You can’t spot reduce with diet and exercise, and for many years the only option for customized body contouring was liposuction—which comes with all the risks and downtime of surgery. However, Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care offers three options for body contouring so you can take full control of your aesthetic. With both non-invasive and minimally-invasive procedures to tackle fat, cellulite, and muscle, make this the summer where you look and feel your best. Start now and you’ll see initial results before Labor Day weekend.

Every provider is trained by Zuzana Likar to the highest of standards. Bear in mind that it’s not just the treatment, but the skill of the provider, that makes all the difference in your outcome. We are committed to helping you achieve your best self, and for the vast majority of people that includes body contouring. Gone are the days when “just” fat loss was the goal. Today, it’s equally about building muscle and blasting cellulite. Here are our top three treatments for summer bodies.

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is the classic body contouring treatment that freezes away unwanted fat safely and comfortably. Of course, CoolSculpting technology has changed and advanced a lot since it debuted years ago. Today, CoolSculpting can be used just about anywhere you want to spot reduce and contour, including very small areas like the submental fat under the chin. CoolSculpting also reduces fat quicker and more effectively with the latest technology, which means you need fewer cycles for optimal results.

CoolSculpting is non-invasive and requires no downtime. Most clients scroll through their phone, read, or even work on laptops during their treatment. The targeted area is isolated (it looks and feels like it is suctioned in a vacuum) and exposed externally to exact low temperatures that “kill” fat cells. Results aren’t immediate, but in the days and weeks following the treatment you will start to see a reduction. The best way to gauge results is with a measuring tape, how clothes fit, and photos rather than a scale—especially if you combine CoolSculpting with Emsculpt.

Emsculpt

Emsculpt builds muscles by forcing targeted areas into 20,000 perfect supramaximal contractions in just 30 minutes per site. These types of contractions are identical to what you achieve in the gym when you perform a good rep. Of course, nobody can actually do 20,000 reps in a row (let alone in 30 minutes). Just like with CoolSculpting, results from Emsculpt aren’t immediate because it works just like a gym workout. Muscles get bigger and stronger as they repair themselves post-workout. You will start to see initial results about 2 – 4 weeks after your first session.

Both CoolSculpting and Emsculpt require multiple sessions, typically 4–6 spaced about one month apart. Emsculpt is not an alternative to strength training, but a complement to it. It can help you establish a safe and solid gym routine, break through plateaus, or take your current workout to the next level. Once you have completed your initial series of sessions, maintenance treatments every six months are a good idea to maintain your next level of fitness.

Qwo

Qwo is the first FDA-approved injectable to minimize cellulite. It is currently approved to be injected in women’s buttocks. Over 90 percent of women have cellulite, and the vast majority experience it in this area. Cellulite is caused when fat gets squeezed through fibrous connective tissue near the skin’s surface. It is harmless, but the orange peel appearance it has is considered unattractive by most and can seriously damage self-esteem. If you don’t want to take off that swimsuit cover because of cellulite, Qwo can help.

Since Qwo is an injectable, it is considered minimally invasive. The injection is comprised of an enzyme that dissolves the bands that cause cellulite. However, there is no permanent solution for cellulite. Even surgery that snips the bands is not permanent, as the bands will eventually reconnect. However, results from Qwo can last for several months and you can always get more Qwo when necessary. Bruising is a common side effect from Qwo, but given the location this is easy to hide and it goes away quickly.

Are you ready to contour your ideal summer body? All three of these treatments can be used together, or as a standalone procedure. Contact Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care by calling the office or filling out the contact form today.