Do you feel like you’ve tried everything on the market to get rid of your stubborn cellulite? Are you tired of flushing money down the drain along with useless creams claiming they can smooth cellulite-saturated skin? If so, you may be considered a good candidate for BodyFX treatment at Le Beau Visage Medical Spa in Frisco, TX. To help you figure out whether this treatment is right for you, keep reading to learn more about it, including how many sessions you’ll need.
How Many Treatments of BodyFX Treatment Do You Need?
Most people need between six and a dozen BodyFX treatment to achieve ideal results. After that, you may need a maintenance session every three to four months depending on your aesthetic goals. For example, you may need follow-up treatments if you are worried about the appearance of loose skin or cellulite. However, if you’re worried about excess fat, you won’t need to come in for touch-up sessions to maintain your ideal results.
How Soon Will I Be Able To See My Ideal Results?
You can generally expect to enjoy ideal results six months after your first treatment session. However, you should understand that individual results vary based on several factors, including the amount of excess fat in the area of concern, how loose your skin is, and how much cellulite you are trying to treat. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to see your final results faster even if you are trying to treat severe concerns.
Get Moderate Exercise
Regardless of the results you’re going for, you can expect to see faster final results if you get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days weekly during your recovery. Moderate exercise is great for seeing faster fat removal results because exercise supports your cardiovascular system, and your cardiovascular system supports your lymphatic system. Your lymphatic system is responsible for flushing out fat cells melted during treatment.
Your lymphatic system also plays a critical role in the lymphatic drainage necessary to improve the appearance of cellulite. Furthermore, your cardiovascular system is also important when it comes to your skin tightening itself. Skin tightening occurs after this treatment because the fibroblasts deep in your skin are stimulated and encouraged to produce more collagen. For this collagen to be produced, you need your cardiovascular system to deliver oxygen and other ingredients to your skin.
You should also watch your diet if you want to see your ideal results as quickly as possible. Your lymphatic system plays an important role in several functions, including eliminating harmful substances from your body. For example, your lymphatic system has to work harder if you eat highly processed foods, consume trans fats or saturated fats, or drink alcohol.
If you want to see your ideal results as quickly as possible, you need to make sure that your lymphatic system has plenty of bandwidth to work on lymphatic drainage and adipose tissue removal. Do your best to eat only whole or minimally processed foods.
Am I a Good Candidate for This BodyFX Treatment?
Attending an initial consultation is required to determine whether you are a good BodyFX treatment candidate. If you are worried about stubborn pockets of cellulite and subcutaneous fat, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll qualify. There are self-monitoring fail safes in place to ensure the device does not heat your skin to the point that it becomes damaged. Furthermore, you’ll be alert during your treatment, so you can tell us if you need us to dial the heat back a bit.
The clinical trials on this treatment are still being run, but it is worth noting that there has not been a single trial participant that walked away with no results. However, we need to evaluate your concerns and discuss your goals to ensure that this treatment will be effective for you. If you have very large pockets of excess fat or very little fat and cellulite in an area of concern, you may be deemed a poor fit for this treatment.
What Preparation Steps Will I Need To Take Prior to Treatment?
Due to the non-invasive nature of this highly effective cellulite treatment, there aren’t many strict rules you need to follow prior to your treatment session. However, you will need to follow all of the preparation instructions you are given to be considered a good candidate for this treatment. If you don’t feel confident in your ability to follow one or more of the preparation instructions, let us know during your initial consultation so we can make an accurate assessment of your candidacy.
One of the most important preparation steps you should take prior to treatment is to ensure you are hydrated when you attend your appointment. Water is essential for the health of your skin. The healthier your skin is during and after your treatment session, the sooner you will be able to see smoother skin. Furthermore, an adequate supply of water is necessary to flush out melted fat cells in a timely manner.
What Other Preparation Steps Should I Be Aware of?
Another vital preparation step you should be aware of is that you must wait at least 10 days after taking antibiotics to get this treatment. Furthermore, you must wait at least three months after giving birth to get this treatment unless you get written approval from your doctor. Moreover, you should know that you won’t be able to get this treatment if you use Accutane within six months of your scheduled treatment.
Another preparation step you should be aware of is that you may want to consider your menstrual cycle when scheduling your treatment session. Some women find themselves particularly sensitive to heat when they are menstruating or ovulating. If you don’t become more sensitive to heat based on hormonal factors, you can schedule your treatment whenever you want. Finally, you should avoid using retinol, potentially irritating acids, or drugs that cause photosensitivity.
Will I Need To Fast Prior to My Treatment Session?
Fasting may be required prior to your treatment session. Whether you will need to fast prior to treatment will be determined during your initial consultation. If you are treating your abdominal region, you will need to go two hours without eating prior to your appointment. If your abdominal region will not be treated, there is no need to fast, and you can eat whenever you would like to eat prior to treatment.
Just keep in mind that the better your diet is, the better you can expect your results to be. In the days leading up to your treatment session, you should strongly consider drinking at least a gallon of water daily and eating a low-fat, high-protein diet. If you are getting this treatment to address excess fat in addition to cellulite and loose skin, you may want to eat at a caloric deficit. This can help you hasten your results.
How Will I Need To Care for Myself After My Treatment Session?
Recovery after your treatment session is minimal. There is nothing stopping you from going back to work once your treatment session is over, and you can even drive as soon as your appointment is done. Due to the non-invasive nature of this treatment, you won’t need to be sedated or anesthetized with a powerful numbing drug. You may need to alter your diet a bit, though. For instance, it is vital that you drink at least a full gallon of water, lots of protein, and minimal fat.
It is also important that you do not exfoliate your skin within 24 hours of your treatment session. For the same period of time, you should discontinue the use of retinol, glycolic acid, and other chemical compounds that have the potential to irritate your skin. Furthermore, you need to use an SPF 30+ sunscreen whenever you will be exposed to sunlight regardless of other factors. Finally, you should walk for 30 minutes after your session to facilitate rapid results.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
As a general rule of thumb, you can expect to need between six and 12 BodyFX treatment to achieve your desired results. Individual results vary, but you can generally expect your ideal results to last for three to four months. If you are sick and tired of wasting time and money on useless cellulite treatments, contact us today at Le Beau Visage Medical Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule your initial body contouring consultation.