Two of the fastest growing nonsurgical cosmetic treatments in the United States are fat reduction and skin tightening, which respectively saw a 25% and 15% jump in 2017 alone. The key to these procedures’ success is the fact that they rely on laser energy, not surgery, which is why Dr. Shrusan Gray and Dr. Svetlana Maslyak at Women to Women OB GYN Care in Hollywood, Florida, make the treatments available to their patients. If you’d like to learn more about fat reduction and skin rejuvenation, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Your body contains the same number of fat cells throughout your life, which increase or decrease in size, not in number, when you gain or lose weight. And when you embark on a weight-loss program, your body chooses where you lose the extra fat, which means you have little control over the process. In fact, your genetics and gender largely dictate where you hold onto fat, and it’s usually in the areas where you least want it.
Dr. Gray and Dr. Maslyak are able to help put the finishing touches on your weight-loss efforts with the Contoura fat reduction system by targeting and reducing stubborn pockets of fat, getting you to your ideal body shape.
With Contoura, your doctor delivers radiofrequency energy into your fat cells, heating them up and destroying them without harming the surface area of your skin. Using this technique, Dr. Gray and Dr. Maslyak can target your:
While the Contoura system effectively reduces fat, it also tightens the skin in the treatment area by signaling for more collagen and elastin, which are the supportive proteins in your tissue.
While laser technology isn’t new, recent refinements in the technology have allowed doctors better precision and versatility, letting them address a host of sensitive issues in your facial and neck skin.
With the Fractora laser, for example, Dr. Gray and Dr. Maslyak are able to produce localized heat and small microlesion dots in the treatment area to promote new collagen and elastin production for tighter skin. The intended scattering of microlesions means that your skin heals faster than it would using a more ablative technique that covers the whole surface of your skin.
The doctors at Women to Women OB GYN Care use Fractora to rejuvenate your skin by addressing:
The overall effect is tighter, smoother skin that looks years younger.
Both of the laser technologies work with your body, so you need time to allow your body to respond. In the case of Contoura, your body flushes out the destroyed fat cells, and your collagen works to tighten the skin around your new, thinner form. This process takes 6-12 weeks.
With the Fractora laser, the timeline is generally the same as your body eliminates the dead skin cells to pave the way for newer, healthier growth.
If you’d like to reduce stubborn pockets of fat and rejuvenate your skin, call Women to Women OB GYN Care or schedule an appointment online today.