The sun is out, and the temps are climbing and there is hope in the air after a long winter and longer pandemic.  With summer on the way and social interactions more possible, it may be a good time to consider how you will look in your summer attire.  If you are bothered by loose skin, troublesome fat, or unsightly dark coarse hair, consider seeking treatment at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, Illinois.  We recently interviewed Dr. Norris about the procedures that they offer for improving the appearance of the body.

We know you do a lot of procedures to improve the appearance of the face, but were hoping you could also tell us what you offer as far as cosmetic procedures for the body?  “We offer a plethora of non-surgical cosmetic procedures for the body.  With summer coming, this is our busiest time for body procedures.  Every year patients become more concerned about their appearance as warm weather approaches because it means more skin exposed and often more social events.   And this year there is hope for a more social summer than last year!  Many of the procedures we offer for the body require a series of treatments to get the result desired so right now is the best time to start!  Currently, we are really seeing an uptick in laser hair reduction, skin tightening of the abdomen and legs, and body contouring procedures to reduce fat in stubborn areas.”

Can you tell us more about laser hair reduction?  “We offer laser hair reduction for almost any area of the body that has dark coarse hair growing.  Most patients will require 4-8 treatments to get the result that they want and significantly reduce their time shaving.  We can treat any skin color, but it is best done when the skin is not tan.  The treatment feels like warm rubber band snaps and is very tolerable with our device that has a built-in freezer system in the handpiece.  The laser that we use is the most powerful laser hair reduction system available today so patients who may have tried laser hair removal elsewhere notice quicker and more permanent results in our office.”

What do you offer for skin tightening procedures for the body and what areas are commonly treated?  “Radiofrequency energy is very effective at tightening skin and even reducing the appearance of cellulite.  We use a powerful radiofrequency device, TempSure, that heats up the skin over the course of a 20-minute treatment with no pain or downtime.  Most patients require a series of treatments for this type of skin tightening or cellulite reduction.  The areas of the body that we treat the most are the thighs, abdomen, neck, and arms.  This device can also be used to tighten tissue in a woman’s pelvic region providing intimate rejuvenation and treatment of mild to moderate urinary stress incontinence.  This machine truly can rejuvenate the whole body!”

What is your favorite way to treat fat without surgery? “The safest and most effective body contouring device available to treat areas of unwanted fat is Warmsculpting.  Warmsculpting is a laser that permanently destroys 25% of fat cells in a 25-minute treatment.  There is minimal discomfort and no downtime.  Patients who can maintain their weight, are healthy, and have stubborn areas of fat are perfect candidates.  Most patients require 1-3 treatments on a troublesome area.  Commonly treated areas include the abdomen, love handles, thighs, and double chin.  I have been treating patients with WarmSculpting for the last 5 years and have very happy patients with great before and after pictures to prove it.”

If you are interested in learning more about any of these non-surgical cosmetic procedures, call Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa to set up your free consultation with Dr. Norris.  You can also call to request to watch her webinar in April on Non-Surgical Cosmetic Body Sculpting.  There will also be special pricing available in April 2021 for these body procedures. Call 815-780-8264 to learn more!