Body FX: Fat Reduction, Skin Tightening, Cellulite Treatment
Body FX is a body contouring, cellulite treatment, and fat reduction procedure. BodyFX is a non-invasive solution to reduce the unsightly appearance of cellulite. BodyFX will reshape your body to provide a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. BodyFX is a perfect solution to get rid of your mummy tummy or muffin top and improve your general body contour. Body FX improves loss of elasticity on the abdomen, love handles, hips, thighs and other areas that require fat reduction.
HOW DOES BODYFX WORK?
BodyFX uses a combination of different clinically proven modalities including radiofrequency energy, deep tissue heating and suction coupled negative pressure. The radio-frequency energy distributes heat to the skin and underlying fat, causing the tissues to heat and contract. The vacuum and controlled energy pulses then work synergistically to provide beautiful body shaping results.
HOW SAFE IS THE TREATMENT?
A series of RF energy is delivered by a succession of pulses at 1 million cycles per second. While this may sound intense, it is very safe. To maximize comfort, the body’s temperature will be constantly monitored, with ongoing accurate feedback of the skin’s temperature. This thermal monitoring provides the utmost in temperature control.
DOES IT HURT?
Most users find BodyFX comfortable. During treatment, you can expect a warming of your skin and gentle pulling sensation as the radiofrequency and vacuum work to smooth out unwanted stubborn pockets of fat.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
It is recommended that weekly sessions are performed over an eight week period. Gradual improvements in the treatment area can be seen following the first few treatments – with the skin’s surface feeling smoother and softer immediately.
Results are seen after the first treatment for fat and cellulite while skin tightening effects take more time and reach a peak at 6-12 months. Gradual improvements in the treatment area can be seen following the first few treatments with the skin’s surface feeling smoother and softer immediately.
WHAT KIND OF POST PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?
There is absolutely no downtime for BodyFX. It can be a lunchtime procedure. Patients will notice redness and warmth in the treated area which will subside after a few hours. This warmth is equivalent to the sensation felt after a deep tissue massage and will not prevent anyone from their regular activities.
BodyFX vs. Coolsculpting
BodyFX is a new, safe, state-of-the-art, long-lasting, non-invasive solution for fat reduction and body contouring. Making use of radio frequency energy, deep tissue heating, and light vacuum pressure, the BodyFX applicator distributes heat to the skin and underlying fat causing the tissue to heat and contract to tighten the skin and melt fat cells over time. Safe to use on all parts of the body with stubborn fat reserves, BodyFX melts fat cells and can provide a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
For best results, BodyFX treatments should be undertaken weekly over an eight week period. There is no downtime for BodyFX. During treatment you may expect a warming of the skin that is the equivalent to the sensation of a deep tissue massage. You may notice some slight redness in the treated area post treatment.
|Body FX||Zeltiq Cool Sculpting|
|Non-invasive, targeted fat reduction, body contouring and skin tightening treatment. The only fat reduction procedure that tightens skin.||Non-invasive, non-targeted fat reduction. No skin tightening capability so post fat loss result is often saggy skin.|
|Applicator pinpoints areas of treatment for custom contouring and body shaping.||Non-differentiating applicator directs treatment arbitrarily. No option for custom body shaping or contouring.|
|Destroys fat cells via radio frequency and heat. Fat cells disappear safely through apoptosis. Radio frequency creates heat deep in the skin to tighten it up. Radio frequency and heat melts fat cells slowly over time.||Cold based technology cools the fat cells to just above freezing causing crystallization. Fat cells disappears slowly over time.|
|Hands on and physician operated during the entire treatment. Allows for safety, flexibility, and communication during treatment. Doctor and patient are a team during the procedure.||Patient left unattended once machine is set up and patient is undergoing treatment. A paging system automatically alerts staff of any device or patient issues that need attention.|
|Improves the appearance of cellulite. Reduces dimpled skin, loss of elasticity on the abdomen, love handles, hips, thighs and other areas||ZELTIQ does not recommend the Cool Sculpting procedure for cellulite at this time.|
|Best results are seen 2-4 months after the procedure. Fat cells continue to melt away even after 6 months.||Best results are seen 2-4 months after the procedure.|
A series of 8 treatments within a 4-8 week period is recommended for best results. Second and third areas of treatment are discounted 50%.
Maintenance sessions are recommended 2-3 times annually post treatment to achieve optimal results.
|One or two treatments required on each applicator area. Priced by the number of applicators utilized per treatment. Additional procedures may be administered two to four months after the initial procedure to achieve greater fat reduction.|
|15-30 minutes per area. Up to three or four areas may be treated on the same day.||1 hour per site being treated. Up to three or four sites may be treated on the same day.|
|You may feel warm massage vacuum pressure during the procedure||You may feel pressure and intense cold during the procedure|
|Side effects – Patients will notice some redness and warmth in the treated area which will subside within a few hours. The warmth is equivalent to the sensation that felt after a deep tissue massage. Regular activities can be resumed immediately||Side effects – Patients will experience mild bruising; It is common for the treated area to feel bloated and look swollen for up to 1 month. Patient may experience temporary blanching of the skin or redness. The treated area often feels sore when touched for 2-7 days and may feel a temporary dulling or numbness in the treated area for 2-6 weeks.|
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