As much pressure as women put on themselves to look perfect year-round, the anxiety only increases as bikini season gets closer. Surgical options like liposuction are touted as the answer, but recovery takes much longer than most women realize. Here are two nonsurgical body contouring solutions that can help you look your best before you hit the beach, without a long recovery period.
Thermage® is one of the newest nonsurgical options for effective body contouring. Through the use of radiofrequency technology, the deep layers of the skin are heated while the surface of the skin is cooled at the same time. The heat tightens existing collagen for immediately firmer-looking skin, and also stimulates new collagen production so results are long-lasting and continue to improve after your appointment. This completely non-invasive treatment smooths and tightens loose skin and eliminates isolated fat deposits for beautiful, natural results, yet requires absolutely no downtime. Thermage® is also one of the only effective treatments for reducing the appearance of cellulite.
CoolSculpting® uses cryolipolysis to reshape your body. Cryolipolysis is the targeted application of extreme cold to fat cells, rupturing the cell walls so the body can naturally eliminate them safely and effectively over time. CoolSculpting® offers several advantages over surgical body sculpting methods like lipo:
- Your normal routine can be resumed immediately after your appointment, including exercise.
- There are no incisions or scars.
- Surrounding tissues are not harmed.
- Treatment is pain-free, gentle and noninvasive.
Like traditional surgical liposuction, CoolSculpting® is idea for those isolated fatty deposits that diet and exercise can’t seem to get rid of, like the muffin top or love handles. However, unlike lipo, cryolipolysis requires no anesthesia or a lengthy recovery period.