Losing weight is a problem for most people because they want to get rid of unwanted fat through a healthy and balanced diet and exercise; their current situations as busy humans prevent them from doing so.
Still, many people want to lose weight so that they can still feel confident about themselves. Thankfully, many cosmetic treatments can help these people eliminate unwanted fat on their bodies.
Back then, the only cosmetic procedure known to help lose weight was liposuction. It was an effective procedure. Though recently, it has posed risks to patients undergoing it, either getting infected from unsanitary cosmetic surgery tools or suffering from malpractice from the doctors and aestheticians. Some have even died after surgery, and so many people are not into invasive treatments to lose weight quickly.
Fortunately, non-invasive and non-surgical methods are being used nowadays to lose weight, targeting specific areas in their needs, such as Kybella for the double chin and other body parts as approved by the FDA. BodyFX is also one of those treatments where many people are swearing by the results of this non-surgical weight loss treatment.
However, some people are still curious about what BodyFX can do and what areas this treatment targets effectively. This article aims to answer all the questions people might have about this treatment and if they are a perfect candidate for the treatment.
BodyFX in a Nutshell
First things first: what is BodyFX?
BodyFX is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that aims to contour the body of the patient. This treatment uses radiofrequency energy to reduce fat cells in areas that are resistant to traditional methods of diet and exercise. It also reduces the appearance of cellulite on the hips and thighs.
Like other fat-reducing treatments such as VelaSmooth and VelaShape, the radiofrequency energy used in BodyFX also effectively heats deep tissues and thus reduces the fat cells in these areas.
BodyFX aims to reduce the stubborn fat deposits in areas that cannot be effectively addressed by only exercising and dieting. This procedure also improves the appearance of cellulite and contours the body into a much more acceptable shape for the patients.
How Does BodyFX Work
As mentioned, there is no need for a patient undergoing BodyFX to go under the knife to get rid of the unwanted fat. This work is similar to other non-invasive methods, so there is no need to be afraid that there would be infected wounds or other related issues.
To do BodyFX to a patient, the doctor uses a handpiece equipped with the latest technology to produce radiofrequency energy. This gadget will be placed on the area to be treated, such as the hips and thighs. Then, the skin will be gently vacuumed into the handpiece, heating the tissues evenly for several seconds and moving in an alternate pattern between areas close to each other.
The handpiece emits heat to 40 up to 44 degrees centigrade, which will not be painful to the patient since the heat is directed to the fat buildup and not the skin. However, some heat will be felt by the patient, but it is bearable. It will not burn the patient’s skin nor scar the patient because of burns.
Areas That BodyFX Targets Effectively
BodyFX effectively eliminates unwanted fat, especially the fat buildup on areas that are not treatable by the traditional methods of losing weight, such as hitting the gym and eating a balanced diet. These parts include thighs, hips, and the rear.
One of the aims of the BodyFX is to reduce the appearance and prominence of cellulite, which effectively eliminates vast parts of it. However, doctors have also advised that exercising and eating a balanced diet also helps maintain the status of the areas where BodyFX took place.
Results and What to Expect
Results from BodyFX can be seen in several months after the final treatment was done. This timeline is because it takes time for collagen to produce enough amounts for the body. This also gives time to the lymphatic system to naturally remove the destroyed fat cells.
A single BodyFX treatment lasts from 30 minutes to an hour. A patient needs to undergo a series of treatments to achieve desired results, typically once a week for six up to 12 weeks. There are also upkeep treatments every three to four months to maintain the results.
The skin tightening also takes a bit longer since it also depends on the gradual remodeling of collagen. The average patient saw a reduction up to 68% in the appearance of cellulite in clinical trials, which ensures that this treatment delivers its promises of results that last a long time.
Who is a Good Candidate for BodyFX?
It is important to remember that BodyFX is not designed to lose weight in general. It is just a helpful method to trim off the last bit of stubborn fat in hard-to-shed fat areas. A good candidate for BodyFX should be in good health and with a stable weight.
BodyFX is not recommended for underweight people because patients need some weight to support themselves from standing up and generally function as humans. It is also not recommended for people with electrical or medical devices implanted on them, such as an insulin pump or a pacemaker. This is because the radio frequency waves can interfere with these devices, therefore messing it up in the process.
BodyFX is a great way to trim off stubborn fat in unreachable or stubborn areas, such as thighs, legs, hips, and the rear. It is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment that addresses the destruction of fat cells in these areas, and it also helps in skin tightening around these areas. This procedure also helps in reducing the repeated appearance of cellulite in the thighs and legs area.
Fire Ice Med Spa specializes in aesthetic services meant to bring out the best in everyone. They offer BodyFX and other aesthetic treatments that can help them with their weight loss and improvement in their overall appearance. They were voted as the number one med spa in the Upper Cumberlands in Herald-Citizen Readers’ Choice Awards in 2019, thus affirming their status as a medspa that prioritizes their customer satisfaction.