Even with a healthy lifestyle and proper diet, some people still struggle with cellulite and fat deposits in specific areas of the body. Fortunately, it’s possible to address such issues through a long-lasting treatment known as BodyFX. At Spa in the City in Dallas, TX, we offer this innovative treatment to help you get the appearance you desire.
What Is BodyFX?
This is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to destroy cellulite and unsightly fat deposits. It also involves the use of high-voltage pulse and vacuum massage to contract and tighten the skin. It works by stimulating the natural processes that the body uses to eliminate fat cells to ensure optimal body contouring.
The treatment is ideal for specific areas, such as the back, thighs, abdomen, and flanks, but it’s not limited to these areas. The aim of the treatment varies among patients, and it can be to:
- Reduce body circumference
- Tighten sagging or loose skin
- Sculpt and contour the body
- Reduce cellulite
You might need several sessions to get the results you want, and a typical session takes about 30 to 60 minutes during an in-office visit. Treatment photographs are essential for office use only, as they help to evaluate the changes in appearance after several sessions.
How Does It Work?
During the treatment, we use a special device to heat the specific area of treatment. The device uses suction-coupled technology, which selectively targets fat tissue to heat and destroy the cells. The heating causes the collagen fibers to contract, and it also increases the metabolism of fibroblasts to boost the production of new collagen fibers.
The suction technology involved in this treatment allows for optimal tissue heating to ensure better results. The handpiece heats the fat tissue and covers an area of about 6 x 6 inches. This selective targeting is what makes the treatment effective for removing stubborn fat.
How Is It Different?
Compared to other treatments, such as SculpSure® and CoolSculpting®, BodyFX reduces fat and tightens the skin at the same time. Most alternative treatments usually target the fat cells with no impact on your skin elasticity. Its ability to use suction technology makes it stand out as it allows effective targeting of fat cells.
It’s also suitable for people who may not want liposuction, which is a minimally invasive procedure for removing excess fat deposits. However, you need to note that every case is unique, and Dr. Josanne may recommend other treatment options for you to help you get rid of the excess fat.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
This treatment is suitable for most patients and skin types, but it’s not designed for weight loss treatment. Patients who lead a healthy lifestyle and are close to their desired weight make the best candidates. You must be healthy without any conditions that might affect the healing process. Be sure to share your medical history with the doctor during consultations.
It’s essential to have realistic expectations about the treatment, and you must be ready to commit to a healthy lifestyle after the treatment. The treatment is an excellent alternative to other options, such as liposuction. For some patients, Dr. Josanne might recommend a series of treatments to achieve the right results. This can usually one treatment session every week for about 6 to 12 weeks.
How to Prepare
There are no special measures you need to take when preparing for the treatment. If there are any, Dr. Josanne will guide you on what to do. This can be as simple as drinking plenty of water before and after the sessions.
In some instances, the treatment is not ideal for areas with open wounds or bruises. If you’re using anticoagulants, you may be advised to stop the medications about 7 to 14 days before the treatment. On the day of the treatment, your skin should be clean with no oils or lotions.
Recovery and Results
There is no downtime associated with this treatment, and you can immediately return to your routine after the sessions. It’s recommended to avoid scratching or scrubbing the area. If done right, the treatment can reduce fat tissue and cellulite by about 30 to 60 percent, and you can expect to notice optimal changes within three to six months.
As noted before, most patients usually need about 6 to 12 sessions to achieve their desired results, and you’ll notice a change in appearance as your body works to get rid of the dead fat cells. More importantly, you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent the remaining fat cells from increasing in size. Depending on your situation, you might also need one maintenance treatment session every 3 to 6 months.
Make an Appointment Today!
If you’re struggling with stubborn body fat or cellulite, you should consider getting BodyFX treatments. This treatment has the potential to nearly replace liposuction as a non-invasive way of reducing fat pockets and tightening the skin, but without the downtime. It’s an in-office treatment, and you can resume your normal activities immediately after your sessions.
Whenever you’re ready to talk, be sure to reach out to Spa in the City in Dallas, TX and book your appointment to speak with Dr. Josanne. We’re available to listen to your needs and work with you to attain your aesthetic goals.