Body Contouring and Skin Tightening
Body Contouring and Skin Tightening are great cosmetic treatment options to help get rid of excess fat on the body. Sometimes exercise and a healthy diet just aren’t enough to slim down areas such as double chins, love handles, bra bulge, and saddlebags–all unflattering names for unflattering problems.
Even the healthiest people have areas that they are self-conscious about or areas that cannot be toned, no matter how much exercise they do. Additionally, there are some areas of the body, such as the jowls and neck, which do not tighten with exercise but can become loose and contribute to an aged appearance.
Non-surgical body contouring techniques and treatments have come a long way in the past few years, and Schweiger Dermatology Group is proud to offer multiple options designed to suit a variety of body types to address those unflattering problem areas. Treatments, such as Thermage, truSculpt® iD, Venus Concept, Vanquish, CoolSculpting and Ultherapy can help with facial rejuvenation and body contouring, giving you the face and body shape you’ve always wanted.
From Thermage to CoolSculpting, we have a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure to shape and contour your figure and help you look and feel confident about your body.
Body Contouring for the Neck
At Schweiger Dermatology Group, we offer several non-surgical body contouring treatments for the neck. Whether you call it turkey waddle, a double chin, or jowls (the medical term for fat around this area is “submental fat”), most people agree they want it gone. A recent survey showed that participants said the excess fat under the chin and neck is their top cosmetic concern, as it makes them look older than their age. In the past, plastic surgery was the only way to get rid of a double chin, but technology has changed and you no longer have to go under the knife to achieve a better-looking neck and chin area.
Some of the best non-surgical body contouring treatments for the neck include Kybella, CoolMini from CoolSculpting, and Ultherapy.
Body Contouring for Sagging Skin
Schweiger Dermatology Group also offers several non-surgical body contouring treatments for sagging skin.
Thermage for Sagging Skin
Thermage is an effective body contouring treatment for loose skin on the tummy, knees, or thighs. Thermage uses radiofrequency to target and reinvigorate your body’s renewal process. As you get older, your body produces less and less collagen and elastin, the building blocks of young, healthy-looking skin. Thermage doesn’t do anything scary or unnatural to the body, it simply gives it the jumpstart that it needs to produce more collagen and elastin and hence tighten the skin. New mothers can get Thermage to tighten loose skin around their bellies after birth. The treatment lasts up to an hour, and the results last up to several years.
Vanquish for Sagging Skin
Vanquish is a revolutionary new cosmetic treatment that uses radiofrequency waves to heat up fat cells painlessly, causing cell death with no damage to the muscle or skin.
Vanquish uses a paneled applicator that is suspended about on inch above the treatment area, so it never comes into contact with the skin. Thanks to the large treatment applicator, Vanquish can treat large areas uniformly, such as the abdomen, in just one session. Unlike other body sculpting and fat reducing cosmetic treatments that require downtime, possible risks or side effects and at least some pain, Vanquish is truly a game-changer, with research to prove its efficacy.
The research behind Vanquish’s fat-removing capabilities is both compelling and exciting. In a recent animal study, Vanquish killed 60 percent of the fat cells it treated. In a study of 25 human patients, all enjoyed visible results after only the first treatment and after four sessions each, 59 percent of abdominal fat was gone. Four sessions are considered a full course of Vanquish.
Vanquish is ideal for anyone looking to lose weight in tough areas, such as the abdomen and flanks (muffin top). Vanquish is especially great for moms looking to get rid of extra belly fat after having children or anyone who wants to drop a few inches off their waist. During your Vanquish treatment, you’ll experience a feeling of warmth in the treated area, but no pain or discomfort at all. Many patients use their 30-minute treatment time to catch up on sleep.
Insider Tip: Before and after your Vanquish treatment, it’s recommended to drink a lot of water. The radiofrequency targets fat cells easier if they contain more water. Water will also help the body eliminate fat cells post-treatment.
Venus Concept For Sagging Skin
Venus Concept uses breakthrough multi-polar radiofrequency technology to tighten and contour the skin on the arms, neck, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Venus Concept helps to reduce cellulite as well as lift and contour trouble spots on the thighs and buttocks. It was designed to treat the areas on the body that might make you dread swimsuit season. The effects are long-lasting and the process is painless, in fact, many patients say the treatment feels similar to a massage.
Body Contouring for Fat Reduction
There are now safe, painless, and effective options for removing fat and improving the contours of the body, that do not require surgery or anesthesia. Body toning treatments, such as CoolSculpting and truSculpt® iD, tighten, tone, and contour areas of the body that have not responded adequately to diet and exercise.
Since these are non-invasive treatments, which work by delivering unique types of energy to the skin, there are no surgical scars or downtime after treatment.
CoolSculpting for Fat Reduction
CoolSculpting uses a non-invasive handpiece to suction the area of the body being treated. This handpiece remains in place throughout the entire 1-hour treatment. During this time, the temperature of the treated area is reduced to a level at which fat cells break down– this process is referred to as cryolipolysis. As fat cells are broken down, the body’s own immune system flushes them away from the site. The result is a significant decrease in the fat cells at the treated area, which can smooth out fat bulges and improve the appearance of your body by fat reduction.
Results with CoolSculpting are not seen immediately, but in 2 to 4 months following a single treatment, the maximum result can be appreciated. Fat reduction with CoolSculpting can be performed on many areas of the body. During your initial consultation, we will fit the applicator to the area of the body you wish to treat. Through this process, we can determine if this treatment is right for you in reducing the collection of fat that is noticeable to you. The most common areas for fat reduction with CoolSculpting are the upper abdomen, lower abdomen, love handles (above the hips), and bra bulge on the upper back.
truSculpt® iD for Fat Reduction
truSculpt® iD is an exciting non-invasive body contouring treatment for fat removal without surgery. Rather than using invasive techniques, truSculpt® iD utilizes radiofrequency energy, which goes through the skin to break down areas of excessive fat cells in the body. The fat cells that are targeted are stimulated to undergo apoptosis, which means they ‘self-destruct’ and are flushed from the body via the body’s own immune system. The skin’s surface remains intact during this process. This innovative technology also tightens and contours the overlying skin, improving the appearance of the body in areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Body Contouring and Skin Tightening in NY, NJ, PA, and CT
Schweiger Dermatology Group offers Body Contouring and Skin Tightening procedures near you in NY, NJ, PA, and CT. Call us at (844) DERM-DOC to set up your consultation today.
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