09 Sep Noninvasive body sculpting: part 2
Noninvasive Body Sculpting: Part 2
In my recent post, titled ‘Noninvasive Body Sculpting,’ I discussed different technologies and how treatments effect the body to tighten skin and reduce subcutaneous fat.
At De Luz Medical Aesthetics, we have a Syneron-Candela GentleMax Pro laser for wrinkle reduction and skin tightening and a Venus Concept’s radiofrequency and magnetic pulse device, Venus Freeze, for skin tightening and circumferential reduction.
Both our GentleMax Pro laser and our Venus Freeze radiofrequency device affect skin tightening by warming the dermis. They both require several treatments to produce lasting results. The laser has the advantage of being able to treat smaller areas where the Venus Freeze tip cannot reach. Venus Freeze conversely can treat larger areas more efficiently and is much more comfortable than a laser.
With the benefits of no ‘down time’ and of immediate collagen and elastin tightening, Venus Freeze can be used to help you look your best for any special occasion.
Venus Freeze also has the advantage of being able to induce a mild heat injury in the subcutaneous fat. This injury stimulates the immune system to scavenge the fat and dispose of the fat naturally. The decrease in subcutaneous fat can result in some circumferential reduction in measurements. The change in the subcutaneous fat is subtle and gradual. Whereas the effects may not be as dramatic as liposuction or surgery, the treatment has no downtime nor scarring.
Our GentleMax Pro laser can also be used to erase age spots, sun spots and moles. The laser can stop spider veins and hemangiomas as well as reduce the appearance of Port Wine Stains. The laser is also great for permanent hair removal or reduction.
At De Luz Medical Aesthetics we are using Venus Freeze in combination with other treatment modalities for enhanced effect. We use Venus Freeze with LED lights (low level light therapy) to augment collagen production in the skin. We have combined Venus Freeze to promote deep collagen production with microneedling for more superficial reconstruction of the skin with scars (acne scars or other) and stretch marks. Finally, Venus Freeze is great for warming and relaxing tired or sore muscles at the end of the day when life catches up.
Thank you for your time and attention,
Robert Zieber, MD
De Luz Medical Aesthetics