Many women and men are concerned with not being able to reduce the size of their stomachs, thighs, necks, and arms, despite strict dieting and vigorous exercise. They may have sagging skin and stubborn cellulite. Nonsurgical body contouring and shaping includes different techniques to help reshape and rejuvenate almost any area of the body. In the past, plastic surgery was the only answer to these issues. Now, non-invasive technologies can increase tone in lax or redundant skin, reduce the size of certain body areas, and diminish the appearance of cellulite.
CoolSculpting® is a FDA-approved alternative that involves no surgery or recovery time and is focused on smaller fatty areas. CoolSculpting® uses an innovative cooling technique that can reduce areas of excess fat without harming surrounding skin.
Click here to learn more about CoolSculpting®.
Thermage® is a device which uses radio frequency energy to stimulate collagen production, causing contraction of treated areas. The body contouring treatment results in noticeable tightening with no surgery and no downtime. Some treated areas also see thickened skin and a reduction of wrinkled, crepey skin. In most patients, only a single treatment is required. The treatment can take 1-1.5 hours depending on the area being treated. The area may appear red for a brief time after the procedure. Patients usually start to see results within 1-2 months of treatment. Thermage® can be used on the face, neck, arms, legs, and abdomen.
Many people who would like to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin in the face may not need a surgical procedure such as a face lift to help them achieve their goals. Ulthera™ is a non-surgical treatment that utilizes ultrasonic waves to renew areas of sagging skin and give you a more youthful and refreshed appearance. This procedure can be effective for patients with mild to moderate signs of wrinkles along the face.
Schedule Your Consulation
The world of nonsurgical body contouring and shaping is a very exciting and ever-expanding part of cosmetic dermatology. If you want to learn more about body contouring treatments, contact one of our doctors at the Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Houston, Texas, today for a consultation.