While fat is important in food, often giving food much of its flavor, unwanted fat is, well, unwanted. And stubborn. Pockets of unwanted fat on your abdomen and flanks, under your chin, and other areas can be almost impossible to get rid of through exercise or changes in diet.
Dr. Jensen has three ways to show that fat the door: BeautiFill, CoolSculpting, and Kybella.
BeautiFill™ is a laser-based system that combines liposuction, skin tightening, and fat grafting into a single convenient appointment. BeautiFill™ uses a proprietary laser system engineered to loosen and harvest live fat cells from common problem areas such as the abdomen, hips, flanks, and thighs. This fat is then re-injected into areas where volume loss has occurred, such as the cheeks.
By using laser energy BeautiFill™ has a secondary benefit of skin tightening on the areas where the fat was removed. This is because laser energy under the skin makes the body initiate a wound response where it produces new collagen and elastin, tightening the skin
CoolSculpting is probably the most well-known, non-invasive fat reduction procedure. CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to freeze fat cells. These cells die and are then shed by the body over the course of the next few weeks. CoolSculpting was the result of a scientific experiment researching the effect of eating lots of popsicles and developing dimples in kids. It turned out the cold somehow affected the fat in the area. Further research found that fat freezes at a higher temperature than surrounding skin and muscle tissue. CoolSculpting uses panels that draw up the skin, muscle, and fat of the treatment areas. The panels then deliver the cold down into the skin, freezing the fat cells, but leaving the other surrounding tissues unharmed. CoolSculpting results in about a 20-22 percent fat reduction in eight areas of the body (areas approved by the FDA): abdomen, flanks, under the buttocks, thighs, bra line, back, upper arms, and the jowls.
Kybella is an injection of basically deoxycholic acid. In the body, deoxycholic acid has the job of breaking down dietary fat. The thing about deoxycholic acid is that it doesn’t know the difference between fat you ingest or fat that has built up under your chin. So, when Kybella is injected into the areas under your chin creating your double chin and undefined profile the deoxycholic acid goes after the fat and starts breaking it down. Your body then removes the broken-down fat. This dramatically slims your profile, and this is a long-term change. As long as you don’t gain a bunch of extra weight, the fat making your jowls sag is gone for good.
Now you see that Dr. Jensen has your unwanted fat on the run with BeautiFill, CoolSculpting, and Kybella. Call us at (801) 728-9258, and let’s talk about which of our fat-busting treatments is right for your needs.