Non-invasive body contouring is the technique used to remove excess weight and sagging skin from your body in the least invasive way possible. Although there are many surgical treatments available, many people are turning to non-invasive body contouring for several reasons. Read more below!
What is Non-Surgical Body Contouring?
Non-surgical body contouring techniques are continuing to grow in popularity as a quick and cost-effective method to reduce excess weight and sagging skin! These procedures are effective in removing stubborn pockets of fat throughout the body that may still be sticking around even after long-term exercise and diet routines.
Non-invasive body contouring procedures are for those seeking the treatments with the shortest downtime, minimal pain and discomfort, and the best results. Unlike traditional sculpting surgical procedures, non-surgical options have almost no risk, leave no scarring, and most of the time, you may never feel it!
Pick Your Body Contouring Treatment
Profound RF is a One-of-a-Kind Wrinkle & Cellulite Treatment System. It’s the First and only RF microneedling device with FDA clearance for face and body.
ThermiTight is a procedure that uses a small catheter to emit radio frequency underneath the skin to heat it, which tightens the skin and makes it smoother.
Venus Freeze is primarily consider as anti-aging treatment for face and neck; yet Dr. Dima has experience of performing this treatment on other parts of body too. Treatments are safe, quick and effective for all skin types.
VelaShape III | Velashape
It is the perfect, non-surgical answer for treating those ‘problem areas’ that cause women to feel so displeased about their body image. VelaShape provides a highly effective solution for comfortable, non-invasive, body contouring for a wide range of patients and treatment areas.
Venus Freeze and Venus Legacy
Venus Freeze and Venus Legacy treatments are suitable for various face and body applications including circumference reduction, cellulite improvement, skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. Treatments are safe, quick and effective for all skin types.
Dr. Dima is thrilled to be the first provider in the DC Metropolitan Area of the state of the art UltraShape Power System. UltraShape Power is the first and only FDA cleared non-surgical procedure with up to 32% fat reduction, the highest in the industry.
ThermiTight™ is a non-surgical, minimally invasive alternative for skin tightening. In many cases we refer body contouring after massive weight loss as a series of procedures that eliminate and/or reduce excess skin and fat that remains after previously obese individuals have lost a significant amount of weight.
Injectable-Lipolysis/*Mesotherapy is the latest scientific Injectable-Lipolysis/*Mesotherapy, as seen on 48 Hours and 20/20, is used for cellulite reduction, spot weight reduction, and skin rejuvenation. This noninvasive procedure has been commonly practiced in Europe, especially France, for the past 50 years and is just taking hold in the United States.
Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of your moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still work normally. So, this allows you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen — an underlying cause of facial aging — for results that can last more than two years. It’s used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds. If you want to appear more youthful-looking — without appearing like you’ve had work done — then chances are Sculptra® Aesthetic may be a good choice for you.
Why Non-Surgical Body Contouring?
There is little reason for most people to turn to surgical cosmetic treatments today. As minimally invasive to non-invasive treatments continue to grow in popularity and technology advances, many people find that they can achieve lasting results without needing to go under a knife.
Body contouring procedures seek to reduce the fat cells in your body. Every human body contains a certain amount of fat cells that won’t increase as you get older. The cells themselves grow as you begin to gain weight. By melting, freezing, or even removing these cells, many people can experience weight loss and the best body sculpting results by simply reducing the number of fat cells in their body – especially in the more stubborn areas. At WellMedica, we utilize top-of-the-line and unique non-surgical methods to reduce fat cells and help melt unwanted fat, tighten skin, and make you feel like the real you!
If you are considering non-invasive treatments, there are many benefits to consider:
Convenience: Because these treatments are non-invasive, you can return to your normal activities as soon as the procedure is over!
Risks and side effects: It is very unlikely for anyone to experience any severe or adverse side effects with these treatments. Occasionally there may be a slight burning sensation, however, only slight short-term side effects have been reported such as mild erythema and swelling.
Cost: For many, non-invasive body contouring procedures may be more cost-effective. However, it is important to discuss costs with your provider as more than one treatment may be required to achieve your aesthetic results.
Types of Body Contouring Procedures
UltraShape® is the first and only FDA-cleared, non-invasive, body-shaping procedure that uses focused, pulsed ultrasound for selective fat destruction. The UltraShape procedure targets and instantly destroys stubborn fat without discomfort or downtime.
UltraShape® delivers ultrasound energy directly into the stubborn fat below your skin’s surface. Rapidly changing pressure waves create vapor cavities in the fat cells. This stresses the fat cell membranes, causing them to rupture—all while leaving the surrounding skin, nerves, and blood vessels unharmed.
ThermiTight™ is formally described as “thermistor-controlled subdermal skin tightening,” which basically means that regulated heat is targeted at the collagen layer of the skin. To get under the skin, the ThermiRF™ system is used along with a tiny probe, called the SmartTip™ thermistor probe, which is inserted just below the surface. Dr. Dima Ali delivers radio frequency energy into the area through gentle movements, which heats the subdermal tissue to a specific internal temperature. She uses the Thermal Image Guidance™ to monitor external temperatures and ensure the safety of the skin. Most procedures last less than an hour, and are followed up with a gentle wrap. As for downtime post-ThermiTight treatment, you should be able to resume normal activities as early as the next day.
It is the perfect, non-surgical answer for treating those ‘problem areas’ that cause women to feel so displeased about their body image. VelaShape provides a highly effective solution for comfortable, non-invasive, body contouring for a wide range of patients and treatment areas. VelaShape enables you to safely achieve a toned, contoured and well shaped body in as few as 4 treatment sessions; making you look and feel more youthful. The results are gradual, smoothing of the skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite, and circumferential reduction with noticeable reshaping of the treated area.
Venus Freeze & Venus Legacy
At WellMedica, we provide Venus Freeze and Venus Legacy for sagging skin. Venus Freeze is a non-invasive anti-aging treatment that works to firm up sagging skin and diminish fine lines and wrinkles.is suitable for various face and body applications including circumference reduction, cellulite improvement, skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. As Venus Freeze uses heat to boost collagen production; it helps to restore a more youthful, refreshed appearance which was once lost. The treatments are virtually painless, with many patients comparing it to a relaxing hot stone massage. You can return to your daily schedule immediately afterward. It is a risk free treatment that does not harm the skin and is also suitable for both male and females of all skin types.
KYBELLA® Injections are the new FDA approved drug, used to improve the appearance of one’s double chin. The fat below the chin is called “submental fat” and can leave someone feeling self-conscious or embarrassed.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen, an underlying cause of facial aging, for results that can last more than two years. At WellMedica, we use Sculptra to fill in dimples, hollowness, and creases to create a fuller, more voluminous butt with injections! This is why we like to call it our “Sculptra BBL”, the nonsurgical Brazilian Butt Lift. Having a minimally invasive alternative to other more intense, surgical options is a great choice for someone who doesn’t want a long recovery time!
It is important to understand that Sculptra is a collagen stimulator, not a dermal filler. This means that the Sculptra itself is not providing the filling. Sculptra causes a reaction in the skin which forms new collagen. Sculptra itself is absorbed by the surrounding tissue and is gone about 1-2 years after your treatment, but the new collagen which is left behind can last many more years!
Non-Surgical vs Surgical Body Contouring
When discussing the removal of unwanted fat and sagging skin, there are many options available today: both surgical and non-surgical. Which one is better ultimately comes down to the work that you are wanting done and your consultation with a cosmetic professional. If you are looking to target smaller problem areas, want to avoid pain, and be patient with results; non-surgical body contouring may be the best for you!
There are two main expectations you can have with non-surgical body contouring:
- Non-invasive procedures typically require multiple treatment sessions.
- Patients will observe a visible decrease in fat bulges in two to four months.
We still recommend you learn more about the different options you have for body contouring. Each individual will have their own unique needs and expectations for the final results of their treatment. Therefore, we always recommend you book a consultation with our board-certified cosmetic laser surgeon, Dr. Dima Ali, M.D.