Comparing the Top 6 Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Treatments

Ten years ago, the only treatment option available to kill fat cells for people with trouble losing weight who struggled with stubborn bulges resistant to diet and exercise was surgical liposuction. Today, clinically proven innovations in fat-reduction technology have supported the rise of non-invasive fat reduction treatments that offer pain, anaesthesia, and surgery-free alternatives.

But with all the different fat reduction treatments, it may be hard to know which one is best for you. In this article, we’ll go over the pros and cons of the most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatments on the market.

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How Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Treatments Work

Non-invasive fat reduction treatments utilise  different mechanisms to achieve the same objective: permanently destroying fat cells in upper arms, lower abdomen, double chin, inner and outer thighs, and stubborn areas throughout the body with minimal discomfort and without the use of general anesthesia. Some treatments work by destroying fat cells by exposing them to controlled cooling; some expose fat cells to heat. Other treatments use radiofrequency or ultrasonic injury to permanently eliminate fat cells. All treatments aim for lipolysis (lipo = fat cells + lysis = cell death.)

Top 6 Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Treatments

1. CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a popular, non-invasive fat reduction treatment that works by freezing fat cells to death using a mechanism that delivers precise controlled cooling to stubborn pockets of fat in multiple areas of the body including inner and outer thighs, upper arms, lower abdomen, and double chin. Patients experience a cold sensation and a mild tugging feeling for the first 5 minutes before the area goes numb. Coolsculpting treats localized fat that has resistance to diet though it does not replace a healthy lifestyle.

Treatment Time: 35 minutes to an hour.

Treatments needed: 2 to 4 treatments per area

Down time: No downtime; most patients may return to their normal activities immediately following their treatment.

Side effects: Potential side effects include minimal discomfort, mild swelling, tenderness, numbing, bruising, redness.

When Will I See  Results? Maximum results seen 8-12 weeks after the treatment. 

2. SculpSure (Laser Lipolysis)

Similar to CoolSculpting but, instead of using controlled cooling, Sculpsure heats up fat cells to the point of destruction using light based technology. Patients may experience a warm and tingly sensation during the procedure. 

Treatment Time:  25 minutes.

Treatments needed: 2-3 treatments per area.

Down time: No downtime; patients may return to their normal daily activities immediately following their treatment.

Side effects: Potential  stiffness and swelling.

When Will I See  Results? Maximum results seen 8-12 weeks after the treatment.

3. Zerona

Another laser-based technology that heats fat cells using a “cold laser,” Zerona is one of the most gentle fat reduction treatments, but also the least effective. Zerona requires patients to adhere to a strict diet following treatment.

Treatment Time: 40 minutes.

Treatments needed: 6 in a 2-week span

Down time: No downtime required; patients may return to their normal daily activities immediately following their treatment.

Side effects: Side effects are rare for most patients.

When will I see Zerona results? Many fat reduction treatment specialists would say you won’t.  If you do respond to the treatment,  Maximum results manifest several weeks after conclusion of the treatment programme.

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4. Vanquish

Vanquish heats fat cells to death using radiofrequency. This unique mechanism can target larger areas of the body than other non-invasive fat reduction treatments. Vanquish is similar to other fat reduction treatments like liposuction, Venus Freeze, Trusculpt, or Ultrashape that utilise radiofrequency and/or ultrasonic energy to deliver thermal manipulation to fat cells.

Treatment Time: 30 to 60 minutes.

Treatments needed: 2-3 treatments per area.

Down time: No downtime required 

Side effects: Many patients report lumps and tenderness.

When will I see results? Within 8-12 weeks after the treatment.*

5. Emsculpt NEO

Emsculpt NEO is an upgraded version of the original Emsculpt, which focuses on building muscle. Besides building muscle, Emsculpt NEO incorporates radiofrequency energy to reduce fat and tighten the skin. Try this if you struggle to achieve your dream body through consistent exercise and a healthy diet!

EmSculpt Neo was introduced into the body contouring market by 2020 and has become the most advanced body contouring technique in recent times. It provides revolutionary weight-loss benefits as a combination of electromagnetic and electrical energy. Combined with these unique technology mixes, the system produces superior results. The system can reduce the body mass by 30 per cent and increase strength by 25% in just 3 days of operation. This technology is one of the best noninvasive fat removal techniques available today.

Treatment Time: On average, Emsculpt NEO sessions take half an hour to complete.

Treatments Needed: Typically, patients get six Emsculpt sessions over three weeks. Each session  will take place every two to three days.  

Downtime: No painful recovery; patients return to work or their daily routine after their sessions.

Side Effects: Mild soreness around the treatment area. 

When Will I See  Results? It can take six to eight weeks after a full treatment plan to see visible results.

6. Trusculpt

Trusculpt is a non-invasive body sculpting treatment that utilises  radiofrequency energy to heat fat tissues. Patients experience not only a reduction in fat but also tighter skin after the treatment.

Treatment Time: Trusculpt sessions are quick and easy. You can be in and out within fifteen minutes to an hour depending on your treatment area(s).

Treatments Needed: Trusculpt patients get optimal results from one to two treatments.

Down time:  One of the greatest advantages of Trusculpt is there’s minimal downtime after. Your skin may look redder than usual after your sessions. The redness should subside within an hour.

Side Effects: Trusculpt side effects are minimal compared to other cosmetic treatments. But it’s normal to experience mild redness and tenderness in the treated areas. After-effects usually go away without intervention within a few hours.

When Will I See Results?: Trusculpt outcomes differ per patient. But results may take four to six weeks to show.

Tackle weight gain successfully with non-surgical fat removal treatments

Nonsurgical fat removal techniques have risen in popularity over invasive fat removal systems like surgical liposuction because there are minimal to no side effects or down time. Noninvasive fat reductions an effective method of permanently destroying fat cells without the use of knives, needles, or anesthetics.

Why Choose Non-Invasive Fat Reduction

Liposuction, an invasive procedure, has long been the gold standard for effective fat reduction. However, the nature of such an invasive cosmetic treatment concerns many. Although effective, invasive procedures may include general anaesthesia, scalpels, stitches, scars, lengthy recovery times, and other adverse side effects.

Advancements in non-invasive cosmetic treatments have revolutionised the cosmetic industry. And in 2023, reducing fat has never been safer, easier, or more effective.

For Best Results, Choose the Best Provider

Choosing a trusted provider is as important as choosing a treatment. Read testimonials and review articles from clients to learn a bit about the company’s practices before booking an appointment. Check for real pictures of clients after transformation.

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Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Treatment Cost

Costs for these common fat reduction procedures are varied. All of our services have varying prices. Eventually, the number of sessions, treatments areas, and the amount of materials used are considered. Make sure the plan is available from a reputable provider such as Specialist Skin Solutions. You go through a medical examination to see if a fat reduction technique will work well. They plan based on optimum weight reduction in affordable terms to achieve your goals.

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