How to Get Rid of Stubborn Fat without Surgery

You put in the hard work of eating right, getting more and better exercise, and staying hydrated, and it’s mostly paid off – except for those last few stubborn areas of body fat that you just can’t drop. And, no matter what you do, you can’t make those last few cosmetic changes happen.  Or you have been losing weight, but the skin is loose, and it’s hard to see all your hard work leave loose, crinkled, or stretch-marked skin behind.

Whether you’re frustrated with your face, double chin, waistline, back, or knees, we offer many treatment options, including non-surgical solutions. 

At Apex Dermatology, our expert team led by Karin Harp, MD, FAAD, provides cosmetic treatment services to new and existing patients from around the Westlake Village, California. 

Here are some of our non-surgical treatment options for supporting your transformation that you should know about this spring.

Slimming facial fat

For many people, remaining areas of facial fat keep weight loss results from presenting the desired appearance. You might have jowls or a double chin that make you look older than your actual age.  You may feel you are not presenting your best self in online meetings or photos.

Radiofrequency uses specially targeted energy to melt fat and tighten skin permanently.  TrusculptiD Stamp offers a permanent reduction of the double-chin with no downtime over a series of multiple comfortable treatments using safe, warm radiofrequency (RF) energy.

Morpheus 8 Radiofrequency Microneedling allows us to customize tightening of the skin while reducing fat permanently under the chin, jowls, and lower face.  Treatments are customized to reduce wrinkles, lift and tighten skin, and smooth and sculpt the jawline.

With revolutionary Kybella® treatments, you can get rid of a double chin without ever facing surgery. Kybella is also less invasive than liposuction as a treatment option for unwanted facial fat. With this procedure, Dr. Harp, Dr. Aria, Kristin Rupert PA-C or Sherri Anderson PA-C inject a safe and synthetic version of deoxycholic acid into the area under your chin. Over the next month, your body naturally clears the destroyed fat cells in the treatment area.

You can also opt for a non-surgical facelift with the Silhouette InstaLift™. This procedure gives you a natural-looking youthful look by placing patented InstaLift threads below the surface of your skin, with 3-6 months of gradually continued lift after your treatment session and just a few days of recovery time.

Adjusting body contours

You might have stubborn pockets of body fat in other locations besides your face, such as your flanks, belly, and knees.   If you want to slim your body contours without surgery, you may benefit from treatments with TruSculpt® iD. You can hope to see an overall 39% reduction of body fat thickness in the treated zone within 12 weeks after your first session.

With no downtime and in only 15 minutes per treatment area, TruSculpt iD lets the Apex Dermatology team stimulate your skin in the targeted treatment areas with radiofrequency (RF) energy non-surgically destroys fat cells forever. This treatment additionally lifts and tightens your skin in the weeks following your procedure for a naturally slimmer appearance.  This is a safe and effective treatment for all skin types.  No numbing is required, and there is no downtime.

Morpheus 8 Body Radiofrequency Microneedling is a game-changer for remedying loose or crepey skin or stretch marks overlying excess fat. We use Morpheus8, which combines radiofrequency technology with microneedling, to tackle jowls, the jawline, double chins, jiggly inner and outer thighs, knees, and abdomens.

Another choice for firming skin without changing fat cells is Thermage FLX™, which also uses RF energy. You could start to see your results within just an hour or so of your treatment session with this body contouring and skin firming therapy, and gentle collagen-building occurs over the next 12 weeks.

Book a consultation with Dr. Harp, Dr. Aria, Kristin Rupert PA-C, Sherri Anderson PA-C, and the Apex Dermatology team today. Call us at 818-208-1532, or use the online booking tool.

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