On the CBS Boston channel on YouTube, they discuss two new ways to remove fat in the video titled, “How to Know If Laser Weight Loss Is Right For You.” Liposuction used to be the only way to remove fat for those that had trouble with weight loss. Now there are two new methods that use lasers that are non-invasive and only cause minor pain.
Dr. Matthew Avram said both treatments are similar. One cools the fat in the body and the other heats the fat with the goal of removing it.
Cool sculpting suctions the fat by heating it and cooling it. When it cools down, the fat cells are destroyed. This procedure has very little pain and is often performed on an outpatient basis. The other procedure, SculpSure, has just recently been approved by the FDA. This targets fat with a cooling sensation while the laser heats up fat cells and will feel an overall warmth in the area treated. It heats up the fat cells and destroys them. After a 25-minute treatment, you can return to work or your daily routine, according to Dr. Bruce Katz. These laser weight loss treatments may take three or more months to see results. They should not replace a regular diet and exercise routine.