Many people struggle with the shape of their bodies. In the past, medical providers often had to resort to invasive, difficult procedures to improve people’s physiques. Today, there are a variety of easy body contouring methods that can help you take control of the image you show the world. At RefineU Medspa in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, we can improve your look with CoolSculpting, CoolTone, and Sculptra. Read on to learn more about these fantastic treatment options.
What Kind of Body Contouring Is Right for You?
CoolSculpting, CoolTone, and Sculptra are all wonderful ways to contour and shape your body. Although these body contouring treatments are all effective and safe, they work in different ways and provide different results.
Each of these treatments has unique benefits. For instance, CoolSculpting is a fantastic way to reduce unwanted fat in a particular area of your body. CoolTone can help you look more toned. Sculptra can lift your buttocks and improve the appearance of your cellulite.
Making a Choice
Since everyone has unique aesthetic goals, people will prefer different body contouring techniques. For instance, a person who wants to reduce fat on their abdomen may prefer to use CoolSculpting. A person who wants to tone their thighs may benefit from CoolTone treatments. In contrast, someone who wants to reduce their cellulite may prefer to use Sculptra.
A Helping Hand
During your initial consultation, we will discuss the benefits of all of these treatments. We will also examine your body and skin. We will talk about your overall health and discuss the improvements that you would like to achieve. We will use this information to recommend a suitable treatment for you.
How Do These Treatments Work?
Each of these treatments uses innovative technology to contour your body in a safe, effective manner.
As you might guess from its name, CoolSculpting uses sophisticated cooling technology to enhance your body. During your CoolSculpting appointment, we will lower the temperature of your target area. This cooling process will freeze your fat cells without harming your skin. Your fat cells will crystallize. This process is called cryolipolysis.
After your treatment is complete, your body will gradually remove these fat cells through natural processes. Once you achieve the full benefits of this treatment, your target area will be sleeker and more attractive.
This innovative contouring method uses Magnetic Muscle Stimulation technology, or MMS, to improve your body. This MMS technology will go through your skin and fat to reach your muscles. It will cause your muscles to move involuntarily. These movements will improve the condition of your muscles and make them stronger. After your treatment is completed, your target areas will appear more toned.
This treatment uses a dermal filler to add volume to your buttocks. Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid. This is a biodegradable substance that your body can easily absorb. Once we administer this product into your target area, it will plump your buttocks.
Over time, your skin will absorb microparticles in the injectable formula. This process will encourage your body to produce more collagen. Collagen is a protein that helps your skin stay strong and firm. This treatment will also decrease the appearance of your cellulite. These improvements will occur gradually.
What Areas of My Body Can These Treatments Improve?
These treatments are very versatile and effective. They can improve the appearance of many different areas of your body.
This innovative technique can reduce fat in a wide variety of areas on your body. In particular, it can improve the appearance of your arms, double chin, and back fat. It can also decrease fat on your thighs, abdomen, flanks, and knees.
This treatment can improve the appearance of your thighs, abdomen, and buttocks.
This injectable product can lift your buttocks and improve the texture of your skin in this area.
How Can I Prepare for My Treatment?
Since all of these treatments are quick and easy, you don’t need to do very much to prepare for your appointment. That said, you may need to follow some easy rules before your treatment session. For instance, if you are receiving a CoolSculpting treatment, we may ask you to avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications before your appointment. We will give you more detailed information about how to prepare for your contouring treatment during your initial consultation.
What Will My Treatment Be Like?
There’s no need to feel nervous before your appointment. These contouring techniques are minimally invasive or non-invasive. You can receive your treatment during an out-patient appointment.
The length of your appointment will depend on the area of the body that you are targeting and the handpiece that we use to perform your treatment. In general, appointments will be thirty-five minutes or longer. You may feel a cold sensation and pressure during your appointment, but these feelings are usually gentle. Many people read a book or take a quick nap during their treatment sessions.
This is a non-invasive treatment that’s very easy on your body. During your appointment, we will use Magnetic Muscle Stimulation technology to affect your target area. You may feel your muscles contracting during this process. Most people are relaxed during their CoolTone treatments.
Receiving this treatment is a simple, minimally invasive process. During your appointment, we will inject the dermal filler into your target area. Each treatment session will take about an hour, and the sessions aren’t painful.
What Will My Recovery Be Like?
Many invasive cosmetic procedures can be tough on your body. People are often required to spend weeks recovering from these procedures. In contrast, CoolSculpting, CoolTone, and Sculptra all have minimal to no downtime. People can usually return to their typical schedules after their appointments. However, you may need to follow some rules after your treatment. For instance, if you receive a Sculptra treatment, we may advise you to massage your target area for a few days after your appointment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Many people experience optimal results when they receive multiple contouring treatments. During your initial consultation, we can design a personalized treatment schedule based on your goals and preferences.
Since every person is unique, there isn’t one treatment plan that works for all patients. For instance, some people need to receive several CoolSculpting treatments to achieve their desired results.
The number of treatment sessions that you need will depend on your desired outcome, the condition of your target areas, and other factors. Many people achieve the best results when they get multiple treatment sessions.
Many people will receive two to five treatment sessions. We will wait two to six weeks between each appointment.
How Soon Will I See Results?
All of these treatments use different methods to improve your body. As a result, some of these treatments work more quickly than others.
It takes some time for your body to process your fat cells. People usually see positive changes in their target area about four weeks after their appointments. People often notice the full benefits of their treatments in three to four months.
Some people will see positive changes in their target area after a single CoolTone treatment session. In contrast, other people will not notice changes in their bodies until after they have received multiple treatments.
Your buttocks will be plumper and more attractive after you receive your injections. As your body starts to produce more collagen, your results will continue to improve. These improvements will occur over a period of several months. This is a gradual process that makes these improvements look natural.
How Long Will My Results Last?
People love these contouring methods because they provide long-lasting or permanent results.
CoolSculpting provides permanent results. Once your body has eliminated your targeted fat cells, they will be gone for good. That said, people achieve the best results with this fat reduction method when they adopt a healthy diet and exercise regime after their treatments.
Many people’s results last for several months after their treatments. People may achieve the best outcomes when they receive regular maintenance sessions after their treatments are complete.
The positive effects of this dermal filler last much longer than the results of many other injectable treatments. Although individual results will vary, the positive changes in your body may last for up to three years after your treatment is complete.
Are These Treatments Safe?
All of these contouring techniques use proven technology. Further, they do not require you to receive incisions or anesthesia. Accordingly, these methods are very easy on your body.
Scientific studies have shown that CoolSculpting can safely reduce fat in targeted areas of people’s bodies. Further, the FDA has cleared this treatment for fat reduction purposes.
The FDA has cleared CoolTone for the purpose of improving people’s abdominal muscles. In addition, the FDA cleared this contouring method for the purposes of firming, toning, and strengthening people’s thighs and buttocks. This gentle technique is an excellent way to improve your muscle tone in a non-invasive manner.
People around the world have been using Sculptra since 1999. This is a well-studied injectable treatment that can effectively enhance your appearance.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate for These Treatments?
Since these treatments are easy on your body, they are suitable for a wide variety of people. That said, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions may not be able to receive these treatments.
People who are trying to reduce fat that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise programs often achieve excellent results with this treatment. However, this treatment is not intended to be used as a weight-loss technique. Further, it is not right for people who have cryoglobulinemia, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, or cold agglutinin disease. You should also tell your healthcare provider about any allergies, hernias, or health conditions that you have.
This treatment is perfect for people who want to tone and strengthen their muscles. That said, people who have implanted devices like defibrillators or pacemakers may not be suitable candidates for CoolTone. Further, this treatment is not right for people who have fevers, epilepsy, or hemorrhagic conditions.
This method is ideal for people who want to improve the appearance of their buttocks. However, this treatment is not right for people who have a history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation. It is also not suitable for people who have allergies to any of the ingredients in the injectable product.
Schedule a Consultation
Achieving a contoured, attractive physique is easy. We can improve your look with CoolSculpting, CoolTune, and Sculptra. You’ll be thrilled once you see the full benefits of your chosen treatment. To learn more about our fantastic body contouring options, contact us at RefineU Medspa in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for an initial consultation today.