What Is Body Sculpting?
Also called body contouring, this is a treatment that applies heat, cold, or injectables to targeted areas aimed to get rid of fatty tissue. This term can be applied to any part of the body you want to have reshaped.
The main goal of these treatments is to take you closer to your ideal body goal by eliminating extra fat that seems resistant to your diet and exercise regimen. If you are close to your body goals but need additional assistance to get there, body sculpting will help.
The ultimate goal of treatment is to give the body a new shape. There are many things we may want to change in regards to our bodies, but it is important to be realistic about goals. At Old Town Med Spa, we work with you to determine the best course of treatment depending on your specific needs. Whether you are looking to freeze, melt, or burn the fat away, we offer safe and comfortable options!
Seven Types of Treatment
Depending on what you are hoping to accomplish, we offer seven different types of treatments. There are many benefits that come with each of our treatments, but it truly depends on what you are hoping to accomplish.
Approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2012, CoolScuptling is known to freeze the fat away. Using a special handheld applicator, our train professional will apply controlled coolness through the targeted areas. CoolScultping is typically used to remove fat in the following areas:
- Love handles
- Bra area
- Banana roll
During your treatment, you are able to rest, read, or even scroll through Facebook as we freeze your fat away! Local fat deposits are frozen and then absorbed into the body’s lymphatic system, giving your body a new look.
CoolSculpting allows you to jump right back into your busy life after receiving treatment. After receiving treatment, you may begin to see a difference in a few weeks up to three months. Results can be long-lasting as we recommend patients continue exercising regularly and eating healthy.
CoolTone is a great option for people looking to improve their physique and strengthen muscle tone. This treatment works to strengthen and tone the muscles with MMS, also known as magnetic muscle stimulation.
Instead of just eliminating fat, CoolTone uses electromagnetic energy to cause the muscles to involuntary contract, which strengthens the muscle fibers in the targeted areas. This causes the muscles to be more defined, giving you a toned body.
Typically, patients have four treatments within two weeks, with each session lasting one to two hours, depending on the targeted area. The number of sessions depends on your exact needs, and we will work with you to come up with the perfect plan for you. If you have been attempting to rid yourself of certain pockets of fat but have been unsuccessful with dieting and exercise, CoolTone may help you reach your goals.
Liposuction is a popular treatment for people looking to reach results more quickly. This procedure is aimed to rid your body of stubborn fat that is unwilling to leave even with diet and exercising. This is not an alternative to major weight loss and should not take the place of a healthy diet and exercise.
The excess fat is removed from the target area using a small tube, which suctions the fat from the body. Liposuction can be performed on many areas of the body, including:
- Upper arms
- Chest area
- Inner knee
Compared to other forms of treatment, liposuction brings immediate results. These results are long-lasting as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle with a healthy diet and proper exercise.
4. TruSculpt ID Body Contouring
Using radiofrequency, the TruSculpt ID system applies heat to target fat, allowing it to break down. In this process, the body is able to eliminate the fat cells, leaving the targeted area naturally slimmer. Targeted areas of treatment for TruSculpt ID body contouring include:
- Upper arms
- Outer and inner things
The treatment itself typically takes 15-60 minutes depending on the targeting area, and results will appear gradually.
5. Vanquish ME
Have you ever thought about melting your fat away? After a long, excruciating hour of exercise, you may feel like you see zero results! Vanquish ME can melt that fat away. Using a radiofrequency device, Vanquish ME targets the fat cells by heating them up, allowing them to be absorbed naturally by the body.
Vanquish ME eliminates fat in the:
- Love handles
- Muffin top
6. Exilis Elite Skin Tightening
Using targeted heat to treat loose skin, Exilis Elite Skin Tightening can give your face and neck a younger-looking appearance. The device uses radio-frequency to stimulate the production of natural collagen. As we all age, our bodies begin to produce limited amounts of collagen each day, and this treatment can help restore those dwindling numbers.
This treatment is most commonly used to reduce the many signs of aging, including lines and wrinkles, but it has the ability to firm lax skin, as well. Exilis Elite Skin Tightening is generally used in the following areas:
Exilis Elite Skin Tightening offers long-lasting results with zero downtime, making it possible to go about your normal activities after receiving treatment. The purpose of this treatment is to improve the quality and texture of the skin, and results are intended to be gradual. Results may last more than two years, and younger-looking skin usually becomes noticeable around three months after treatment.
7. Tummy Tuck
The tummy tuck is used to get rid of excess skin that typically occurs after extreme weight loss or even as we age. Our non-surgical tummy tuck option uses polydioxanone (PDO) absorbable threads that lift and smooth out the loose skin. These threads are typically used during cardiothoracic procedures! The PDO threads are inserted into the targeted area, where they will dissolve on their own over time.
The tummy tuck may be a good option for you if you want to obtain a subtle change, improve the look of loose skin, or enhance some features that may have been lost due to aging. Full results from the tummy tuck may be visible in four to six months and typically last for more than a year.
Are You a Good Candidate to Receive Treatment?
If you have been searching for ways to get rid of stubborn fat or wanting to appear younger once again, you may be a good candidate for receiving body sculpting treatment. To be a good candidate to receive treatment, you should be able to answer yes to all of the following questions:
- Are you a healthy adult?
- Have you stopped trying to lose a lot of weight?
- Do you maintain a healthy lifestyle?
- Are you positive and realistic about your goals?
- Are you a non-smoker (specifically for skin tightening treatments)?
- Are you free of any medical conditions that may increase your risk for surgery?
- Are you free of any medical conditions that may impair your healing process?
If you are able to answer yes to the questions above, then you may be a good candidate. If you answered no to any of the questions above, you may still qualify to receive treatment. We can discuss your options with you.
A Healthy Lifestyle Is Key
Since some of our treatments use radiofrequency, candidates who have metallic implants, like pacemakers and defibrillators, will not be able to receive that form of treatment. Thankful, we do offer plenty of other options to help you reach your goals!
Aspects to Consider Before Receiving Treatment
The treatments mentioned above have been proven effective, but it is important to restate that results may vary from person to person. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your goals before a treatment plan has been created so we can understand precisely what you are hoping to accomplish.
With many of our treatments, you are able to resume your everyday activities. That being said, if you decide to receive a treatment that requires some downtime, you will need to keep this in mind before scheduling the actual treatment.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today!
If you have been struggling to get rid of those extra pockets of fat or hate the many signs of aging on your body, body sculpting can help. Contact us at Old Town Med Spa in Chicago, Il., to schedule your initial consultation. Deciding to receive body sculpting treatment is a positive decision, and we want you to feel comfortable with your choice. We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding any of our treatment options. It is our goal to help you reach yours!