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Top 5 Questions About Body Contouring

If you’ve been putting time and effort into your workouts and diet but are still unsatisfied, you’re not alone. A rapidly increasing number of people are using non-surgical procedures to finally see the results they’ve been working towards.

35%: The collective increase in non-surgical body contouring procedures in 2017.

There are several different forms of body contouring, but the most popular (and convenient!) are the non-invasive procedures. Through the use of low-level laser therapy, ultrasound, and/or radiofrequency, people have been able to reduce stubborn areas of fat, cellulite, and/or loose skin that often occurs after pregnancy or significant weight loss.

What are the 3 most common non-invasive body contouring treatment options?

  • Low-level laser therapy. Low-level laser therapy uses cold laser energy to break down the fat cells for re-absorption into the body.
  • Ultrasound. Through high-intensity, concentrated sound waves, fat cells are disrupted and dissolved—typically over the course of three weeks to two months.
  • Radiofrequency. By delivering controlled energy to targeted areas, heat within the fat cells is created. This heat destroys the fat cells.

Are noninvasive treatments for everyone? Non-invasive body contouring is not for everyone. It’s designed to target specific areas of the body and enhance the results of proper diet and exercise. Those who are looking to use non-surgical procedures in place of a healthy lifestyle are not ideal candidates for treatment.

Does body contouring hurt? No. Noninvasive treatments are not painful and are well-tolerated. Some patients report feeling a warm sensation for a brief period of time after their treatment. This sensation occurs as local circulation improves.

Are there any negative side effects? Usually lasting only a few hours after the procedure, patients may have redness and warmth in the treated area. Once the procedure is finished, patients may resume all regular activities the very same day. Some patients may notice a change in bowel habits that usually resolves in a week or two.

Non-invasive body contouring is a great solution if you’re looking to remove excess fat without surgery, pain, or downtime. At Cosmetic Center by VIVA, our signature contouring package is a combination of three treatments of UltraShape and VelaShape. We combine these two technologies in a 3-visit package, spaced two weeks apart. UltraShape and VelaShape provide optimal fat deconstruction, body contouring, and skin tightening. Call Cosmetic Center by VIVA today to schedule your free consultation: (540) 376-7777!

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