RF Body Contouring Overview
Though diet and exercise are wonderful and important aspects of maintaining overall health and fitness, they cannot spot reduce fat or bring elasticity back to sagging skin. At MD Boutiques at Pine Creek in Colorado Springs, CO, we can help you address those issues with our nonsurgical body contouring technology. The Lumenis TriPollar RF system is able to tighten skin, reduce fat cells beneath the skin via lipolysis and apoptosis, smooth the appearance of cellulite, and reduce the look of fine facial lines.
The Lumenis TriPollar RF system can also stimulate the natual collagen production within your body, which can slow your signs of aging. Schedule your free consultation with us today, and we can design a custom Lumenis TriPollar treatment for your area or areas of frustration, including the abdomen, legs, buttocks, arms, jawline, neck, and chest.
Best Candidates for RF Body Contouring
RF body contouring is best for men and women who do not need to lose more than those last stubborn five or so pounds. Ideal candidates should be health conscious, relatively fit, and maintaining a stable weight. RF body contouring with Lumenis TriPollar can tighten mildly loose skin above your treatment areas, but it cannot address or correct large areas of extra-loose skin like that experienced after major weight loss.
If you have small pockets of fat that simply won't budge regardless of diet and exercise, you could be a good candidate for RF body contouring. You could also be a great candidate if you are beginning to lose elasticity in your skin or show fine lines and wrinkles. Before scheduling a consultation, be aware of these existing issues that could mean you should not undergo RF body contouring:
- Existing or ongoing cancer treatments, any heat-induced degenerative neurological disease, thyroid disorder, varicose veins, or any infection or active inflammation
- Past cancer diagnosis
- Autoimmune disease related to the skin (for example, lupus)
- Metal or silicone implants or silicone injections in the area to be treated
- Internal pacemaker or defibrillator
- Current breastfeeding or pregnancy
- Ongoing infertility treatments
RF Body Contouring Procedure Techniques
At MD Boutiques at Pine Creek, we use the Lumenis TriPollar technology for nonsurgical body contouring. The skin being treated must be clean for the procedure, so please make sure your skin is free of creams, lotions, makeup, etc., when you arrive for your appointment. You will also need to remove any jewelry. During your procedure, the RF TriPollar device will be applied to the areas you wish to address, safely and comfortably delivering RF energy deep into the tissue. Most patients report feeling no discomfort at all during the treatment, and some even fall asleep. Depending on how many areas you are having treated and how large the areas are, your session could take 30 minutes – 1 hour. When your session is finished, you will be able to resume all of your normal activities, including wearing makeup, lotion, etc. You can expect your skin to be a little red or pink for the first few hours after your session.
What to Expect with RF Body Contouring
Generally, patients won't see a very noticeable difference until they've had 6 – 8 RF TriPollar body contouring treatments. You should continue your sessions once a week during this time, and your final results will typically last about 3 – 4 months. With the completion of a full series of treatments, you can expect to see a tighter jawline, thighs, buttocks, or abdomen and firmer skin around the eyes, depending on your treatment areas. If you have any questions about our TriPollar technology or further benefits of the body contouring procedure, please contact us at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek.
RF Body Contouring Frequently Asked Questions
How much does RF body contouring cost?
At your consultation, we will develop your personal body contouring plan to target your areas of concern. The cost of your procedure will ultimately depend on how many areas you are treating and how many times you will need to undergo the procedure. MD Boutiques at Pine Creek wants to work with your wishes and budget, and we can discuss payment options during your consultation.
How does Lumenis RF body contouring work?
The Lumenis body contouring technology uses TriPollar radio frequency (RF) energy to penetrate deep into your fat tissue. The RF energy penetrating to this depth can tighten the tissue, stimulate collagen production, and loosen fat deposits, which are then disposed of by the body through the lymphatic system.
Why is collagen important?
Collagen is a naturally occurring tissue in your body that works to keep up your skin's firmness through elasticity and hydration. However, as we age, our collagen production slows down more and more. This is why our skin gradually becomes looser and thinner. With RF body contouring, the collagen stimulated will help maintain your results and produce more firmness in your skin.
How long is the downtime?
RF body contouring procedures do not require any downtime at all. They are very comfortable and quite quick (usually half an hour), and you can resume your normal activities immediately afterward. The only side effect you may experience is feeling or looking a bit pink for a few hours after your session.
Who should consider RF body contouring?
If you are generally healthy and active but have small pockets of stubborn fat or loose, sagging skin, you might consider an RF body contouring consultation at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek. It is a great option for men and women who are ready to attain their ideal figures or who just have some areas of slight sagging due to genetics or age.
Your best silhouette
The Lumenis nonsurgical RF body sculpting procedures done at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek are designed for each patient to refine and enhance their ideal figures. You can choose to have only one area treated or several, depending on what you want to achieve. If you are ready to find out more about nonsurgical RF body contouring, call us today for a private consultation.