ENERGY-BASED BODY CONTOURING
Have you noticed that the cellulite on your thighs, the unattractive bulges on your abdomen, and the unsightly love handles encircling your waist seem to be steadily growing bigger and more stubborn with each passing year? Unfortunately, the accumulation of cellulite and stubborn fatty deposits increases as we age and our metabolism slows, and once there, cellulite and fat pockets tend to be extremely resistant to positive lifestyle choices like healthy diets and regular exercise. Fortunately, the incredible power of energy gives us the ability to regain the sleek, toned, taut physique of youth without risky, invasive, surgical procedures. Radiofrequency (RF) body contouring delivers heat deep into the fatty tissues, literally melting away the fat and tightening the skin, producing a leaner, more sculpted shape.
Radiofrequency body contouring offers a minimally-invasive, cost-effective way to reshape your figure, but energy-based tools require extensive training and experience to ensure that they are utilized in a safe and effective manner, minimizing the potential for serious side effects. Our physicians and their team of competent, caring practitioners at Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness in Los Gatos, California, combine their years of medical experience and compassionate bedside matter to bring a new, holistic approach to every aesthetic treatment they provide. They pride themselves providing custom-tailored treatments resulting in a refreshed, youthful, slimmed-down you!
HOW RF SCULPTING WORKS
Radiofrequency (RF) body contouring uses controlled, focused bursts of energy to penetrate the skin and safely and comfortably minimize the appearance of cellulite dimpling and fatty bulges, while simultaneously tightening the skin and improving the contours of the target area(s). At the deepest level, the RF alters the network of connective tissues that hold the fat cells in place, pulling them closer together so that the cellulite does not bulge out and create the well-known rippling we associate with cellulite. RF also targets the fat cells themselves, causing them to shrink in size, which has the affect of slimming down the target area. Finally, RF energizes the body’s own natural responses by stimulating the lymphatic system to aid in the drainage of unwanted toxins and encouraging the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to reduce skin laxity, strengthen the skin, and improve the physique of the target area. The final result of this powerful deep heating is a slimmer, more toned physique.
Radiofrequency is a comfortable, even relaxing procedure that relies on gradual heating deep within the skin tissues without impacting or damaging the outer layers of skin. The treatments can be completed in the office; most treatment times are relatively short, but can vary depending on the extent of the target area(s). There are no negative side effects or downtime, and patients can generally return to their normal daily activities immediately. Results are immediately visible, and will continue to improve as the affected fat cells continue to shrink. Repeat treatments are regular intervals are recommended for optimal results.