Shannon D. Fielding, RN, President
Consumer interest in aesthetic procedures is on the rise. Innovations in that marketplace continue to focus on increased options that are safer, more effective, and creating less downtime. There is little question that todays’ consumer is more motivated to search for less invasive, non-surgical solutions in an effort to defer facial surgery or even avoid it altogether. Patients don’t just look to have the wrinkles in their forehead or crow’s feet injected anymore; they want a full menu of treatments that may include dermal fillers, skin rejuvenation, peels and lasers, or other low invasive options to plastic surgery.
One of the most common concerns of women today is cellulite. Treatments that focus on reducing the unsightly appearance of cellulite and target fat pockets are in very high demand. Both men and women have deposits of fat under the skin that are surrounded by fibrous tissue chambers. In women, these chambers are arranged in a different pattern and when engorged fat cells get confined in the compartments it pushes up creating the characteristic dimpling of the skin. There are many creams and treatments that promise to be effective in reducing cellulite, but few are able to live up to their claim. Liposuction only targets deep fat pockets and may actually accentuate the appearance of cellulite. Not to mention the amount of down time it creates.
The most reliable treatments for cellulite reduction is radio-frequency. This treatment phenomena is highly popular with beauty practitioners and A-List celebrities alike. What You Should Know: BodyFX is one of the most effective solutions to target cellulite. This treatment is both non-invasive, safe, and is effective with no down time. It uses radio-frequency energy, deep tissue heating, and suction coupled with negative pressure to reduce the unsightly appearance of cellulite leading to improvements in your body contour. BodyFX attacks fat cells, killing them through a process called apoptosis. This process works cohesively to smooth out dimpled connective tissues while emitting radiofrequency waves to tighten the skin in its deeper layers. Heat from the radiofrequency waves reduces the volume of fat cells, thus shrinking the overall amount of fat under the skin. The BodyFX high amplitude nano-second pulse trains create an electroporation effect causing apoptosis or permanent cellular death. The result is improvement in the appearance of both small and large areas of cellulite with a noticeable loss in fat and a restored youthful contour.
BodyFX is a new generation, first of its kind technology that incorporates the skin tightening element without the high consumables associated with the existing fat destruction technologies. Patients will find a rejuvenated shape in the treated area after the safe and comfortable BodyFX treatment.
Who Should Get It: The ideal patient for these treatments are individuals who are looking to re-contour and reshape their body. They should have a healthy lifestyle to help maintain the results. Multiple treatment sessions are required for BodyFX (typically six to eight).