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Is Stubborn Excess Fat Weighing You Down?

Posted by Susan Cross on Jan 23, 2019 3:02:00 PM


You work out at the gym and maintain a healthy diet, yet you still struggle to achieve the slim appearance you’ve been striving for. In some areas of the body, excess body fat can be stubborn and may require extra treatment to eliminate. Urban Effects MedSpa offers multiple, non-surgical options to reduce body fat and achieve the appearance you have been seeking for so long. 



Excess fat under the chin, often referred to as submental fullness, can be one of the most difficult places to slim through diet and exercise alone. A 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) found that 67 percent of respondents are bothered by excess fat beneath the chin. Submental fullness is caused by factors other than diet, such as genetics and aging. In other words, you don’t have to be overweight to develop excess fat beneath the chin, and diet and exercise will not necessarily remove it.

The first of its kind, Kybella is an injectable treatment that is specifically designed to reduce excess fat beneath the chin. The primary ingredient of Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in your body that helps dissolve and absorb fat. By injecting deoxycholic acid below the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in noticeable slimming. Each treatment consists of multiple small injections under your chin and takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The number of treatments needed depends on each individual and their desired appearance. After four treatments, 55 percent of patients reported improved appearance. Importantly, once these cells are destroyed, they no longer store or accumulate fat; once you reach your aesthetic goal, no more treatment is needed. As a result, Kybella is a permanent solution to excess fat beneath the chin.  



Body sculpting technology has advanced so that fat reduction does not have to involve invasive procedures and can be accomplished with little downtime. TruSculpt 3D is the latest in body sculpting technology, reducing fat for a slimmer, more defined appearance. The truSculpt 3D system heats up the fat layer deep beneath your skin using a low frequency and high conductivity radiofrequency (RF) technology. The heat destroys the fat cells, and over the several weeks following treatment, the fat cells are naturally removed from the body, resulting in a noticeably thinner appearance. The TruSculpt 3D glide technique has been found to achieve an average of 24% fat reduction in a short treatment time over a relatively large treatment area. For example, one 60-minute treatment provides clinically proven fat reduction on the abdomen and flanks. Results are visible as soon as four weeks after the treatment and peak at about twelve weeks after treatment. 


Where to Begin

Body sculpting technology lets you take charge of your appearance more than ever before. Contact Urban Effects today to learn more about treating stubborn excess body fat and the various treatment options available to help you look and feel your best. 

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