One of the newest fat reduction technologies is radio frequency. Radio Frequency delivers energy to the areas of fat by driving controlled heat deep within the fat through lipolysis to heat the fat without an instrument making physical contact with the patient. The applicator heats from a distance of one centimeter from the skin. Fat cells are preferentially heated without impacting other types of cells in the skin or other structures.
Patients who wish to reduce stubborn fat deposits that remain despite diet and exercise may be interested in radio frequency lipolysis as the risks are minimal. Treatment is also short and takes approximately thirty minutes. Sessions are repeated once a week for four weeks or as determined during the assessment. There is also no downtime and no activity restrictions.