Noninvasive Body Contouring has become quite the phenomenon in the world of cosmetic dermatology. With the advancement in treatment, it has become more accessible. The demand for body slimming and contouring procedures has reached a whole new high.
Nonsurgical body contouring is also known as nonsurgical fat reduction. It involves the use of specific technology that aims to optimize, define, and smooth out the shape of your body safely and effectively. There are a variety of procedures available in the market and the four leading principles of each procedure are
- Cryolipolysis: the use of freezing or controlled cooling temperatures to target and destroy fat cells.
- Laser Therapy: use of controlled heat or laser energy to eliminate fat cells.
- Radiofrequency: use of controlled heat to target fat cells
- High Intensity Focused Ultrasound: Use of ultrasound technology to reduce fat cells.
Nonetheless, these contouring procedures are not a cure-all for weight loss. Individuals close to their desired weight looking to eliminate stubborn fat masses are recommended to opt for these procedures. These fat cells are often resistant to diets and exercise and these body contouring procedures are the best way to eliminate them; your BMI (Body Mass Index) should be under 30 for you to be eligible for these procedures.
At Fibroblastbeauty, we use 3 technologies (probes) for body slimming and toning namely Ultrasonic Cavitation – to reduce body circumference. Multipolar radiofrequency – to tighten body skin and boost collagen production and Vacuum Radiofrequency – to kick start our natural lymphatic system, to remove toxins.
Regardless, these procedures are far more effective when you’re hydrated. Consumption of water plays a pivotal role in each treatment and helps flush out toxins and fats from our system. At fibroblastbeauty, we emphasize the intake of water to see effective and visible results for treatments. Read on ahead to know why water is important.
Why Water Intake Is Important For Non-Surgical Body Contouring Treatments?
It’s a well-known fact that 60% of our body is water, a lesser-known fact is that 90% of our blood is also water. With our busy routines, we often don’t pay attention to water consumption even though we might be indulging in other areas of self-care. Before we discuss the importance of water for non-invasive body contouring treatments, let’s look at some of its benefits first.
Benefits of Water Consumption
There are various benefits to keeping a regular water intake that cannot be covered in the span of this article. To highlight a few:
- Assists in flushing out toxins
- Improves the vitality and health of your skin
- Aids in digestion and improves the health of your intestine
- Improves blood circulation and oxygenation of our body.
- Helps maximize the absorption of vitamins and minerals from food.
- Helps boost our metabolism
- Ensure proper cell and organ functionality
Effect of Water Intake on Body Slimming and Toning Treatments
At fibroblastbeauty, we like educating our clients and keeping them in the know. Therefore, ensuring that our clients understand the fact that water plays an essential role in how quickly and effectively our body responds to these treatments.
At fibroblastbeauty as mentioned before, our treatments aim at eliminating fat cells in the body. Once fat cells are eliminated, the body identifies them as waste and removes them via the lymphatic system. This is where water comes in. The more your intake of water, the faster your body will be able to flush out waste. This is a win-win situation as this will also ensure acceleration for visibility of your treatment results.
The three technologies used at Fibroblastbeauty are as follows:
Ultrasonic Cavitation Treatment for Body Contouring
This is also known as ultrasonic lipolysis, a body slimming treatment that removes fatty deposits under your skin. Market names include “ultrashape” and “Liponix.” It is a “circumferential reduction procedure” which means that the success of the procedure is measured by how many inches you’ve shrunk rather than how much fatty deposit you’ve lost in your treatment area.
How does Ultrasonic Cavitation Work?
The treatment makes use of “ultrasonic radio waves” to eliminate fat cells which are then absorbed as waste by the lymphatic system.
Ultrasonic Cavitation does not require any incisions, unlike most other ultrasound treatments. This makes recovery quick. Ultrasonic Cavitation targets small pockets of fatty cells to help tone and slim your body. To reiterate, it is not a treatment for people trying to shed a lot of weight. It is for people that just want to smooth, tighten and tone a particular area of their body like their stomach or arms.
Results and Session
A typical Ultrasound Cavitation session lasts for 40 mins to an hour. During the procedure, you will feel a warm sensation in your targeted areas and hear a buzzing sound from the ultrasound machine. Ideal treatment recommendations are 4-8 treatments for results to be visible.
Side Effects of Ultrasonic Cavitation
It is a low-risk treatment and side effects often manifest as redness, a headache, and slight bruising. In some cases, the skin does not evenly absorb fat wastes, hence the formation of lumps, bumps, and valleys can also appear after this treatment. These are easily resolved in follow up sessions.
Multipolar Radiofrequency for Body Toning
Multipolar Radio Frequency is a noninvasive, heat energy treatment of the skin. The heat stimulates the production of collagen deep in the skin resulting in tighter and firmer-looking skin. Multipolar Radiofrequency delivers immediate results that continue to improve in the next coming weeks (1-3 weeks)
How Does Multipolar Radiofrequency Work?
As obvious from the name, multipolar makes use of radiofrequency energy to cause water molecules in our tissues to vibrate. This in turn causes friction which creates heat on our targeted areas of skin.
This heat is then utilized to boost oxygen generation and microcirculation to breakdown fatty tissue through the body’s natural process. It also promotes metabolism alongside the regeneration of collagen for body slimming and contouring. As seen the presence of water is crucial for the performance of this procedure and dehydration just won’t do.
Results and Session
In general, to maximize results, six to ten sessions are required. Likewise, a treatment session lasts somewhere between 30 to 60 mins but can vary depending on the treatment area and sensitivity of the skin in that particular area. What’s more, it requires no recovery time and results are seen after the first session.
Vacuum Radio Frequency Therapy for Body Slimming
Vacuum Radio Frequency Therapy is often used to eliminate stubborn dimpled fat on thighs, knees, stomach, and top of the arms. A vacuum is created around the treatment area that encourages blood flow, stimulates lymphatic drainage, and amplifies the effects of massage or exercise. This treatment is similar to the ancient Muslim art of cupping but is a technologized and modern version of it. Likewise, it is noninvasive and helps reduce localized fat and reshape your body. It is also a popular treatment in getting rid of cellulite.
How Does Vacuum Radio Frequency Therapy Work?
The Vacuum Radiofrequency therapy system utilizes suction and pressure to release fluids in fat cells. The radiofrequency energy creates deep heating that penetrates deep into connective tissue fibers, dermal collagen, and fat cells alike. These energies created by the RF soften the connective tissue and stimulate the production of new collagen along with the elimination of fats.
To summarize, the vacuum component increases blood circulation and optimizes efficient energy delivery. The massage effect from the vacuum activates the lymphatic drainage system and smooths and reshapes our body eliminating fatty deposits. By providing a boost of oxygen into the cells, it reduces the size of fat cells. Likewise, with the production of new collagen, and the acceleration in cellular turnover, the skin appears tighter, firmer, and youthful.
Apart from the elimination of fats, results also include an increase in dermal volume, reduction in skin laxity, and an improvement in skin texture and structure. It also alleviates minor muscle pain and improves the body line.
Vacuum Radiofrequency is recommended for reduction in fat deposits on thighs, hips, upper arms, legs, and buttocks. It can be done on the entire body as well, but the aforementioned areas are the most common treatment areas.
Results and Session
As mentioned before, it improves blood circulation, relaxes tensed muscles, and improves the elasticity of the skin. Moreover, it increases lymph circulation and eliminates toxins from the body alongside preventing cellulite by inhibiting fat storage.
A typical treatment session lasts 30 minutes. It is a relatively painless process and is more along the lines of a relaxing spa treatment as it provides gentle warming heat along with a comfortable massage. As such, the treatment is performed on a comfortable massage table.
Aftercare for all Procedures
With all procedures, it too requires an ample amount of water intake. It is recommended to consume at least two liters of water before and after this treatment. Another 2 liters each day is also a must following your treatment. Bear in mind that tea, coffee, soda, or soft drinks are not “water” – caffeine should not be consumed 3-4 days before treatment and for 48 hours after the treatment. Likewise, refrain from alcohol consumption two to three days following your treatment. Alcohol prevents the liver from removing fats as it focuses on alcohol rather than fat removal. This can hinder your results.
For ultrasound cavitation, water consumption is mandatory, 2 liters each day should be consumed like medicine.
Either way, we must increase our water intake and make it a habit as it has far more benefits for our body from hydrated skin to accelerate metabolic rate to the elimination of fatty deposits. Healthy water consumption is beneficial to our overall health!