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Am I a Good Candidate for Emsculpt?

What is Emsculpt?

Emsculpt is a noninvasive treatment that drives high-intensity electromagnetic energy through the skin to promote muscle growth and toning. Suitable for enhancing the abdominals, glutes, and thighs, Emsculpt can boost your muscle mass and reduce your waistline.

How Does Emsculpt Work?

Emsculpt uses noninvasive HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology to induce vigorous muscles contractions that aren’t possible with exercise alone. One HIFEM treatment is the equivalent to a person doing 20,000 sit-ups in half an hour. As the muscles of the abdomen, glutes, or thighs are exposed to HIFEM, the tissue must adapt to extreme conditioning, resulting in muscle growth and sculpting.

What is the Emsculpt Process?

During an Emsculpt procedure, a technician will place a rubber pad on the target area, which introduces the HIFEM treatment to the muscles. During treatment, not only does the body build muscle, but the involuntary muscle contractions release fatty acids, leading to fat loss. Emsculpt is not a fat loss treatment although some patients report losing fat.

To achieve the best results, candidates for Emsculpt undergo four 30-minute treatments. You’ll get two treatments a week for two weeks. The treatment is painless, but you’ll have sore muscles after just like you’d feel after a vigorous workout. Results are visible about two to four weeks after the final session and continue to improve after treatment. To maintain the best possible results, doctors advise follow-up treatments at six-month intervals.

There’s no downtime after an Emsculpt session nor is there any pre-treatment restrictions or requirements. After the procedure, you are free to go back to your daily routine.

Who is a Good Candidate for Emsculpt?

Anyone who wants sculpted abs, thighs, or glutes can benefit from Emsculpt. Patients should try to get near their target weight for best results. Emsculpt is perfect for patients who have stubborn pockets of fat that won’t budge despite proper diet and exercise. Visit your doctor to find out if you’d benefit from Emsculpt.

To learn more about the benefits of Emsculpt and whether this procedure may be right for you, make an appointment with Sanctuary Medical Center of Boca Raton, FL today. At Sanctuary Medical, we offer a wide variety of treatments and will help you find one or more options to help you achieve your goals.

Can Laser Treatment Help with Acne?

 

Adults in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond can continue to battle breakouts despite following complex skincare regimens. Luckily, new applications of laser therapies are powerful, effective tools in helping reduce acne flare-ups to uncover smooth, flawless skin.

How Does Laser Treatment Help with Acne?

Lasers use intense light to heal acne blemishes. The laser destroys these spots, which are then naturally absorbed and eliminated from the body, revealing clear skin. There are several different colored lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapies to treat different kinds of acne. While some colored lasers (usually blue, red, and a combination of blue/red) can treat pimples, they are not effective against blackheads, whiteheads, or acne cysts. IPL is effective against most types of breakouts except cystic acne.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Acne Laser Treatments?

Your dermatologist will examine your skin to determine if laser treatment is right for you. With many different laser treatments available to treat different skin conditions, many patients can see positive results. The best candidates are those that understand the following conditions:

  • You must undergo multiple treatments
  • You don’t have overly sensitive skin
  • You don’t have deep, cystic acne
  • You’re dedicated to following your dermatologist’s post-procedure plan for healing

What Happens During a Laser Treatment Session?

There are several different kinds of laser therapies approved for treating acne. Your dermatologist will help you decide which of the following are most effective for your type of acne:

Photopneumatic Therapy: With this IPL treatment, a white-colored laser breaks up oil and debris in each blemish. Afterward, a gentle vacuum pulls the oil and dead skin cells out of the pores.

Infrared Light: This FDA-approved treatment is effective in removing pimples on the face and back.

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT): This laser treatment is accompanied by applying a solution to the treatment area to make the area more sensitive to the laser for optimal results. This treatment is proving effective for patients with severe acne.

Pixel Laser Resurfacing: This procedure improves the appearance of acne scarring. It’s effective in evening out pigmentation, reducing rough skin texture, reducing enlarged pores, and eliminating fine lines and sun damage.

Most acne laser treatments should be repeated several times for optimal results. Every patient reacts differently to treatment, so your dermatologist will evaluate your progress and advise you on the number of treatments you need. Laser treatments are usually only one part of the arsenal in the fight against acne. Your dermatologist will usually prescribe topical creams and in some cases oral medications to help reduce breakouts.

What Are the Benefits of Acne Laser Treatments?

The biggest benefits of laser therapy for acne is helping to cure breakouts and improving the appearance of scars. Other benefits include:

  • Increased collagen production that results in the growth of new, healthy skin
  • Fast treatment times of less than 40 minutes
  • Positive results for those with mild to severe acne
  • Visible results within weeks
  • Safe alternative for patients who are allergic to chemical applications
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Few side effects
  • Cost effective versus using expensive prescription medications indefinitely

What Is the Recovery Process?

It’s important to follow your dermatologist’s instructions after your laser treatment for best results. Your post-treatment regimen depends on the kind of laser used and how deep the laser penetrated your skin. Most instructions will include:

  • Avoiding sun exposure for a couple of days after treatment
  • Applying sunscreen to the treatment area
  • Using topical medications

To learn more about the benefits of laser treatment and whether this procedure may be right for you, make an appointment with Sanctuary Medical Center of Boca Raton, FL today. We offer a wide variety of treatments and will help you find one or more to help you achieve your goals.

What Are The Benefits of CoolSculpting?

 

With the new year starting, many of us have a goal to lose weight and get in top shape. However, while losing weight and staying in shape are great accomplishments, it can be frustrating if you’re still left with problem fat areas. That’s why CoolSculpting, a nonsurgical treatment for these areas, has become a unique way to get the desired results. But what exactly is it? Read below to find out more about CoolSculpting.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that utilizes a device that freezes fat cells under your skin. Freezing destroys these cells, and they break down and are eliminated from the body by the liver. During your CoolSculpting treatment, an applicator will be applied to the area being treated, and it will deliver controlled cooling to freeze the targeted fat.

What is this procedure used for?

CoolSculpting helps eliminate fat cells in areas of your body that are resistant to diet and exercise. These may include your inner thighs, outer thighs, and “muffin top”.

What are the benefits of CoolSculpting over other treatments?

CoolSculpting offers several important benefits when compared to other treatments, including the following:

  • Non-invasive: No surgery, cutting, or even injections are required. This also means there’s no scarring.
  • No downtime: Many people go right back to work after their CoolSculpting procedure.
  • No anesthesia: Unlike liposuction, a surgical procedure that also targets fat cells in specific areas, CoolSculpting requires no anesthesia.
  • Treated fat cells never return: Your body eliminates the fat cells treated by CoolSculpting, so they won’t return.
  • Results continue to improve: You’ll probably start to see results in a few weeks, with maximum results occurring about three months after your treatment.
  • Little to no discomfort: You may feel pulling, tugging, mild pinching, or intense cold during your treatment. Many people, however, feel comfortable enough to read or even take a nap during this process.

Who makes a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

You may be a good candidate for this treatment if the following apply to you:

  • At or near goal weight: You should be about 20 pounds or fewer away from your goal weight. CoolSculpting treats targeted areas that have resisted diet and exercise rather than addressing overall obesity.
  • Have fat you can easily grab with your hand: This makes it possible for the fat to be suctioned and frozen between two cooling pads.
  • Are generally healthy: The treatment typically has few to no side effects, but the healthier you are, the less likely you are to experience issues such as nerve pain or bruising.
  • Are not pregnant or trying to get pregnant: Studies haven’t been done on CoolSculpting during pregnancy, but the changes your body is likely to go through mean it’s best to wait until you aren’t pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant.
  • Understand the treatment: It’s important to understand what’s involved with the treatment and the type of results you can expect.

How long do results last?

Once the fat cells die and are eliminated from your body, they won’t return. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you gain weight afterward, however, you’ll develop new fat cells.

To learn more about the benefits of CoolSculpting and whether this treatment may be right for you, make an appointment with Sanctuary Medical Center of Boca Raton, FL today. We offer a wide variety of treatments and will help you find one or more to help you achieve your goals.

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