Sometimes eating a healthy diet and daily exercise aren’t enough to keep our skin as tone and youthful as we hope. Sometimes genetics and age play a role in how tight our skin appears. For many of us, despite our best efforts, we still see unflattering areas on our bodies. At Allure Laser & Med Spa, located in Tinley Park, IL, we have the solution to tighten your skin through BTL skin tightening.
What Is BTL Skin Tightening?
BTL skin tightening is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment aimed at reducing fat cells and tightening skin.
The treatment works by stimulating collagen production, thus giving you a more toned appearance. Gentle heat is applied to deep layers of the skin within the treatment area by a handheld device from one of our team members. The heat is delivered by safe and effective radio waves and ultrasound technology to burn targeted fat cells and tighten your skin. The device cools the skin around the treatment area, making this treatment great for targeting specific areas and protecting the skin outside of the treatment area.
Collagen is a protein found naturally in our bodies that is responsible for keeping our skin tight and youthful. It’s the glue that keeps things intact. After a BTL treatment, collagen production is stimulated right away and long after your treatment. As your body continues to produce collagen in the targeted areas, you will continue to see results.
Since these treatments are delivered in a non-invasive method, the handheld device glides effortlessly over the area receiving treatment. Everything is controlled and monitored.
What Are the Benefits of BTL?
There are many benefits to BTL. The biggest benefit is that the treatment is non-invasive and non-surgical. This is great for those that need to tighten areas but don’t want to commit to traditional procedures that require surgery. There is no downtown, and each treatment is outpatient so you can have them done anytime in the comfort of our office. Since the treatment is painless and short, you can go back to your normal, daily activities after your visit.
The handheld device that applies gentle heat can be tailored to meet your specific needs. The heat can be dialed up or down depending on your treatment and custom plan. Since this isn’t a one-size-fits-all device, it makes it truly a tailored treatment option to target your specific problem areas. And you don’t need to worry about the comfort level since someone is there to make sure you are comfortable the entire time. Most people feel the warmth from the energy and compare it to a hot stone massage.
Another great benefit is that the results will keep appearing. After your treatment, your body will continue to produce collagen and the results will gradually appear after time. There may be some immediate results, but you will also get to see results long after you have your treatment.
Show Off Immediately
With many skin treatments, there is a need to remain out of the sun after the treatment is complete; but not with BTL. A great benefit of this treatment is that you don’t have to avoid the sun when it is over. This is great if you are looking to have a treatment before vacation when you plan to show off your newly tightened skin.
BTL is safe, easy, consistent and effective for targeting those areas that won’t tighten with exercise and a healthy diet. While it is not intended to be a weight loss option, it will help the appearance of the skin and give it a more youthful glow.
Why Is There a Need for BTL?
There are many factors that go into our skin not looking the best it can. Many people find that through weight fluctuations and weight loss, their skin has lost its ability to bounce back. Women often find this the case after pregnancy. Aging and time will also play a role in sagging skin. Areas that were once tight may now not be as toned.
Some areas of our bodies are just more prone to sagging. Even if your weight is maintaining and you get healthy and exercise, there may be areas that don’t budge. Stimulating collagen in these areas can help.
Fat cells also accumulate in unwanted areas that can cause the skin to appear loose. The heat from the BTL device helps get rid of the sagging skin, giving you a tone appearance, even in those areas where there is unwanted fat or cellulite.
Sometimes it depends on the part of the body. Some women may be toned elsewhere but notice unflattering skin rolls around their bra line. Diet and exercise may not do anything to help mitigate this area. Despite everything we do to change our lifestyle, the little roll above our bra may still linger. BTL is an option for helping with this problem area.
Who Is the Right Candidate for BTL?
The right candidate for BTL is someone who has a healthy lifestyle, eats healthy, and exercises. To maintain your results, it’s important to keep up with your healthy lifestyle. While results do vary, BTL will help tighten areas that need a toned appearance. BTL can help with the following areas of the body and more:
- Lower back
- Upper arms
When we think of tighter skin, many times people only think of areas on their bodies such as thighs or abdomen, but BTL can be applied to the face as well. Because BTL is versatile, it works well on jowls to help give a more youthful appearance. The jowl is one area many people find needs extra tightening as age and time tend to create a sagging effect.
A Tighter Neck
Another area to consider is the neck. Even with a healthy lifestyle, like our face, our neck is one area that shows signs of age and sag. BTL is an option for tightening the skin on and around our neck area to improve the appearance and boost collagen production.
Hands, forearms and knees are another area that should not be ignored. These areas are prone to losing their tightness over time. Because BTL is non-invasive and non-surgical and is delivered via a handheld device that glides effortlessly over an area, it’s a great way to tighten skin in these areas.
If you are interested in more delicate areas, BTL is an option for that as well, and this can be discussed more during your consultation.
Men and Women
Skin tightening isn’t just for women, either. Men can also benefit from BTL treatments. Men often struggle with loose skin on their abdomen and lower back. BTL offers a great option for helping in those areas.
BTL is a great treatment for those of all ages. Many times age brings on loose skin no matter how active and healthy we are. Genetics also play a role in our skin tightening. BTL helps fight against age and genetics by boosting college production, which slows down as we get older.
When you visit our office for a consultation, the treatment options will be discussed to meet your needs whether that is one or many places that need tightening.
When Is the Right Time for BTL?
Many people like to benefit from BTL before and after the holidays to ensure they are looking their best for all that the holidays have to offer. Another great time to consider BTL is around spring and summer and before vacations. Giving yourself an extra edge with tighter, toned skin can help you feel and look more confident.
Because BTL is non-invasive and non-surgical and can be done in a short visit with no downtown, any time is ideal for skin tightening. That is one of the greatest benefits of these treatments. You can easily plan these around your daily life and there is no bad time to get it done.
What Should You Consider Before BTL?
It’s important to commit to a healthy lifestyle to see the best results and maintain your results from BTL. Having a healthy lifestyle means eating healthy, exercising and drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated. BTL works best for those that live a healthy lifestyle and maintain that lifestyle through and after treatments.
BTL treatments are monitored with your comfort in mind. The treatment is controlled and tailored to meet your comfort needs and skin tightening needs.
How Many Sessions of BTL Will be Needed?
Results vary with BTL and, depending on your skin and what areas of the body you are having BTL treatments, there may be a need to have additional BTL sessions to achieve your best results.
There may also be times when you have additional areas you would like tightened or special events in which you’d like to have your best self forward. The results from BTL skin tightening can last up to a year for most people depending on how many treatments you have and what areas of the body you have them performed. To maintain results, it’s important you stay healthy and active and maintain a healthy weight.
Can BTL Be Combined With Other Services?
Many people find that BTL works well with other treatments. Some use BTL after other surgeries to reduce fat cells. Another option is to use BTL with treatments that reduce cellulite.
Our offices offer many other treatment options to combat cellulite and unwanted fat. During your consultation, you can discuss our other services such as CoolSculpting, EMSculpt, all of our facial options, and laser hair removal treatments. Many of these combine well to give you the best results.
If you are considering whether BTL is right for you, the next thing to do is meet with someone on our team to discuss what comes next. Most people can benefit from BTL to help tighten their skin in areas where time, age, genetics, and cellulite have taken a toll. These non-invasive and non-surgical procedures are great for those looking for a more youthful appearance and to help contour and tighten areas on the body or face.
The treatments are short and easy and most people can return right back to their daily schedule.
Schedule Your Consultation
To find out if you are a good candidate for BTL and to see if it’s the right time for you to get BTL skin tightening, make an appointment at The Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL for your consultation today. At The Allure Laser & Med Spa, we are here to make sure you are looking for your best. Our staff is ready to answer any questions you have and get you started on your journey to a more youthful, tighter appearance.
BOTOX® is an FDA-approved treatment for dozens of conditions, but it’s most well-known for addressing those annoying dynamic wrinkles on the face. You may be wondering what exactly BOTOX® is and how you can benefit. Our team is here to help!
What is It?
BOTOX® is essentially a purified protein solution that works to relax certain facial muscles. The problem areas it treats include crow’s feet around the corners of the eyes, forehead furrows and frown lines between the eyebrows.
What to Expect
Before your treatment, you will go through a consultation with our professional, who will make sure you qualify for the treatment. During the procedure, the professional will inject a minuscule amount of the BOTOX® solution into your muscles. The number you will receive depends on the extent of the treatment area and other factors.
Getting a BOTOX® treatment comes with no set downtime, so it can even be done during a break from your other daily activities. As such, it’s a convenient treatment for men and women with busy schedules. Depending on what you have treated, results can take up to a week to manifest and can last for multiple months before follow-up injections are needed for ongoing benefits.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Almost everyone is a good candidate for BOTOX®. We may recommend BOTOX® to you if:
- You have moderate to severe facial wrinkles
- You are in good general health
- You have realistic expectations of the treatment and results
- You want results within days
- You want results that look natural
You will be asked to let our specialist know of your complete medical history during your initial consultation. This is also the time to discuss your goals for the treatment.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation
To learn more about BOTOX® and whether you are an ideal candidate for treatment, make sure to talk to the friendly professionals at Allure Laser & Med Spa. From the time you schedule your initial consultation until the time you’re on the way back to work or your other errands after your BOTOX® treatment, our highly trained staff will take great care of you and put you at ease. We are experienced at practicing innovative aesthetic care, so whether you want to address a specific issue or want to minimize the signs of aging, we cannot wait to help.
We often don’t take the time to add up all the hours we’ve spent trying to achieve smooth skin. But just think of all that time shaving in the shower, plucking hairs, and waxing! Then think of all the time you could get back by not having to shave or wax ever again! If you’re thinking that sounds really nice, then laser hair removal could be the right choice for you. This treatment is able to rid you of all that unwanted hair. It is possible for you to get silky skin with laser hair removal!
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by using an intense light to rid the body of excess and unwanted hair. The laser we use is able to heat the hair follicle to a certain temperature so that the hair follicle is destroyed and is no longer able to produce hair anymore. However, the skin and tissue surrounding the hair follicle remains untouched and unharmed.
Laser hair removal has come a long way. In the past, lasers could only be used to treat certain hair color and skin tones. But that’s not the case anymore! Our laser is able to be used on various skin tones and types as well as all hair colors.
What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
The obvious benefit of laser hair removal is that it can get rid of all that unwanted and excess hair that you’ve spent so much time shaving and waxing, only to have it come back. Laser hair removal can remove the hair on your legs, arms, neck, upper lip, sideburns, armpits, back, and the bikini area, among other regions. Another benefit of laser hair removal is that you may never have to buy another razor again and won’t have to suffer through that dreaded razor burn!
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments you will need depends on several factors, including which areas of the body you’re treating and the amount and condition of the hair being removed. Usually, we recommend a series of treatments that are spaced a set amount of time apart.
When you’re ready to achieve silky and smooth skin, consider laser hair removal at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL. You are warmly invited to contact our office today to schedule a consultation and learn more information. We look forward to speaking with you!
If you’re working hard to achieve your ultimate body goals but still find it difficult to eliminate small pockets of stubborn fat tissue, and you don’t want to go under the knife, a non-surgical procedure called CoolSculpting® could be for you. This FDA-approved device has the ability to freeze fat cell deposits, which allows the body to convert fatty tissue into waste that is then naturally observed and appropriately discharged from the body over time.
This state-of-the-art technology can be used on bothersome parts of the body that tend to hold on to fat deposits such as the abdomen, thighs, love handles/flanks, and other areas. The CoolSculpting® treatment is a fat reduction procedure and not intended to be a weight loss alternative, even though some recipients have experienced some slight weight loss due to this contouring technique.
Studies have shown this innovative technology and reduction system left 95% of its participants highly satisfied with their results. But you may be wondering whether or not CoolSculpting® is right for you. Here are some signs that it could be.
You’re Near Your Target Body Weight
As previously mentioned, this procedure is for individuals close to their ideal body weight. People who have undergone the procedure have reported losing approximately 25% of their unwanted fat from their targeted treatment areas. Scheduling multiple treatment sessions will provide you with more satisfying results.
You’ve Got Enough Fat to Treat
Believe it or not, some people are too thin in order to properly utilize this cutting-edge contouring technique. It is recommended that you have at least one inch of pinchable fat in your desired treatable area for the applicator technology to provide your skin surface with the necessary amount of suction. An adequate amount of fat is required to produce a quality outcome.
You’re Not Interested in Liposuction
If you’ve had bad reactions to anesthesia in the past or discussed the complications of liposuction and have ruled out plastic surgery as an option for you, this contouring technique could possibly be right for you. Also, as a potential candidate for this procedure, you should be aware that the results are not instantaneous as the frozen fat cells are naturally converted into waste and are extracted naturally out of your body with time. Optimal results can be seen in the months following a sculpting treatment.
Contact Us Today!
Your comfort, care, and satisfaction is our top priority here at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park. If you want to learn more information about CoolSculpting® and what it can do for you, please contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started. We look forward to hearing from you!
For over 50 years, mainstream medicine has been using IV nutrition and vitamin therapy to provide fast relief for dehydrated patients, boost the immune systems of those fighting colds or managing chronic conditions, and even help an athlete’s muscles recover faster after strenuous exercise. IV nutrition therapy has grown in popularity with patients and medical professionals because it is easy to administer, is more effective than oral vitamin therapy, and provides instantaneous relief for a wide variety of symptoms. In fact, IV vitamin therapy is one of the most popular services that patients routinely ask for, and for good reason!
What is IV Vitamin Nutrition Therapy?
The therapy delivers a combination of vitamins and nutrients directly to a patient’s bloodstream via an IV. Based on a patient’s specific health and wellness concerns, practitioners can customize the cocktail by adding in different electrolytes, vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, and more. While our expert always recommends that patients follow a balanced diet and regular exercise regimen, those of all backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles can benefit from IV vitamin nutrition therapy.
There is no shortage of anecdotal evidence, from patients and doctors alike, that support the many benefits of IV therapy. Some benefits of IV vitamin therapy include:
1. Improved Body Functions
For everyday people and athletes taking part in strenuous activity (such as marathons or triathlons) — and patients struggling with an illness — the physiological stress placed on the muscles and the metabolic system generates toxins and acid. IV nutrition therapy quickly reverses the effects by rehydrating the body and flushing out toxins, reducing recovery time and enhancing performance.
2. Increased Energy with Fewer Side Effects
By delivering a combination of vitamins and minerals directly to the bloodstream via an IV, patients benefit from higher doses of vitamins and nutrients without the side effects expected if taken orally.
3. Improved Mood and Cognitive Function
Modern life is demanding, which can lead to stress and depression. Many men find their mood and cognitive functions improve after receiving IV therapy.
4. Stronger Immune System
It has been well-documented that patients struggling with chronic conditions that impact the immune system find relief from their symptoms after IV vitamin therapy.
5. Instant Results
Since IV therapies are delivered directly to the bloodstream, vitamins and nutrients are absorbed by the body almost immediately. Were you to swallow vitamins, it can take the body anywhere from 12 to 48 hours to digest and absorb the nutrients — increasing the time to see results.