What’s the Difference Between Body Contouring and Skin Tightening?
Gone are the days that surgery is your only option to get rid of the stubborn fat areas and sagging skin on your body. In today’s world there are many noninvasive alternatives to help you get the sculpted look you always wanted!
Body contouring and skin tightening are two treatments available. But how do you know which treatment will help you get the results you are looking for? Isn't body contouring and skin tightening the same thing? Knowing the difference between the two can help you decide which procedure is right for you.
What is Body Contouring?
Body contouring refers to the reduction of unwanted fat to help you achieve an improved body shape. There are a variety of non-surgical body contouring treatments available to reduce those stubborn pockets of fat on your neck, arms, legs, back fat and knees.
Cryolipolysis(freezing fat cells); laser, radiofrequency and ultrasound are all nonsurgical procedures that target and destroy fat cells. Body contouring procedures are meant to help you get rid of stubborn fat areas on your body that are resistant to diet and exercise. They are not meant to be a weight loss solution.
What is Skin Tightening?
Skin tightening refers to the smoothing and firming of skin which has become loose and saggy due to age, sun damage or weight changes. Over the course of treatments, your skin tightens and the overall thickness of the fat layer decreases, leading to noticeable results.
Effective skin tightening treatment areas include the eyes, face, neck, chin, chest, abdomen, knees, hip, buttocks legs and arms. Skin tightening is an affordable and effective alternative for smoother, tighter, younger looking skin- without the cost and recovery time of surgery.
Both body contouring and skin tightening are safe and effective treatments, with little to no downtime. Treatment times will vary depending on how many and how large the areas are that are being treated.