Pre and Post Care | Body Contouring
Infrared Body Wraps
Relax and detoxify with Infrared (IR) body wraps to help burn up to 1,600 calories to lose inches in each 50-60 minute session! Sweat out toxins and melt away cellulite while effortlessly enjoying an hour of warm relaxation in our comfortable med-spa. Deep penetrating heat is an effective source of healing to increase metabolism, blood circulation, improve stress reduction (especially to reduce cortisol), immune and cardiovascular systems as well as decrease pain, menstrual relief, joint replacement or arthritis. This treatment can be done every 3 days.
Body Contouring Cellulite Reduction
Targeted Radio Wave Frequency (RF) energy is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that creates penetrating heat under the layer of skin to break down fat, stimulate collagen to help smooth, tighten and contour skin to reduce appearance of cellulite in the thighs, tummy and buttocks.
Trapped toxins inhibit fat metabolization, slowing it down and eventually storing it in excess making it almost impossible to release; hence the term “trouble spot.” During the procedure the outer layer of skin is cooled for comfort but you will feel a deep heating sensation. We are working toward increasing the fat layers temperature to 105° Fahrenheit and maintain each area for approximately 10-15 minutes to break down your fat and release stored toxins. RF & IR increase the temperature to get stored fat to break down and release trapped toxins to help metabolize. The now liquefied fat needs to be expelled as fuel or excreted through your lymphatic system. It’s advised to schedule treatments no sooner than once a week to see more significant results. Best results are to concentrate multiple treatments on one single area and not do more than 3 RF areas in one sitting because you can release too large a lipolysis toxin flood and feel nauseous.
You should not do either of these treatments if you are or even thinking of becoming pregnant or nursing. We will not go over skin with open wounds, sunburn, contact allergies, active bacterial, rash, fungal or other skin diseases. Patients with a history of chronic diabetes, wound-healing deficiencies, active cancer (or within 1 year of remission), disturbances to the function of the kidneys, heart, liver or lymphatic system disease. If any ambiguity exists, it is recommended that patients seek their physicians or health practitioner’s permission before treatment.
Body Contouring uses Radio Wave Frequency which can interfere and unevenly heat up devices even just in proximity to the area such as metal implants, electrical devices such as pacemakers, insulin pump, heart valves, hearing aids, artificial metal hip joints or dental plates.
IR Wraps deep penetrating heat can cause problems with overactive thyroid, heart issues, cardiac infarction, cardiac weakness, constriction of the coronary blood vessels, hypertension, fever.
How do I get the most out of my treatment?
At Body Beautiful Laser Medi-Spa, we want you to be thrilled with the results of your customized treatments! We understand that each treatment is an investment towards the correction or prevention of any issue with your skin and body shape. So in order to protect your investment and get the most out of it, there are a few pre/post care instructions to follow for optimum results!
Pre & Post Recommendations – for best results adhere to these steps.
During treatment – the now soluble fat may deposit somewhere else if it is not used as fuel or expelled. Some crucial steps that should be done are increasing safe exercise regimen, water intake (especially right after treatment), fiber and daily supplements. You should carry a water bottle and drink more often (bring water to treatment), wear a long sleeve cotton shirt and pants. Most patients should reduce intake of sugar, salt, caffeine and alcohol as this will also increase the detoxing phase.
Purchasing these supplements have helped others reach greater success:
Vitality for Life – Daily Nutraceutical Vitamin & Mineral has superior absorption and is available at our locations.
Fiber (such as psyllium husk) – take as directed for treatment days, days you haven’t eaten a high fiber diet, and when you have consumed “junk.” This will help to move digestion and toxins along.
L-Carnitine – take as directed especially before all 20+ minute cardio or other really good exercise workouts and before each treatment session; helps turn stored fat into “ready energy.”
Niacin – helps detox (DO NOT take right before a session). It already has a *Heat Flush Effect similar to a Hot Flash which is good, as it’s ridding toxins. Usually lasting half hour the first time; less time after that. Please only take a 1/2 or 1/4 of this supplement the first 2-3 days. Try not to scratch/rub your body during this process. Going swimming, taking a cool shower/bath or applying a cold compress may help alleviate symptoms.
How quickly will I notice a change?
After initial treatment, slight improvements may be seen within 4 hours as the skin’s surface may feel smoother, firmer and tighter. Further treatments should start showing in as little as a week, you may see circumference and cellulite reduction. Cell turnover takes 28 days, full result of each treatment could improve over 6 weeks. More treatments show greater improvements especially if maintained. Remember this is a process; you will need to be patient with your body and allow time to reveal your new shape. Critically looking in the mirror every day will make seeing the subtle changes difficult. You may begin to notice that your clothes will start to fit better, but since fat does not weigh a lot, you will not notice the reduction on the scale so much, it’s best to keep focused on other areas of health!
How can I maintain my results?
Many people will see a reduction in fat with these treatments alone, but it is suggested that this be used in addition to a proper exercise regime and a healthier diet. Use these treatments as a tool (like when you hit a weight loss plateau or need a boost to keep you motivated) to achieve your weight loss goals. The rate at which your body re-contours is up to YOU, the process may help to break down fat but you have to FLUSH & EXPEL.
Although changes may occur after the first treatment, it usually requires a series of sessions to obtain full desired outcome. The procedure and side effects have been explained to me, including alternative methods, advantages and disadvantages. Though good results are expected, I understand results will vary, and the possibility of complications cannot be accurately anticipated; therefore, a guarantee cannot be implied as to the success or results of the treatment. I am aware that IR and RF treatments may not be permanent as natural degradation can occur over time. Now you are ready to sit back, relax, drink some water and melt that fat! Enjoy…