Go Beyond Fat Loss with Body Sculpting
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Nothing – including a youthful face or figure – lasts forever.
But with the help of the most up-to-date and proven fat reduction and body contouring procedures and treatments available, offered by Shalini Gupta, M.D., cosmetic dermatology specialist at Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center, men and women can slow down that aging skin and body clock.
“As we age, our bodies change. But if people start doing these procedures, and their skin looks five to 10 years younger and healthier, they will always stay that many years ahead, though they may need some maintenance here and there,” says Gupta. “We have many body contouring procedures that can be done under local numbing, where recovery is fairly minimal. You can have the procedure on Friday and return to work by Monday, wearing a compressive garment for about 72 hours straight at first, and for a total of four weeks, and the results are just phenomenal.”
Summer, she adds, is a great time for non-invasive body sculpting too where no numbing and no recovery and no garment is needed.
Cool Sculpting, for example, basically freezes fat cells at a temperature that is toxic to them, but does not harm a patient’s blood vessels, nerves or skin structure, Gupta explains. “Fat cells permanently die due to the damage from the cold, and the body eliminates the dead fat cells over a period of three months. We can treat any part of the body where there is pinchable fat. It’s a pretty much painless procedure, and patients can return to work quickly.”
Gupta and her medically trained staff also offer Sculpsure, a laser treatment that uses heat technology to treat fat cells in a specifically targeted area. Used to reduce unwanted body fat without exercising or drastically altering one’s diet, non-invasive Sculpsure gets rid of troublesome fat that just won’t go away. The extreme heat – like the extreme cold of Coolsculpting – is toxic to those stubborn fat cells, which are eliminated from the body in about 12 weeks. The benefit of skin tightening is a plus with the laser.
Fire and Ice Body Sculpting is the term used for utilizing both extremes of temperatures to permanently destroy fat cells. With this unique combined approach, both fat reduction and skin tightening can be optimized for best outcomes from all the center’s available non-invasive technologies. Each Fire and Ice Procedure is customized for an individual patient, Gupta points out.
Additionally, Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center not only offers Vanquish, a non-invasive, radio-frequency-based fat treatment/body contouring procedure, it’s the only Vanquish provider in the Cincinnati area. “It’s interesting because nothing touches your skin at all,” says Gupta. “And it’s great for circumferential reduction in the abdominal area. It is, she notes, the easiest, most painless and safest way to treat fat. As the specifically-placed panels heat up, radio frequency waves differentiate between fat cells and skin and muscle cells, damaging only the fat cells. The damaged fat cells are then filtered out through the lymphatic system.
Because Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center is in the unique position of offering all major and proven fat-reducing and skin-tightening treatments available, they can customize and use multiple methods to ensure the best results in fat debulking, body contouring and skin tightening, Gupta says.
Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center is located at 10600 Montgomery Road, Suite 301, Cincinnati, OH 45242. For more information, call 513.815.3667 or visit www.cincinnatiskinandlaser.com