When the temperatures start to warm, and the sun shows itself more brightly, every woman thinks about the new beginnings of spring… and the next season’s wardrobe! Many women start planning the new season’s wardrobe at the sprout of the first crocus and inspect what they have from the last warm weather season to wear again. Unfortunately, winter’s dullness and lack of outdoor activity often leaves us feeling a little fluffy around the middle. Panic sets in when the clothes from last spring and summer do not seem to fit or look as good. Exercise and dieting ensue. When exercise and dieting are not quite enough to get back in your warm weather wardrobe, there are fortunately other options that don’t involve medication or surgery.

Dr. Nicole Norris of Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, Illinois now offers her patients effective non-surgical fat destruction with a Warmsculpting TM laser, but also non-surgical skin tightening and cellulite reduction with another device, TempSure Firm TM. We decided to ask her questions regarding both modalities so our readers can learn if one or both are right for them.

What exactly is WarmSculptingTM? “WarmSculpting TM, also known as SculpSure TM, is powerful laser energy that is only attracted to sub-cutaneous adipose tissue (pinchable fat). Because this laser energy is only absorbed by fat, it is very safe, with no absorption of energy to the surrounding tissues. In one 25-minute treatment, my patients can expect to lose an estimated 25% of the pinchable fat in the treated area. Areas treated include the abdomen, flanks, thighs, legs, back, and fat under the chin. The destroyed fat cells are permanently cleared from the body over the course of an average of 12 weeks. There is no downtime after the procedure and most patients describe the treatment to me as tolerable, but not relaxing. We offer relaxing medications and even nitrous oxide (laughing gas), if needed, to get you through the short treatment. Patients who have a healthy lifestyle, can maintain their weight, and have areas of stubborn fat are ideal candidates for WarmSculptingTM.”

What exactly is TempSureTM? “TempSureTM is a device that creates radiofrequency energy. Radiofrequency energy warms the water in the skin to a point that causes skin to become tighter and stimulates collagen production. This heat energy is very comfortable and produces results in one to six treatments depending on the laxity of the skin. Radiofrequency energy can be used on the face, neck, abdomen, thighs, knees, arms, elbows and even female-only regions for skin and tissue tightening. Patients with mild to moderate skin laxity and wrinkles are great candidates. Those with extremely loose skin will see some improvement but should still consider surgical options. Radiofrequency energy has also been shown to temporarily treat cellulite and is one of the few devices that can improve this menacing problem. Radiofrequency energy is safe for everyone, except those who have implantable devices with an on/off switch somewhere in the body, such as a pacemaker or defibrillator.”

Can I have both? “ WarmSculptingTM and TempSureTM can be used to treat the same area of the body on the same day. In my experience, many patients need both! If this is the case, we do WarmSculpting TM first and then TempSure TM. On average most patients require two WarmSculpting TM treatments on areas to reduce stubborn fat and then 3-4 treatments of TempSure TM for skin tightening and/or cellulite. We set up custom packages for our patients that include both technologies. A popular regimen is to have WarmsculptingTM and Tempsure TM together then 3 weeks later only Tempsure TM then 3 weeks after that Warmsculpting TM and Tempsure TM . Together or separate these 2 treatments make my patients very happy and look good in their wardrobe, whatever the season!”

If you are interested in learning more, call Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in April for a free consultation to see if either or both is right for you. During April, packages of either procedure will have special pricing and additional treatments may be free when you do both! Don’t miss our evening event Thursday, April 23, 5:30pm to 7pm that you can attend with friends and see a WarmSculpting and TempSure treatment LIVE at 6pm! Get all your questions answered and enjoy Wine with Raffles! RSVP to the event or call to make your appointment for a free consultation 815-780-8264!