The appearance of stubborn fat pockets in certain areas of the body such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, calves, upper and lower back, cheeks, chin, and neck is a common concern among women and men today. Effective treatment options such as liposuction surgery and laser-assisted SmartLipo procedures are available, but not every patient may be prepared to undergo an invasive procedure for aesthetic purposes.
In such cases, the surgeon may offer safe, proven and effective non-invasive fat reduction treatments. Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons, is a state of the art practice providing advanced surgical as well as non-invasive treatments to reduce fat deposits in targeted areas. MBody receives patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, and surrounding communities.
Drugs for Body Contouring
A new generation of injectable drugs has emerged, which is showing great promise in the trial stages. The drugs are designed to achieve localized fat reduction without any need for surgery. One of the first drugs is called Lipo-202, which is designed to work as an injectable fat reducer in the abdominal region. This physician-administered drug is at present in its third stage of clinical trials.
Neothetics studies have shown that Lipo-202 triggers the metabolism of triglycerides that are stored in the fat cells. This causes the fat cells to shrink through lipolysis, the lipid breakdown, and the hydrolysis of triglycerides. When this drug is injected directly into the abdomen, it can produce a flatter appearance of the tummy.
Patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, and nearby areas may receive more information about non-surgical fat reduction treatments at Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center.
Characteristics of Lipo-202
- It is used in the abdominal area for non-obese patients.
- Injections are received over a period of two months at the rate one injection per week.
- Measurable results can be noticed in about one month.
- Results can last for up to three months following treatment.
Chin Fat Reduction with AXT-101
One of the most challenging areas for fat reduction through any surgical or non-surgical procedure is the chin. A new fat reduction drug from Kythera called AXT-101 (Now FDA approved Kybella) is specifically designed to reduce localized neck fat under the chin or sub-mental area of the body. Droopy skin below the chin is typically caused by a combination of heredity factors and aging. As a result, the area is resistant to spot reduction treatments. Now with the introduction of AXT-101, as per the results of clinical trials, it is possible to achieve a 90% fat reduction under the chin.
Characteristics of AXT-101
- Achieves localized fat reduction in the sub-mental area.
- It has recently been approved by the FDA.
- It is a formulation of natural deoxycholic acid.
- Designed to damage and destroy targeted fat cells.
- Injections are administered every month for six months.
AXT-101 has been approved only for fat reduction under the chin. With these promising new generation drugs, patients have another treatment option to devastate unwanted fats without the act of actually having to go down the surgery route.
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