When it comes to body contouring, there are many different options to choose from. You have everything from diet and exercise to surgery, but what if diet and exercise have failed and you don’t want to undergo surgery? Non-invasive and minimally-invasive body contouring options are becoming more popular. Here at The Aesthetic Clinique, we offer non-surgical treatments including CoolSculpting®, Kybella®, and EMSCULPT®. Contact us today at our practice in Santa Rosa Beach to schedule your consultation!
What is Body Contouring?
As mentioned above, diet and exercise don’t work for everyone. Or, this method may only get you so far before you reach a plateau. Surgery is definitely an effective solution, but the downtime and overall hassle isn’t something that everyone wants to go through.
Non-surgical options are available to offer effective body contouring results with little to no downtime. These are not weight loss procedures, instead, they are ways to target specific areas of stubborn fat.
Using fat freezing technology, CoolSculpting® can be used to target virtually any area on the body. The FDA recently approved CoolSculpting® for treatment on the double chin using the Cool Mini device. As is customary with all CoolSculpting® treatments, a session with the Cool Mini does not result in any downtime. Any new applicator is the Cool Petite handpiece, which is used on the underarm area. This can reduce that annoying “bat wing,” although it does not treat loose skin.
The device is placed on the skin, and then brings the fat cells down to a temperature where they cannot survive. Fat freezes at a much higher temperature than other tissue, so you won’t have to worry about frostbite or other damage.
You may require multiple treatments before you reach your goals. Each treatment lasts up to an hour and the results are visible within a matter of weeks. Full results can usually be seen after four months. Fat cells that have been frozen won’t come back, so your results can be permanent as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Designed specifically for use under the chin, Kybella® uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid to dissolve the fat cells. Jowling can also be improved with this method. Double chins can be due to excess weight or they can be due to genetics. Either way, Kybella® is an effective means of contouring this area of the body.
Most patients only need one treatment to see the results they want, but you can have up to six. Your personalized treatment plan can be discussed when you meet with our team.
This treatment is less about reducing the amount of unwanted fat you have and more about toning and building muscle. It is now possible to strengthen your muscles effortlessly and pain-free. EMSCULPT® uses high intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFM®) to stimulate key muscle groups. This allows you to get the same type of stimulation you would get during a regular workout, only on a much larger scale.
This device can cause the muscles to contract that is equal to 20,000 sit-ups in less than 30 minutes. This treatment is designed to complement an already established workout routine. The side effects include soreness at the treated location. During this treatment you can relax, drink wine, watch a movie, or even eat a donut — NO JOKE!
If you are interested in learning whether or not you qualify for one or more of these treatments, feel free to get in touch with the team at The Aesthetic Clinique in Santa Rosa Beach. We can discuss these treatments in further detail, as well as help you develop a personalized treatment plan. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!