Non-surgical fat cell disruption is an effective method for eliminating stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, such as laser therapy and cryolipolysis. There are various treatment options available including laser therapy and cryolipolysis.
Cryolipolysis (or fat freezing) works on the principle that certain fat cells respond more sensitively than others to cold temperatures. A device is applied to the area undergoing treatment that delivers controlled cooling to tissue in order to crystallize fat while sparing other cells such as skin and muscle from harm; eventually these damaged fat cells will be eliminated via natural metabolic processes, leaving behind visibly slimmer areas in their wake.
Aqualyx and Belkyra/Kybella are injectable treatments containing deoxycholic acid to break down fat molecules in the body and ingest them through lymphatic drainage systems for elimination.
Photonic lipolysis or red light therapy, an FDA approved treatment, uses a special lamp to deliver specific wavelengths of light through the skin to target fat cells and open small openings that release some of their contents, leading to removal from lymphatic system for processing.