You may have heard about body contouring, but very few people realize just how effective these treatments can be. In addition to toning your figure and tightening your skin, non-invasive body contouring can also help you eradicate cellulite.
Understanding Aging Skin
When we are younger, our skin is incredibly resilient to internal and external damage. Even when a teenager gains and loses weight, their skin often shrinks back to its original size within just a few months. As the years go on, however, some different changes take place. Not only do many people put on extra weight, but their skin will also slowly begin to produce fewer proteins. Once there is not enough elastin and collagen in the skin, you might begin to notice a variety of age-related issues including sagging skin, loose skin and cellulite.
Can I Protect My Skin?
Many of your lifestyle habits have a major impact on the state of your skin. Everything from your weight to how much time you spend out in the sun can create blemishes. Staying at a healthy weight and preventing sun damage will slow the signs of aging, but you cannot avoid them forever. There may come a point when you need to seek out professional help. Body contouring is one of the most effective ways to restore your youthful appearance without undergoing an invasive procedure.
The Technology Behind Body Contouring
The primary goal of most body contouring procedures is to stimulate your body’s natural healing response. That includes encouraging your body to produce additional elastin and collagen. By naturally tightening your skin, you can minimize the appearance of dimples, bulges and wrinkles. Some of these procedures utilize powerful lasers to penetrate deep into the skin. Others safely damage and weaken fat cells with the use of radiofrequency energy. You and our team can come up with the right treatment that will help you meet your cosmetic goals.
Every body contouring treatment is slightly different, but most patients feel little to nothing during the procedures themselves. As a general rule, body contouring requires absolutely no incisions or sutures.
There is almost no recovery time for the vast majority of body contouring procedures, and you will not have to worry about taking time off of work or your other daily errands. Your body’s healing response is stimulated, the results will most likely become apparent within just a few weeks.
Addressing Your Body Concerns
Whether you are dealing with loose skin, cellulite or a combination of both, the body contouring treatments at Metro Dermatology can likely help you. Make an appointment at our office in Elmhurst, Flushing, Englewood or the Bronx to learn more about these amazing treatments.