What Body Contouring Treatment is Right for You?
Despite spending hours at the gym and carefully watching what you eat, if you just can’t get rid of those stubborn fat areas on your body – body contouring treatments might be the answer. Body contouring treatments are a safe and effective way to reduce the fat cells on your body for that sculpted look you've always wanted. But with so many options available today choosing the right treatment can be overwhelming…
There are many treatments available that can enhance and sculpt the shape of your body. Non-surgical body contouring can accomplish the same goals as surgical treatments without the adverse risks and with the added benefit of a much shorter recovery time.
Types of non-surgical treatments include low level laser therapy, ultrasound and radio frequency. Low level laser therapy uses cold laser energy that are absorbed by fat cells, broken down and absorbed into the body. Ultrasound uses high-intensity, focused sound waves to disrupt fat calls, causing them to dissolve gradually over time. Radiofrequency delivers controlled energy to excess fat areas, creating heat within fat cells and subsequently destroying them. Here’s a few examples to help you choose the best treatment for you.
Cool Sculpting – Low Level Laser Therapy
Coolsculpting freezes away fat cells to help give a smooth, toned appearance, especially in stubborn problem areas. It works by using an applicator that is placed on the area that is being treated. The applicator pulls the skin like a vacuum, while simultaneously cooling the area.
Pros: Noninvasive; FDA approved; mild if any side effects; little to no downtime
Cons: 1 hour treatment time per region; bruising; can get overly chilled during treatment; temporary hardening or numbness of treated area can be experienced; treats only small areas – more than one treatment may be needed to treat an entire region; accommodates only those who have “enough” fat to fit into the applicator
UltraShape® – Ultrasound Therapy
UltraShape® uses ultrasound energy that tear apart the fat cell walls, releasing the fat in the form of triglycerides. The liver then processes those triglycerides, which are then eliminated from the body naturally.
Pros: Noninvasive; little to no downtime
Cons: 1 hour average treatment time; heat can be uncomfortable; three treatments over two weeks are recommended
BT Exilis – Ultrasound & Radio Frequency Therapy
BTL Exilis is the only body contouring technology that combines the energies of high intensity ultrasound and radio frequency to penetrate through fat tissues to permanently destroy fat cells. With its unique layering affect it also improves the texture and firmness of skin for cellulite reduction.
Pros: Noninvasive; FDA approved; little to no downtime; built in controls ensure skin doesn’t overheat; tightens skin and reduces cellulite; treats hard to reach areas other treatments can’t.
Cons: Temporary pinkness on treatment area, multiple sessions may be needed Ultimately, the type of body contouring you choose depends on your goals and preferences. Whether you are looking to tighten your body, reduce fat in problem areas or reduce cellulite, there is a body contouring treatment right for you.