Let’s start with the basics, shall we? BodyFX, what is it? It is a state of the art, completely safe, long-lasting, and did we mention- totally non-invasive solution for fat and cellulite reduction…all while achieving pain-free body contouring! Bodyfx uses a type of radio frequency energy, along with deep tissue heating while applying a light vacuum pressure. The BodyFX applicator distributes heat to the skin and underlying fat causing the tissue to heat and contract resulting in a tightening of the skin while the fat cells melt away over time. BodyFX is absolutely safe to use on all parts of the body… it is especially effect in areas with stubborn fat reserves,such as abdomen, buttocks, upper arms, and thighs. BodyFX is an excellent and pain free, non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
In order to achieve ideal results for BodyFX, the treatments should be scheduled weekly over an eight week period. Each session generally takes 35 to 40 minutes with no prep time necessary. While weekly visits are somewhat inconvenient- the fact that there is no downtime for BodyFX means once you step out of the office you are free to resume your normal daily routine . During treatment you may expect a slight warming of the skin, some have even called the sensation similar to a deep tissue massage. You may notice some slight redness in the treated area post treatment- that will fade within a few hours. Now, we should discuss the alternative.
While coolsculpting is intended to have similar results to Bodyfx, there is a different technique and science which is applied. Rather than using radio frequency to remove fat, coolsculpting freezes adipose tissue for it to be shed over time. A major difference is that coolsculpting is a machine you enter and remain within during the entirely of the treatment. This makes it a bit more difficult to target specific problem areas. The technician also generally leaves the room during the procedure which can take upwards of an hour. With Bodyfx the technician works the laser themselves allowing you to focus on specific areas that you may have an issue with. Some patients have described numbness, bruising , and swelling which lasts a few days post a coolsculpting treatment.
Deciding how to take care of yourself is a very personal journey. At La Perla Med Spa, our skilled technicians work primarily with Bodyfx as we find the results more precise, and the procedure completely painless. However, we have many valid treatment options, and would be thrilled to set up a consultation to discuss.