HOW TO PREPARE FOR NON-SURGICAL BODY CONTOURING

Non-surgical body contouring procedures, also known as non-invasive fat reduction treatments, rely on the most advanced cosmetic technology to help people achieve a toned and sculpted body in a safe and painless way. Besides being highly effective in treating specifically targeted areas where fat tissue can be particularly stubborn, the reason why patients opt for such treatments is the fact they cause little discomfort and have minimal downtime. However, before undergoing a non-surgical body contouring procedure, such as CoolSculpting, HYAcorp body fillers, mesotherapy or Thermage radiofrequency treatment, it is essential to gather as much information you can, so you know exactly what to expect.

COOLSCULPTING

CoolSculpting or cryolipolysis is a non-invasive and non-surgical body contouring procedure that is designed to gently remove stubborn fat cells by freezing them. It is commonly applied to specific areas on a patient’s body that do not respond to exercise and diet as they should. The results are long-lasting and natural-looking, and the areas that respond best to the treatment are submental space, arms, abdomen, love handles (flanks), and thighs. The technology used for CoolSculpting is extremely effective in removing the targeted pockets of fat without causing any disruption or damage to the surrounding tissue. This is possible due to the fact that fat cells have a lower cold tolerance and are more vulnerable to freezing temperatures than the surrounding tissue. Once the fat tissue is frozen, fat cells are broken down, making it easy for your body to dispose of them naturally. The treatment lasts around an hour and you can return to your everyday activities straight away. The process of fat reduction will start immediately, but the results will be visible only to a certain extent, since your body will need several months to eliminate fat cells. Once the process is completed, you will be left with permanent results as long as you do not make any drastic changes to your nutrition or fitness routine.

HYACORP BODY FILLERS

HYAcorp body contouring fillers are a type of dermal fillers made especially for body shaping. They consist of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, which has proven to be highly effective when it comes to volume restoration and, thus, non-invasive re-shaping of specific areas of a patient’s body. Even though hyaluronic acid is already present in our bodies, the natural production of this substance decreases as we age. HYAcorp fillers are made of hyaluronic acid particles that contour the body, create volume and replenish the body’s natural reserve of hyaluronic acid once they are injected. Before going through the treatment, it is crucial to inform your doctor of any medical conditions, especially if you are receiving anti-inflammatory or anticoagulant therapy. Once the procedure is finished, you should avoid showering in the first three days and refrain from any fitness activity for a week. The initial results are visible immediately, but the full effect is best seen after several weeks.

MESOTHERAPY

Another non-surgical body shaping treatment, mesotherapy or lipolysis treatment, is a highly-successful, FDA approved procedure that involves using injection therapy for circumferential reduction, body sculpting, cellulite reduction, and skin tightening. The treatment targets specific fat tissue and aims to eliminate fat pockets while contouring the body and promoting weight loss. The injections are designed to affect both alpha receptors that are responsible for the production of fat (lipogenesis) and beta receptors, which cause fat breakdown (lipolysis), with the help of carefully curated plant extracts, pharmacological agents, and homeopathic formulas. Prior to undergoing this body sculpting procedure, you are required to consult with a doctor who will check your medical history and conduct a thorough physical examination. The doctor will then select a formula specifically devised to address your unique needs and deliver the best results. You will need a couple of treatments to achieve the desired effect, but the exact number of appointments is individual and depends on the person.

THERMAGE RADIOFREQUENCY TREATMENT

Thermage radiofrequency treatment is a non-surgical body contouring cosmetic procedure that is mostly used for targeting specific areas of the body, notorious for being unresponsive to changes in diet and exercise, such as arms, abdomen, flank area, buttock, thighs and legs.  Moreover, thanks to its advanced technology, Thermage works as a highly effective skin tightening treatment as well, and it can be used to treat wrinkles, fine lines and saggy, dimpled skin, leading to a younger, more radiant appearance. The procedure is performed with the ThermaCool device that emits radiofrequency energy waves deep into the skin. The device is designed to heat collagen fibres in the deep tissue, causing both the skin and underlying tissue to tighten immediately, and stimulating new collagen production. At the same time, the ThermaTip delivers a cooling spray that keeps the top layers of the skin protected during the treatment. Thermage radiofrequency treatment is a single session procedure that normally lasts between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on the area treated, and requires no recovery time. Just one treatment helps tighten the skin and reduce circumference and the appearance of cellulite, resulting in improved body shape and skin complexion. Even though the initial results are visible immediately after the treatment, the full effect will be seen in two to six months, and it may last up to a year.

CONCLUSION

Non-invasive body sculpting treatments are an effective solution for getting rid of the stubborn fat cells, improving body shape, and achieving your ideal body image. However, bear in mind that you should maintain a healthy diet and regular fitness activity if you want the results to be permanent.  If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation with one of our experts to discuss the best non-surgical body contouring treatment for you, feel free to contact us at any time.