Written by: Josh Iffla
How to choose the right body contouring treatment for you
The Body Contouring market is growing fast and continues to evolve with new devices entering this competitive space within the Medical Spa industry. Most of these devices claim to achieve very similar results, often leaving potential patients confused and overwhelmed. So how do interested individuals know which device(s) to choose, where to to go, what questions to ask, if they are even a candidate, and results might look like? The intention here is to educate patient’s looking to invest in these treatments to feel more educated and capable of playing a more active role in the decision-making process, along with their selected provider(s).
CoolSculpting is the world’s number one fat reduction device on the market. Question to ask yourself when thinking about CoolSculpting…can I pinch the area(s) I’m looking to get treated? If so, CoolSculpting could be right for you. CoolSculpting is designed to treat subcutaneous fat and is not a great treatment option for visceral fat. This treatment utilizes cryolipolysis to freeze fat cells, causing a 20-25% reduction in volume each and every treatment. In early 2021 Allergan launched CoolSculpting Elite, the new and improved fat destruction treatment. This device treats ~18% more tissue than the legacy device and 100% of the beta-test patients saw results at only 4 weeks (vs. 90-120 days with the legacy device). L-Aesthetics and Longevity has made the investment to upgrade to the best fat freezing device on the market, CoolSculpting Elite, at all four Austin, TX area locations. Consultations for CoolSculpting Elite are completely comfortable and are complimentary.
SculpSure is light-based technology which utilizes heat to accomplish fat cell destruction. During this fat reduction treatment, the laser cycles on and off, raising the temperature of the fat cells to unsustainable levels causing destruction of the treated cells. At L-Aesthetics and Longevity our patients have expressed greater discomfort, in many areas, with SculpSure vs. CoolSculpting. However, patients with a sensitivity to cold or conditions such as Raynaud’s disease might be a better candidate for this type of treatment.
EmSculpt uses high intensity electromagnetic therapy to strengthen and tighten muscles. When building muscle, fat reduction can occur. EmSculpt causes powerful induced muscle contractions that are not achievable through voluntary contractions (i.e., sit-ups or crunches at the gym). In the EmSculpt treatment, the body is forced to respond to such extreme contractions by remodeling its inner structure that results in building muscle and truly sculpting the treated area(s). L-Aesthetics and Longevity offers treatment of all FDA cleared areas such as, the abdomen, buttocks, biceps, triceps, and calves. We like to think of our EmSculpt treatments as a medical gym – truly targeting specific areas to build muscle. Our patients can definitely feel the power of this device and results are noticed within 30-90 days post treatment. EmSculpt can be used to achieve or maintain desired results (or both). Our highly skilled and educated team can develop a targeted treatment plan to fit your needs.
InMode is the industry leader in radiofrequency technology and really upped the game with the InMode EVOLVE device. This device offers three different technologies within one device. The TONE is very similar to EmSculpt but emits electrical muscle stimulation to stimulate involuntary muscle contractions. This modality increases strength by building the muscle to truly TONE the treatment area. TRIM utilizes a patented vacuum and RF technology which deliver uniform thermal heat to the deepest layers of the subcutaneous fat. This heat permanently damages fat cells leading to a reduction in overall volume to the targeted area. TIGHT also utilizes the power of radiofrequency to heat the skin to 42-43 degrees Celsius allowing for skin tightening and/or fat destruction. TRIM, SculpSure, or CoolSculpting would definitely be the go-to for larger or more bulky areas of stubborn fat, and TIGHT is a fantastic option for smaller areas of concerns or for lax and crepey skin. TIGHT is extremely popular with our Mom’s who simply need to tighten skin post childbirth or weight loss.
This is lots of information, discussing multiple devices and how they work. Our educated and talent team is perfect to help build a custom plan based on the very specific needs of our patient’s. L-Aesthetics and Longevity believes in a combination therapy approach to help each client, with very different body types, achieve their desired results. Call any of our four Austin, TX area locations to schedule your body contouring consultation today.
Also ask about InMode EVOKE designed specifically to help melt fat and tighten skin the cheeks and chin. This device works exactly like TIGHT but is designed to safely deliver radiofrequency energy to the cheeks and chin
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