Many of us struggle with our body image. Sometimes dieting and exercise is simply not enough to reach our body image goals. Some bodies have stubborn spots where fat refuses to go away. One possible solution to this problem is Body Contouring. Simply put, body contouring is the reduction of fat or loose skin to reveal a toned and fit body. It is a clinically approved medical procedure that is painless, noninvasive, comfortable, and can help the patient feel more confident in themselves and their appearance.
Body contouring can help target stubborn fat in the abdomen, thighs, “love handles” that will not disappear regardless of what steps you have taken to get them to. Body contouring can help you go down a dress size by redefining your waistline, it can help you look better in your favorite pair of jeans by lifting and shaping your buttocks, or you can simply feel good about the way you look in the mirror after body contouring has firmed up the curve of your hips or flattened out your stomach.
Our procedures at LightRx, be it with radio frequencies, low level lasers and pulsed magnetic fields are all non-surgical, safe, and FDA approved. Treatment sessions are fast, usually lasting somewhere between thirty minutes and an hour. Afterwards you will be able to leave our clinic and be able to return to your daily activities with no downtime.
How does Body Contouring Work?
There are many options when it comes to body contouring and different methods work best for different people. Ultimately, it depends on the patient’s aesthetic goal. A patient can have fat melted away using low level lasers through a process called laser lipo. Laser lipo uses low level laser beams that are released through treatment pads to break down stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol.
These free fatty acids and glycerol are released into the body through the cell membranes and transported around the body to various tissues where it waits to be burnt off through post-treatment exercise. This process is permanent so long as the patient keeps up a healthy diet and exercise because the fat storing cells are killed and can no longer collect fat.
Another part of body contouring is skin tightening, typically skin tightening is done with a combination of radio frequencies and magnetic pulses. The radio frequencies and magnetic pulses cause a thermal reaction in the tissue, causing the body’s natural healing process to respond and tighten the skin. The body does this by forming new collagen which then contracts and tightens the skin. These skin tightening techniques work great on the face and neck area, but also work when targeting cellulite on the stomach, thighs, and buttocks.
Our Body Contouring Technology
When it comes to body contouring LightRx uses the Venus Bliss Non-Invasive Lipolysis system. The Venus Bliss is used for both the laser treatments and the skin tightening aspects of body contouring. It is clinically validated to remove fat and provide a more contoured look and it focuses on patient comfort. For the laser treatments it employs 1064 nm diode laser applicators to induce lipolysis. This leads to a reduction of fat cells in the target area. The Venus Bliss focuses on patient care and comfort through its technology. It features 4 diode laser applicators that can be activated individually and placed in various configurations.
This flexibility allows it to form fit to nearly any patient. These applicators have uniform energy distribution across sapphire crystals which evenly heat the target tissue. This technique eliminates hot spots in small areas that could cause discomfort or pain during treatment. Each applicator is also equipped with tissue contact sensors that ensure a safe and therapeutic effect. The lasers also measure temperature to regulate heat and ensure patient comfort.
As for skin tightening the Venus Bliss also comes equipped with the (MP)2 applicator with VariPulseTM technology to provide patients with a solution to smooth out the abdominal area, reduce facial wrinkling, or tighten loose skin on the arms or chin. It can also reduce cellulite on the thighs, buttocks, or stomach. It is powered by multi-polar radio frequency and pulse electromagnetic fields with VariPulseTM which targets fat and reduces circumference. This process gives the body a more contoured appearance and reduces cellulite for a firmer look. It utilizes dual multi-polar electrode crowns as well as a unique array of electrodes for a quick and efficient treatment of large areas.
This wonderful applicator delivers significant depth of impact for a greater reduction of fat and a more significant skin tightening. The VariPulseTM technology works by way of an adjustable pulsed suction which is integrated in the (MP)2 applicator as a way to facilitate deep effect on tissue. The technology increases penetration and the effects of RF energy by improving the contact surface between electrodes and body tissue. The VariPulseTM technology also works to increase blood flow to enhance lymphatic drainage.
Body Contouring Before and After
Body contouring can help you achieve your desired body image goal. Before a treatment, a patient may have loose skin on their arms, cellulite on their thighs, a double chin, large love handles, a rounded abdominal area, or some other unwanted quality. Body contouring treatments can remedy any of these issues. Patients will have smoother, tighter skin, a flatter stomach, or reduced cellulite. If you would like to see some of the results of previous patients treated at LightRx, visit our before and after gallery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, body contouring works. Most patients achieve their desired body image or at least see progress towards their goal with body contouring. Regardless of what type of treatment you desire body contouring works. If you wish to reduce wrinkling, remove cellulite, or melt away stubborn fat, body contouring has the ability to help you be happy with who you see in the mirror.
Yes, body contouring is safe. It is FDA approved and the professionals at LightRx are certified to perform whatever treatment you may desire. Body contouring is non-invasive and does not require a patient to undergo any sort of surgical procedure, which limits the risks a person must take in order to achieve their desired body image. In fact, many patients report no discomfort when undergoing body contouring, nearly all can return to their daily lives after treatments with no downtime.
Unfortunately, no medical procedure is completely without possible side effects and body contouring is no different, although any major side effect nearly never occurs. Some common side effects include bruising, swelling, redness and numbness, depending on the treatment that you need.
Typically, body contouring can range from $2,000 to $4,000. However, at LightRx, body contouring treatments start as low as $75 per treatment. Both pricing and the number of treatments will be determined during your free consultation and will depend on your desired weight loss goals and body contour desires. The best way to know exactly what you will be paying is by contacting us by calling 877-721-4547 and scheduling a consultation in one of our offices. These consultations take as little as 30 minutes and are private one on one consultations with the clinic director.
Depending on the type of treatment you wish to pursue you could see results in one week. However, it is not guaranteed, and all patients will see results at different stages of the treatment, but all patients will eventually see results. No patient will see their end result after just one treatment.
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