If you can’t improve your double chin through diet and exercise changes, don’t worry. You don’t have to deal with this frustrating issue on your own. At Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, Illinois, we can reduce your double chin with Kybella. This cosmetic treatment can minimize the appearance of your double chin and give you a slimmer, more attractive profile.
How Fast Does Kybella Get Rid of a Double Chin?
If you want to reduce your double chin, Kybella may be a perfect treatment for you. This FDA-approved injectable treatment can reduce the prominence of your double chin in a minimally invasive manner. This treatment often provides quick results.
You won’t have to wait years for this injectable treatment to improve your double chin. Instead, you may see positive changes in your chin after two treatment sessions, or about twelve weeks. You may see the full effect of your treatment after several months.
Planning Your Treatment
Although everyone’s treatment plan will be unique, you will probably need two to four treatment sessions to achieve your desired results. The length of your treatment plan will depend on the amount of fat under your chin, your desired outcome, and other factors.
We will wait six weeks between each treatment. Spacing out your treatment sessions will give the injectable product more time to improve your chin. This time will also help your body renew itself and heal after each treatment.
An Individualized Process
Although this product works quickly, it’s important to remember that everyone’s body is different. As a result, you might see the benefits of your treatment more quickly than other people. Alternatively, your body might need more time to process and remove your excess fat.
During your initial consultation, we will provide you with detailed information about your treatment plan. We will also talk about when you can expect to see the full benefits of this product.
Preparing for a Big Event
Since you don’t need to wait years to see results from this treatment, you can use it to improve your appearance before a special occasion like a wedding or beach vacation. That said, you’ll probably achieve better results if you plan your treatment well in advance.
Since you will probably receive multiple treatments, you’ll need time to complete these sessions before your big day. If you contact us far enough in advance, we can design a plan that should allow you to complete your treatment sessions before your significant occasion.
Why Haven’t I Been Able to Improve My Double Chin on My Own?
A double chin is caused by excess fat under your chin. Scientists call this issue submental fullness. Fixing your double chin through lifestyle changes can be extremely challenging or impossible. There are a number of reasons why you might have difficulty resolving this issue on your own.
You’ve probably noticed that double chins can run in families. If your parents and other relatives have double chins, you might be more likely to struggle with this issue. This is because your genes can affect how your fat is distributed throughout your body. If you are genetically predisposed to store fat under your chin, you may be unable to reduce this fat by adopting lifestyle changes.
You probably already know that gaining weight will increase your chances of developing a double chin. When you gain weight, you may store excess fat all over your body. Since your face is relatively small, gaining any additional fat in this area of your body can be very noticeable. As a result, gaining even a small amount of fat may give you a prominent double chin.
Getting older also increases your likelihood of developing a double chin. As you age, your metabolism may slow. As a result, you might have more difficulty maintaining a healthy weight. Further, your production of collagen and elastin will decline.
These proteins keep your skin elastic and firm. As your production of these important proteins lessens, your skin may become weaker and more likely to loosen and sag. Loose skin can increase the prominence of your double chin.
A Challenging Issue
You can’t control your genes or your age. Similarly, it can be very difficult to lose fat in a targeted location on your body. As a result, you may not be able to improve your double chin on your own. Fortunately, this injectable product is specifically designed to address this issue. It can permanently affect fat cells in your target area and give you a slimmer, more attractive look.
How Does This Injectable Treatment Work?
This injectable product uses a sophisticated method to remove excess fat cells under your chin. The product contains a substance called deoxycholic acid. Your body also contains this substance, which can be used to absorb dietary fat.
Removing Your Excess Fat
During your appointment, we will inject this product into the fat under your chin. Once the substance enters your body, it will destroy unwanted fat cells in this area. Over time, your body will remove these dead fat cells using natural processes. Once these fat cells are removed, you will have a slimmer profile and the prominence of your double chin will be reduced.
What Will My Appointments Be Like?
Receiving this treatment is a very easy process. Since this fat reduction method is minimally invasive, you will not have to go to the hospital or receive general anesthesia during your treatment sessions. Instead, this is an outpatient treatment that usually takes about thirty minutes.
Preparing for Your Injections
We may begin your appointment by applying ice packs and topical anesthetic cream to your target area. These preparation measures may help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during the next step of your treatment.
Receiving Your Injections
Once your target area has been prepared, we will administer your injections using a fine needle. Since this needle is very small, you are likely to feel relaxed and at ease during this part of your treatment.
What Will My Recovery Be Like?
This treatment usually has a fairly short recovery time. You should be able to drive yourself home and return to your normal schedule after your appointment is complete. That said, we may ask you to follow some simple rules during your recovery period. For instance, we might ask you to put ice on your treatment area and avoid taking certain supplements and medicines for a while. Following these rules may help you feel more comfortable as you recover from your treatment.
Does This Treatment Provide Permanent Results?
Unlike many other injectable products, Kybella has a permanent effect on your body. The product destroys excess fat cells under your chin. Your body will process these dead cells and permanently remove them from your target area. You will not regrow these particular cells. As a result, this treatment can improve your chin in a lasting way.
Maintaining Your Results
Although this treatment has a permanent effect on your targeted fat cells, it does not prevent you from gaining weight in the future. If you gain a large amount of weight, you might develop additional fat under your chin. As a result, you may be happier with this product if you follow a healthy lifestyle once your treatment is complete.
What Is the Difference Between This Treatment and Liposuction?
Both of these fat reduction methods can reduce your double chin and enhance your appearance. However, they use different techniques to accomplish this goal.
During a traditional liposuction procedure, your medical provider will make a small incision in your treatment area. They will insert a thin tube into this incision. To complete your treatment, they will use suction energy to remove your excess fat through this tube.
Although this technique is usually safe and effective, it is an invasive procedure that can be taxing on your body. You might have to take significant time off from your job and other activities while your body recovers from this procedure.
A Less Invasive Method
Kybella can improve your double chin in a less invasive manner. During your appointment, you will not receive general anesthesia or incisions. Instead, we will inject the product in your treatment area.
You will have minimal downtime after you receive these injections. Further, this simple treatment is often less expensive than liposuction. As a result, this injectable treatment is a great alternative to more invasive fat reduction options.
Can I Buy This Injectable Product Online?
You might have seen websites that claim to sell this product online. You should never consider purchasing this product on your own. You also should not perform this treatment on yourself. To protect your safety and help you obtain more optimal results, you should always receive this treatment from a medical professional. We know how to administer the injections in a controlled manner and will monitor your safety during your treatment.
Does This Treatment Have Proven Results?
This is a well-studied treatment. In fact, this injectable product was studied in a global clinical development program that included more than twenty clinical studies. During that program, over 1,600 people received this injectable product.
The evidence has shown that this treatment significantly decreases double chins. In particular, many people in scientific studies had noticeable improvements in their double chins twelve weeks after they completed multiple treatment sessions.
Who Can Use This Injectable Treatment?
If you’re an adult who has excess fat under your chin, you may be an ideal candidate for this treatment. This injectable product is a great way to reduce this fat in a minimally invasive manner. That said, you should be aware that certain medical conditions may prevent you from receiving this treatment.
You may not be able to receive this treatment if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Your medical provider can give you more information about when you can safely begin this treatment after pregnancy.
People With Medical Conditions
During your initial consultation, you should tell us about any health conditions that you have. You should also let us know about any medications, vitamins, and supplements that you are taking. Further, tell us if you have had any procedures on your face, chin, or neck. You should also inform us if you have any health conditions that affect your neck.
Try It for Yourself
You don’t have to go through a complicated procedure to reduce your double chin. You can improve your double chin and enhance your look in a minimally invasive manner with Kybella. To learn more about this fantastic treatment, contact us at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, Illinois for an initial consultation today.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand across your body to create a sleeker, sexier version of you? Even if you are committed to a healthy lifestyle, good diet, and fitness regimen, it’s common to develop fat deposits in unwanted areas. Our bodies sometimes place fat in areas that are difficult to target with exercise. Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL offers CoolSculpting treatments that can help you defeat stubborn fat and achieve the look you’ve always dreamed of.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical form of body contouring that can target specific fat deposits for reduction. Diet and exercise are great for lowering your overall fat percentage and increasing your muscle tone, but you have minimal control over how these changes manifest. Keep in mind that when fat is distributed correctly, it can significantly enhance your overall aesthetic. Body contouring allows you to sculpt your fat deposits in key areas, which enhances your curves and creates an ideal look.
Many people develop fat deposits in areas that are difficult to target via exercise. Fat deposits under the chin, for example, are extremely hard to eliminate with diet and exercise. Men suffering from Gynecomastia, or man boobs, also often find that diet and exercise are ineffective in dealing with the issue. The good news is that you no longer have to learn to live with a body feature you find displeasing. Today there are very effective, painless, and convenient techniques for eliminating those deposits.
No Interruption to Your Schedule
The key to a successful health and beauty routine is to make your behavior habitual. When eating right and getting the appropriate amount of exercise is as commonplace as brushing your teeth, you don’t have to waste energy motivating yourself to make an effort. One of the biggest advantages of a non-surgical body contouring treatment is that you can receive it without any interruption to your regular routine.
You can come in during your lunch break and receive your body contouring treatment with no one the wiser. After you leave the clinic, you can resume your normal activities with few to no restrictions. Many of our clients find the treatment to be so comfortable that they view it as a session of self-care that they integrate as a regular component of their overall beauty program.
How Does CoolSculpting Get Rid of Fat?
The technique was discovered when doctors Dr. Rox Anderson and Dr. Dieter Manstein observed that children who ate popsicles developed dimples. They concluded that the cold of the frozen popsicle must have some mechanism for provoking cell death in subcutaneous fat cells. Children never complain of discomfort when they eat popsicles, so it was exciting to uncover such a gentle mechanism for fat removal. Now, after hundreds of clinical studies, the FDA has approved this treatment as safe and effective.
Your skin and surrounding tissues are water-based cells, while your subcutaneous fat is made up of oil-based cells. One of the properties of water is that it has an enormously high heat capacity. This is why it takes so long for water to boil even when exposed to direct heat. Because water can store so much energy, it also takes it a long time to cool compared to other substances.
Your oil-based fat cells do not have the high heat capacity of water. Therefore, it is possible to provoke cell death in fat cells with cold temperatures without causing any damage to the surrounding tissues. Once the fat cells are killed, they are vacated from the body as waste through natural processes. Cryolipolysis is the technique of safely applying low temperatures to targeted areas via thermal conduction.
How Much Fat Does It Remove?
The treatment can remove around twenty-five percent of the fat from a target area. If you have a big event coming up on your calendar, like a wedding or a graduation, we can design a treatment schedule around your timeline to ensure you’ll look your best on your big day. Staggered treatments allow us to take full advantage of this process and give us the chance to truly sculpt the body line of your dreams. In many cases, clients can achieve the look they want in as little as one treatment.
When Do You See the Results?
This treatment takes advantage of natural processes, which is part of the reason why it is so gentle on your system. The first results should be visible in about three weeks as your body begins to flush out your fat cells. You will see the best results anywhere from sixty to ninety days after treatment, but your body can continue to remove fat cells for up to six months after your treatment.
Many of our clients report that the best part of this treatment is jumping out of bed in the morning to track how much of their fat is melting away. The ongoing process also provides a psychological boost as gains in the gym become more pronounced and visible. This is a treatment that truly allows you unprecedented control over your body, and success provides tremendous motivation for achieving new heights. If you’ve ever felt defeated by a stubborn and displeasing body feature, this treatment can open the door to a whole new perspective.
Are The Results Permanent?
The fat cells that are removed through this treatment are killed and do not return. However, we all know that maintaining our beauty goals is a lifestyle choice. If you undergo a period of dramatic weight gain, it is possible that your body will again store new fat deposits in the treatment areas.
Everybody is different, and each person responds in a different way. Sometimes the body can change where it creates its fat deposits. A good example is how young people often have baby fat, which disappears as they enter adulthood.
In our experience, almost everyone has a feature that displeases them. Body contouring treatments allow you to polish off your appearance with unprecedented control and help you break through defeatist psychological barriers as you achieve new levels of success.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
It is important to go into any beauty treatment with proper expectations. Body contouring is not an effective way to treat obesity. Instead, this treatment is for fit and healthy individuals who are looking for a final boost to help them cross the finish line of their health, beauty, and wellness journey. When you come in for a consultation, we will evaluate your case and help determine if this is the right treatment for you. We want you to succeed, and we will help design a schedule that will help you get the maximum result from your body contouring treatment.
The best candidates are those that are near their ideal weight or within about thirty pounds of their ideal weight. Please do not hesitate to schedule a consultation if you are uncertain if you are a good candidate. We will evaluate your unique situation and will design a program that will transform your life.
What Is the Consultation Like?
The consultation is a meeting where we get to know each other and start to develop a care provider relationship of confidence and trust. It is important that you feel absolutely comfortable before we begin and you are aware of everything you can do to help increase your level of success. There is nothing more empowering than committing to a treatment schedule and gradually seeing the positive results of your efforts over time.
We recommend that you write down all of your questions and bring them to the consultation as there can be a lot of information to process. It is important that you leave the consultation confident in how the treatment works and what you need to do to maximize the effect.
What Is the Appointment Like?
On the day of your appointment, it’s important to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing like you’d wear on a lazy Sunday at home. If you are coming from work during a lunch break, we recommend you bring a change of clothing so you don’t get any protective gel on your work clothes. The treatment usually takes between forty-five minutes to an hour. During that time, you will sit in comfort, surrounded by pillows, and you’ll be able to keep yourself entertained by reading, watching television, or operating a mobile device.
Some of our clients find the treatment so gentle that they even nap during their appointment. They often report that there is an initial shock of cold that quickly dissipates. The effect can be compared to how it feels to jump into a swimming pool. There is an initial flash of cold, and then your body quickly adapts and you feel absolutely comfortable.
The treatment is performed by affixing applicators to the treatment area. Applicators come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are small enough to treat areas under the chin, while others are large enough for treating flanks, abdomen, and thighs. An applicator looks like a box and contains both a cooling element and a vacuum effect, which brings the subcutaneous fat closer to the surface.
To get the best results, you cannot remove the applicators once they have been placed on your body. We recommend a light meal to ensure your comfort throughout your treatment.
What Are the Most Common Treatment Areas?
If you have seen a recent Hollywood film, you have probably seen the effects of body contouring and not even known it. The effectiveness and convenience of the treatment have made it very popular among movie stars and celebrities. Common treatment areas include the upper and lower flanks, inner and outer thighs, chin, neck, arms, bra fat, axillary puff, and knee fat. Rest assured that if you have a fat deposit that displeases you, you are not alone. We have had success in contouring virtually every body feature.
Schedule a Consultation Today
You deserve to achieve the body you’ve always dreamed of. Many people carry a tremendous psychological burden because of stubborn pockets of fat that resist all their efforts of diet and exercise. Body contouring treatments offer an unprecedented level of control to help you remove the fat deposits that have left you dissatisfied with your overall appearance.
Nothing brings us more joy than to help individuals achieve the look they have always dreamed about. If you’d like to learn more about how CoolSculpting treatments, contact Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL today. We’ll explain how these treatments can transform your life!
At Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL, we have clients come in all the time with every type of skin problem imaginable. Some clients are concerned about the tone of their skin, others are concerned by the texture, and still others suffer from active acne or acne scars. We have an all-in-one solution for them in the chemical peel.
Benefits of Getting a Chemical Peel
The skin benefits of getting a chemical peel are virtually endless. However, the benefits you receive from a given treatment depend significantly on the type of peel you receive. In other words, a light (superficial) peel will provide certain results, but if you have different skin concerns, you may be better suited for a medium peel or deep peel. Here’s what you need to know:
We’re all busy. We all have trouble justifying the investment of time into our appearance and skin health at times, but skin health is crucial for self-confidence. Self-confidence plays a significant role in our quality of life. The more comfortable you are in your skin, the happier you will be.
That’s why we are excited to offer peels that last no more than 30 minutes. You are more than welcome to come in during your lunch break for a “lunch peel.” You won’t need to schedule time off of work, and you won’t need to sacrifice any time away from your family.
One of the most compelling benefits to the health of your skin from a peel is the texture improvements. There are a couple of ways this is accomplished. Primarily, peels trigger your body’s collagen production response. This causes your skin to shore up its underlying structures, adding volume to areas of volume loss.
If your fine lines, moderate wrinkles, and deep folds are caused by volume loss, a peel or two can smooth out these problems. If they’re caused by hyperactive muscles, Botox is your saving grace. You can enjoy the wrinkle-smoothing results of Botox for up to a year and see results within a mere three to five days of treatment.
Acne can be caused by any number of factors, including stress, hormonal imbalance, and touching the skin with oily, dirty fingers. Every cause of acne can occur at any point from the onset of puberty. In fact, many people find they don’t start to suffer from acne until they are in their 30s or 40s.
A superficial peel is perfect for the treatment of acne. Ask about a light peel containing glycolic acid or AHA. These gentle, effective peels are designed for sensitive, acne-prone skin. Such peels will clear up acne within three to five days. After a dozen treatments, even the most severe acne scars can be erased.
Age Spot Removal
Hiding age spots with makeup can be difficult. However, medium and deep peels are excellent for the removal of age spots. You may need between four and six treatment sessions, but we’re confident that after a full course of treatment, you will be deeply satisfied with the results.
Sun Damage Reversal
The UVA and UVB rays of the sun are rightfully notorious for causing devastating damage to the skin. Because these harmful rays weaken your body’s collagen and elastin and slow its production of these crucial proteins and fibers, the skin shows sun damage early. A peel can erase the sign of this damage.
Collagen Growth Enhancement
Glycolic acid peels, in particular, are well-known for their ability to help your body produce stronger, healthier collagen. Collagen is one of the most important proteins in your body because it keeps your skin looking young, hydrated, tight, and smooth. When you lose collagen, you lose volume in your cheeks, lips, chin, and forehead. Wrinkles are the least of your worries.
Even worse, a lack of collagen results in loose, sagging skin. If you lose a significant amount of weight, the effects of sagging skin are even worse. By encouraging collagen production, your skin will look healthier, younger, brighter, tighter, and smoother for months after treatment. And because producing collagen takes time, you’ll see continuously improving results.
Do you have an important event, like a wedding or business meeting, coming up? If so, and if you’re not quite happy with the appearance of your skin, a peel is perfect for you. The effects of extra collagen production will take several weeks to be fully apparent, however, the improvement to your skin’s tone, texture, hydration, and health are virtually immediate. Depending on the strength of the peel you receive, your skin can be done peeling in three to five days and reveal the healthy beauty you had in you all along.
Because of how mild superficial peels are, they are safe for all skin types and tones. This is in stark contrast to laser treatments. During your initial consultation, we will review your aesthetic concerns to help you determine if this is the right treatment for you.
Generally, if you have concerns about the signs of aging afflicting your face, neck, or hands, you’re an excellent candidate. However, peels aren’t just for clients who want to reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, treat sun damage-caused wrinkles, and reduce age spots. You may be a good candidate if you want to:
- Treat freckles or melasma
- Reverse damage caused by pregnancy or birth control pills
- Improve the tone and texture of your skin
- Erase acne scars
- Erase mild trauma or surgical scars
- Treat acne
Plays Well With Others
As mentioned previously, peels are the perfect complement to Botox because they treat different types of wrinkles. However, they play very well with other aesthetic treatments, as well. For instance, our clients love to combine a peel with dermal fillers for results that are faster, more durable, and more dramatic.
We proudly offer several types of dermal fillers, including Juvederm, Belotero, Voluma, Radiesse, and Vollure. If you can imagine a skin concern, we have the ability to treat it safely and effectively. For instance, you can augment your lips, chin, and cheeks without ever going under a knife or getting implants.
How to Care for Your Skin After a Peel
The point of getting a peel is to improve the health and aesthetic of your skin. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense to get a peel and then neglect to take care of your skin! Here’s how you can get the most out of your peel:
Keep Your Hands Off
A peel lifts up and sloughs off damaged or dead skin cells from the top (superficial) layers of your skin. This reveals beautiful, radiant, healthy skin. It can be tempting to pick at your peeling skin to speed along the process. However, this will hinder rather than help your situation.
If you pick at your skin while it is peeling off, you may cause scarring. Moreover, your fingertips are usually oily and dirty, even if you wash them fairly regularly. You may cause an unintended acne breakout if you touch your face while your skin is peeling and revealing the fresh skin underneath.
Keep Your Hair Back
Few people realize how much they touch their face when they let their hair down. Several strands of hair fall perfectly in front of your eye, causing irritation, and you tuck it back behind your ear. No big deal, right? Remember, touch your face as little as possible after a peel.
To mitigate the risk of subconsciously touching your face, keep your hair in a bun or ponytail if it usually gets in your face. If a breakout occurs, don’t treat it yourself. Let it run its course. You don’t need to be introducing new skincare products into your routine after a peel.
Moisturizing after a peel is extremely important. During your initial consultation, bring in a comprehensive list of skincare products you use. You may be surprised to discover that some products you use are not as gentle as you think. After your peel, your skin is sensitive. Even mildly irritating ingredients should be avoided.
Moisturizer is great for soothing your skin after a peel. However, be careful to use your moisturizer exactly as directed. If you use too much moisturizer, your skin cannot peel effectively and you may prolong the time necessary to see the final results of treatment. We recommend using Aquaphor to moisturize your skin for seven days after treatment.
Many of our clients receive a chemical peel to reverse sun damage. Reversing sun damage does not make sense if you are just going to go back to your old habits and not wear a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen. Whether you work inside in front of a window or you are exercising outside, wearing sunscreen is crucial.
To further protect your skin, limit your exposure to sunlight when the sun’s rays are at their strongest. In other words, don’t sunbathe between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM. Reapply sunscreen as directed on the bottle. If you can’t stand the smell or feel of liquid sunscreen, we strongly recommend a sunscreen powder or spray.
Let Your Skin Peel
Unfortunately, you shouldn’t receive any mechanical exfoliation treatments until your skin has finished peeling. Remember, avoiding contact with your face is crucial for rapid, dramatic results. This includes rubbing your face with your fingers or an exfoliation tool.
In the three to five days after your treatment that your skin is peeling, remember to avoid all skincare products that aren’t a gentle moisturizer or sunscreen. This means you should avoid using retinol, resurfacing acids, facial scrubs, and cleansing brushes. Once your skin is finished peeling, you are free to return to your usual skincare routine.
We often have clients call us three days after their treatment in a panic. They are concerned with their appearance because their skin is peeling. If you look in the mirror a few days after treatment and don’t yet see what you’re looking for, don’t worry. Remember, the skin that is currently visible is comprised of dead skin cells.
Be patient, and in just a couple of days, the world will see the healthy, beautiful skin hidden beneath the surface of dead skin cells. Remember, don’t pick at your skin. Read a book. Play with your dog. Meditate. Do whatever you want to forget about the way your face looks. Your skin will thank you in just a few more hours.
Discover How to Put Your Best Face Forward Today
Do you suffer from hyperpigmentation? Is your skin dull or ruddy? Do you have active acne? How about fine lines, moderate wrinkles or deep folds? If any of the above apply to you, you may be a good candidate for a chemical peel. To learn more, contact us today at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL to schedule your initial consultation.
Body sculpting, also known as body contouring, refers to a cosmetic treatment which sculpts the body’s contours into a more aesthetic shape through fat removal. At Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL, we are dedicated to staying abreast of the most advanced cosmetic treatments so our clients can reap the benefits of safe, effective, comfortable treatments. Today, we’re excited to share 17 cool facts about CoolSculpting that may convince you to try the treatment for yourself.
17. Awesome Facts About CoolSculpting
1. It All Started With a Popsicle
The advent of cryolipolysis is a little more mundane than many people think. In 2005, two scientists at Harvard saw children eating popsicles to numb teething pain. They noticed that the freezing temperature of the popsicles was causing their cheeks to dimple. They realized that the popsicles were freezing tiny pockets of adipose tissue inside their cheeks. It wasn’t long afterward that a viable method of cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, was developed.
2. It Is an Excellent Alternative to Liposuction
Liposuction was the first body sculpting method ever developed. However, liposuction is an invasive medical procedure that requires people to be healthy enough for a medical procedure, have enough money for the procedure and have enough time to take off from work and daily responsibilities to undergo the procedure.
With CoolSculpting, there are no scalpels or sutures. There is no uncomfortable swelling and there is no pain. Even better, the results are just as dramatic.
3. It Can Reduce Localized Fat Deposits By a Quarter
One of the reasons CoolSculpting is so popular is the results are so dramatic. In fact, a single treatment session can remove, on average, 25% of localized fat stores. Moreover, treatments can easily and safely be repeated in the future if you’re not quite satisfied with the results or you find you need to treat a different area.
4. It Requires No Downtime
Liposuction can remove between 10 and 12 pounds, or five to six liters, of liquid and fat in a session. However, it requires expensive anesthesia, weeks of downtime and a commitment to taking antibiotics regularly during recovery.
With CoolSculpting, there is no downtime whatsoever. There are no surgical drains or three-layer body wraps. There are no compression garments that must be worn for weeks on end. After body sculpting with CoolSculpting, you can go straight back to your daily routine.
5. It Is Not a Weight Loss Treatment
One of the most common misconceptions we hear about CoolSculpting is that it is right for weight loss. This simply isn’t the case. In fact, to be a good candidate for this treatment, you should be within 30 pounds of your goal weight. You just won’t get the results you want otherwise. The best candidates are within 10 to 15 pounds of their ideal weight and feel confident that they can maintain their goal weight in the future.
6. It Can Treat Virtually Any Part of Your Body
One of the coolest facts about CoolSculpting is it can be used to remove excess fat from virtually any part of your body. Some clients have trouble with small problem areas, like behind the knees, under the arms or under the chin. CoolSculpting makes a smaller, specially shaped version of their original handheld device to treat such areas.
Larger areas, like the back, abdomen or chest can easily be treated with the original CoolSculpting device. But the benefits don’t stop there. There is now a technique known as DualSculpting. DualSculpting involves the use of two handheld CoolSculpting devices to treat two regions simultaneously. This is ideal if you’re targeting two sides of your body, like your flanks, inner or outer thighs or upper arms.
7. It Is an Easy Treatment
Many clients will a little anxious before treatment because they don’t know what it will feel like. As your treatment begins, you will feel the cold produced by the CoolSculpting device. You will also feel a gentle tugging as the suction device works to break up the localized fat deposits.
As treatment progresses, the treatment site will be numbed by the cold and you won’t feel a thing. Depending on the size of the area being treated, you can expect your treatment to be over in 35 to 60 minutes. Many of our clients enjoy taking a nap, reading a book, watching a TV show or playing a mobile game during treatment to pass the time.
8. It Is Absolutely Safe
In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the CoolSculpting device for the safe and effective reduction of abdominal and flank fat. Since then, the FDA has approved it to treat the thighs, upper arms, back fat, bra fat and buttocks fat. Over seven million CoolSculpting treatments have been performed worldwide and there have been no reports of significant side effects.
9. It Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Get Pregnant Later
Contrary to popular belief, there is nothing wrong with receiving CoolSculpting before you are done having children. People are often concerned that the effects of the treatment will be reversed with pregnancy. However, the results of CoolSculpting are permanent. Once the fat cells are frozen, they die. Once they die, they are absorbed into your lymphatic system and broken down via deoxycholic acid. Then, they are flushed out in your urine like dietary fat.
Let’s consider the worst-case scenario. You have CoolSculpting performed once on your abdomen. You now have 25% fewer fat cells in your stomach. You put on fat during your pregnancy. Even if you store some of that fat in your abdomen, there are fewer fat cells to expand full of fat.
10. It Shows Results in Four Weeks
There are numerous downsides to liposuction. One of the biggest ones is that it can take six to eight weeks to see the results of the procedure due to the extensive nature of the swelling. Since there is no swelling associated with CoolSculpting, you will see the results of treatment as soon as your body has eliminated the dead fat cells. For some people, this can be as few as four weeks.
11. It Only Targets Fat Cells
Another downside to liposuction is it targets both fat cells and liquid. Therefore, you may experience more initial volume loss with liposuction. But a great deal of that volume is not fat. CoolSculpting targets fat cells exclusively. Moreover, the suction device doesn’t just break up fat cells. It also isolates them so only the fat cells are frozen. This means there is no risk of damaging surrounding tissue during treatment.
12. It Is Completely Discreet
Many people are uncomfortable with the idea of people knowing they’ve had “help” achieving their dream body. With CoolSculpting, nobody has to know you received treatment.
First, because there are no incisions, there are no scars after treatment. Second, it takes your body time to process and eliminate the dead fat cells. Therefore, it will look to all your friends and family like you’re reducing fat from your trouble spots naturally through discipline and hard work.
13. It Can Benefit Men and Women
Body sculpting is not just for women. Men can benefit from CoolSculpting just as much as women can. For example, CoolSculpting is often used as an alternative to breast reduction to treat gynecomastia. Men also suffer from the same insecurities about their flanks, backs and abdomens as women.
14. It Is a Great Treatment for Nearly Anyone
If you are not obese, there is an excellent chance that you are a good candidate for treatment. While most clients are at least 19 years of age, CoolSculpting can be used on people 18 and younger if referred by a physician and accompanied by a parent. Moreover, you don’t need to meet strict standards of health. The only medical conditions that may disqualify you from candidacy are rare ones which make your body extremely sensitive to cold.
15. It Often Only Requires One Treatment
If you really hate your trouble spot, you may feel like a 25% fat reduction just won’t cut it. However, you may be surprised by how dramatically your aesthetic improves with just one CoolSculpting treatment session.
Most of the time, clients only come in for several treatment sessions if they are targeting several large areas. Typically, we only see clients come in for a second or third treatment session for the same area if they have significant abdominal adipose deposits.
16. It Makes Your Clothes Fit Better
Losing an inch off your waist usually requires a weight loss of 8.5 pounds because the volume of fat cells throughout your body are reduced. In other words, even with an aggressive weight loss regimen of losing two pounds a week, it will take over a month before your clothes start to fit better. With a less aggressive weight loss approach, it would take you nine weeks to start to see changes in your body.
With CoolSculpting, you don’t need to lose several pounds of fat because you’re already at a healthy weight and your trouble spots are targeted with laser precision. If you can’t fit into your skinny black jeans anymore, CoolSculpting will eliminate your banana rolls with ease. If the top of your stomach pudges over your shorts, in as little as four weeks you can enjoy a flat abdomen and feel confident rocking a crop top during those sweltering Tinley Park summer days.
17. It Can Be Combined With Other Treatments
Not all of us have maintained a healthy weight our entire lives. If you were obese and are now a healthy weight, you probably have significantly lax skin. While CoolSculpting can remove that last bit of stubborn fat to reveal your hard-earned muscles to the world, loose skin can make confidence hard. Luckily, CoolSculpting can be combined with other aesthetic treatments, like BTL skin tightening, to truly perfect your aesthetic.
BTL skin tightening is a non-invasive alternative to such procedures as an arm lift, facelift or thigh lift. This versatile treatment can safely and effectively tighten loose skin and treat cellulite just about anywhere. The most commonly targeted areas are the:
- Bra roll
- Banana rolls
- Lower back
- Upper arms
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With just one short CoolSculpting treatment, wardrobe woes will be a thing of the past and you will feel comfortable and confident in that little black dress or those dress blues gathering dust in the back of your closet.
If you’re ready to change your body and self-confidence for the better, body sculpting may be just the treatment for you. To determine if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting, contact the professional aesthetic experts at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL today to schedule your initial consultation.
Motherhood is an incredible gift, but it comes with lots of changes. If you deliver vaginally, one of those changes may be a change to the structure of your vagina. At Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL, we believe everyone should be comfortable and confident in her own skin, and we have answers if you’re asking when should I consider vaginal rejuvenation?
When to Consider Vaginal Rejuvenation
1. You Lack Self-Confidence
Each body is unique. We would never teach our kids to shame someone for looking different. We would never shame our child for looking different. But it’s often hard to apply that same love to ourselves. If the size or shape of your vagina is causing you an extreme lack of confidence, then it may be time to consider vaginal rejuvenation.
Keep in mind, it’s essential that you are doing this for yourself. You may be in love with your significant other, but people fall out of love all the time. While the results of feminine rejuvenation treatments are temporary, it’s still of the utmost importance to seek any cosmetic treatments for the right reasons.
2. You Are Incontinent
If you suffer from urinary stress incontinence or overactive bladder syndrome, vaginal rejuvenation may be right for you. Urinary stress incontinence is an unfortunately common medical condition characterized by “leaking” when you cough, sneeze, jump, run, laugh or otherwise “stress” your bladder. The most common cause of this condition is weakened pelvic floor muscles triggered by menopause, pregnancy or other life changes.
Feminine rejuvenation treatments can correct urinary stress incontinence quickly, non-invasively and without the need for any downtime, pain or discomfort. Feminine rejuvenation treatments, like Thermiva, use radiofrequency to warm the vaginal tissue and stimulate the localized production of essential collagen proteins within both the skin and muscle tissue. In other words, your muscles are tightened. Your skin is tightened. Sex is more enjoyable, and you won’t have to worry anymore about leaking while jumping rope, achieving climax or engaging in general sexual activity.
3. You Find Sex Painful
One of the most common signs of aging for women is painful sex. If sex is uncomfortable due to vaginal dryness, Thermiva or Exilis Ultra Femme 360 treatments can restore your body’s natural lubrication system. This takes intimacy from painful to enjoyable once again. Depending on the cause of your vaginal dryness, you may benefit from Thermiva combined with hormone replacement therapy.
4. You Find Wearing Clothes Uncomfortable
Every woman looks stunning in a form-fitting little black dress, tight jeans or cute bikini. But sometimes, wearing swimwear, underwear and tight clothing can be incredibly uncomfortable. If you have to wear sweatpants and running shorts to be comfortable, it is time to consider feminine rejuvenation. Feminine rejuvenation can smooth out the outer vaginal walls to make wearing tight clothes comfortable, both physically and emotionally.
5. You’re Disinterested in Sex
Even if intimacy isn’t uncomfortable or painful for you, you may have developed a difficulty achieving climax. If you find that sex with your partner used to be enjoyable, but it isn’t anymore, the time is right for you to consider feminine rejuvenation. Both Thermiva and Exilis Ultra Femme 360 can tighten your vaginal walls, making intimacy far more enjoyable.
The more enjoyable sex is, the more you want it. If your sexual relationship with your partner has lost its spark, contact the sexual health experts at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL. Thermiva may be just what you need to bring romance back into the bedroom.
6. Your Labia Are Asymmetrical
Sometimes, even if your labia don’t cause you pain or discomfort due to their size while you are wearing clothes, they can still make you psychologically uncomfortable. If your labia are asymmetrical, the traditional solution is labiaplasty. However, Ultra Femme 360 enhances the aesthetic of the labia without the need for an invasive medical procedure. Even better, you can have sex on the same day as your treatment. With labiaplasty, you must wait several weeks before you can have sex again.
7. Your Perineum Is Loose
Among the consequences of childbirth are perineal loosening, urinary stress incontinence caused by the loosening of the anterior vaginal wall, decreased blood flow to the clitoris, which decreases sensitivity and makes orgasm more difficult to achieve, weaker orgasms, loosening of the introitus (vaginal opening) and the loosening of the vaginal canal. All of these make sex less enjoyable. Ultra Femme 360 can address them all while plumping up your labia majora and lifting and firming your labia minora.
8. You Don’t Have Time for an Invasive Medical Procedure
If you want to enhance the shape, size, lift, feel or appearance of your vagina and labia, but you don’t have time for an invasive restoration procedure, now is the time to consider a feminine rejuvenation treatment. An Ultra Femme 360 treatment session takes only 20 to 30 minutes with no downtime. You can come in during your lunch break, go back to work and have sex the same night you were treated.
You may need up to four treatment sessions, each spaced a week or two apart to achieve your desired results. However, vaginoplasty can take anywhere from two to five hours. Similarly, labiaplasty takes around two hours to perform, depending on the technique used.
Even if you required four 30-minute Ultra Femme 360 treatments to achieve optimal results and labiaplasty or vaginoplasty would have also taken two hours, you don’t have to abstain from sex for six weeks with Ultra Femme 360. There is no need to wear a catheter for four days. There is no post-op care. Feminine rejuvenation treatments could not be more comfortable or convenient.
What Is ThermiVa?
Another question we’re commonly asked is what is ThermiVa,? ThermiVa is one of the safest, most effective feminine rejuvenation treatments. It is a 30-minute, non-ablative, non-invasive treatment harnessing the power of radiofrequency energy through an innovatively designed handheld piece. Since there is no anesthesia required for this treatment, you can talk to your physician and let her know if the device is too warm.
There is no downtime required after treatment. There are no hormones required. The entire device, from the handpiece to the active tip, was designed with comfort, efficacy, and safety in mind.
What Are the Primary Benefits of ThermiVa?
The most significant benefit of ThermiVa is increased sexual satisfaction. First, vaginal sensitivity is enhanced as blood flow to the vagina is improved. Second, muscular contractions are stronger and more coordinated. This allows you to achieve stronger orgasms and reach orgasm in a shorter period of time.
Another compelling benefit of ThermiVa is the reduced urge to urinate and frequency of leakage accidents or incontinence. If you have been diagnosed with mild-to-moderate urinary stress incontinence and your doctor has recommended a vaginal mesh sling, ask if ThermiVa can eliminate the need for such a sling. ThermiVa also decreases vaginal dryness by adding more internal and external moisture and softer, thicker skin.
If you’re not ready to start hormone therapy yet but you’ve been diagnosed with atrophic vaginitis, vaginal dryness, or vulvar dryness, ThermiVa may drastically improve your daily life in general and sexual intercourse in particular. ThermiVa can also be used for vulvar or external labial tightening, reducing sagging and other external labial issues. It can smooth and soften vulvar skin, making it more comfortable to wear bikinis or yoga pants. However, ThermiVa is most effective at reducing the laxity of the full length of the vagina and tightening the vaginal opening.
What Is Ultra Femme 360?
The Exilis Ultra Femme 360 is a safe, innovative, effective alternative to labiaplasty and vaginoplasty. It is the only scientifically proven treatment for both labial remodeling and vaginal tightening. Causing an increase to your body’s natural collagen production rate, this treatment will restore the vulvar and vaginal areas to a more youthful shape. To help you determine if the time is right to consider Ultra Femme 360, here are a few of the most compelling benefits:
- Reduces the diameter of the vaginal opening
- Decreases the diameter of the vaginal canal
- Enhances natural lubrication
- Improves sensation
- Makes reaching climax easier
- No downtime required
- No discomfort or pain
- No anesthesia
How Exactly Does Ultra Femme 360 Work?
Ultra Femme 360 is able to treat both the labia and the vaginal canal because it features two separate attachments. To treat the labia, the whole vulvar area is gently warmed using radiofrequency. Not only does this stimulate collagen production to tighten and lift the labia, but it also improves blood flow to the clitoris, heightening sensitivity and promoting cellular rejuvenation.
The new collagen fibers, produced by fibroblasts encouraged by precise radiofrequency delivery, are far stronger and healthier than existing collagen fiber. The warmth of the treatment enhances sexual sensitivity by improving blood flow to the pubic mound, perineum, clitoris, and labia.
To treat the vaginal canal, the other Ultra Femme 360 attachment is inserted into the vagina, allowing access to the entire vaginal canal. The transmitted radiofrequency targets the vaginal mucosa, promoting new, healthy collagen production and restoring the mucosa to a more youthful state. While it won’t give you back the vagina you had at 18, we’re confident that you and your partner will love your new, rejuvenated vagina.
Am I a Good Candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
The only way to determine if you are an ideal candidate for vaginal rejuvenation is to come in for an initial consultation. However, in general, the best candidate for feminine rejuvenation is anyone experiencing uncomfortable symptoms due to childbirth or aging, such as tissue that needs to be replenished and vaginal discomfort during sex.
Keep in mind that neither Thermiva nor Ultra Femme 360 are permanent. The results of these treatments may take up to 30 days to be experienced. From there, it can take up to an additional two months to experience the full results. While most women need only one treatment to achieve their desired aesthetic and sensory goals, maintenance treatments may be needed every year or two.
Who Isn’t a Candidate for Feminine Rejuvenation?
If you’re seeking feminine rejuvenation for the right reasons, there’s an excellent chance that you’re a good candidate for treatment. However, there are a few exceptions. If you are pregnant, wait until you have delivered your baby to consider feminine rejuvenation. You should also hold off on treatment if you have a fever or skin infection in or around the treatment site.
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To learn more about the incredible benefits of vaginal rejuvenation and find out if it’s right for you, call the professional sexual health experts at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL at (708) 928-8097 today to schedule your initial consultation. We will help you determine which feminine rejuvenation treatment or procedure is right for you.