The Fat Blaster uses focused ultrasound waves to permanently get rid of fat cells selectively in your problem areas. The Fat Blaster gets rid of these fat cells without surgery and with minimal side effects or downtime.
The Fat Blaster – 7 Things You Should Know
Our Fat Blaster is device new to the United States that is used to permanently get rid of fat cells and reduce waist size. The Fat Blaster uses focused ultrasound waves to permanently get rid of fat cells selectively in your problem areas. The Fat Blaster gets rid of these fat cells without surgery and with minimal side effects or downtime.
2. How does the Fat Blaster work?
The Fat Blaster uses special technology called High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to cause the death of fat cells safely and effectively. Focusing the ultrasound energy of the Fat Blaster at 1-2 cm below the surface of the skin avoids any burns or trauma to the skin and makes the treatment more comfortable. The fat cells are disrupted by the Fat Blaster, resulting in an average of 1-1.5 inches reduction in waist size in three treatments.
3. What happens to the fat after the Fat Blaster treatment?
The disrupted fat cells attract the body’s inflammatory and healing responses. Special cells called macrophages engulf the fat and cellular debris. The macrophages then transport the fat through the lymphatic and venous system, eventually to the liver. This process takes 2-4 weeks, so there are no changes in fat, triglyceride, or any other body chemistries. The liver treats the fat from the macrophages just like fat you have eaten. The liver takes the fat and metabolizes it normally. Studies have not shown an increase in other body measurements after the use of the Fat Blaster. This means there is no measurable redistribution of the fat. We know it can’t go back to the treatment area because those cells no longer exist.
4. Who is a good candidate for the Fat Blaster?
The Fat Blaster is best for certain patients. Both women and men can be candidates. You should be able to pinch at least an inch of fat in your area of concern. A layer of fat less than an inch probably does not require treatment. You should also be fairly close to your ideal body weight. Persons with Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 30 may be candidates. If your BMI is greater than 30, The Skin Clinics can educate you on ways to attain an ideal weight where the Fat Blaster would be of better benefit to you. To find out your BMI follow this link: CDC BMI Calculator.
5. What kind of results can I expect from the Fat Blaster?
The Fat Blaster permanently disrupts the fat cells in the treatment area. Treatment length depends on the area to be treated. The current studies showed an average decrease in waist size of 4.6 cm or 1.8 inches after 3 months. This is essentially one pant size. Although some results from the Fat Blaster are often seen in 1-2 weeks, it might take 3-6 months for the final results to be realized.
6. What are some the Fat Blaster side effects?
The Fat Blaster side effects are mostly minimal. Patients have typically experienced mild to no discomfort. Since each person has a different pain tolerance. Some patients have some redness after the procedure, which usually resolves after a few hours. Very rarely, swelling and bruising after receiving a Fat Blaster treatment can occur and usually resolves in a few days.
7. Will the Fat Blaster help me lose weight?
The Fat Blaster is NOT a weight loss procedure. The fat cells are permanently disrupted with the Fat Blaster treatment. However, the fat inside the cells is not destroyed. The fat is carried back to your liver and treated just like the food you eat. Once processed by the liver, the fat released by the Fat Blaster treatments is eliminated naturally.