In the age of social media, especially with its photo editing and filters, so many people are finding that they are not satisfied with their bodies. Oftentimes, even through diet and exercise, it could seem impossible to achieve that dream body many of us yearn for. Life gets in the way – kids or work take up much of our time, and natural aging and genetics might not be on our side. A healthy lifestyle is always encouraged and will play a large role in the way we look and feel.
With that being said, we may need a little boost. It’s worth considering a cosmetic body contouring treatment if it means feeling more comfortable and confident in your skin. You might be thinking, “that sounds great” but you aren’t looking to undergo any invasive surgical procedure or take the necessary time off work afterwards.
Nowadays there are so many options out there that don’t involve risky or costly surgery. With some treatments you can literally pop by on your lunch break and immediately return to your usual activities but too many options can quickly become overwhelming.
Everyone’s body goals are unique. You might be hoping for an athletic and muscular body type, where others would like to look slimmer. You might be looking to lose excess fat from common areas like the neckline or elsewhere on the body, where another person may want to gain some volume and shape in their butt.
In this post we’re going to discuss a few of the popular body contouring treatments offered by the skilled professionals at EverYoung Laser and Skin Clinics. Hopefully this will help align the right procedure for your specific goals.
If you’re looking for an athletic body type, then you will want to consider EMSculpt. EMSculpt is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure designed to contour the body, build muscle and burn fat – giving you that desirable “toned” look. Through an applicator, EMSculpt uses HIFEM technology to induce powerful muscle contractions, penetrating down to the underlying layers of muscle and fat. A session only takes 30 minutes and causes 20,000 muscle contractions during that time. In other words, you’ll be receiving 20,000 perfectly executed sit ups or squats without actually working out! EMSculpt can work to sculpt and firm your legs, arms, abdomen and butt while reducing fat in those areas. While this procedure might sound too good to be true, it is FDA approved and backed by multiple studies.
If you have excess fat in “trouble areas” like the abdomen, thighs, butt, under bra or love handles, you’re not alone. Fat tends to build in these common areas and can be difficult to get rid of even with diet and exercise. BodyFX is a non-invasive alternative to liposuction to smooth cellulite, tighten skin and remove fat. This treatment uses ultrasound and radio frequency to reduce fat in the treated area. The ultrasound energy heats the fat cells, breaking them down, while also stimulating collagen production. (Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the body responsible for fullness and elasticity.) At the same time, radiofrequency waves cause collagen synthesis and the production of new cells. A BodyFX treatment takes only 20 minutes per area and there is no downtime afterwards. Along with body sculpting, BodyFX has shown to improve skin texture, reduce swelling, reduce inflammation and reduce circulation problems.
If you’re looking to get rid of stubborn body fat, then body contouring with Coolsculpting may be the solution for you. Coolsculpting is a popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment that freezes and destroys fat cells in unwanted areas without the use of surgery. This treatment is highly effective on areas such as the stomach, hips, thighs, butt, arms, and the area below the chin. During a Coolsculpting treatment, a clear gel pad will be placed on the affected area to create a barrier between the cooling panel and your skin. The applicator is a handheld device that delivers controlled cooling to safely target fat cells. The whole procedure will take about an hour but this can vary by individual. One great thing about Coolsculpting is that the results are permanent! Once the fat cells underneath the skin are frozen, they die. Your body processes and eliminates the dead cells and they do not return. Just one procedure can permanently reduce 20-25% of fat cells in the treated area. Assuming you maintain your weight and shape, you will be enjoying smoother, slimmer lines and feeling good in your clothes!
Sculptra is an injectable cosmetic filler that can be used to restore volume in an area. EverYoung Laser and Skin Clinics is now offering Sculptra fillers for a non-surgical butt lift. If you’ve been spending hours in the gym trying to achieve that perfect peach with no luck, this is definitely the procedure for you! Sculptra contains a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a bio-stimulatory filler that stimulates the body’s production of collagen. As we’ve already mentioned, collagen is a protein in the body responsible for fullness and elasticity. A Sculptra treatment injects the special PLLA fillers deep under the skin to stimulate the growth of new collagen so you will notice continued results in the months following your procedure. A Sculptra treatment takes only 30 minutes, where you’ll be asked to lie on your stomach while the injections are delivered. It may take a few weeks to notice the results. But after just one treatment, you will have a rounder and more lifted butt! Depending on the individual, 2-3 treatments may be needed to achieve your goals.
Lipodissolve is a certified safe injectable to eliminate fat pockets anywhere on the face and body. Lipodissolve is a procedure where phosphatidylcholine (PPC) is injected directly into undesired fat deposits. PPC is a naturally occurring substance in the body with various functions related to fat metabolism. Lipodissolve mimics the body’s natural process for melting fat in the intestine. When the PPC is injected into the treated area, fat cells start to melt away and are eliminated. A Lipodissolve procedure takes about 20 minutes. Depending on the individual, 2-4 treatments will be required, about a month apart.
If you’re self-conscious about unsightly cellulite on your thighs, hips, butt or other area, then read on to hear about VelaShape. Cellulite affects most women, of all shapes and sizes. Even fit, thin women have cellulite! While there’s nothing wrong with this and the abundance of cellulite won’t affect your health in any way, it can decrease a lot of women’s confidence – especially during bikini season. VelaShape is a device to reduce cellulite and slim the body without surgery. It combines heat, light, vacuum and massage to shrink fat cells, smooth cellulite and reduce body circumference. The result is a toned appearance and sleek contours. VelaShape also builds new collagen for tighter, firmer skin. A 20-45 minute VelaShape procedure will feel much like a heated deep tissue massage. This is a comfortable procedure, with no downtime necessary afterwards. Depending on the individual, 4-6 treatments will be required, spaced at weekly intervals. Not only does VelaShape reduce the appearance of cellulite but it improves blood circulation and enhances lymphatic drainage while slimming and contouring the body shape.
The appearance of a “double chin” can make someone appear older and heavier than they actually are. Since fat in the neckline area tends to stick around even after losing weight in other areas, this can be a real detriment to our self esteem. If you’re looking to ditch that double chin without the use of surgery, then a Belkyra double chin reduction might be the right choice for you. Belkyra uses injections made from a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid (a naturally occuring substance in the body). Fine needles are used to inject the Belkyra to the area underneath the chin, melting away fat to create an attractive, defined jawline. With the maintenance of weight through a healthy lifestyle, the results of a Belkyra double chin reduction are permanent. Once the fat cells are gone, they do not return. A tighter, more contoured neckline can make a huge difference to your overall appearance, helping you to become more confident than ever!
RF Collagen Induction
This skin tightening treatment tones, tightens and lifts loose skin for firmer contours. As we age, our skin begins to sag, altering our appearance and making us look older than we might feel. Other factors can cause loose skin, like quick weight fluctuations or pregnancy. An RF (radiofrequency) Collagen Induction is a popular non-invasive tightening procedure for both the face and body. It’s commonly used in areas such as the neck, arms, tummy and eye area of the face. Just like the name sounds, an RF Collagen reduction uses a special skin tightening laser to stimulate the formation of collagen in the treated area, which improves the skin’s elasticity. An RF Collagen Induction procedure takes about 45 minutes and you can return to work right away.
These are just a few of the life-changing body contouring procedures offered by the licensed and knowledgeable staff at EverYoung Laser and Skin Clinics. Whether you now know exactly what treatment you want, or are perhaps still a little unsure, don’t hesitate to book a personalized consultation so you can discuss all your options and specific goals for your body. We strive to help you look and feel your best!