There are limits to what exercise and diet can do, which is why Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care offers various modes for body contouring and sculpting. If you have ever been told by a trainer or nutritionist that you can’t “spot reduce,” that is true—at least when depending exclusively on workouts and a healthy diet. However, CoolSculpting is a means of “spot reduction” that works by freezing away small amounts of unwanted fat cells. It has long been one of the most popular, safest, and effective ways to non-surgically contour the body and summer is the perfect time to start the process.
The CoolSculpting technology has been available for years, but the makers continue to improve and advance modalities. For instance, CoolSculpting can now be used just about anywhere you want to reduce fat cells, including small areas like the submental (under-chin) area. CoolSculpting works slow and steady, with most clients requiring 3 – 6 treatments for optimal results. When fat is “frozen away,” fat cells “die” but do require some time to be absorbed and expelled from the body. This means that results are not immediate, but you can start to see improvement after one month. Taking photos and measurements is a better means of gauging CoolSculpting progress rather than a scale. It is not uncommon for CoolSculpting clients to lose 1 – 2 pounds, but bear in mind that this is a contouring treatment and not a weight loss procedure.
Contouring the body isn’t just about targeting pockets of fat and getting rid of cellulite. Men and women alike know that muscle tone is critical for looking your best during swimsuit season and beyond. However, building muscle is very difficult and can require intense sessions in the gym. Emsculpt can help take your fitness to the next level with a non-invasive treatment that forces muscles into 20,000 supramaximal contractions in 30 minutes. That is the equivalent of performing 20,000 perfect squats, crunches, curls, or other muscle-building rep. You of course could not do this on your own (safely or otherwise), but Emsculpt can. The treatment is quick and easy, but you should expect to feel sore afterward just like with any workout. Remember that Emsculpt is not an alternative to strength training, but a complement to it. It can help get you ready for a new fitness routine, break through plateaus, and take your strength training to the next level.
These three body contouring strategies work well together, too. It is possible to undergo back-to-back treatments to work on body contouring, cellulite reduction, and muscle-building in tandem. After all, all three means of body sculpting are important. To find out more about body sculpting options at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care, start with a complimentary consultation. Here, Zuzana Likar personally trains every staff member to the highest standards so you can count on getting the best treatment and best results. Contact us today by calling the office or simply complete the online form for the quickest response.