When it comes to getting the body shape you want, it can be a long journey to see your desired results. Whether you’ve undergone an extreme weight loss journey or you just want to tone your appearance, it’s often the case that regular diet and exercise aren’t powerful enough to help you achieve all of your goals. That’s why our experts at Le Beau Visage Medical Spa in Frisco, TX know that body-shaping technology like Body FX can be an ideal treatment for most people with body image concerns.
Does Body FX Tighten Skin?
Yes. Body FX is marketed as a body shaping system that can be used to tighten the skin. As an all-over skin tightening system, this treatment can be instrumental for those who are enduring age-related skin laxity, as well as those who are battling loose skin post-weight loss. Both loose skin that is caused by fat displacement and loose skin caused by depleted collagen production can be tightened with this treatment.
What Else Can This Body Shaping Technology Do?
While this body shaping technology is undoubtedly helpful for tightening skin, it can also be used to treat a few other body concerns. For example, this system is known to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, particularly in younger women. This treatment can also be used to reduce pockets of stubborn fat on the body and is a well-known alternative to surgical liposuction.
If you have more than one body concern, then this body shaping system can help create long-term improvements so you can feel more confident about yourself. In fact, the confidence restoration factor of this treatment is one of the most important benefits. With a better body shape and more confidence, you will be able to buy apparel that fits better and more comfortably, and you will be able to enjoy a better everyday mood. Some studies even suggest that better body confidence leads to healthier lifestyle choices.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Body FX is an energy-based treatment that relies primarily on radiofrequency energy to tighten skin, reduce cellulite, and eliminate unwanted fat. The thermal energy generated by radiofrequency energy creates deep-tissue heating that will cause skin tissues and fat deposits to heat and contract. The suction element included in this patented system helps break down fatty tissue as well.
Over time, as fat cells are destroyed by the thermal energy, they will be eliminated naturally through body processes. The body’s natural regenerative ability will also create more collagen and elastin in the skin after thermal exposure, which also helps smooth the appearance of cellulite and help tighten the skin. You should expect your treatments to last between 30 and 60 minutes based on the size of the treatment area or the number of areas being treated.
Where Can This Treatment Be Used?
This treatment is incredibly diverse and can be used on virtually every area of the body. Generally, areas of the body that contain pockets of adipose fat that are difficult to get rid of or areas of the body where there is cellulite and loose skin are eligible for treatment. The most common areas that can be treated with this system include:
- Upper arms
- And more
Other Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes, this treatment is considered safe. Radiofrequency is a trusted aesthetic treatment that is known to help correct loose skin and superficial concerns, such as dark spots and scarring. This particular treatment is approved by the FDA for the treatment of various body concerns and has undergone significant testing.
The fact that the level of this treatment can be customized to a thermal degree safe for your skin is one of the reasons why this treatment is considered so safe. This treatment is also safe because it can be safely used on all skin types and skin tones.
2. Can You Lose Weight With This Treatment?
No, this treatment is not marketed as a weight-loss treatment. Although this treatment will help you shed fat, it is not intended to help people lose significant amounts of weight. It’s possible that you may lose a few pounds of fat with this treatment, but most patients are already within their target healthy weight when they use this treatment. If you would like to lose more significant weight, please ask about our HCG diet program for body shaping.
3. How Much Fat Can You Lose?
It’s common for people who use this treatment to lose a few inches of fat from the areas that are being treated. Like other far reducing and body contouring treatments, most people can expect to tone their appearance enough to drop about one pant or dress size. Our experts can give you better estimates after examining your targeted areas of treatment during your consultation.
4. Do You Have to Be a Certain Age?
No, you do not have to be a certain age to enjoy the benefits of this treatment. This treatment can be used by both young and mature patients. If you would like to tone the shape of your body, tighten skin, reduce cellulite, or finally get rid of a stubborn pocket of fat, then this treatment will be able to help you.
However, for women, you may want to postpone this treatment until you are no longer planning to have children. This is because the physical changes brought on by pregnancy and childbirth will undo the results of your treatment.
5. How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Most people will require several treatments to achieve their desired results. The number of treatments you will need will depend directly on the condition of your body and the goals you want to achieve. Just like any other body contouring treatment, you can expect the number of treatments you have to change based on how successful your results are.
In general, most patients will need a series of at least six to 12 treatments spaced one week apart to achieve optimal results. At our clinic, we recommend at least eight treatments to get the best possible results. More or fewer treatments can be used depending on your aesthetic goals.
6. How Soon Will You See Results?
Because this is a non-invasive body shaping treatment, you can anticipate your results to show up gradually over the course of several months. You may first notice results about one month after your first appointment. As your body eliminates unwanted fat and produces more collagen in the skin, your results will continue to improve. Most people will be able to see the full results of their treatment about six months after your last treatment. Overall, this means you can achieve your body goals within six to seven months.
7. How Long Will Results Last?
The results of this treatment are intended to last for several months – however, it’s important to note that some of the results will only be temporary. For example, the fat reduction achieved with this treatment tends to last for as long as you can manage your body weight since the fat cells are destroyed by this treatment and will not be able to regenerate.
On the other hand, for skin tightening and cellulite, you will likely need to repeat this treatment once every three to four months to maintain collagen production that will keep skin smooth and supple. Factors such as your age and your lifestyle habits may help your results last longer. We will advise you on the best treatment frequency during your consultation appointment.
8. What Is Your Recovery Like?
There is no recovery time associated with this body shaping treatment. The technology used for this treatment is non-invasive, which means you will not need to take special care after your treatment. Most people will go right back to work or other activities after their treatment is complete.
After your treatment, we do encourage patients to drink plenty of water and to engage in light exercise. Both of these actions will encourage your body’s natural metabolic process and may help you tone your body shape more quickly.
9. Will You Need to Prepare for Treatment?
You will not need to make any special preparations before your treatment. Aside from wearing loose, comfortable clothing and arriving at your appointment with clean skin, you will not need to change any significant lifestyle habits to prepare for this treatment.
10. Is Body FX Better Than Liposuction?
Yes, this body shaping system is a better option than liposuction for many people. In fact, there are a few reasons why body contouring treatments such as this one are preferable to surgical solutions for most patients. Two of these factors include:
Because body shaping treatments like this one are non-invasive, patients can enjoy painless, worry-free results. Traditional liposuction surgery is invasive and takes several weeks to recover from – and it even poses the risk of skin scarring. With this body shaping treatment, you won’t need to be concerned about any of these factors.
While liposuction can remove a significant portion of unwanted fat from the body, the surgery also tends to create results that appear less-than-natural. For example, it’s not unusual for the uneven vacuum of unwanted fat to create “lumpy” or uneven results after liposuction. By contrast, this non-invasive treatment sits on top of the skin and distributes heat evenly across a treatment area, which destroys even layers of fat to tone and tighten the shape of the body.
11. Who Are Good Candidates?
Most people who want to achieve certain body goals, such as fat reduction or skin tightening, are good potential candidates for this treatment. A consultation will verify that you are near your goal weight and you have an adequate amount of unwanted fat to eliminate. The best candidates for this treatment are those who want to refind their overall appearance.
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not eligible for this treatment. Those who have active skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis, on the day of their treatment will need to postpone treatment.
Have the Body of Your Dreams With Body FX
Body-related concerns like unwanted fat, loose skin, and cellulite can be difficult to treat by yourself or with only at-home remedies. Fortunately, there are energy-based body shaping systems that can help you tone your body and achieve the body of your dreams. If you think Body FX is a good fit for your aesthetic goals, please contact Le Beau Visage Medical Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule your consultation today.