At Baldone Reina Dermatology, we offer non-surgical body contouring treatments that can simultaneously eliminate fat and tighten skin to significantly enhance the figure. We offer this and other non-invasive solutions to patients living in Covington, New Orleans, Slidell and the surrounding areas in Louisiana.
What is Non-Surgical Body Contouring?
Non-surgical body contouring is a laser-based treatment performed using the Fotona laser system. By using laser energy, we are able to precisely target unwanted fat from the skin’s surface. Heating fat cells allows the body to metabolize them, helping patients achieve fat reduction in areas that have been resistant to diet and exercise. The heating element of laser technology also stimulates collagen production in the skin, which results in a tightening effect that further enhances the results from treatment. The Fotona non-surgical body contouring treatment can be used to reduce fat and tighten skin on various areas of the body, including the arms, legs, abdomen, hips, lower back and more.
How Much Does Non-Surgical Body Contouring Cost?
If you elect to have non-surgical body contouring at Baldone Reina Dermatology, you will first have a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. During this consultation, we will assess your current condition and your treatment goals in order to determine the best approach for your body contouring treatment. Once these variables are considered, we will be able to provide you with the cost of treatment and any associated fees.
What is the Non-Surgical Body Contouring Treatment Like?
The non-surgical body contouring treatment is a comfortable procedure that requires no anesthetic. It is performed in two steps. First, deep laser energy is delivered to the desired areas of fat. This process heats and destroys fat cells without harming the skin or surrounding tissue. Next, controlled laser energy is administered to the surface tissue. By heating the skin, we are able to stimulate collagen production, which contributes to continued improvements in skin laxity following treatment. It also produces a short-term skin tightening effect as the skin contracts in response to the heating element.
What is the Recovery Period Like Following Non-Surgical Body Contouring?
After your non-surgical body contouring treatment, there is no downtime required. You will be able to return to normal activities immediately following your appointment. You may notice some redness or sensitivity in the treatment areas, but these effects are typically minor and fade within a few days.
When Will I Notice Results from My Non-Surgical Body Contouring Treatment?
You may notice some skin tightening results immediately after your body contouring procedure. However, it will take a few months for your full results to become visible. Over the weeks following treatment, your body will eliminate the treated fat cells, thus reducing fat in the treated areas. As collagen production increases, you will also notice improvements in skin laxity. Patients can expect the full results of treatment to become visible approximately three months after treatment, and these results will continue to improve with additional treatment sessions.
If you are considering non-invasive body contouring at Baldone Reina Dermatology, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. We welcome patients from Mandeville, Covington, New Orleans and the Northshore, LA.