Body shaping or body contouring is an alternative to liposuction used to tighten, firm and shape the body for a more youthful appearance. The introduction of body contouring has allowed the cosmetic surgeon to receive training in more than one method for the dissolution of fat and the tightening of skin cells. The procedure also can be done for breast reduction where only excess fat is removed.
At Dermlaze skin laser centre, our body shaping method reduces:*
- Invasiveness; no unsightly scars.
- Trauma through therapeutic effects of laser.
- Even, recovery time.
For many people, looking younger than their real age, make them feel better about themselves. But age is an unstoppable process and, as the body ages, so does the skin and its appearance and characteristics change. Age, Hormones, sun exposure, smoking all have a part to play, causing fine lines and wrinkles. Skin feels more fragile and less elastic. As our age increases, the natural hyaluronic acid content of our skin – which is so important for water retention – decreases.
The oil-producing (sebaceous) glands become less active and your skin becomes drier. The skin also loses fat, so it looks less plump and smooth and it also loses its youthful colour and glow. While all these changes are taking place, gravity is also at work, pulling at the skin, causing it to sag.
Two major components of facial ageing:
- Dynamic lines, which are due to muscular hyperactivity.
- Static lines, which are due to volume loss.
Treating both of these main components of facial ageing can lead to a natural and refreshed appearance that takes years off the aged face.
Before & After Treatment*
Question & Answer*
How quick will the recovery period take?
The patient can return to their normal activities almost immediately after the procedure although it is advisable to avoid strenuous sports, hot showers for 10 days, or intense massage for 4-5 weeks.
Will I have bruises or scars after the procedure?
The after effects of bruising or swelling after treatment is significantly reduced compared to other more invasive procedures. Due to the therapeutic effects of the laser, it coagulates the blood vessels immediately, which reduces trauma beneath the skin. The point of entry for the laser treatment is so small that it does not require any stitches; only surgical glue and plaster is required.
When will I get to see results?
Some patients may see immediate results, with aspiration of excess fat. On average, most see the final results in about 2-3 months, and it various among individual. There would be good improvement in the contour, regularity and contraction of the skin.
How long does the result last?
Results are long term, giving rise to a harmonious silhouette. It is important to note, however, the treatment does not guarantee that one would not gain weight or accumulate fat deposits in other areas of the body.