Which Body Sculpting Technology is Right for You?

May 8, 2019

Whether for a jump-start or for putting the finishing touches on a weight-loss experience, body sculpting is going mainstream rapidly. As a result, more and more people are wondering which way is best for them. Heat, cold, light, and sound are all foundations for various successful body sculpting processes, so the choices are wide and numerous. So which way is best?

Like most things in healthcare and aesthetics, “it depends.” A person’s own objectives, the obstacles they may have encountered on their way, their life commitments and schedules – and simply what they like to do – all play a part in the answer. Let’s have a look at the basic coordinates – they’re like a compass of the four basic directions – for the path that’s most appealing.

Heat or Cold

The warmth of warm sculpting comes from a process called cavitation. Low-frequency ultra-sound waves are applied to selected areas like the chin, upper arms, tummy, thighs, or hips, creating tiny “bubbles” around fat deposits that enable the body to remove them through the lymph and urinary systems. Exilis Ultra 360 is one of the leading warm sculpting devices available today. This versatile machine can work on most areas of the body, leaving the skin more youthful and toned. Exilis uses a safe and sophisticated thermal energy to induce positive changes in your skin and body.

This FDA-cleared technology is the first and only device to simultaneously combine radio frequency and ultrasound to tighten skin and address body concerns. Controlled heating and cooling ensure that energy is delivered to various depths in the tissue.

Vanquish is another device that targets fat with fine-tuned heat energy for safe and measurable cosmetic body treatments without the cost and recovery of surgery. Vanquish is a revolutionary, FDA-approved, device that is a first-of-its-kind non-surgical body treatment to “conquer the core” by using deep-tissue heating with selective radio frequency (RF) energy to target fat.

Fat-freezing methods, such as CoolSculpting, have provided millions of treatments worldwide, so there’s a broad base of experience and a track record of high patient satisfaction. As a result, both patients and physicians are considering it an option in more and more cases today. Basically, it freezes fat cells and lets the body discharge them naturally. And, unlike weight loss, which shrinks the size of fat cells, the cells removed with CoolSculpting are gone forever.

Vibration or Sound

Emsculpt is the only procedure to help both women and men build muscle and sculpt their body – for both the abs and the buttocks. Emsculpt’s non-invasive high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology induces powerful muscle contractions not achievable through voluntary contractions.

When exposed to strong contractions, the muscle tissue is forced to adapt to such extreme conditions and responds with a deep remodeling of its inner structure that results in muscle building and sculpting your body. Emsculpt is like doing 20,000 crunches or 20,000 squats in 30 minutes.

Ultherapy is used more often for toning and taking years away from the face, neck, and upper chest than for body sculpting. But our picture of techniques wouldn’t be complete without it. The ultrasound technology behind Ultherapy has been used for years to treat athletic injuries, so the safety is well-established. An interesting aspect of its effect is that it stimulates the body’s own production of collagen. So, it’s doubly helpful in areas like the face and neck, where we lose collagen as we age.

With so many ways from which to choose, let us be your guide to selecting the method that’s right for you. Just give us a call at Dermatology Consultants.

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