With summertime quickly approaching, many of us are turning our thoughts from sherpa-lined jackets and boots to cookouts, vacations, and bathing suits. 2020 was an unusual year with pandemic and hurricane-forced gym shutdowns and quarantine leaving many sitting behind a computer most of the day while leaving us less motivated to trim down and tighten up for warmer weather. Luckily, with non-invasive body contouring options like Coolsculpting and Morpheus 8 on the rise, it is easier than ever before to achieve your sculpted, smooth body before bikini season.
Coolsculpting is currently the number one non-surgical fat reduction treatment on the aesthetic market. It uses FDA-approved technology called “cryolipolysis” to essentially freeze away stubborn fat in nine body areas resulting in up to 25% permanent fat reduction per session. These areas include submentum (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thighs, abdomen, and flank along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as the banana roll), and upper arms. The number of fat cells varies from person to person, but it doesn’t change much once you are an adult. These fat cells just expand or shrink with weight loss or gain.
Coolsculpting is an ideal option for people who have reached their goal weight and have stubborn pockets of fat that remain despite diet and exercise. The number of treatments needed is unique to each patient and the area being treated. One can expect to see results in as little as 12 weeks. One of the most frequently asked questions regarding Coolsculpting is, “Does it hurt?” According to Kara Babaz, FNP-C and Coolsculpting provider at Renaitre – A Williamson Cosmetic Center, “Not at all! The patient will feel a cold sensation followed by tingling and then the area will go numb. Our patients are always very comfortable and usually watch Netflix or work on their laptops while undergoing the procedure.” Additionally, there is no down-time or restrictions after the procedure making “trimming down” easy to fit into a hectic schedule. But what about “tightening up?” This is where the other part of Renaitre’s dynamic duo, Morpheus 8, comes into play.
Morpheus 8 is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive procedure used for subdermal adipose remodeling and collagen induction for face, neck, and body. It uses radiofrequency energy to coagulate fat combined with micro needling to help induce collagen, resurface, and tighten skin. One can effectively treat many areas to include the face, neck, abdomen, arms, and thighs and achieve results in as little as three sessions done six weeks apart. Acne scarring, cellulite, stretch marks, and that annoying “chicken neck” are a few other problem areas that Morpheus can address. Results will continue to improve even up to six months after the last session and can be repeated as needed. There is minimal downtime with Morpheus 8. Expected aftercare instructions include not wearing makeup for 24-48 hours after the procedure, no exercise or sweating, and avoiding sun exposure. Morpheus 8 can be used alone for skin tightening and superficial fat reduction and can also be used after completion of Coolsculpting treatments to further enhance body contouring outcomes. It can be used on all skin types safely and is well tolerated by utilizing minimally invasive anesthetic techniques. “It is one of my favorite procedures to perform because of its effectiveness and ability to address so many of my patients’ skin concerns associated with aging,” says Renaitre’s registered nurse Morgan Fairchild. Because of its versatility, there is no question why it is considered part of the dynamic duo of body contouring.
No matter your age, it’s important to feel good in your own skin. With these advanced technologies making it easier to trim down and tighten up locally and without surgery, you can have the summer-ready body you have always wanted.
Kara Babaz FNP-C is a Nurse Practitioner at Renaitre- A Williamson Cosmetic Center with over 10 years of experience. She is extensively trained in many aesthetic areas to include Botox, Dermal Filler, Sclerotherapy, Coolsculpting, and Morpheus 8.
Call Renaitre – A Williamson Cosmetic Center at 337-508-2559 for a complimentary consultation and let the body contouring experts customize a plan that’s right for you.