What is above knee fat and what can we do to treat it?
Everybody, no matter how much we exercise contains a certain level of fat. This surrounds our vital organs, providing protection and also serves as an energy reserve. This is known as visceral fat and is physiologically essential however often fat can collect in areas in which we do not want it to collect such as above the knee. Subcutaneous fat exists just under the surface level of the skin and is the main cause of holding extra weight in localized areas. Although diet and exercise can move generalized fat, it can sometimes remain in a certain area. At Klnik, we offer a variety of treatments to reduce your unwanted above the knee fat.
Cool sculpting - The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is an FDA cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment referred to as cryolipolysis. This treatment works by cooling the fat cells enough to kill or break the cell membrane of the adipose (fat cell). Remarkably the fat freezes faster than the surrounding tissue and therefore surrounding cells are not effected. The body clears away the debris from the broken cells naturally through the lymphatic system.
Aqualyx - Aqualyx is a aqueous solution containing the active ingredient, deoxycholate. This molecule has the ability to dissolve fat cell membranes in turn causing fat cell reduction. The fatty acids released in this process are then naturally removed by our natural metabolic processes. Deoxycholate is found naturally occurring in our liver and is therefore deemed safe and non-toxic to the body. This treatment leads to the permanent reduction of fatty tissue and so the area will not return back to its previous state.
We also offer a range of other treatments in which pair with excess fat removal. Radio frequency can be used to smooth and tighten skin which could have been stretched.
Above knee fat
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“Often fat can develop in hard to reduce areas such as above the knee. At klnik we can target the stubborn fat. Coolsculpting and aqualyx can be used to reduce it effectively pockets quickly”
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Frequently Asked Questions
In general, coolsculpting is better for treating larger areas where as aqualyx is best for treating localised areas. Whether you need aqualyx or cool sculpting will vary between person to person and so a consultation is paramount.
Often leading a unhealthy lifestyle will result in the build up of stubborn fat. However genetics also plays a huge role within this.
Aqualyx treatment involves injecting a solution into the area to promote the break down of fat cells.
The amount of sessions of above the knee fat treatment you will need, will vary person to person. We can get a good idea of this after the first session when we can see how your body reacts to the treatment.
Both treatments for above the knee fat take a few weeks to take affect. This is due to the body having to remove the fat cells through natural bodily processes.
Treatment for above the knee fat may be deemed uncomfortable however this should be manageable.
Yes. All our treatments for above the knee fat removal are safe and are FDA approved.
Both treatments for stubborn fat offered at Klnik have no downtime and you can return to your daily activies following treatment. However, the areas may feel tender to touch and some slight swelling may be present.
Treatment for above the knee fat by aqualyx should take no longer 20 minutes. Coolsculpting sessions usually take an hour per applicator and so depending on how many areas you are treating will depend on how long your treatment time will be.
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