Body Contouring All You Need To Know
Having to undergo a surgery is the one thing everyone, regardless of age and gender, is terrified of. While surgeries related to health and general well being seem unavoidable, cosmetic surgery is something many wish they wouldn’t have to sign up for in order to look and feel their best. That is perhaps why non-surgical procedures have recently gained popularity and are in great demand. For example, in the year 2020 alone, non-surgical body contouring devices market size was estimated at 2.8 billion dollars. But what is non-surgical body contouring, and what does it do? To find out, please continue reading?
Non-Surgical Body Contouring
Also known as non-surgical body fat reduction, non-surgical body contouring targets those parts of the body where pockets of stubborn fat are accumulated and the body cannot flush them out quickly enough on its own. Non-surgical body contouring procedures help patients get their desired body shape and get rid of the excess fat in their problem areas.
There are several non-invasive procedures for excess fat removal:
- Low level laser therapy, which emits cold laser energy that is absorbed by fat cells, causing them to break down.
- Cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting), which uses extreme cold to destroy fat cells.
- Laser lipolysis (most well-known brand name: SculpSure), which employs heat along with the laser to target, and subsequently dismantle, fat cells.
- Ultrasound, which uses high-intensity sound waves to destroy fat cells and make them dissolve over time.
- Radiofrequency, which targets areas with excess fat through controlled energy, and creates heat deep within the fat cells, hence destroying them.
Among these methods, SculpSure is quite similar to CoolSculpting; there is only one difference: The former uses heat to kill fat cells while the latter freezes the cells in order to destroy them.