Monthly Archives: February 2019

Boost Your Self-Confidence with Body Sculpting in Coral Gables

Looking into a mirror can have a negative impact on us, if we don’t quite like what we see in that mirror. Sometimes we just need a pick-me-up – something that’s going to lift our spirit – boost our self-confidence. We have the perfect solution: non-surgical body-sculpting treatments, such as VelaShape®.  Boost your self-confidence with body sculpting in Coral Gables.

What Is Body-Sculpting?

Body-sculpting, also called body contouring, targets stubborn fat, and it does so without surgery. You know those areas of fat that refuse to budge, even after you’ve been exercising and eating right, religiously?  “Love handles,” “bra bulge,” and double chins immediately come to mind. Treatments can also help reshape your abdomen, thighs, bottom, thighs, and upper arms. These non-invasive contouring treatments target those areas by destroying the fat cells.

How Do Body-Sculpting Treatments Work?

Methods of body-sculpting vary. Some of them involve freezing fat cells, also called cryolipolysis, while others use penetrated heat through ultrasound therapy, low-level laser therapy, and radiofrequency.  They all break down fat cells which are eventually flushed out through the body’s lymphatic system, within a few months. That’s when you’ll see the full effect of the treatments. The number of treatments varies, dependent on the particular method you use, and your desired results.

Can I Lose Weight with Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting or body contouring is not designed to help you lose weight. It is not a weight loss program. And who makes a good candidate for body-sculpting?  In general, the treatments work best for people with a normal body mass index (BMI) of between 18.5 and 24.9.

VelaShape® 3 is a Fan Favorite

One of the popular fat removal treatments at our med spa is the VelaShape® 3 Cellulite and Body Fat Reduction treatment.  This non-invasive body contouring, slimming, and fat reduction treatment is a combination of infrared and radio frequency energies with contact cooling technology. It tackles fatty deposits on the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, and underarms. It also addresses cellulite, and in only 1 session.

Recovery After Body-Sculpting Treatments

Because body-sculpting treatments are non-invasive, there’s minimal downtime – though you may experience some redness, bruising, swelling, or tenderness. There is no scarring.

You can return to work or resume your daily activities, immediately after the treatment.

Body-Sculpting V/S Liposuction

When it comes to comparing body-sculpting to liposuction, there is one big similarity: they both reduce fat from target areas. But the similarities end there. For starters – liposuction is invasive surgery that requires anesthesia, and not everyone will qualify as a patient – especially people with heart issues. Plus – recovery may take several days. Body-sculpting is non-surgical, with no downtime.

Visit Us for Body-Sculpting Treatments

If you’re looking for the best non-surgical way to reduce fat, try body sculpting. Call us at (786) 210-4234 or email us, so we can schedule an appointment to discuss the best body-sculpting treatment in Coral Gables. We offer many anti-aging and skin-rejuvenation treatments, that will help you boost your confidence, and so much more.  We look forward to helping you reach your aesthetic goals!

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Imagine a world in which you no longer have to regularly wax, pluck or shave unwanted hair from your body. That’s possible with the help of laser hair removal treatment. After all, who doesn’t want smooth skin?  Say good-bye to shaving bumps and ingrown hairs! Unwanted hair – be gone! Does laser hair removal work? Yes, and yes. This popular noninvasive hair removal treatment is among the top 5 cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures performed in 2017. We know the treatment extremely well here at DermaClinic in Coral Gables. We’re experts at laser hair removal, and we’re here to tell you that there are many benefits.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The treatment involves using a concentrated beam of light to penetrate hair follicles. That light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, in effect damaging the hair follicles enough to inhibit future hair growth. And how many laser hair removal treatments are required? It depends on the area being targeted, but it normally takes four to six treatments to be effective.

Benefit #1: Reduced Hair Growth

Laser hair removal will drastically reduce your hair growth. It is most effective for people who have lighter skin and dark hair. But advances in laser technology have made it possible for nearly all skin tones/hair colors to enjoy the benefits of laser hair removal, though it may not be quite as effective. Most studies point to an 80 percent hair growth reduction.

Benefit #2: Hair Removal Results are Long-Lasting

Just how long does hair removal last? While there are no optimal results (they vary from person to person), your hair may not grow back for several months or even several years. It depends on several factors, including your skin tone, hair type and color, the part of the body that’s being targeted, hormonal changes, and whether the hair follicle was totally destroyed or damaged. But it’s an excellent semi-permanent hair removal method.

Benefit #3: Laser Hair Removal Works on Many Parts of the Body

Our hair grows on many different parts of our body, and thankfully, laser hair removal can handle those areas. Some of the most common uses include the following areas:

  • Face, especially the upper lip and chin
  • Bikini area
  • Armpit
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Neck/Shoulders

Benefit #4: Laser Hair Removal Treatment Saves You Time and Money

Think about this – because it’s a semi-permanent hair removal treatment, you don’t have to continuously and on a regular basis undergo a hair removal process. No more spending hours per month, in the bathroom shaving. All of this, of course, saves you a lot of time and money.

We Use the Gold Standard for Laser Hair Removal

Another benefit, especially the way we remove hair here at DermaClinic, is that our process will not harm the surrounding skin. We use the painless Soprano XL technology which is the gold standard in laser hair removal.  Soprano XL’s energy penetrates deep into the dermis (where the hair follicle is located), preventing hair from ever growing back (in many cases).

Come in For a Consultation

Call us at 786-210-4234, or email us, so we can schedule an appoint to meet you and discuss how our laser hair removal treatment will help you get smooth skin.  As the best medspa in Coral Gables, we can talk with you about all of your skincare needs and aesthetic goals. We look forward to helping you glow up!