What is Body Contouring?
Body contouring is a treatment that reshapes your body to create a more contoured and slimmer appearance.
The device used is not a laser. There is no skin peeling, pigment change, or prolonged healing associated with its use. The radiofrequency energy and ultrasound heat the surface under the skin and fat-causing collagen remodeling and the fat to gently dissolve.
Radiofrequency is a form of body contouring and has been used in the last three years for body contouring. It works by heating the surface of the body to tighten any loose skin instantly, and it also targets fatty tissue to help with the breakdown of fatty deposits. This makes it a perfect option for men and women with loose skin after weight loss, those who suffer from cellulite, or those who need a confidence boost. The treatment can be used to target cellulite on the arms, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
Is The Treatment Safe?
The treatment is completely safe for patients. It’s had full FDA approval alongside rigorous testing. Thanks to the unique cooling system of the Viora V20 Radiofrequency system, the patient does not feel affected by the heating treatment. Most patients don’t experience any form of discomfort so there is no need for any form of anesthesia. To help ensure therapeutic results, skin temperature is also measured throughout the procedure.
How Effective Is the Treatment?
The full effects of the body contouring treatment will not be visible for up to two to three months. However, the treatment will cause instant changes due to the contraction of the collagen fibers. A high percentage of patients notice an instant improvement in their contours.
Am I Suitable?
This treatment is suitable for both men and women who suffer from loose skin after rapid weight loss, or those who suffer from cellulite on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, or arms. If you wish to undertake the procedure, it’s important you are in overall good health, and that you have realistic expectations of what the results will bring. It’s also important you have a positive outlook.
The treatment is unsuitable for those who have metal plates, pins, or pacemakers. The procedure also needs to be avoided by those who are suffering from diseases associated with connective and muscular tissue, including severe heart disease. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also avoid the procedure.
What do I need to do to prepare for the treatment?
If you are having a body treatment, drink lots of water the day before your appointment. This helps the ultrasound part of the treatment to work effectively.
Men undergoing facial and body treatments must shave the area the morning of each session.
Post care for body contouring
You will be able to resume normal activity immediately following your treatment. You may experience a brief period of redness or swelling in the treatment area.
You should continue drinking lots of water the day after your treatment to ensure the ultrasound part of the treatment is successful.
Depending on the area treated you will need an average of 4-6 repeat sessions at 7–14-day intervals. You will not see an instant effect. Skin tightening can take 3 months to become evident as this is the time it takes for collagen and elastin in your skin to remodel. Fat deposits may start to change after the second treatment and continue to change for 2-3 months.