‘Insta-worthy’ Body Contouring Alternatives to Lipo
- Posted on: Jul 1 2022
We’re all searching for ways to shed a little fat and build extra muscle definition. There’s the 12/30/3 challenge, the ‘military diet’, HIIT workouts, you name it. And, while some of these popular diets and intense regimens work for a few of us who can commit the time and effort, most of us are looking for simple, subtle ways to address stubborn pockets of fat and increase muscle tone to get us closer to our ideal body shape. The latest non-invasive body contouring treatments can help individuals jumpstart or complete their overall body goals. These alternatives to liposuction help battle troublesome areas of fat, cellulite and other problem spots without surgery and long recovery periods.
Our bodies are constantly changing and often, in life, we find ourselves romanticizing about a time when we felt most confident in our skin. The truth is the chance to reach our body-shaping goals is not over. We must determine our body-contouring goals and seek ways to reach them.
Whether you want to reduce the appearance of cellulite, address stubborn pockets of fat, or even build muscle, these non-invasive treatments can help all of us grow in confidence. These body contouring procedures provide many benefits, and are appropriate for women and men, regardless of their stage of life. It can help individuals who already have a steady exercise regimen and would like to get rid of stubborn areas of fat or unwanted cellulite. Results from these treatments often provide the motivation needed to start on a fitness journey.
What lunchtime treatments reduce fat and build muscle?
EMSCULPT NEO is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction that builds muscle and sculpts your body. Using high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM), EMSCULPT engages your muscles similar to any workout.
A single EMSCULPT session causes thousands of supramaximal muscle contractions, which are extremely important in improving the tone and strength of your muscles. These powerful induced muscle contractions are not achievable through voluntary contractions. The muscle tissue is forced to adapt to such extreme conditions. It responds with a deep remodeling of its inner structure that results in muscle building and sculpting your body.
The EMSCULPT procedure is currently FDA cleared to treat your abdomen, buttocks, arms, calves and thighs and is considered a great non-surgical alternative to liposuction or the Brazilian butt lift. EMSCULPT is scheduled as four, 30-minute sessions across 3-4 weeks, and requires no downtime. Clinical studies show an average of 30% reduction in fat, 25% increase in muscle and 20 % improvement in diastasis recti (separation of abdominal muscles).
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared treatment to eliminate stubborn fat in many trouble areas such as thighs, abdomen, back fat, bra fat, love handles, upper arms, under the buttocks (banana roll) and even the jawline and chin. CoolSculpting technology uses controlled cooling developed by a dermatologist at Harvard, known as cryolipolysis, to freeze fat cells and naturally eliminate them. Following treatment, the body will naturally eliminate the dead fat cells, which can result in up to 20-25% reduction of stubborn fat in treated areas.
It is important to note that CoolSculpting is not a treatment for weight loss. The ideal candidate is active, eats healthy, but still has areas of stubborn fat that won’t go away.
A CoolSculpting treatment typically takes as little as 35-75 minutes, depending on the area treated, with treatment sessions lasting 1-3 hours on average, and no downtime is required. For most patients, two or more treatment sessions are recommended to help reach their body contouring goals.
What non-invasive treatments help address cellulite?
Cellulite doesn’t discriminate as 90% of women say they have cellulite. And, while there is no single factor that contributes to the problem, increased cumulative sun damage and body fat, as well as skin laxity and loss of integrity and thickness of the skin all play a role.
EMTONE, a device developed by the same company that introduced EMSCULPT, is a non-invasive cellulite reduction and skin tightening treatment that improves the skin’s appearance. EMTONE simultaneously delivers both thermal and mechanical energy to treat all major contributing factors to cellulite and tighten the skin. It targets problem areas such as the abdomen, arms, legs and glutes.
Most patients undergo 4 EMTONE treatments, scheduled once or twice a week. A treatment typically takes about 20 minutes, depending on the treated area.
There are also injectable treatments designed to help target other problem areas such as cellulite, hip dips, buttocks and tops of the knees. QWO, the first and only FDA-approved injectable to treat cellulite, is a targeted treatment that reduces moderate to severe cellulite in the glute area, and can also be used on the backs of the thighs. Visible results may be achieved in 10 weeks. Women receive 3 treatments, each 21 days apart.
Are there body-shaping treatments to help knees and hips?
Radiesse is another injectable skin treatment that is used to target specific areas such as the tops of knees, hip dips, the backs of the hands to address volume loss, as well as for crepey skin on the neck. Radiesse stimulates the body’s natural collagen, which fills dips, creases and lines in the skin. Sculptra, an injectable filler, is similar to Radiesse in that it also helps to stimulate the body’s own natural collagen production and delivers results that last up to two years. Body contouring with Sculptra targets vertical chest creases and upper arms with loose, crepey skin. Both injectables can be used for treating the thighs to fill in volume deficits, dips and other contour irregularities. Radiesse and Sculptra require little to no downtime but make a noticeable difference.
What body-contouring option is best for me?
Our non-invasive treatments are an excellent way to help you achieve your body shaping goals-without surgery or weeks of recovery. These treatments offer an opportunity to transform different parts of your body that will help you love the skin you’re in with little to no downtime. If you find yourself struggling with pelvic muscle support, we even have a treatment for that. Emsella is a non-invasive technology that restores women’s intimate health and wellness and is FDA-cleared for the treatment of incontinence.
Our body contouring experts can create a custom treatment plan just for you regardless of the stage you’re in. Contact North Dallas Dermatology Associates in Dallas TX and schedule a complimentary consultation at our skin health spa and laser center today!
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