When patients think of body contouring, they often think of diet and exercise. They may also consider alternatives in the event this method doesn’t work, including surgery. However, there’s another way to eliminate unwanted body fat and improve the contours of the body without diet, exercise or surgery.
At the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, DC area patients can enjoy non invasive body contouring using one of three methods depending on their specific needs and desires.
Vanquish is cleared by the FDA and uses special panels that emit radiofrequency energy. This energy heats up the fat cells to the point they are damaged, allowing the body to flush them out over the course of several weeks. The results are gradual but long-term when patients continue to maintain a regular diet and exercise routine.
Another radiofrequency energy treatment that is commonly requested by patients is PelleFirm®. This system is best for those who want to smooth their skin and target problem areas where cellulite may be an issue. It is commonly performed on the thighs and buttocks to reduce the appearance of cellulite by breaking down the connective bands that pull the skin down and result in the dimpling.
Patients who do not like the contours of their neck due to a “double chin” may want to find out more about the advantages of using Kybella®. Injections of deoxycholic acid are done in the neck area to break down the fat cells and reduce the submental fullness present in this area. As with the other treatments, results are gradual but noticeable over time. Many patients love the ability to improve this area without having to undergo surgery or liposuction. This is a more recent product available in the market, having been approved in 2015 by the FDA.
If you live in the areas of Washington, DC or Annapolis, Maryland and want to find out more about the advantages of non invasive body contouring treatments such as Vanquish®, PelleFirm® and Kybella®, contact the team at the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery by calling and scheduling an appointment.