What LASERS are effective for body contouring?
We have three main lasers for body contouring: CoolSculpting, Thermi, and Zimmer.
CoolSculpting targets your subcutaneous or pinch-able fat, sculpting your body by freezing away unwanted fat cells. This treatment is meant to target stubborn areas that diet and exercise just don’t seem to be able to get. Non-invasive, non-surgical, and no down time!
The results are not immediate. It will take a few weeks for your body to naturally process the
fat and eliminate the dead cells. However, the results are long term. This is because when fat
cells are treated, they are gone for good.
Thermi uses radiofrequency technology to heat the skin and stimulate collagen production naturally. We gently make circular motions with a hand piece on your skin, which heats the tissue below your skin. It can be used on virtually any part of the body . It is completely painless and has no recovery time.
Zimmer uses high energy ultrasound on the skin in order to stimulate blood flow and lymphatic drainage. This is great for cellulite reduction. It is completely painless and has no recovery time.
CoolSculpting results are optimized while patient simultaneously adopt a well-balanced diet and regular exercise. We also offer nutritional counseling and in some cases pharmacotherapy to achieve optimal results. Some patients may qualify for certain medications like Ozempic (Injectable Semaglutide), Wegovy (Oral Semaglutide), or Mounjaro (Tirzepatide). Contact our office for a consultation to decide if one of these medications or lasers are right for you.
How much exercise should we be getting?
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations a minimum of 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination of both, preferably spread throughout the week. Strength training (or resistance activities) are recommended twice a week.
Exercise can help improve circulation and nourish the skin to look younger. But the best benefit is the decreased stress.
This last year has been difficult for many of us, and finding a healthy outlet can be difficult. For me, working out has helped keep me in shape and given me a greater appreciation for the beautiful world we are blessed to live in. Don’t forget your hat and SPF!