Conditions treated with body contouring treatments
- Reduction in body,neck and facial fat
- Skin tightening for most areas including the face, resulting in significant improvement of fine lines and wrinkles
- Cellulite reduction and removal
- Stretch mark removal
What is Non-Surgical Body Contouring & Sculpting?
The concept of non-invasive body contouring is a group of new and rapidly evolving technologies that allow for the improvement of body fat with no downtime, no or minimal risk and reduced cost compared to surgical options. These treatments will not provide the same results as surgical options; however, the improvements are noticeable and very worthwhile.
Undergoing a non-surgical contouring procedure does not interfere with the possibility for a more invasive (surgical) procedure at a later date. These procedures can be used instead of surgery, in addition to surgery or after surgery to “tidy up” localised areas of fat the can on occasion, persist.
Over the next few years, these treatments are likely to become extremely popular and offer clients the option of improvement in the areas of body fat management with almost no risk and no downtime.
Radio Frequency (RF) & Ultrasound Techniques
Dr Goldman uses a device from Alma Lasers called an Accent Ultra. This offers both ultrasound as well as radiofrequency alone or in combination to reduce areas of unwanted fat as well as skin tightening and skin rejuvenation.
What separates this system from others available today is that Alma Lasers use a different ultrasound wave pattern compared to other manufacturers. The common form of ultrasound is called cavitation whereas the Accent Ultra uses shear-wave ultrasound. This is more effective.
How long is a treatment?
In general, body contouring treatment sessions are usually around an hour and depending on the amount of fat involved, the treatment areas and whether skin tightening is required, anything from a single treatment session to 6 or more may be required.
The ultrasound does not cause any pain or discomfort but a mild warm feeling, however, depending on the power strewing, the radiofrequency does get hot.