fat reduction, skin tightening and sculpting in one treatment.
How Does Lipofirm Work?
Lipofirm uses three technologies in one to achieve fat reduction, skin tightening and body shaping. The Lipofirm system:
- Releases fat using proven radio-frequency energy. The radio-frequency heats the fat cells and causes them to secrete liquid to fat
- Stimulates muscles, aiding in toning, strengthening and fat release via the body’s lymphatic drainage system.
- Reshapes the skin by applying radio-frequency energy that causes immediate collagen contraction.The application of radiofrequency reawakens fibroblast cells where collagen and elastin are made, leading to long term collagen rejuvenation for around 12 weeks.
The combined effect of fat reduction and muscle toning leads to improved body contouring.
How Long Do the Effects of Lipofirm Last?
Lipofirm results are often noticeable immediately following treatment both visibly and in the measurements of the treatment area. Lipofirm results continue to improve over the 12 weeks following treatment as the body eliminates the treated fat and the skin continues to tighten as new collagen and elastin is produced. Maintenance sessions may be recommended to prolong the effects.
What Are the Side Effects of Lipofirm?
Common side effects of Lipofirm treatment include temporary redness, mild swelling, and a warm sensation in the treatment area. These side effects are mild and typically reduce quickly after the treatment.
How Much Does Lipofirm Cost?
Lipofirm treatment costs vary based on factors such as the treated area and the number of sessions needed. At Aqua-Tox we recommend a course of 8 treatments taken weekly for maximum fat reduction and body contouring results. Lipofirm Pro treatments start at £125 per session with courses of treatment starting from £750.
Fat Freezing vs Fat Dissolving Injections vs Lipofirm
At Aqua-Tox we believe Lipofirm Pro is the ultimate non surgical fat reduction and body sculpting treatment. Compared with fat freezing and fat dissolving injections it delivers superior results because it not only reduces fat but also shapes the body and tightens the skin in the treatment area. All fat reduction treatments are most effective when combined with a healthy lifestyle and focus on diet and exercise outside of the treatment. It is important to weigh up the benefits of each treatment and how the expected results line up with your fat reduction and body shape goals.
If you have any questions about your own fat loss journey and how Lipofirm might help you then please get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.