What Type of Body Contouring Is Right for Me?

The most noticeable effects of aging and sudden weight loss are sagging skin and the development of unwanted fat in the body. Our board-certified dermatologists at North Dallas Dermatology Associates in Dallas, TX specialize in providing safe, effective, and innovative treatments that preserve the body’s aesthetic. We help you prevent the undesired effects of aging through non-invasive treatments such as body contouring.

What Is the Key Benefit of Body Contouring?

Countless people follow strict exercise regimes and commit to fad diets, hoping that these lifestyle changes will eliminate unwanted fat. Unfortunately, many of them end up re-gaining the weight they lost and even pack extra pounds due to frustration and stress. Nobody has full control of their body’s biochemistry.

Without medical intervention and technologies, we cannot accurately target areas where we want fat removed or skin tightened. This is where body contouring comes in. There are various types of treatments that you can choose from, giving you flexibility and peace of mind. By gaining more knowledge about these treatments, you’ll have a solid idea of which type of treatment is best for you.

What Problems Can Body Contouring Solve?

If your goal is to have a more physically appealing, balanced-looking body, where fat and muscle are distributed evenly, then body contouring can help you achieve success. Most people, especially women, do not want to get rid of all the fat in their bodies. Instead, they’d rather enhance their curves and work towards a more natural-looking figure.

With this treatment, you can say goodbye to unwanted pockets and deposits of fat, which hinder you from wearing certain types of clothing. You’ll feel more confident knowing that you are fit and healthy inside out.

Is This Safe and Non-Invasive?

Most people are hesitant to try aesthetic treatments due to their anticipation of discomfort, scarring, and a long recovery process. The good news is that body contouring is a completely safe and non-invasive treatment that can help you achieve the figure of your dreams without surgery and its complications.

Which Is the Right Type of Treatment for Me?

The various types of body contouring treatments differ in the technology used, benefits offered, and pain points addressed. All of these are non-invasive, safe, and cause little to no downtime.


CoolSculpting is a type of treatment where fat deposits are targeted, frozen, and then naturally eliminated by the body. The process is also known as cryolipolysis, or “fat-freezing”. This is a non-invasive approach to fat removal as opposed to other procedures like liposuction.

By cooling body fat, the cells are broken down and permanently eliminated without causing any damage to nearby tissues. With this treatment, you would not need to worry about any type of scarring. The dead fat cells are eliminated by the liver within a matter of weeks. Full results can be seen within three months.

When to Choose CoolSculpting

This treatment can reduce the fat layer by up to 25 percent. This is an ideal solution if your main goal is to reduce several inches off your midsection. You can experience significant slimming of the waist and contouring of the hip area. It may also improve the appearance of the skin thanks to the skin thickening effect caused by cryolipolysis.


A treatment specially made for women, Thermiva is a revolution when it comes to feminine restoration and rejuvenation. The treatments are relaxing, comparable to a warm, soothing massage. In as little as two weeks, you will see noticeable benefits. Some women even report experiencing immediate improvement after the treatment.

Through the use of gentle radiofrequency, Thermiva gives women a second chance to achieve tighter and firmer vulvovaginal tissue. It also helps solve a host of problems including incontinence, loss of sexual pleasure, poor self-confidence, and low libido.

When to Choose Thermiva

If you have stretched labia or lax vaginal canals due to childbirth, physical trauma, or aging, you can enjoy the benefits of Thermiva. Increased moisture is another benefit that helps improve physical comfort during sexual intercourse. This treatment has lasting benefits, although routine maintenance is highly recommended.

TriPollar Apollo

When it comes to reducing cellulite and contouring the body, TriPollar Apollo is an excellent option. You know how difficult it can be to treat cellulite, especially when you’re only relying on diet and exercise. This type of fat causes the skin to look wrinkled and uneven. Skinny people may also have cellulite, so this condition is not caused by weight alone.

Through TriPollar Apollo treatments, collagen is heated to transform the skin, making it smoother, firmer, and tighter. Specialists use radiofrequency technology which is safe, effective, and almost painless. You can expect long-lasting results that can be noticed immediately upon the end of the first treatment. With the right skincare, the results from this treatment can last a few years.

When to Choose TriPollar Apollo

This treatment is excellent for addressing problematic areas such as the abdomen, thighs, neck, and eyelids. Because it’s a non-invasive treatment, you wouldn’t need to worry about any type of surgery or recovery period. Most people experience tightening after just one round of treatment, but for others, the best results appear within half a year.

Kythera Kybella

Some people are dissatisfied with the shape of their face due to chin fat. This condition is popularly referred to as a double chin. Thanks to Kythera Kybella treatments, the first of its type, people will no longer have to lose self-confidence due to the fat in their facial area. It is a completely safe, non-invasive treatment that provides relief and satisfaction to many people, regardless of weight or size.

The treatment works with the use of deoxycholic acid, which is injected into several sites in the chin. This substance breaks down the fat cells so that the body can naturally get rid of it. With reduced fat in the facial area, a better facial contour or shape is achieved. It is a virtually pain-free procedure that requires little to no recovery period.

When to Choose Kythera Kybella

The effects of the Kythera Kybella treatments become noticeable after about three months. You would need to wait to see the full benefits. The fact cells are continuously eliminated by the body right after the treatment, making the best results show within six months. Additional treatments may be needed to achieve ideal results, but this treatment is essentially permanent. No follow-ups need to be made after achieving the desired results.


A combination of radiofrequency treatment and micro-needling, VoluDerm is an innovative solution that combats the effects of aging. It induces the skin to produce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. It is a facial treatment focusing on dermatological problems such as wrinkles, scars, and loss of volume. This treatment is popular among mature women who wish to boost collagen and add volume to the skin without going through painful surgery.

Other benefits to this treatment include tightening open pores, reducing congestion, and banishing acne scards. This improves the elasticity if the skin and eliminates the presence of any form of stretch marks. The results are long-lasting and permanent, although you can choose to undergo multiple treatments to achieve ideal results.

When to Choose VoluDerm

This helps turn back the time when it comes to restoring beauty, vigor, and self-confidence. It is popular among mature candidates due to its gentle nature and compatibility with many skin types. The recovery period is minimal and typically lasts only a few days. If you’ve had a long battle with acne and other types of skin damage, this treatment will help improve your appearance and even restore facial volume and plumpness.


A comprehensive treatment that promotes both skin tightening and fat reduction, ThermiRF is an ideal option for those who are dealing with both excess fat and loose, sagging skin. Through the use of radiofrequency energy, specialists perform ThermiRF treatments to induce the production of collagen, which naturally tightens the skin. This treatment also shrinks the tissues underneath the skin, so that the body can eliminate excess fat.

The common areas usually treated by ThermiRF include the breasts, arms, thighs, knees, and even the neck. It helps to promote self-confidence so you can be pleased with your appearance when looking in the mirror. You’ll also regain freedom and confidence when it comes to wearing clothing that exposes the areas mentioned.

When to Choose ThermiRF

With the use of anesthetic, this treatment is relatively painless and has minimal recovery time. The results are immediate, and you’ll notice the shrinkage of your fat cells right after the treatment. Full results are expected to be noticeable at 6-8 weeks. The effects of this treatment can last several years.


ThermiSmooth uses the same radiofrequency system as ThermiRF. It is completely non-invasive and merely sends radiofrequency waves to the outer layers of the skin. The result? Tighter, smoother, firmer skin, thanks to the production of more collagen. It is an effective solution for those looking to restore their youth with tight, elastic skin.

The sessions can last 30 minutes up to an hour, with customized and specialized treatments available. This is ideal for you if you are looking for painless and flexible solutions as part of their body contouring treatment.

When to Choose ThermiSmooth

Right after treatment, noticeable changes can be seen. But if you’re looking for the full results of this treatment, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to almost a year. The treatment has long-lasting benefits, and you wouldn’t need to worry about getting another one anytime soon. If you wish to opt for maintenance treatments, you may do so every year of every 9 months.

Stretch Marks Treatment

Sudden weight loss and pregnancy can leave stretch marks that affect the appearance and texture of the skin. They usually come in white or red streaks across areas of skin that have stretched rapidly.

Various treatments for stretch marks are available, which include Striae® Stretch Mark Crème, Intense Pulsed Light procedures, Retin A cream, and/or alpha-hydroxy acids. These treatments, all non-invasive, attempt to minimize, shrink, and erase stretch marks.

When to Choose Stretch Marks Treatment

If you’re looking to use safe, botanical treatments for stretch marks, you may choose from one of the mentioned treatments. They work on all types of stretch marks, with the best results showing on newer ones. You may have more resistant stretch marks that will require further treatment if they’ve been older than seven years.

Restore Youth and Natural Beauty Through Non-Invasive Treatments

Body contouring is an excellent way to bring back your self-confidence and positive body image, without going through surgery and weeks of recovery. You can choose the best type of treatment depending on your needs and preference, so you can rest assured that problematic areas are treated effectively. Contact North Dallas Dermatology Associates in Dallas, TX and schedule a consultation so we can recommend only the best treatment that’s right for you.

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