Fat cells are a vital part of the human body. They store energy and vitamins to keep us strong and healthy. They also create hormones that transmit messages throughout our bodies. Unfortunately, some people notice their body fat percentage is higher than they want it to be. If your fat percentage is more than 25 percent for men and 30 percent for women, it can be dangerous and unhealthy. So how do you lose fat and is it the same thing as losing weight? Here’s what you need to know about the two very different practices and how you can melt fat away with laser treatments, permanently.
Losing Weight vs. Losing Fat
Did you know there is a difference between losing weight and losing body fat? Did you know that people whose lifestyles become more sedentary and gain weight, still have the same number of fat cells as before? In fact, the number of fat cells you have in your body remains the same throughout your entire life. They expand and shrink, depending on the amount of energy they need to store. Losing weight may shrink those cells, but it cannot make them go away completely.
Types of Fat Cells
Over time, fat cells can grow and begin to cause problems in your body. Not all fat cells are created equally; in fact, there are different types that exist in the body. Here’s what you need to know about the different types of fat cells in the body:
- Fluffy: Fluffy fat is soft, jiggly, and squishy. Women tend to build this kind of fat easier than men, especially around their stomachs, hips, thighs, and the backs of their arms. For men, fluffy fat is normally found on their stomach and love handles.
- Fibrous: Fibrous fat is tougher than fluffy fat and can form in set-in rolls. You can pinch it, but it is tougher and does not squish. Women often find this fat beneath their bra strap, and men can feel it in their love handles.
- Cellulite: When fat gets trapped within the bottom layers of the skin it can cause cellulite. After menopause the skin becomes thinner, which makes it difficult for this fat to be reduced or eliminated.
- Firm/Visceral: This type of fat lives below the muscles and surrounds your internal organs in your abdomen. Firm fat can only be reduced with lifestyle changes because there are currently no cosmetic methods able to reduce it. However, it responds the fastest than any other type.
How to Get Rid of Fat Cells without Surgery
The SculpSure laser fat removal treatment can help you destroy stubborn fat cells in areas like the thighs, abdomen, and arms—any area that doesn’t seem to respond to consistent exercise and healthy eating. By reducing the number of fat cells in these areas, your body will become more toned and slimmer. This is not a weight loss treatment, and it is not intended to be a substitute for diet and exercise; however, many patients love this treatment for its fat loss benefits. How does it work? A laser heats up the fat cells in the target area. The heat destroys the cells, and the treatment is over. Throughout the next few weeks, the body will go through its natural processes to eliminate the dead cells in the body. As these fat cells are permanently discarded, you will notice a drastic change in your figure.
Say “Goodbye” to Fat Forever with the SculpSure Treatment
If you’ve been working hard on losing weight and toning your body, but notice certain areas holding onto your fat, the SculpSure laser treatment is the right choice for you. This effective treatment is used by many to deal with stubborn fat and help people feel confident in the bodies they work so hard for.
At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, we pride ourselves on using the latest clinical methods to give clients the anti-aging skin and body care that they deserve. We support our clients being able to make the right, informed decisions about how to pursue body contouring, and we strive to provide the best practitioners in Toronto. Just check out our clients’ SculpSure reviews! To learn more about the procedure or SculpSure costs, or to book your appointment today, contact us by phone at 416.546.4664 or by e-mail at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca to ask any questions. Our skincare specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.