Fitness trainers like to say that hard work is the only way to get the body you’ve always wanted. But for some of us, spending hours sweating in the gym doesn’t always mean that our bodies will tone up in the way we want. It’s a simple fact that sometimes getting the body of your dreams means a healthy lifestyle and a choice cosmetic treatment to fix what hard work cannot. At Lazur La Vie in Nyack, NY we offer several body contouring treatments that will help you have the body of your dreams.
What Is Body Contouring?
Body contouring, or body sculpting, is an umbrella term for any cosmetic treatment that helps contour the body to look a certain way. Much of the time, cosmetic body sculpting is done by removing unwanted fat, skin, and cellulite from the body through an assortment of high-tech methods. These methods can be surgical, minimally invasive, or non-invasive.
Body sculpting is often used to address problems that regular lifestyle habits, such as diet and exercise, could not change. For many of us, there are several roadblocks that can get in the way of losing the weight we want where we want.
Hormones, aging, and genetic predisposition are all factors for why undesired fat refuses to budge from the neck, arms, tummy, buttocks, and thighs. With body sculpting, you can make your hard work tell and make it easier to maintain the shape you want.
What Are the Benefits of Body Contouring?
Getting the body you want and finally getting out of the gym are not the only benefits for this type of treatment. In fact, there are many benefits that you might not have considered, such as saving time, minimizing the frustration you are having with your body, and boosting your self-esteem.
For most patients, these are enough benefits to take the plunge and begin cosmetic treatments. Here are a few other benefits for this type of treatment:
Improve Stubborn Areas
There are places on every body where fat and cellulite refuse to go away. It happens to everyone. It’s very common for women to store stubborn fat on their hips, thighs, and abdomen, especially as the effects of aging and hormonal changes begin to set in.
It seems like those stubborn areas never go away no matter how many squats and crunches you do, and that can be discouraging. Body sculpting treatments easily improve those stubborn areas in a matter of weeks or months.
No matter where your stubborn area is, these treatments are all effective at removing unwanted fat from your body and perfecting your body shape. These treatments can also smooth out stubborn cellulite and tighten skin laxity on the body that refuses to tone up.
Use a Safe Technique
Body sculpting treatments are very safe techniques. The treatments at our office have all gone through rigorous clinical testing and FDA approval. Much of the time, these techniques are far safer than crash diets or taking iffy supplements that promise to boost your metabolism.
Cosmetic treatments to sculpt the body are often completed on the surface of the skin to encourage the body’s natural regenerative abilities, so these treatments are natural and safe.
While diet and exercise are obviously good lifestyle habits to have for the sake of your health, it is often the case that the body reaches a plateau at some point. These plateaus can mean that your lifestyle habits are no longer effective or that your body is quicker to backslide to where you started, and that means that the results you worked so hard for might not last for long.
Body sculpting treatments are different. Because of the techniques and technology that is used to contour the body, cosmetic treatments for the body usually have reliably long-lasting results. When performed by a skilled hand and combined with a healthy lifestyle, body sculpting treatments can last for several months to even years at a time.
What Are Body Contouring Treatments?
At our office, we specialize in many treatments to contour the whole body, from your face to your knees. We believe in providing compassionate and comprehensive care, and that means helping you choose the best body sculpting treatments for your needs. Here are a few of the contouring treatments that could be part of your personalized treatment plan.
This treatment is for fitness lovers who need a little extra help to tone some stubborn places on the body, such as the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Emsculpt works by using electromagnetic energy to stimulate powerful muscle contractions to sculpt the body into an amazing and defined shape.
Emsculpt is a non-invasive treatment that works from the outside in to produce definition in your muscles faster than you would get after spending hours in the gym.
How Many Emsculpt Sessions Do You Need?
For Emsculpt to produce the desired results, you will need multiple sessions. For most patients, 2 to 4 sessions spaced about 3 days apart in the span of two weeks is usually enough to sculpt the body into the exact shape you want.
Treatment sessions for Emsculpt usually take 30 minutes to complete but may take more or less time depending on how many areas of the body are being treated.
WarmSculpting With SculpSure 2.0
This is a treatment that targets those frustrating fat deposits that stubbornly cling to your body no matter how much you diet and exercise.
WarmSculpting is performed with non-invasive laser technology to melt fat right off the body. WarmSculpting is ideal for treating multiple areas of concern, including the chin, arms, tummy, hips, and thighs.
Why Do Lasers Work?
Lasers used in cosmetic treatments have been the answer to many aesthetic concerns. Laser technology uses a specified amount of heat to stimulate the body’s natural abilities, which can mean both melting fat deposits and inducing the production of collagen.
Lasers are useful for contouring the body as well as smoothing the skin, reducing the appearance of scars, and improving the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles.
Accent V-Shape Ultra
This is a treatment that uses a combination of high-tech methods to sculpt and tighten the face. Accent V-Shape Ultra uses both ultrasound and radiofrequency technology to target specific areas of concern.
This treatment can contour unwanted fat in the cheeks, chin, and upper neck, as well as tighten skin on the forehead, around the eyes, near the mouth, and on the jawline.
Why Should You Contour Your Face?
Some people have a genetic predisposition to store excess fat in the cheeks and beneath the chin. Traditional methods for getting rid of this fat are usually surgical, but with radiofrequency treatments, it is possible to contour this fat into the desired shape.
Contouring the face is often done to restore a more youthful or healthy appearance. Facial contouring can also be done to look more mature and create more definition in those who have a baby face.
Juva Shape Ultra
This treatment uses laser technology to heat the sub-layers of skin to melt unwanted fat and tighten skin all over the body. This non-invasive treatment is ideal for patients who are more focused on anti-aging remedies, as the Juva Shape Ultra system primarily tightens and firms skin for a younger, smoother appearance.
Why Does Heat Work?
Heat is a key component of many anti-aging cosmetic treatments because of its unrivaled effectiveness. Deep heat beneath the surface of the skin stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, two of the main proteins that are responsible for firm, youthful skin.
When aging reduces the production of these natural proteins, heat from non-invasive treatments can give your body the kick-start it needs to restore regenerative abilities.
What Happens Before, During, and After Treatment?
Many patients are curious to know what happens before, during, and after treatments for contouring the body. No matter which contouring treatment is part of your personalized treatment plan, every patient follows the same steps from consultation to recovery. Here’s what you can expect from treatments at our office:
Your initial appointment is a consultation where we gather information about you and your goals. We will discuss your appearance goals in-depth and examine the condition of the areas you are interested in treating. We will likely ask about your lifestyle habits and general medical history as well as any medications or supplements you may be taking.
We may take photographs to add to your medical file, which are used as a reference for treating as well as a way to track progress in response to treatments.
All of this information will help us decide which contouring treatment is ideal for your specific needs. It is possible we will advise you to use a different treatment than the one you had in mind, so it is important to remember that we make recommendations based on how well we think you will respond to the treatment.
Once we have determined the right treatment for you and created your personalized treatment plan, you will begin treatment sessions. Most cosmetic treatments for contouring the body take place over 2 to 4 weeks with sessions that last between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on how many areas are being treated.
It is possible we will give you specific instructions to follow so that your treatment can be as effective as possible. We may advise you to drink a certain amount of water or take medications or supplements we prescribe to you. We may also advise that you temporarily stop using certain products.
Recovery for these treatments varies somewhat depending on which method is used to sculpt the body. The treatments at our office have virtually zero downtime, which means that you can usually return to normal daily activities immediately after your treatment.
You can expect some soreness or redness at treatment sites, but these temporary side effects fade within hours or days of treatment.
When Do You See Results?
For many patients, you will first notice results from a contouring treatment about 2 to 3 weeks after your last session. Results from these treatments can last for several months or even years, depending on the area treated, and the method used. We will discuss exactly what you can expect when we finalize the treatments used in your treatment plan.
Who Are Ideal Candidates?
Ideal candidates for contouring treatments are any people who want to improve their overall appearance. If you have struggled with troublesome areas on your body that are not responding to diet and exercise, then these treatments are excellent options for you to consider. These treatments are for both men and women of any age.
Have the Body You Want With Body Contouring
You can have the body you want without paying for it in sweat and tears. It’s time to get out of the gym and get back to living your life.
To learn more about our body contouring treatments, contact Lazur La Vie in Nyack, NY to schedule your initial consultation. You deserve to look the way you want – and we want to help you love the way you look. Call today!