Total Health is excited about helping you achieve your goals for 2013!! We are now offering body sculpting at our new med spa. For those of you who haven’t heard about this amazing new technology, it’s designed to safely remove fat and tighten skin on your body!
The technology of body sculpting (ultrasound cavitation) uses ultrasonic sound waves to break down stored, resistant fat, and remove it from your body. With ultrasound cavitation technology, fat is broken down within the actual fat cell. The blood stream and lymphatic system then transfer the fat to the liver and the liver metabolizes the fat through various ways including: going to the bathroom, sweating, etc. The good news is…your body will find a way to get rid of it!
This process takes some time (up to 72 hours) so Total Health recommends spacing treatments at least 72 hours apart. In fact, Total Health recommends performing the procedure weekly. However, sometimes people have deadlines, such a cruises, vacations or weddings, and they want to speed the process up a little bit. In these cases, we allow treatment every 5 days so that the recommended once a week for 6 weeks can be shortened from 6 weeks to a month.
Treatment can be performed on any area of the body: legs, arms, stomach area, buttocks, chin, neck, love handles, etc. However, because the liver is processing the unwanted fat, and in an effort to protect the liver against being overworked, Total Health will only work on one area at a time.
After the ultrasonic cavitation, a skin tightening treatment, which utilizes radio frequency, is performed so that after the fat removal patients are not left with a saggy appearance. The machine that performs this task irritates the collagen, forcing it to restructure itself into having a firmer, tight appearance. This process helps to improve the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite so it works well with the body sculpting fat reduction. It also works well for people who have lost a lot of weight using other methods but desire tighter skin in those areas. Similar to the body sculpting process, the skin tightening can be performed on various areas of the body, using the different sized tools on the machine.
Finally, after body sculpting and skin tightening is complete, patients are moved to a standing machine that shakes and wiggles their body. This machine, called the Crazy Fit Massage machine is used to jump start patient’s lymphatic systems and gets everything moving to get rid of the fat.
During the weeks patient receive treatments, it’s really important to drink a lot of water, to eat healthy (not necessarily to crash diet, but to be aware of protein and carb intake and to eat less sugar), and to remember that exercise is very important. People who are exercising, eating well, and drinking lots see optimum results. Those who aren’t doing these things still see results, but not as great as those who are. In fact, patients could get a once a week treatment indefinitely and it would not affect them adversely at all. Typically, depending on exercise and diet, patients will lose between ½ and 1 inch per week – sometimes more. So, many people lose 3-6 inches in 6 treatments. It’s amazing! Total Health recommends for someone who can pinch an inch or more to start with 6 treatments and then they can always add more. Patients aren’t limited to a certain amount of treatments.
With so many other fat reduction procedures, there are adverse side affects such as: down time from surgery, pain, discomfort, time off work. With body sculpting at Total Health, there is no down time (patients can come in on their lunch break and head back to work afterwards), patients aren’t in any pain or discomfort, and the results are immediate! There are no adverse effects on any parts or organs within the body.
Also, results are maintained if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you can’t come every week you wont lose results. Skipping weeks if you leave town or have a conflict won’t interfere with your progress as long. As you keep eating healthy and exercising regularly, you can just come back and pick up where you left off.
So, with NO adverse side effects, NO down time, NO pain, you can come in on your lunch break, it only takes about an hour and 15 minutes to an hour and a half, why wouldn’t you give body sculpting at Total Health a try?