How Is BodyFX So Effective?Blog
Are you tired of hiding a muffin top? Do you have dimpled skin on the backs of your thighs that you’d like to get rid of? BodyFx, a treatment offered by Synergy Wellness in Bakersfield, CA, is a non-surgical way of eliminating patches of stubborn fat, adding contour to your body, and reducing the appearance of cellulite. This treatment can also firm up lax skin, leaving it smooth, supple, and younger-looking. Patients love the long-lasting results they’ve gotten with this treatment.
The BodyFX Process
This non-invasive body treatment is frequently used to address problem spots on the abdomen, hips, flanks, back, and thighs, but it can be used all over the body. Treatment is delivered by a hand-held applicator during a series of six or eight treatments, each of which lasts about 30 minutes.
What’s unique about this treatment is that it can be used to both contour the body — eliminating stubborn fatty areas that resisted diet and exercise — and ease the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite can be tricky to resolve and not every body contouring system can effectively address it.
How Is BodyFX So Effective?
The reason BodyFX is so effective is that it relies on a combination of treatment approaches: Radiofrequency energy, light suctioning, and deep-tissue heating. During treatment, a handheld applicator is placed against the skin and delivers bursts of radiofrequency energy that destroy fat cells, which then flush from the body naturally over a period of weeks through the lymphatic system.
The applicator also heats the tissue and lightly suctions it, which tightens the skin and treats the underlying fibrous cords that contribute to the appearance cellulite.
This combination of technologies offers a comprehensive treatment of the body and skin. Fat is whittled away, cellulite is minimized, and the surface of the skin takes on a smoother and firmer appearance. This treatment can tackle your problem areas and totally rejuvenate your appearance.
When Will I See Results?
The results from this contouring treatment appear gradually, with most patients noticing some improvement after each appointment. Patients first notice that the fat in the target area is starting to shrink. In the weeks after your treatments, as collagen production in the area ramps up, the skin will gradually become tighter and smoother, with the patient’s full results evident in about six months.
Will My Results Be Permanent?
The fat cells this treatment destroys will be gone permanently. This contouring treatment won’t, however, prevent you from gaining weight in the future, so you’ll have to maintain your results by sticking to a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a conscious diet. Some patients opt to schedule maintenance treatments every six months or so.
What Is Treatment Like?
Most patients find these contouring treatments to be easy and comfortable. Your appointments will involve no anesthesia and no incisions. It’s a good idea to come to your appointment with clean, dry skin that doesn’t have an excessive amount of oil or lotion applied to it. Before beginning, we may ask you to stand while we make some light marks on your skin that we’ll use as reference points during treatment.
You’ll then lay down on the treatment table, and we’ll cleanse the area before beginning. When the applicator is being used to treat your skin, you may feel some slight suctioning or tugging. You’ll also feel some warming in the treatment area, much like the warmth you’d feel after a deep tissue massage. In fact, some patients compare the sensation of this treatment to a deep massage.
After your appointment, the skin in the treatment area may be a little pink, but that will subside quickly. You’ll be able to right back to your regularly scheduled activities, including strenuous exercise if you choose. Some patients even schedule these treatments for their lunch hour.
Will I Have to Take Any Special Precautions After Treatment?
Because this is a non-invasive treatment, recovery is very easy and there is little in the way of limitations and special precautions. We recommend that patients avoid direct heat exposure, such as tanning beds, for two days after their appointment. It’s also a good idea to keep the skin in the treatment area clean and moisturized.
Is It Safe?
BodyFX is an FDA-approved system that has been safely used on patients all over the country. The handheld applicator actively monitors the temperature during treatment for both safety and the patient’s comfort.
What Sets This Treatment Apart From Other Body Contouring Options?
Body contouring treatments have become popular in recent years because they offer non-invasive options for patients struggling to get rid of fatty areas that just won’t respond to diet and exercise. Years ago, liposuction or plastic surgery was the only option for these patients, but not every individual can commit to the hassle and downtime associated with an involved surgical procedure.
Body contouring treatments work in various ways to break down fat cells in the targeted area. Many of the treatments either heat the cells to death or freeze them. Those cells are then pushed out of the body by the lymphatic system. What sets BodyFX apart from all the other contouring treatments is that in addition to getting rid of fat, it also stimulates collagen production that smooths, firms, and renews the skin over time.
This means you won’t just get rid of excess fat, but the skin in the treatment area will also become tauter and more youthful in appearance. BodyFX can also smooth cellulite, which other body contouring systems can’t address.
One of the big advantages of this treatment is that it can also address cellulite: that frustrating condition in which the skin takes on a dimpled surface much like an orange peel. Most women have at least some cellulite, which can develop as early as puberty and frequently appears on the buttocks and thighs. Several factors have been cited as contributing to cellulite, including age, weight gain, smoking, and genetics, but it also frequently develops in patients who are young and healthy.
Cellulite is not a cause for medical concern, but many patients dislike the rumpled and uneven look it gives the skin. The exact cause of cellulite is unclear, but it’s believed to form when fat bunches beneath the skin, putting pressure on the fibrous cords that latch the skin to the underlying muscle.
As pressure builds on those cords, they pull on the skin, resulting in a dimpled effect. Some cellulite treatments work by targeting — and trying to sever and release — the fibrous cords under the skin. BodyFX takes a different approach, instead using radiofrequency energy, heat, and suction to tackle the problem.
Is Liposuction an Option?
Liposuction is an effective option when it comes to getting rid of spots with excessive fat, but it’s not always the most effective option for treating cellulite. Liposuction can’t always tackle the area where cellulite starts to form. Liposuction is also a more invasive procedure that involves an incision, anesthesia, and a period of recovery. Some patients opt for a body contouring treatment like BodyFX because they can’t commit to a more involved procedure such as liposuction.
What Can I Do to Prevent Cellulite?
Unfortunately, there’s not a lot you can to prevent cellulite. The best strategy is to keep your body healthy by maintaining a consistent weight, refraining from smoking, drinking plenty of water, and keeping your skin in good shape through regular cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If you’re interested in finding out if this body contouring treatment is for you, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jan Trobisch. Dr. Trobisch is a native of Berlin, Germany, where he completed his medical education at the Freie Universität Berlin. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Pinnacle Health Systems in Harrisburg, PA and at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CA.
Dr. Trobisch is board certified with the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and he also specializes in medical weight loss, age management, and esthetic medicine. During you’ll consultation, Dr. Trobish will talk with you about your medical history and your cosmetic needs and goals. He’ll evaluate your areas of concern and determine whether or not this treatment is the best option for you.
Ideal patients for this treatment meet several criteria:
They Need a Little Help With Problem Spots
The best candidates for this treatment have areas of excess body fat that they want to tone down. Maybe it’s the extra fat that bulges around your bra line or an abdominal pouch that won’t go away no matter how hard you exercise and how carefully you watch your diet. For other patients, the concern may be love handles or heavy thighs. This non-surgical treatment can permanently tone down those fatty areas.
They’ve Got Some Cellulite
When it comes to body contouring treatments, you do have options. But if, in addition to your problem areas, you’ve also got a little cellulite, this treatment is a terrific option. Our system will not only tone down your problem areas, but it will also leave that part of the body smoother and firmer.
They Need a Convenient Treatment
This contouring system is a good option for patients for whom time and convenience is a consideration. If you are unable to take the time off for a more involved procedure and the associated recovery time, but you can squeeze an hour out of each week for a non-invasive treatment that requires no downtime, this contouring treatment is right for you.
These appointments don’t require advance preparation or much in the way of post-treatment care. This system is ideal for busy professionals who want to improve their appearance through a series of comfortable treatments.
Their Skin Is in Good Shape
The skin in the treatment area should be fairly healthy. That means no rashes, no sunburn, and no open skin infections or lesions. If your skin is inflamed, we may recommend delaying treatment.
They Are in Good Overall Health
The best patients are non-smokers who are in good overall health. Patients who are pregnant or who have pacemakers are generally not candidates for this treatment. Be sure to mention any underlying medical conditions during your consultation.
They Understand the Outcome
This body contouring treatment offers results that are more subtle than a surgical procedure. The best patients understand the treatment process and are realistic about the outcome.
Get the Body You Want
We know this treatment almost sounds too good to be true. But it really isn’t. A series of easy, in-office treatments is all that’s standing between you and the body you’ve been working so hard toward. This powerful treatment combines three different modalities, making it one of the most effective contouring treatments available. Call Synergy Wellness in Bakersfield, CA today and schedule a BodyRX consultation!