Body Contouring

With so many treatments out there promising to improve how you look and feel about yourself, it’s difficult to know what works and what doesn’t. Laser body shaping is one of the newer techniques for firming up and toning male and female bodies but does it work? In order to answer that question there are some fundamentals about laser body shaping that you need to understand.

Treatable body areas

Laser body shaping is done on both men and women. Women are usually more concerned about contouring their thighs, hips, arms, abs and buttocks. The areas men want treatments on are primarily their back and abdomen. Laser body shaping can also treat some facial areas and help eliminate a double chin. While it’s possible for men to receive treatments on their chest area, laser contouring isn’t safe or effective on women’s breasts.

How it works

Laser body shaping uses a cool laser that delivers pulses through pads placed on areas of your body. Some people feel a slight tingling, other feels nothing when the laser is turned on. The pads are “set and forget” because once the machine is on and working, the procedure is passive and doesn’t require constant monitoring from the technician. The treatments are as brief as 20 minutes, non-invasive, safe, approved by the FDA and don’t cause harm. During the laser contouring process, fat cells beneath the upper level of skin are reduced in size, which makes them easier to flush from the body later via the urinary tract and exercise. One treatment session can address multiple areas of the body as the technician moves the pads to different key places on your body

Good candidates

People who see the most benefit from laser body contouring are those who are already in good shape and lead a healthy lifestyle. These treatments are ineffective on highly overweight people because they’re not a weight loss procedure. For people who have discovered that even with diet and exercise they still have unsightly bulges in certain areas, body contouring is a promising solution. The results are lasting as long as the patient continues a healthy lifestyle