BENEFITS OF NON-INVASIVE TREATMENTS
HOW CAN NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT IMPROVE YOUR BODY?
Depending on your personal preference, there are five different types of body contouring treatments to choose from. While you may get similar results with each type, these methods can look and feel vastly different. Once you understand the specifics of each procedure, you can choose your body sculpting treatments with confidence.
I prefer the term liposculpture as areas of unwanted fat are sculpted away for a more balanced shape. This is done under local anesthesia in the office with the fastest results of all body contouring methods.
Liposculpture is great for large areas of fat that are way out of balance with the rest of the body shape – a large lower abdomen for example. It is also a fabulous option for small areas of fat such as under the chin and on the knees as well as inner and outer thighs.
Liposculpture delivers results immediately and with one treatment.
This is freezing of the fat which damages fat cells. This crazy notion was pursued from “popsicle panniculitis” in infants that can occur after sucking on a popsicle or ice cube. To enhance damage from freezing, we use acoustic shock waves and massage to break up or “crack” the frozen fat immediately after treatment. The most common treatment is Coolsculpting and is what we offer at CSL.
Laser and radiofrequency
These methods are the opposite of freezing. They use heat to damage unwanted fat. Our laser device is a 1064nm laser called Bliss. The laser energy is delivered via a handpiece placed on the skin. Large areas can be treated as 4 of these handpieces can be applied at a time.
For radiofrequency, we have a remarkable device called Vanquish that delivers energy over a broad field so I find it great for bulk circumferential reduction in the mid section – abdomen and flanks – or in the thighs. Vanquish is great to pair with Coolsculpting or Bliss as it reduces or debulks the areas we will then target more specifically with the Bliss or Coolsculpting.
Ultrasound fat reduction
These devices use acoustic waves or ultrasound to heat tissue as well as improve cellulite and improve skin. These highly focused sonic waves can break down fat cell wall reducing size of a fat deposit. Typically destroyed fat cells do not grow back and can last longer with weight maintenance.
Deoxycholic acid injections
Kybella is injected into fat to enzymatically dissolve it. It is FDA approved for under the chin fat but probably the best applications for it include jowls and really small areas of pesky fat like bra fat, knees and jowls.
While body contouring can provide noticeable changes on its own, it never hurts to get a little extra help.