Fat Reduction and Body Contouring AT DERMACARE SAN DIEGO

Published: January 9, 2017
Category: Blog, Body Contouring, Body Shaping
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If you would like to make 2017 the year you reduce those stubborn areas of fat, perhaps a body contouring treatment is in order. There are many effective ways to trim those fat deposits and create a sleeker body profile without general anesthesia and excessive recovery time. At Dermacare, we offer a variety of body contouring options to reduce fat and give those problem spots the slimming you have been looking for. Check out these procedures featured on our DermaShape website to see which body contouring option might be the right one for you.


CoolSculpting is a non-surgical method of body sculpting that literally freezes fat cells out of your body. Through a technical process known as cryolipolysis, controlled cooling is delivered into the body tissue. Since fat cells are destroyed at a higher temperature than other cells, the fat is destroyed while leaving surrounding skin and tissue intact.

A CoolSculpting treatment can be used to treat nearly any area of fat that does not respond to diet and exercise, including:

  • Abdomen and waistline
  • Hips and love handles
  • Upper and lower back
  • Inner and outer thighs

The procedure is relatively painless and now with the innovative CoolAdvantage technology, it only takes about 35 minutes to complete one cycle of treatment. Patients will begin to see results in the weeks following treatment, as the destroyed fat cells are eliminated through natural body processes. You may require a series of 2-3 treatment sessions to achieve your full results, which will be permanent as long as a healthy weight is maintained afterward.


SculpSure is another non-surgical method of body contouring, but this treatment uses heat instead of cooling to destroy fat cells in the treatment area. Laser energy is delivered into the fat deposit, which targets the fat cells without damaging surrounding tissue. Like CoolSculpting, the treated fat cells are gradually eliminated by the body’s own lymphatic system, while you see a progressive slimming of the area.

SculpSure can be performed without any type of anesthesia and the procedure takes about 25 minutes to complete. Patients typically report a warm, tingling sensation during treatment, but the procedure is not considered uncomfortable. You will be able to return to your regular activities as soon as your treatment is over. Results are seen in the weeks following treatment and are generally permanent.

Laser-Assisted Liposuction

For those looking to reduce a bit more fat from specific areas, laser-assisted liposuction might be a better solution. This procedure adds laser energy to the basic liposuction procedure, which liquefies fat cells for easier removal from the body. At the same time, the laser stimulates the body’s own production of collagen and elastin to firm and improve the appearance of the skin in the treatment area.

At Dermacare, Dr. Birchall performs laser-assisted liposuction using local anesthesia for less risk and a faster recovery process. The procedure can target a number of treatment areas, including:

  • Abdomen and midsection
  • Upper and lower back
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Hips and flanks
  • Neck and jawline

Laser-assisted liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis, which means you return home the same day as your procedure. Most of our patients are back to regular activities within a few days after treatment. Like other body contouring procedures, the results of laser-assisted liposuction are permanent as long as a healthy weight is maintained. Unlike our other treatment options, patients enjoy full results from a single liposuction procedure.

If you are looking for a way to trim stubborn fat this year, Dermacare has the treatment options you are looking for. To learn more about any of these procedures, contact Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics today at 760-472-5088 or 858-943-2443.