Can You Kill Fat Cells?

September 26, 2019

Despite liposuction’s popularity in removing stubborn fat and achieving a slimmer physique, nonsurgical fat reduction procedures are also on the rise. These involve the use of non-invasive devices that can help kill fat cells for good. 

Fat Reduction Cutsi Laser Clinics

Here at Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore, we offer a number of non-invasive fat reduction devices that can target specific pockets of fat. These use heating or cooling temperatures to eliminate fat cells and eventually reduce fat layer thickness.  

Read on and learn how these innovative devices can kill fat cells without going under the knife.

CoolSculpting (by Zeltiq)

CoolSculpting permanently kills fat cells using Cryolipolysis, a safe and controlled cooling technology. It features applicators of different sizes to target pockets of fat in the arms, belly, and thighs. It can also treat smaller fats in the chin, knee, and bra area. 

This works by using a vacuum pressure that draws the fat tissue between the cooling panels. This triggers the process of natural removal in the body, slowly reducing the fat layer thickness. Some see results as early as three weeks, but the most dramatic results can be seen at least three months following the procedure.

CoolSculpting in Singapore deliver noticeable fat reduction, with the fat cells gone for permanently. This procedure is also clinically proven to freeze and eliminate fat cells in different areas of the body without harming the skin and other tissues.  

Z Lipo (by Zimmer)

Just like CoolSculpting, Z Lipo also uses Cryolipolysis or cooling temperature to target fat deposits and kill fat cells. This procedure has been sound successful in reducing fat on the belly, hips, thighs, and love handles. 

This fat reduction procedure works by using a handpiece that suction in the fat bulges. After the non-surgical fat removal is performed, the fat cells die and are naturally metabolized by the body via the lymphatic system over a period of 10 to 12 weeks.

Read our previous blog to learn more about the difference between CoolSculpting and Z Lipo fat freezing.

Vanquish ME (by BTL)

Vanquish a US FDA-cleared fat reduction treatment that delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to melt and target fat cells. It can help you lose inches off your thighs, waistline, abdomen, flanks and arms. Vanquish offers body sculpting and contouring benefits without cuts or anesthesia.

This works by using patented selective RF heating to disrupt the fat cells. This triggers the process of ‘apoptosis’, causing the fat cells to die naturally over time. Treated fat cells will be naturally cleared through the lymphatic system and processed as waste in the liver.

Vanquish is proven safe and effective, but its results vary from patient to patient. Some may notice improvements in as early as four to six weeks, but optimal result can be seen after 4 to 8 weekly sessions.

Check out our previous post for an in-depth discussion of Vanquish ME’s fat melting technology.

Find Qualified Aesthetic Doctor

When considering nonsurgical fat reduction, be sure to consult a certified aesthetic doctor or laser clinic that offers a number of fat reduction devices. This is to create a personalized plan for you, instead of just using a single tool for treating whichever your concern is. 

At Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore, we offer several fat reduction devices and have certified and trained therapists perform the procedure. We also do a 360-degree assessment to determine a treatment plan that is right for your needs and concerns.

What You Should Take Note Of

Keep in mind that these procedures are not a treatment for obesity. They are specifically designed to target stubborn subcutaneous fat (soft fat under the skin) bulge by killing the fat cells using heating and cooling. It does not work on visceral fat or hard fat surrounding the organs.

The treated fat cells will not grow or come back and long-term results will remain stable as long as you maintain a normal diet and exercise routine. This makes it important to adopt healthy habits like eating a balanced diet and working out most days of the week. 

Schedule a Consultation and Body Assessment

If you have stubborn fat bulges that don’t respond to diet and exercise, consider these non-invasive procedures. Contact Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a body assessment and consultation with one of our aesthetic doctors.