Would you like a tighter tummy or shapelier thighs? Non-surgical body sculpting can do the job for you. Men and women of all ages are turning to minimally invasive body sculpting procedures to help them look their best, without having to take too much time out of their busy lives for recovery. Consequently, they are often anxious to find out what body sculpting options are available.
What exactly is body sculpting?
Body sculpting typically refers to cosmetic treatments that are used to reshape and redefine the body, by removing fat cells. The procedures chiefly utilize focused ultrasound, laser, or radiofrequency (RF) technology to get rid of unwanted fat cells, and reshape troublespots like the abdomen, flanks, and thighs, after a few sessions.
Body sculpting is a fast growing area of cosmetic dermatology because it is a safe alternative to surgery, and there is much less pain and downtime. These procedures are the ideal option for people that have reached a plateau in their weight loss efforts, and need some help to remove a few troublespots, so that they can get the body they want.
What are my body sculpting options?
The options available for body sculpting have skyrocketed in recent years, thanks to new classes of body sculpting devices that are faster and more efficient. If you are looking to get rid of unwanted fat and sculpt your body, there are several innovative options on the market.
Radiofrequency Body Sculpting Treatments
Vanquish ME is a non-invasive body sculpting treatment from BTL Technologies that uses Selective RF technology to melt unwanted fat, and shape the body. It is a unique non-contact body contouring system that is designed to slim down the abdomen and thighs.
How Vanquish ME works
The device is placed over the targeted area, but is not in direct contact with the skin. The RF energy selectively targets and heats the fat cells. The deep tissue heating triggers cell breakdown. The treated fat is processed and naturally flushed away by the body over the following weeks, leading to permanent fat reduction.
Vanquish ME is a safe, effective procedure that requires no downtime, so patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment. Vanquish has a large spot size, so it can treat a large area in a short period of time.
Vanquish is generally well-tolerated, but during the procedure patients may feel a warm sensation at the treatment site.
Most patients require 4 treatments with Vanquish ME to realize the desired results.
What to expect after Vanquish ME
Some changes in body contours can be seen 2-3 weeks after treatment, but final results can take up to 3 months to show. Patients usually lose an average of 2 inches off their waistline after treatment.
ThermiTight is another high-tech body sculpting procedure that uses RF energy to smooth and tighten specific regions of the body. Unlike Vanquish ME which is contactless, ThermiTight uses a small temperature-controlled probe to melt fat and tighten the skin. ThermiTight can be used on various parts of the body including the face, neck, arms, abdomen, thighs, and knees.
How ThermiTight works
A topical anesthesia is first applied to the treatment area, after which the heated probe is placed under the skin. The RF energy is delivered into the tissues and promotes the formation of new collagen and elastin. The system has an infrared camera that allows the physician to monitor skin temperature, to ensure the safety and precision of the procedure.
ThermiTight is an in office procedure that takes about 60 minutes to perform. It typically takes only a single treatment to achieve the desired results with ThermiTight.
What to expect after ThermiTight
There may be some slight swelling and bruising after ThermiTight, and this can take a few days to resolve. Patients may notice a difference in body contours within 6-8 weeks of the procedure, but it can take 3-6 months to see the best results.
Body sculpting treatments are minimally invasive mostly pain-free procedures that offer a short procedure time, with little to no recovery.
If you are in the Oneonta, NY area, consider visiting New York Skin & Vein Center for your body sculpting treatments.
Call (607) 286-0674 today to set up a consultation.