Localized fat

Being overweight is a reality among most of the population of western countries. Lifestyles that bring together unbalanced and hurried eating, stress, physical inactivity, insomnia, smoking and other excesses are at the root of the problem. When overweight is significant and already classified as obesity, which can be caused by genetic factors and / or unhealthy habits, medical specialists, nutritionists and even psychologists need to be consulted for specific treatments – and beyond cosmiatry.

If the problem boils down to localized fats, which are excess accumulated in the adipose tissue (hypodermis) of certain body regions – such as thighs, flanks, glutes, abdomen, back, and arms – there are treatments with good results. As much as the body reserves localized fat – which are “deposits” of what is eaten beyond what is needed – to use in extreme cases, which makes it difficult to eliminate, it can still be reduced and even eliminated by appliances that use it. radio frequency, vacuum and acoustic waves. They are usually recommended for those who are normal or slightly overweight.

Every treatment for localized fat, even with the advanced features of Cosmiatry, must be accompanied by balanced diet and regular exercise. Diets without high-calorie antioxidant foods make the concentration of this type of fat recurring.

WHAT DR. OTAVIO MACEDO & ASSOCIATES OFFERS:

The OM & A Clinic offers its patients the latest resources for the prevention and treatment of lines and wrinkles. They have state-of-the-art equipment and up-to-date techniques that, for effective results, can be used alone or in combination, according to the personalized treatment plan, which we call the “Beauty Plan”.

Our doctors do thorough examinations, provide accurate diagnoses of each patient’s actual skin condition, and then recommend the most efficient approach considering all the needs.

To treat localized fat, body mass index (BMI), history of weight and rhythm of metabolism, dietary habits and lifestyle are evaluated, as well as anxieties, motivation. and self-discipline, so we can recommend the necessary treatment. All of these factors do not escape the eye of our doctors, as they help define which features and techniques. See list below that can enhance the results.

Tratamentos:

Cryolipolysis®

Female > Body Treatments

Since fat cells are more vulnerable to cold than other tissues around them, Cryolipolysis uses this feature to eliminate them. The appliance is applied over the area to be treated, producing a vacuum that compresses it. Almost instantly, the fatty tissue deposited there begins to cool. Everything happens slowly, time necessary for the equipment to cause the death of the fat cells, which end up gradually eliminated by the body.

Post-treatment: Treated region becomes swollen, reddened and rarely bruised.

Protocol: Number of sessions depends on evaluation.

Result: From 3 weeks to 3 months after the first session.

Exilis®

Female > Body Treatments

Radiofrequency is a device that emits thermal waves that heat the skin, reaching fat cells and accelerating its metabolism. By contracting, these cells are stimulated to produce collagen and elastin. As a result, contours are defined and sagging decreases noticeably.

Post-treatment: No downtime

Protocol: 4 sessions, biweekly.

Result: Gradual, up to 30 days after last session.

Fotona Tightsculpting®

Female > Body Treatments

Fotona is a combination of lasers that can “sculpt” the body reducing sagging. Two types of laser combine in Fotona enhancing its action. They are the ND YAG laser, which destroys the internal fat cells by selective temperature increase; and the Erbium YAG laser, which stimulates collagen production, giving the skin more firmness.

In practice, it translates as a four-dimensional treatment, the accuracy of which is guaranteed by a robotic tip that varies according to the type of recommendation. Each has the ability to scan and evaluate the area to be treated, ensuring homogeneous treatment action.

To reduce localized fat, higher temperatures are required, and robotic technology also gives more security to the treatment, allowing it to reach the required temperatures and powers. One of the main differentials for treating localized fat with Fotona is in the double result, as it also acts against sagging, since reducing only fat can make the skin more sagging.

Post-treatment: No Downtime.

Protocol: 3 sessions, monthly.

Result: Lifting effect.

Freeze®

Female > Body Treatments

Device that has unique technology to reverse the effects of aging on the skin, with positive effects also on fat and cellulite. For this, Freeze combines two sources of energy: on the one hand, the magnetic pulses, which stimulate the hormone FGF-2 responsible for the growth of blood vessels and the proliferation of fibroblasts, which are the fibers that produce collagen and elastin. On the other hand, multipolar radiofrequency acts, which increases the synthesis of collagen and elastin, destroying fats and stimulating the self-repairing ability of the skin. Treatment reduces measures, decreases sagging and appearance of cellulite.

Post-treatment: Slightly pink skin for up to 1 hour after each session.

Protocol: Between 8 and 10 sessions, weekly.

Result: Gradual, from the first session.

Ulthera®

Female > Body Treatments

Non-surgical treatment that uses ultrasound to give firmness and improve skin tone. This is possible because microfocus ultrasound is the only technology that applies energy to the deep muscle plane, i.e. it warms the innermost layers while preserving the epidermis on the surface of the skin. The action of Ulthera on the skin also allows to generate images that help to visualize the layers of tissues to be treated. The precision of the device further stimulates cells to produce new collagen fibers.

It is recommended to treat both sagging skin and muscle sagging, producing lifting effect.

Post-treatment: Slight redness and swelling that subsides within hours.

Protocol: 1 session per year.

Result: Gradual, up to 3 months after session.

Vela Shape III®

Female > Body Treatments

Through bipolar radiofrequency combined with infrared energy and a tip that produces heat, vacuum and massage, VelaShape III warms the upper layers of the skin as well as its deepest tissues.

In practice, its effects are similar to those of modeling massage, except that the heat produced at very high temperatures ends up “killing” fat cells and stimulating collagen production, leaving the skin smooth and firm, including without the typical irregularities of cellulite.

Among the advantages of VelaShape III is its ability to heat the treated region more quickly and to offer better temperature control. This prevents pain and burns. It treats abdomen, flanks, thighs or arms in just 20 minutes and there are great responses in the first session, totaling four.

The lifting effect and other results of the VelaShape III treatment were confirmed by research by manufacturer Syneron Medical, which recorded in all 42 volunteers in the experiment a mean reduction in waist circumference of 2.6 cm after a single session.

Post-treatment: No downtime.

Protocol: 4 sessions, biweekly.

Result: Gradual, from the 1st session

XWave®

Female > Body Treatments

Equipment that emits acoustic waves, which stimulate cells and tissues in the body with a series of micro shocks. The process is painless, only vibrations similar to those of very powerful speakers are felt.

By causing acoustic waves to spread through the skin and interact with subcutaneous tissue, they stimulate blood circulation and collagen formation. As a result, the accumulated fat that forms the cellulite disappears. X-Wave not only treats cellulite, it also decreases sagging skin, improves its appearance and even muscle tension. By stimulating the body’s natural collagen production, it also acts on the appearance of scars and stretch marks, reducing them. The original elasticity and texture of the skin is renewed.

Posttreatment: No downtime

Protocol: 6 sessions, weekly.

Result: Gradual, from the first session.

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