Don’t “Waist” Your Time

Most of us have heard the phrase, “Summer bodies are made in the winter” and “New Year, New Me.” I would love to give you an excuse to unbutton those pants and hunker down during these next few months and wait until nice weather rolls around to visit us, but it may take up to 6 months or longer for you to achieve desired and optimum results from our body shaping treatments. If you have been itching for less fat and more muscle, NOW is the time to start that process.

At Advanced Dermatology, we have multiple ways to help you non-invasively kick-start that journey with minimal downtime. First, it is most important to target any excess, overlying subcutaneous tissue that causes those unwanted areas of fat to bulge through our clothes. We can freeze and destroy fat cells with CoolSculpting® Elite or use radiofrequency with truSculpt® iD to eliminate fat cells and target mildly loose skin. Both treatments deliver temperatures that the fat cannot survive in, so the result is apoptosis, which means cell death, and a permanent reduction of fat in that area. These treatments can target the stubborn area of fat that shows underneath your golf shirt, hangs over your bra, and prevents you from wearing that dress for an upcoming family wedding. Each of these treatments requires at least 2 to 3 sessions which are 6 to 8 weeks apart, depending on the volume of tissue in the area.

If your desires include fat reduction AND muscle building, you can achieve that with our newest treatment Emsculpt NEO®. The procedure provides simultaneous fat elimination and muscle building with a combination of radiofrequency heating and high-intensity electromagnetic energy. Emsculpt NEO® is FDA approved to treat the arms (biceps and triceps), legs, inner and outer thighs, calves, buttocks, abdomen, and obliques. While the treatment is considered aesthetic due to its fat-reduction capability, it is unique because of the multiple implications for high-intensity muscle stimulation. The functional aspect of this treatment is that the result is not always about what we can see but how we can FEEL physically; better balance, stronger core, and more endurance. Emsculpt NEO® is ideal for anyone who: might have a loss of muscle mass or weakness due to
pregnancy or normal aging, anyone who might want to target specific muscle groups for increased strength, those who might have an increased body mass index, or who might want to burn fat or achieve a tighter physique. Emsculpt NEO® is typically done in 4-6 initial, weekly sessions and then maintenance treatments for optimal results. None of these treatments are one-and-done, and it often takes a month(s) after finishing a series to see full results. It takes time for fat to break down and recover and for muscle to build and develop, which is why “Summer bodies are made in the winter.”

If you have met me, you know that I will never tell someone that they do not need to go to the gym or that our treatments allow them to do less dieting and exercise. If January 2023 is the time to join a new gym, improve your diet, or find a group fitness class you enjoy, then you absolutely should! The truth is that those things should be first and foremost; While these treatments do not replace the benefits you get from implementing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, they can be a significant motivator and supplement to looking and feeling better in your clothes and being more confident in your skin.