Body contouring refers to any procedure that changes the outline or profile of the body. For example, a person undergoing bariatric surgery to accomplish major weight loss for serious health reasons may develop sagging skin and pockets of adipose tissue (body fat) that remains after weight loss occurs. Performed by a plastic surgeon, surgical body contouring procedures include facelifts, breast lifts, and tummy tucks, among others. Liposuction is another of these invasive body contouring processes.
As a dermatologist, no, he doesn’t. However, an emerging field in dermatology is non-invasive body contouring. Now there are safe treatment options for those already at or near their ideal weight. There are three main non-invasive body contouring methods, each able to effect changes to the belly and love handles areas of the abdomen. These methods include cryotherapy, ultrasound technology, and Dr. Brown’s choice, tuned laser light therapy.
The principle behind each method is similar. These methods are all intended for patients with little or no weight loss remaining, but who cannot rid adipose tissue through other means. These methods cause minor damage to the fatty adipose tissue so the body flushes it naturally. Cryotherapy does this through cooling the tissue, while ultrasound and laser methods heat tissue to the coagulation point. The heat-based systems, including the SculpSure body contouring laser used by Dr. Brown, have the added benefit of rejuvenating the collagen and elastin in the treated areas. This regeneration can reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks and discolorations, giving the treated areas a more youthful appearance.
The beauty of non-invasive body contouring is that there’s no downtime, the way there is with surgical procedures. Even routine surgery entails risk. SculpSure treatments are the shortest of the three non-invasive methods, and the SculpSure laser permits up to four treatment areas simultaneously. Since the laser light is tuned to a specific frequency that is absorbed by adipose tissue, only the target tissue heats during treatment. In rare cases, there may be some absorption by the skin, resulting in symptoms resembling minor sunburn. These pass quickly, within a day or two.
Dr. Brown accepts most insurances. Please contact the office for further insurance information.
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