Afraid to hit the beach because of a few unsightly pounds or cellulite? You may be able to sport a bikini after undergoing a body contouring or body reshaping treatment. Some of today’s innovative procedures use radiofrequency energy, mechanical massage and even deep exfoliation to shape, tone and tighten the skin. Here are some body shaping treatments and procedures that can help you get bikini-ready for summer:
VelaShape Body Contouring for Cellulite Reduction
VelaShape is designed with elos™ technology that uses a combination of bi-polar radiofrequency energy, infrared light, vacuum and mechanical massage to strengthen and tighten the skin. It is also designed to smooth out the skin tone and increase lymphatic drainage, which means you can look forward to a sleeker, more contoured appearance. Most people need between six to eight treatments to see significant results, and these can be administered on a weekly basis.
Thermage Skin Tightening Procedures
If you’ve recently lost weight or have a lot of loose skin that is difficult to hide in a bathing suit, you may be a good candidate for a Thermage skin tightening procedure. Thermage is a non-invasive procedure that can tighten and firm loose skin after just a single treatment. It is particularly effective for tightening up loose skin around the abdominals, thighs and hips. You can get this treatment approximately three to four weeks before you hit the beach to enjoy all of the benefits. You’ll also see progressive results up to six months after the treatment.
If you’re worried about having to hide stretch marks, scars or wrinkles when sporting a swimsuit, you may not need to hide under a sarong or sundress this season. Microdermabrasion on the body can help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, and even firm up the skin so that stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles are less noticeable. Body microdermabrasion can be performed on several areas of the body, including the backs of the arms, love handle area, tops of the thighs, and even on the knees. Consider this a body polishing treatment that will get your skin buff and toned for bikini season.
UltraShape Body Reshaping Treatments
Another non-invasive body contouring treatment that can help you get bikini ready is UltraShape. The non-surgical body reshaping treatment is designed to break down stubborn body fat and reduce inches. The procedure uses ultrasound waves to break down fat cells without It can be administered in under an hour, and can treat areas including the abdomen, thighs and flanks. As long as your maintaining a healthy diet and consistent exercise regimen, you will start to see fat and inch loss within a few weeks.
Mesotherapy for Fat Loss
If you’re struggling to lose a few stubborn pounds before you can be bikini-ready, you may be a good candidate for mesotherapy. Mesotherapy injections are made with a combination of herbs, vitamins, and thermogenic ingredients that work to break down fat cells so that they can be eliminated by the body naturally. Most people can expect to start losing weight within a four to six week time frame, so you will need to make your summer plans accordingly.
Learn more about body shaping and contouring procedures in our information guide, or consult with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for any of these procedures and treatments before bikini season.