What are bingo wings and how do we treat them?
Bingo wings are the term often used to describe the presence of fat deposits in the tricep area. This can cause increased skin laxity causing a drooping effect of the surrounding skin. This is often a result of weight increase but can also occur due to aging from the loss of collagen we experience. Bingo wings are often more common in women than men, where 3 out of 4 women say they are insecure about there arms. But what can we do to treat them?
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 an 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.
Radio frequency - to smooth and tighten skin which could have been stretched over time.
Bingo wings treatment
Before and After
"Anthropometry of the upper arm or more commonly known as bingo wings is when fat deposits build up on the under arm. This can cause a sagging affect and is a area of concern amongst many people however coolsculpting or aqualyx can assist in the removal of this as a targeted treatment for removing fat cells”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Bingo wings is the term used to describe excess fat and loose skin in the tricep area. As an individual gets older, collegen in the body decreases casuing the skin to sag.
Some women and men may genetically hold fat in this area, making it diffcult to reduce, even with correct diet and exercise.
Radio frequency treatment is amazing at tartgeting skin laxity as it stimulates collegen and elastin prodcution by heating the deep dermal layer of skin.
DUALHI treatment can also be used on the upper arms to create a tighter, more contored look.
It is advised to proceed with a 1-1 consultation before any treatment takes place. This is to ensure the right treatment plan is created for the patient.
During a 1-1 consultation our aesthetician will assess the tricep area and advise whether fat reduction or skin tightening is the most applicable treatment achieve optimal results.
There is little to no recovery time for radio frequency, cool sculpting and aqualyx. Whilst you may experience some side effects, such as swelling, these should not restrict you from your daily acitvites such as going to work.
After cool sculpting and aqualyx you should expect to see a signifciant reduction of fat in the upper arm area from 3 weeks to 3 months depending on the treatment method. Additionally, cool sculpting assists in tightening the skin in the area.
Skin tightening results from radio frequency can be seen almsot instantly but it does take up to 6 sessions to see the final result.
Yes, aboslutley! It is possbile to combine, for example, cool sculpting and radio frequency to create optimal results.
Once your fat tissues have fully recovered from coolsculpting you should be okay to go ahead with radio frequency treatment to further tighen the skin.
Some patients may find the fat removal treatments uncomfortable but not unbearable.
The side effects for cooslculpting and aqualyx differ. However, both typically include swelling, redness and soreness, which should subside within a week.
It is also advised to aviod the gym for 48 hours after fat reomval treatment.
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