Fat Reduction

Sweet Spot MediSpa

Medical Spa located in Fort Myers, FL

Successfully losing weight is a highly rewarding and liberating experience, but many people who drop those pounds find they’re still stuck with stubborn areas of fat that won’t budge despite their best efforts. Sweet Spot Medispa in Fort Myers, Florida, is a medically supervised aesthetic practice in the Epic Salon & Suites complex that offers an extensive range of fat-reduction treatments, including injection lipolysis using Kybella. To find out more, call Sweet Spot Medispa today, or book an appointment online.

Fat Reduction Q & A

What is fat reduction?

Fat reduction is a way of removing unwanted fat from your body using advanced technologies. There are several cosmetic treatments available for reducing fat without the need for invasive surgeries. Options include:

  • Ultrasound
  • Radio frequency waves
  • Infrared light
  • Vacuum massage
  • Injectable medication
  • Cryolipolysis
  • Laser lipolysis

Fat reduction isn’t a substitute for maintaining a healthy weight. Eating a balanced diet and taking part in regular exercise are the best ways to reduce body fat. If you need help shedding excess pounds, Jennifer Moss, APRN, of Sweet Spot Medispa offers weight-loss support and nutritional counseling. However, if you have stubborn areas of fat that still won’t budge, fat reduction can eradicate them.

Which fat-reduction method is best for me?

Each method achieves good results for patients, so no single fat-reduction treatment is superior to others. There are several factors to consider when deciding which fat-reduction treatment to go for, so it’s helpful to talk through the options with a qualified aesthetic practitioner, like the staff at Sweet Spot MediSpa.

In some cases, certain treatment methods are especially suited to fat reduction in specific areas. For example, the injection lipolysis treatment Kybella is particularly adept at reducing double chins.

What is injection lipolysis?

Injection lipolysis uses the chemical deoxycholic acid to disrupt and kill fat cells in the treatment area. Kybella has FDA approval for this purpose and is an effective alternative to surgery.

Your practitioner marks a grid pattern on the skin under your chin and numbs your skin with a local anesthetic. They then inject the Kybella into the grid to ensure even distribution. After the procedure, you may experience some:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Mild pain
  • Redness

You may also feel some hard spots under your skin, but these diminish quite quickly.

When will I see the results of my fat-reduction treatment?

After your injection lipolysis session, it takes 6-8 weeks for most patients to see a visible reduction in their double chin. Typically, patients need a second treatment 4-6 weeks after the first, and some patients need as many as six treatments in total.

At first, your double chin is likely to look worse because of the inflammation, but once this subsides and your body disposes of the dead fat cells, you’ll see the final results. Unless you gain a significant amount of weight, the results of Kybella treatment are permanent.

To arrange a consultation to discuss fat reduction with an expert practitioner, call Sweet Spot MediSpa today, or book an appointment online.