The key to being comfortable in your skin is loving the body you’re in. But when you have stubborn body fat that refuses to budge even with the most dedicated diet and exercise, it can be hard to love every part of your body. Luckily you have other options than feeling self-conscious. At Dermatology Consultants of South Florida in Coral Springs, FL we believe that restoring your body confidence is only a matter of the right body contouring treatment.
What Is Body Contouring?
Body contouring is an umbrella term for cosmetic treatments that help shape the tissues of the body into an ideal form. Contouring treatments can tighten skin, tone muscles, and eliminate unwanted or excess fat. Similar to contouring done with make-up, contouring treatments for the body can dissolve flaws and highlight all of your most attractive features. Contouring treatments are ideal for patients who need a helping hand correcting the shape of their body.
Common Reasons for Contouring Treatments
Patients who are considering contouring treatments have a variety of reasons. For many patients, contouring treatments are the final step after a weight loss journey because these treatments eliminate the last areas of unwanted fat. For other patients, contouring treatments are meant to correct concerns related to overall appearance. Whatever the motivation, there are three common reasons for contouring treatments:
Although contouring treatments are not appropriate for patients with a significant amount of body fat who would be better suited to a treatment like liposuction, there are plenty of health-related reasons to have contouring treatments. The average adult should have a BMI of 30, so if you want your BMI to fall into a better category, then contouring treatments can correct your body fat ratio. Contouring treatments can also be a preventative health measure. It is a well-known fact that excess body fat is a contributor to cardiovascular and respiratory disease, so curbing the amount of body fat you have can lower your risk factor.
Clothing always fits more comfortably when it fits every area of your body. Unfortunately, those with unwanted or disproportional body fat understand that finding the right size for all areas of your body can be a frustrating task. Contouring treatments can make it much easier to shop for all types of clothing, including underwear, swimwear, and pants.
Being confident in your skin is a big ask when you are constantly aware of all your perceived body flaws. Instead of hiding your body or finding reasons to frown at your reflection, you can fix your flaws with the right contouring treatment. Boosting your confidence is an invaluable benefit of a contouring treatment and a reasonable motivation to have contouring treatments in the first place.
What Areas Does Body Contouring Treat?
Contouring treatments for the body can be very diverse. Generally speaking, a contouring treatment can be applied to any area of the body that possesses excess adipose tissue. Adipose tissue is a type of fat that cushions the organs and bones, but it is also a fat that is used to store energy, which means that eliminating adipose fat with traditional means can be a challenge.
While contouring treatments are typically focused on slimming the abdominal area, these treatments can also treat:
- Under chin
- Cheeks or jowls
- Back of arms
Some contouring treatments are designed to treat specific areas of the body, and treatments that can be used on the neck and face may not be appropriate to use on the thighs. However, some treatments can treat multiple mild areas of concern all over the body. The areas that a contouring treatment can correct depends on the technique that is being used.
Common Contouring Techniques
Most people are familiar with the surgical method of liposuction, which has been used for decades to correct moderate to severe unwanted body fat. However, with advances in science and technology, modern contouring treatments are usually non-surgical and non-invasive for mild to moderate body concerns. The three most common techniques for contouring the body include…
Although using radiofrequency for contouring the body is a newer application, radiofrequency treatments are known to be versatile. In addition to correcting superficial skin blemishes and tightening skin, the controlled heat of radiofrequency can help destroy fat cells beneath the surface of the skin.
While you may be more familiar with ultrasound technology being used to see the organs of the body, this type of technology is quickly becoming popular in cosmetic treatments. Ultrasound treatments use sound waves to correct skin laxity and dissolve fat cells in many areas of the body.
Laser energy treatments for contouring the body are by far the most common and the most effective techniques for removing excess body fat. Laser treatments are also diverse because they can be used to smooth cellulite, tighten skin, and destroy fat cells. Laser treatments for contouring can also be used on multiple areas of the body, meaning that this type of treatment is highly customizable.
Introducing Our Speciality: SculpSure
SculpSure is a non-invasive contouring treatment that helps sculpt and contour the body into an ideal shape. SculpSure has a reputation for being a safe, quick, and effective treatment appropriate for use on most patients who have mild and moderate body concerns. This treatment is primarily used to slim the body in the stomach, hips, buttocks, and thighs.
How SculpSure Works
SculpSure uses low-level laser energy to dissolve stubborn fat on the body. The laser energy used by SculpSure emits a small amount of energy that is absorbed by the body and destroys fat cells at the source. SculpSure quickly and effectively eliminates unwanted body fat.
Benefits of SculpSure
The patients at our clinic can greatly benefit from SculpSure. In addition to being the first and only FDA-approved laser treatment for the elimination of body fat, there are many other reasons why SculpSure is a beneficial treatment option for patients who want to correct their body shape. The benefits of this treatment include:
Many cosmetic treatments can take a chunk of time out of your day, but SculpSure has a treatment time that can easily slot into your schedule. With a treatment time of roughly 25 minutes, this is a “lunchtime” treatment that won’t disrupt your day. This quick treatment time is one of the most appealing qualities of this treatment.
SculpSure treatments can be customized to different areas of the body, and, unlike other treatments that are limited in the amount of body fat they can treat at one time, SculpSure can treat large expanses of the body at once. The treatment areas for SculpSure include the tummy, hips, back, buttocks, and thighs.
In addition to using laser energy, SculpSure also includes Contact Cooling technology. The combination of this cooling method means that the treatment is comfortable and does not run the risk of damaging the surface of the skin during treatment.
Recovery and Results
SculpSure is designed to gradually eliminate body fat with natural-looking results. This is because of the feathering design of the treatment device, which spreads the heated energy out across a wider area. SculpSure also has a fast recovery time with virtually zero restrictions after treatment. Most patients enjoy results about 6 weeks after the initial treatment.
This treatment has very high rates of patient satisfaction. In the SculpSure clinical trials, about 83% of the participants were satisfied with the smooth, natural-looking results produced by this treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Can You Expect From a Consultation?
Before you can have a contouring treatment, you will need to have a consultation appointment. Consultations happen during your initial appointment and help us gather information about you that we will use to determine if treatment is right for you. During this appointment, we may request to take photographs to add to your medical file as a reference for treatment progress.
We will need your general medical history, your current medical issues, and any medications or supplements you are currently taking. We will discuss your general appearance goals as well as discuss your weight loss history. If you are a woman, we may ask about your family planning or if you plan to be pregnant soon. We will also examine the condition of your body, particularly any areas of concern that you point out to us.
When Is the Right Time for Treatment?
Like many other cosmetic treatments, there is a right time to schedule your appointments. In terms of time of year, SculpSure can be scheduled at any time. However, if you are trying to prepare for a specific life event or the summer season, it is best to schedule your SculpSure treatments about 6 to 12 weeks before your occasion.
Other factors might impact the timing of your treatment. For example, if you are a woman, you will not be able to have SculpSure treatments if you are currently pregnant. We also advise waiting on SculpSure treatments until you are no longer planning to be pregnant, as significant body changes can undo contouring treatments. Additionally, if you have recently lost a significant amount of weight, we may advise that you postpone treatment until your metabolism levels out again.
How Can You Extend Results?
Extending the results of your treatment can be done by maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise. The overall goal with contouring treatments is to eliminate unwanted body fat for a long time, so it is best if you can adopt lifestyle habits that contribute to maintaining a low body fat ratio. The easiest way to extend the results of treatment is to avoid gaining a significant amount of weight.
You can also extend the results of treatment by scheduling regular annual maintenance sessions. We sometimes advise these additional annual treatments for patients who have expressed concern about regaining weight or for patients who required more treatment sessions to achieve desired results.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Many people are good candidates for contouring treatments. Contouring treatments for the body are appropriate for women and men of most ages and body types. There are very few restrictions for treatment, such as having a high amount of body fat. You may be an ideal candidate if you want to:
- Eliminate excess or unwanted body fat
- Slim the shape of your body
- Fit into clothing better
- Boost your confidence
Boost Your Confidence With Body Contouring!
When diet and exercise fail to produce your ideal body shape, it’s time to look into other options. If you think that body contouring treatments might be right for you, please contact Dermatology Consultants of South Florida in Coral Springs, FL to schedule your consultation. It’s time to start feeling confident in your skin and confident in your body!