You may have been hearing a lot lately about body contouring, and with good reason. Men and women who have made healthy changes to their bodies with diet and exercise are looking for safe, non-surgical alternatives to address those stubborn pockets of fat (think double chin, love handles or muffin tops!) that refuse to budge. “Body contouring” is a blanket term used for minimally invasive procedures that help firm and tighten lax skin in these areas, as well as targeting underlying fatty deposits. There are several FDA-approved therapies helping these clients see real, lasting results. So what are they?
SculpSure is a breakthrough treatment method using laser energy to literally melt fat away. Patented applicators deliver energy through the skin that specifically targets fat cells, allowing the body’s natural processes to fully eliminate them. Unique laser wavelengths ensure that only fatty tissues are impacted, which results in no damage to surrounding tissues and minimal discomfort during the procedure. The entire treatment lasts just 25 minutes, and there is no downtime afterward, so you can get back to normal activity immediately.
Smartlipo uses both laser energy and gentle suction to permanently eliminate fat from problem areas such as the abdomen, upper arms, buttocks and thighs. In this minimally-invasive procedure, targeted light energy gently melts fat, which is then suctioned out of the body through a tiny incision. This simultaneous treatment method works to coagulate tissue and stimulate collagen as well, which keeps dimpling or sagging skin at bay.
Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. When injected, Kybella disrupts fat cells, which are then reabsorbed by the body and eliminated. Patients typically need two treatments, and will see optimal results from the procedure in approximately 12 weeks.
If you’d like to learn more about these exciting non-surgical options, call our office today at 336.945.2076 and schedule your free personal consultation with Dr. Summer!