Even if you are happy with your weight and your fitness level, it can be difficult to keep the figure that you want, especially as you age. Loss of collagen and elastin in the skin can begin to cause loose or sagging skin, and fat can begin to collect stubbornly around areas such as your abdomen or upper arms.
With our body contouring services at Hector L Di Carlo, MD, PA, we can help to resolve many of these concerns. Our body sculpting platforms can tighten loose skin and reduce stubborn fat for a body that is closer to your ideal shape and contour. Because we offer several different treatments, you can discover which one may be right for you by scheduling a consultation with us at our clinic in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
What Is Body Contouring?
Body contouring is a treatment that involves the use of non-invasive devices to subtly alter the contour, shape, or texture of the area to improve its appearance. This type of treatment does not require surgery or downtime, and it can address concerns in areas such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, flanks, and much more. Our non-surgical body contouring treatments are customizable so that we can treat the areas that you have concerns about.
What Are the Benefits of Body Contouring?
Body contouring treatments can offer many benefits including:
- Targeted Fat Reduction
- Skin Tightening
- Cellulite Treatment
- Increased Collagen and Elastin Production
- Non-Invasive and Comfortable Treatments
- Versatile Treatments for the Whole Body
What Are the Different Types of Body Contouring?
At our practice, we offer the TempSure® platform, which is one of the most versatile body contouring platforms available today. It includes attachments that can target smaller and larger areas, providing skin tightening and smoothing as well as fat reduction virtually anywhere on the body.
TempSure Firm uses a unique blend of radiofrequency energy heating and a specialized massage head to tighten the skin and reduce cellulite. This technology works by delivering therapeutic heat to the deep layers of skin, stimulating the production of new collagen and causing the skin to contract.
The massage head can improve lymphatic drainage and blood circulation, which enhances the body’s natural response to heat and helps to make areas that have cellulite more smooth. It can also be ideal for treating sagging and loose skin on the upper arms.
TempSure Envi is a good option for treating smaller areas. While it can be very effective for resolving fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging on the face, it can also be used on areas of the body where you want a more targeted treatment. It works by stimulating collagen production through radiofrequency technology and can improve skin elasticity anywhere on the body.
FlexSure is a wrappable applicator that can deliver radiofrequency energy to many different areas of the body thanks to its flexible design. It offers several different applicator sizes, so we can treat everything from your abdomen to your arms. This non-surgical body contouring treatment heats tissues all the way down to the subcutaneous fat layer. By heating the tissue, it can disrupt the fat cells, causing them to break down and be eliminated by the body.
Fat reduction isn’t the only benefit this treatment can provide. It can also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin and cause tissues to contract, providing skin tightening that can be apparent both immediately after treatment and gradually in the months after treatment.
Microneedling With PRP
For certain specific areas and concerns, we may combine the above treatments with microneedling treatments. Microneedling with PRP can be particularly helpful for treating areas that have stretch marks and loose skin, since it encourages new collagen and elastin production while helping skin cells to grow and regenerate.
Frequently Asked Questions About Body Contouring
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
The length of time you will need to wait to begin to see results from your body contouring treatment can depend on which of the above treatments you are receiving. Fat reduction and collagen production take time, so treatments such as FlexSure and TempSure Firm can have more gradual results. With radiofrequency treatments, you should be able to see immediate contraction of the skin. However, these subtle improvements can be replaced by more noticeable ones after a few months. A series of treatments is typically needed to enjoy full results.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
You may need anywhere from three to eight treatments, depending on what device is being used and what concerns you are having addressed. We can adjust your treatment plan as necessary, and you can schedule maintenance treatments any time you want to give your body a boost with non-invasive body contouring.
Are Treatments Uncomfortable?
Radiofrequency energy is warm, but not usually uncomfortable. The sensation may even be relaxing for some and can feel like a hot stone massage. The TempSure Envi handpiece automatically detects the temperature of the skin and adjusts accordingly for better comfort and results. You can always communicate with us if the treatment becomes too warm.
Non-Surgical Body Contouring That Works With Your Body
At Hector L Di Carlo, MD, PA in Fort Lauderdale, FL, we love working with treatments that prompt your body’s own healing and regenerative abilities in order to improve your appearance. Our body contouring treatments can come alongside your body to make your skin firm and smooth while reducing unwanted fat for a beautiful and sculpted look. Call us today at (954) 833-1843 or contact us online to get started.