Do you wish you could see the results you deserve because you’ve maintained a relatively healthy diet for months or years? Do you feel frustrated that countless hours at the gym have failed to provide you with a body you can be proud of? If so, body contouring at RefineU MedSpa in Oklahoma City, OK may be right for you. Today, we’re taking a closer look at this type of aesthetic treatment, including what it entails and who it can benefit.
What Is Body Contouring?
Body contouring, otherwise known as body sculpting, is a type of aesthetic treatment that aims to improve the appearance of one or more contours. Some of the most popular body sculpting treatments include CoolSculpting, Kybella, CoolTone, Morpheus8, QWO cellulite treatment, and Sculptra. CoolSculpting and Kybella are fat removal treatments. Morpheus8 can be used to tighten loose skin, and CoolTone can help you tone muscles that currently lack definition.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is one of the most popular body sculpting treatments on the market. For decades, liposuction was considered the gold standard in fat removal, but CoolSculpting quickly proved itself as a safe, effective, and convenient option. Liposuction and CoolSculpting are similar in that they both result in the permanent removal of fat from targeted areas. However, the former requires extensive preparation, one or more incisions, and a months-long recovery process.
On the other hand, CoolSculpting works by freezing some of your localized fat cells to death and letting nature take its course. Instead of being cut open and having your fat cells sucked out of you, all you have to do is wait for your lymphatic system to eliminate the fat cells destroyed during treatment. It can take several weeks or months to see your final CoolSculpting results depending on how many sessions you need. However, it is far more convenient than undergoing surgery.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella, like CoolSculpting, is a non-surgical fat removal treatment. One major difference between the two treatments is that CoolSculpting kills fat cells by freezing them to death; Kybella kills fat cells through the injection of a synthetic bile acid called deoxycholic acid. Another significant difference between these two treatments is that CoolSculpting can be used to treat excess fat virtually anywhere while Kybella is only indicated for use in the chin and neck.
What Is CoolTone?
CoolTone is a great body contouring treatment for people concerned about a lack of muscle tone in their thighs, glutes, or abdomen. This FDA-approved treatment involves delivering electromagnetic energy into the targeted area to induce extreme muscle stimulation. Despite the name of the treatment, you should expect to feel a deep warmth as the electromagnetic energy passes through all of the layers of your skin.
Your targeted muscles may feel a little funny as they go through the spasms that will tighten and tone them. However, you won’t feel any pain. If, at any time during your treatment, you feel like the intensity is too high, let us know. We’ll gladly turn it down for you so you can remain comfortable. Just be aware that you may need an extra session or two in order to achieve your desired results if the intensity is very low.
What Is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a safe, effective treatment designed to induce extra collagen production to reverse aging signs and other skin concerns. Due to the non-surgical nature of this treatment, there is very little you need to do to prepare in advance. You will, however, need to stop taking blood thinners before your treatment. A complete list of preparation instructions will be given to you during your initial consultation.
Before your treatment begins, we will apply a topical anesthetic to your area of concern. Eventually, this safe, effective cream will numb the area. You will not experience any pain or discomfort during your treatment session.
What Is QWO Cellulite Treatment?
QWO cellulite treatment is an FDA-approved injectable medication designed to eliminate cellulite dimples. Typically, people will start to notice results just one month after their first injection session. However, it can take up to two months after the third injection session before ideal results are realized.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that is often used to smooth away wrinkles. However, it can also be used to improve the appearance of certain contours, like your cheeks or buttocks. It contains poly-L -lactic acid and can quickly provide ideal results for two to five years.
Am I a Good Body Sculpting Candidate?
Several factors affect who is a good body sculpting candidate, including health history, current health, lifestyle choices, current aesthetic, and aesthetic goals. Typically, adults who have a normal body mass index or are overweight qualify for CoolSculpting, Kybella, or CoolTone. Here’s a closer look at who can usually benefit from body sculpting.
Good CoolSculpting Candidates
While your body mass index is one factor considered when determining if you are a good fit for CoolSculpting, it is not the only factor. Your overall health and body fat distribution are very important, too. Regardless of your BMI, you need to be free from certain medical conditions, like Raynaud’s disease.
Good Kybella Candidates
You can generally expect to be considered a good Kybella candidate if you are relatively healthy and have concerns about the appearance of your submental region. This treatment is usually sought by people who have submental fullness caused by excess fat deposits that remain despite a healthy diet and regular exercise. However, it can also treat submental fullness caused by other reasons, like chronic poor posture, genetics, or the aging process.
Good CoolTone Candidates
Ideal CoolTone candidates are adults who are dissatisfied with the muscle tone in their abdomen, buttocks, or thighs. However, you need to attend an initial evaluation to discuss your complete medical history before you can find out for sure whether this treatment is right for you. There are several contraindications for this treatment, including implanted defibrillators and neurostimulators, cardiac pacemakers, and metal or electronic implants in the targeted area.
Additionally, cancer, pregnancy, epilepsy, and hemorrhagic conditions will disqualify you from this treatment. Moreover, you will need to hold off on this treatment if you are recovering from a recent surgical procedure. In addition to taking a close look at your medical history, we will also discuss your lifestyle to determine if this treatment will be a good fit for you. To be considered a great candidate for this treatment, you should be able to stick to a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
Good Morpheus8 Candidates
Most adults with concerns about loose, sagging skin will qualify for Morpheus8 treatments. Typically, this treatment is used to eliminate jowls and fine lines from the lower face. It is also popular for the treatment of loose skin in the neck and chest. In addition to treating sagging skin and fine lines, this treatment can correct other concerns, like:
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
Good QWO Cellulite Treatment Candidates
The ideal QWO candidate has elastic skin, cellulite dimples that are moderate or severe in nature, and a fairly healthy body weight. If you have loose skin, you may need one or more Morpheus8 treatments in your area of concern before you qualify for this treatment. To verify that you are a good candidate for this treatment, though, we need to sit down with you and discuss your health and evaluate your concerns.
We need to know if you are allergic to collagenase or have any other known allergies. Additionally, we need to verify that you are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and that you do not have a bleeding disorder or active infection in your area of concern.
Good Sculptra Candidates
Most good Sculptra candidates are relatively healthy adults who want to improve the appearance of certain contours, like their cheeks or buttocks, without undergoing surgery. Some of the most common contraindications for this treatment are pregnancy, nursing, bleeding disorders, heart conditions, and untreated diabetes.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Body contouring is a type of cosmetic treatment designed to make targeted contours look more aesthetically appealing. There are several treatment methods, including CoolSculpting, CoolTone, QWO cellulite treatment, Kybella, and Sculptra. Contact us now at RefineU MedSpa in Oklahoma City, OK to schedule an appointment and find out how we can help you feel more confident in your appearance. One or more of these treatments may be a good fit for you.