Are you considering body contouring sessions to target stubborn areas of fat? Read on to find out five things you need to know about this treatment before you schedule your appointment.
Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much we work out – there are some stubborn areas of fat that just won’t budge! In the past, we’d have to live with it. Body contouring is a great alternative and offers great results with minimal downtime.
Thinking about going for body contouring sessions? Here are five things you need to know before you consider this cosmetic treatment.
It reduces fat cells but is not weight loss
Many people are under the false impression that body contouring is an easy alternative to losing weight through diet and exercise. This is not the case. The devices used in these treatments work by destroying fat cells and tightening loose skin. The results are only permanent as long as your weight remains stable.
There is a variety to choose from
There isn’t just one device or technology when it comes to contouring the body. This is why there are several devices in the dermatological world to choose from based on the results you are looking for. At APDerm, we use SculpSure, CoolSculpting, and UltraShape Power which are all safe and effective.
Pain and downtime are minimal
Body contouring is a non-invasive treatment that uses carefully-managed temperatures or ultrasound to target fat cells to reduce the size of stubborn pockets of fat that are exercise- and diet-resistant. Some methods are pain-free with no downtime whatsoever. Some people may feel slight discomfort after the procedure but patients can resume normal activities immediately.
It will take time to see the results
While abdominosplasties, and liposuction offer more immediate and drastic results, it takes time to see the results of body contouring sessions. It will have a lot to do with the size of the area you want to reduce and the lifestyle you lead. That being said, it can take between three and six months for the final result to appear visibly.
You’ll need to follow aftercare to maintain your results
If you experience any big lifestyle changes that affect how much you consume or work out, your fat cells may swell again. For this reason, it’s important that patients manage their long-term expectations and maintain a healthy and consistent lifestyle in order to make their results last.
Considering body contouring? Make an appointment at your nearest APDerm location to discuss your options or call us at (978) 315-5707. Available at select locations.