Unwanted Arm Pit Fat Part 3B
Date: March 23, 2016
Non-Surgical Options to Improve the Appearance of Arm Pit Fat
Despite all the search results with titles of articles promising diet and exercise tips to reduce the arm pit bulge, only medical intervention truly proves to improve arm pit fat.
Fortunately, several non-surgical, non-invasive medical treatment options exist for fat reduction at the arm pit. Choosing the remedy that is right for you should be based upon multiple factors such as the amount of fat in the area, the degree of flaccidity of your skin, your budget, your willingness or unwillingness to undergo a significant recovery period, your time availability, your goals and your medical history & current medical condition. Thanks to advances in medical technology and medical products, you can choose from a variety of effective medical treatments and therapies.
SculpSure™ is an FDA approved laser treatment proven to permanently destroy 24% of the fat cells in the treated area. The SculpSure™ treatment has also been seen to tighten skin in the treated area. Both arms can be treated in one treatment, which takes only 25 minutes for the 24% fat reduction.
Great for: Age 18 and up, mild, moderate or severe arm pit fat
Beautiful Effects for: Permanent destruction of 24% of fat cells
Recovery Period: None, no restrictions
Ouch Factor: Comfortable 25-minute treatment
In-Office Time: 45 minutes to one hour
See Results When: 6 weeks, with optimum results at 12 weeks
Skin Tightening?: Yes
Lipodissolve is a treatment utilizing a combination of compounds injected for the purpose of fat reduction. The treatment has also been seen to result in tissue tightening. The main ingredient in Lipodissolve is Phosphytidycholine, a substance derived from soy. Lipodissolve has not been approved or intensely studies by the FDA for fat reduction or cosmetic purposes. The use of Lipodissolve for cosmetic purposes is condiered “off label” use. “Off label” means that it has been approved or occurs naturally for one purpose, but providers are using it for another purpose. It has been used for reducing fat deposits for many years.
Great for: Age 18 and up, mild, moderate & severe arm pit fat
Beautiful Effects for: Insufficient scientific data; effects lasting many years have been noted clinically
Recovery Period: None, but there can be swelling, discomfort, bruising for 1-4 weeks
Ouch Factor: Multiple micro-injections can cause discomfort during & after injecting
In-Office Time: 45 minutes to one hour; may treat again in 6 weeks
See Results When: 4 to 6 weeks (may require up to 3 treatments)
Skin Tightening: Insufficient scientific data: skin tightening has been noted clinically
Cost: 200 – 400 per treatment
We hope this discussion of the causes of arm pit fat, plus the treatment options to reduce arm pit fat, has been beneficial.
If you have concerns about unwanted arm pit fat, please contact the body shaping experts at Sculpt Away at 210-227-3051 or online at Sculpt Away.
Stay tuned to our website and check out our Facebook page for the next segment in our Educational Series about problem fat as it relates to different body parts.
In Part 4, learn all about problem fat in our upper back, “bra fat” and the “buffalo hump,” and ways to reduce both so you can look & feel beautiful and confident.