Back in the day, there weren’t a lot of choices for non-invasive body contouring procedures. The granddaddy of them all back then was liposuction, and while it wasn’t considered major surgery, it still involved local or general anesthesia, incisions, sutures and recovery time.
Today’s procedures for body shaping and contouring seem light years away from that. Most procedures require either only topical anesthesia or none at all. Very little downtime or recovery period is needed if any. And there’s no need for incisions or subsequent sutures.
You can benefit from many of these non-invasive body contouring procedures in Monroe, right here in Louisiana. This article will highlight the major differences in these high-tech, low-risk body shaping treatments.
Kybella® was specifically designed to help with “submental fullness”, or in everyday language, to get rid of a double chin. The biggest challenge in getting rid of excess fat around the jawline is that it’s generally highly resistant to any diet or exercise efforts.
Kybella® contains a molecule, deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body. When it’s injected into fatty tissue located beneath the chin, the fat cells there are killed. Once they’re destroyed, fat will not accumulate there again.
Generally speaking, Kybella® injections are given in multiple treatments, roughly a month apart. During your initial consultation, you’ll receive recommendations on how many treatments may be needed to get the results you desire.
SculpSure® is among the newer additions to body shaping, appearing on the market in 2016. Contouring and shaping with the SculpSure® procedure is done by directing laser energy waves through the skin to the fat cells.
The heat causes the outer membrane of the cells to break down, allowing the body to absorb the contents and process them for natural elimination.
It’s totally non-invasive, and there’s no downtime involved with SculpSure®. Each session only takes about half an hour, and you can treat multiple areas at the same time.
It takes a few weeks for the body to process and eliminate the fat cells, so it may take up to about six weeks to see initial results. Full results are usually visible within about 12 weeks.
Tightlase™ treatments involve the use of a handheld device to deliver laser energy into deeper tissues without affecting the rest of your skin. The primary purpose of Tightlase™ is to smooth and tighten loose or sagging skin by triggering the production of collagen.
It typically requires multiple treatments to achieve desired results. There is no downtime required and no pain associated with the treatment, so you can resume your routine activities immediately following the procedure.
Tightlase™ provides a non-surgical, less expensive method of smoothing out and tightening saggy, loose skin without incisions, sutures or scarring.
When you’re talking about non-invasive body contouring procedures, TightSculpting® combines the best of two worlds, fat reduction and skin tightening, into a single treatment.
A handheld laser device is used to send energy through the skin to the fat cells, destroying them. At the same time, collagen production is stimulated which causes tightening of the skin.
Like many other non-invasive body contouring procedures, there’s no downtime needed with TightSculpting® and multiple areas can be treated in a single session. You’ll begin to notice the results within a few weeks.
TruSculpt® iD is a non-invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy for contouring and shaping the body, reducing fat and removing cellulite. Not only can it remove fat cells, it tightens the skin, improving skin tone and texture and also improves the appearance of cellulite.
TruSculpt® iD treatments require no downtime and little to no pain. Patients sometimes compare the feeling to that of a hot stone massage.
Results become visible over time, with maximum results usually falling somewhere between one to three months.
Before deciding on any procedure, it’s advisable to consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon. Their knowledge and experience can help you develop a plan based on your unique situation to best help you achieve your aesthetic goals.