If you have an area of stubborn fat and no matter what you do, it does not budge, you must read this. Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL specializes in non-surgical body contouring with lasers and other devices. This means you can change the look of your body without surgery. They have several devices that permanently destroy body fat, one that tightens skin, and one that reduces the appearance of cellulite. If you are healthy, but have areas of stubborn fat, annoying loose skin, or unsightly cellulite you are a perfect candidate. We asked Dr. Norris to explain further!
What is WarmSculpting TM? “We have been in the business of destroying fat for five years and have many happy patients. Warmsculpting TM, also known as SculpSure, is a laser that destroys an average of 25% of fat in the treated area permanently. The laser targets fat by heating it up. When fat cells reach a certain temperature, they die, and the body clears them over an average of 12 weeks. I encourage my patients to start Warmsculpting TM treatments at least 3-4 months prior to when they would like to see their result. Patients who are healthy and can maintain their weight are good candidates. The most commonly treated areas are the abdomen, flanks, and double chin. The treatment will take about 25 min on each area and there is no downtime expected. You will feel the heat of the laser, which is tolerable, but not relaxing. We offer laughing gas to our patients who are a little anxious about the heat.”
What do you offer for Skin Tightening? “We offer radiofrequency energy, which is also a form of heat energy, but works better to tighten skin than laser energy. The device we have is the newest and most powerful for skin tightening. In some instances, it will even destroy fat, just not to the same degree as Warmsculpting TM. It is very important to maintain the elasticity in your skin as you age. Once the elasticity is gone, you can never rebuild it. Radiofrequency treatments improve the elasticity that you still have so they are best for those with mild to moderate loose skin. Radiofrequency can also build collagen in the skin. The most common areas that we treat for skin laxity are the face, neck, upper arms, abdomen, thighs and above the knees. Radiofrequency treatments feel like a warm massage and besides a little redness in the treated area for an hour or two, there is no expected downtime.”
What can help reduce the appearance of cellulite? “Cellulite is a genetic condition where bands form in the fat that pull down more in some places than others causing dimpling in the fat. Weight loss can help reduce the appearance of dimpling, but nothing can permanently take cellulite away. We use radiofrequency heat energy to relax the bands of fat in the skin to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. We have found that a series of treatments can reduce dimpling in the fat for 3-12 months depending on the severity. These treatments are painless, take 30 minutes or less, and there is no downtime.”
What is the best way to decide which method of non-surgical body contouring is best for someone? “When you come for your consultation, I review your medical history, examine the areas of the body that bother you and tell you which treatments would give you the best results. We will also give you an idea of how many treatments you might need, the interval between treatments, an approximate cost, as well as financing options. This is the most popular time of year for body contouring as patients think about warmer weather, donning a swimsuit and social events in the summer. We love helping our patients look and feel their best!”
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