What is Body Contouring?

If you have lost weight recently and are dealing with excess skin, body contouring may be the solution. Body contouring is the process of removing the loose skin that remains after losing a great deal of weight. Depending on age, leftover fat and skin that remains long after weight loss may never go back. However, a procedure like body contouring can help smooth, tighten and remove unnecessary excess skin and ultimately, shape the tissues beneath the skin as well.

Who should consider body contouring?

Anyone who is in relatively good medical condition is an ideal candidate — elective surgeries and procedures are never a good idea for anyone suffering from an existing problem. However, a candidate who has lost weight and is ready to try to get their old body back, as well as staying committed to maintaining their weight loss, should consider body contouring.

Is body contouring safe?

Some body contouring procedures are surgeries, and all surgeries have risks. Standard risks for any surgery of any size include infection, scarring and blood clots. Anesthesia also has its own risks, but that is true of any surgery and is quite a small risk, all things considered. However, not all body shaping procedures involve anesthesia, and there are many forms that are non-invasive and do not qualify as surgeries at all.

What is the procedure like?

There are multiple forms of body contouring, and they all have their own methods. Many of them use a body contouring machine, and they stimulate fat cells with either LEDs, infrared projectors, radio waves or even lasers. Those non-invasive forms melt the fat inside the targeted cells, transforming it into energy that can be used by the body.

Other forms, like cavitation, use ultrasound waves to eliminate fat cells. Cool sculpting, on the other hand, uses a cold laser to freeze and burst the cell membranes of fat cells. The best way to learn more about your particular procedure, be it for skin tightening or excess fat reduction, is to contact your local MedSpa and ask what is right for your needs.

How is the recovery process?

Because most body contouring procedures are non-invasive, the recovery process is fairly rapid. Recovery from non-surgical body shaping takes a matter of hours in some circumstances, with a day or two at most. Compared to days and weeks of recovery with surgical options, that’s an incredible savings of both time and discomfort.

If that excess skin does not seem to be going away

There is no guarantee that excess skin and fat will go away after weight loss. The fact is, biological factors, such as age, genetics, diet and history, can affect skin elasticity. While there are surgical options available to remove the excess skin, consider instead non-invasive body contouring to get your old body back.

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Welcome to Magnificat Wellness Center

We are committed to providing quality service to residents located In the Spring, TX area. Our website has additional information about the following topics: Wellness Center, Med Spa, Migraine Treatment, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment, Chronic Pain, Stem Cell Therapy and Medical Weight Loss.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Botox Treatments

As a way to deal with unwanted wrinkles, it's possible that Botox has always seemed extreme or high maintenance to you, or maybe you have a friend who gets Botox and you have always been curious about the procedure. Now is the time to consider getting combative against those fine lines and wrinkles. Crow's feet, frown lines and forehead creases have been chronicling the march of time across our faces, and chances are, they are not that dear to you and you would like to get rid of them.

Botox: Getting familiar

Botox is a protein-based chemical mixture that prevents the muscle contractions in the face which cause wrinkles. Botox injections are administered through a thin needle to prevent wrinkles in a specific area of the face. It is a quick outpatient procedure that yields fast results. Whether Botox is right for you depends on the condition of your skin, your checkbook, and your willingness to try something new.

Does it help with wrinkles?

Yes, Botox treatments do smooth wrinkles by preventing the facial muscle contractions that cause wrinkles. A Botox injection will immediately create a smooth line where wrinkles in the skin used to be. It is an effective, clinical approach to wrinkle prevention. The chemical solution prevents muscles from contracting, preventing further wrinkling of the skin in that area. It also fills the gap under the surface between skin and muscle. This is how a Botox injection can have fast results and reduce the appearance of wrinkles after one session.

Does it hurt?

Botox uses a superfine needle and is often described as feeling like getting a shot at the doctor's office. Sometimes, the face can be a more sensitive area, causing the pain to increase more than a flu shot on the arm. It also depends on your individual pain tolerance. The good news is, just like a shot at the doctor's office, it only lasts for an instant and is well worth the results.

How much does it cost?

The typical cost ranges anywhere from $50 to $1,200, depending on how many units (injections) of Botox are received. Many clinics can offer a payment plan when a client signs up for regular treatments.

How often should I get it done?

Depending upon age and other skin factors, Botox usually lasts for three to six months. Though a change can be seen instantly, the maximum effect takes three to four weeks to appear. How often you get treatment can also depend on your age and the area of your face. For instance, the skin around the eyes is considered more delicate than the skin of the forehead and could, therefore, require more frequent sessions.

Botox: A new beginning

Botox provides a solution for an age-old problem: Wrinkles. By addressing the underlying cause of wrinkles (facial muscle contractions), it is both a preventative measure and an effective current solution. If you are tired of wrinkles and want consistently smooth skin, Botox may be worth a try.

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How a MedSpa Can Help You Achieve Your Beauty Goals

MedSpas bring the best of both worlds: medically based treatments, in a spa-like atmosphere.

MedSpas require a physician onsite and offer clients the results of medical grade products and treatments, performed by a certified staff. Clients receive these treatments in a relaxing, spa environment.

Is a MedSpa worth considering?

Do your beauty goals include getting your skin condition under control, reducing the size of that spare tire and maybe some hair removal? MedSpas can help bring all the treatments you need under one roof.

A MedSpa will often meet with clients for a consultation to discuss problem areas, goals and treatments to consider.

Laser Treatments

Better living through technology: Simply point and shoot! Certified staff members employ laser treatments for anything from unwanted hair removal, tattoo removal, skin resurfacing, skin spot/ discoloration treatments and more.

Using concentrated beams of light, lasers zap away persistent, unwelcome skin and hair conditions

Injections

When we think of injections, we immediately think of Botox, the chemical compound injected into the skin to reduce wrinkles.

Botox is simply one brand of injectable compounds that are targeted specifically at wrinkles.  However, though popular and effective, that’s not the only type of helpful injection offered at a MedSpa.

Injection treatments can also include products that help promote the production of collagen in the skin, or act as a filler for skin wrinkles, or address discoloration and under eye circles

Fat reduction

Fat reduction procedures focus on a specific area, such as the abdomen, arms or legs, and target those areas using ultrasound energy, which break up the fat modules through heat, reducing the area by 1-2 inches.

For more extensive results, many MedSpas offer a vaser liposuction treatment, where staff makes small incisions into the abdomen, and an ultrasound wand is waved on the unwanted fat, breaking down the molecules more intensively.

You can also achieve fat reduction through the help of wraps, where the skin is wrapped tightly, and heat is applied, sweating out toxins and burning fat at a high rate.

Skincare and beauty

MedSpas offer skincare treatments like chemical peels and facials.

Alternatively, you can use a more specific treatment like microdermabrasion which is the intense exfoliation of the face to reduce dead skin cells and renew skin. They also offer beauty treatments such as eyelash extensions, where you receive fake eyelashes with a strong adhesive that last 3-4 weeks. There is also permanent makeup, where an expert tattoos eyeliner, eyebrow or lipstick to your face.

MedSpas: Safe, medical grade treatments in a relaxing, spa environment

MedSpas offer certified staff and medical procedures/products to help clients reach their individual beauty goals.

Many services offered can correct a problem such as fat reduction or laser removal. Moreover, MedSpas can provide clients with treatments to enhance their own beauty with services like permanent makeup, eyelash extensions, or skincare treatments.

The relaxing, spa environment also helps put you at ease and creates a sense of calm and comfort as your MedSpas team (physicians and certified staff) ensure procedures are safe, state of the art and customized to meet your needs.

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