Our bodies work in different and mysterious ways… Even if you’re a gym regular, you still may not be achieving your dream body. Perhaps you have loose skin or flab around certain sections.  While this is totally normal, we all have different body aspirations. Unfortunately, spot reduction doesn’t exist in the workout world. Good thing there’s the RF Body Sculpting treatment to do that for you!  With this body sculpting technique, you can say goodbye to excess fatty tissues and say hello to a tighter, more toned physique.  Want to learn more about the wonders of this procedure?  Read on to find out everything you need to know, from the technology to its benefits!

What is Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting Body sculpting, also known as body contouring, is a non-invasive treatment that reduces packets of fatty tissues. It also tightens skin in certain body parts without the need for surgery. Numerous factors contribute to why you have loose skin or excess body fat. Some reasons include: 

  • Pregnancy
  • Body type
  • Weight loss
  • Sun exposure
  • Medical conditions
  • Aging

What are the Body Sculpting Methods?

There are four typical nonsurgical body sculpting methods. These include:

Cold Treatments

Cold treatments such as CoolSculpting employ the use of low temperatures to damage your fat cells while leaving your skin unharmed. It’s generally safe, but it may not be for you if you have any condition that makes you sensitive to cold.

Heat Treatments

Heat treatments such as SculpSure, on the other hand, use laser technology to target fat. While highly effective, it uses a flat applicator. That means it’s not suitable for body areas with curves.

Ultrasound Energy 

Techniques such as the UltraShape use ultrasound energy. This body sculpting method is the most time-consuming out of the four procedures. Furthermore, it works well for the abdomen but not for other body parts.

Radiofrequency Body Sculpting

Radiofrequency (RF) body sculpting mainly uses heat and radiofrequency to target fat cells. It works through the use of a device that transmits energy waves into your body. This cutting-edge technology features two key attributes:

  1. The energy waves leave healthy and desirable cells unharmed
  2. They only target your fat cells.

The waves activate the fatty cells, causing them to vibrate. In effect, your body naturally flushes out fat through lipolysis. This process is the release of fatty acids through the breakdown of lipids due to reaction with water. Out of the four, it’s the most convenient because it has no downtime. Each session also takes a short time, and it yields results quickly. It’s also the one you can use on numerous body parts. You can even use it on your face!

The Introlift RF Body Sculpting

Body sculpting treatment As a non-invasive body contouring technique, RF Body Sculpting is clinically proven and virtually painless. Since it’s nonsurgical, it doesn’t involve needles, incisions, or even anesthesia. It’s just like a warming massage! The procedure uses waves to send heat into your skin’s middle layer, also called the dermis. It then destroys your fat cells and triggers the wound-healing process.  The Introlift RF Body Sculpting employs a special kind of device that makes use of the following technologies:

  1. Infrared
  2. Bi-polar radiofrequency
  3. Pulsed vacuum
  4. Massage rollers

We’ve tackled the fat reduction feature of Introlift’s RF Body Sculpting, now let’s proceed with skin tightening. RF Body Sculpting tightens skin by stimulating your fibroblasts. They’re the cells found in your dermis that produce collagen and elastin. Here’s what the two proteins do for your skin:

  • Collagen is responsible for making the skin feel elastic and moisturized.
  • Elastin is responsible for skin elasticity and resilience.

By promoting the release of those two, your skin becomes tighter, plumper, stronger, and healthier. If you want to harness the power of collagen further, you can also try out our Collagen Regeneration Facial! This amazing procedure also makes use of radiofrequency therapy and combines it with a light chemical peel.  The result? A firmer, smoother face and neck!

What Can the RF Body Sculpting Do for You?

The RF Body Sculpting procedure can give you the body contour you want! Aside from its ability to tighten skin, it can also do the following for your body:

  • Treat cellulite
  • Reduce fat
  • Tighten skin pre-liposuction
  • Smooth skin post-liposuction

The best part?  It’s effective on many body parts! Our patients have seen amazing results on their: 

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Flanks
  • Tummy
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs

You should know, however, that nonsurgical body sculpting doesn’t eliminate fat. It’s a treatment designed to target excess fatty tissues in your body that you can’t get rid of through diet or exercise.  In addition, it can’t restore loose skin that comes with abrupt and significant weight loss.

What Happens in an RF Body Sculpting Session?

Body sculpting treatment An RF body sculpting session lasts anywhere between twenty minutes to two hours, depending on the work you want to get done.  First, our friendly Introlift technician will apply the handheld device directly on the skin above the target area. This applicator then emits radio frequencies and uses a pulsed vacuum to warm up and break down the fatty tissues in your body. There’s more: The mechanical rollers attached to the device will smooth out and massage your skin at the same time!  Apart from staying hydrated, you don’t need to do much before and during the session. After all, the treatment targets water in your cells to flush the fat out. That means it won’t be as effective if you’re dehydrated.

Will it Hurt You?

Aside from some moderate and tolerable warmth, you won’t feel any pain from our Introlift RF Body Sculpting procedure.  The handheld device releases gentle heat and has massage rollers attached to it. You may even enjoy it, as it emulates a warming massage

What’s the Timeline for RF Body Sculpting?

The treatment yields result quickly. In as little as four weeks, you may already see visible cellulite reduction and tighter skin.  That’s not all:  You may even notice a markdown in your waist size in the same time frame! Ideally, you should have an RF Body Sculpting session once a week for four to six weeks. The duration depends on the goals you set with your dermatologist and the level where you started.  It’s also ideal for you to go back for maintenance and touch-up sessions every three to four months.

A Recap of the RF Body Sculpting’s Benefits

Leg massage The RF Body Sculpting treatment enables you to achieve the best version of your body. Say goodbye to loose skin and stubborn fat pockets!  But what’s so good about the procedure is there are so many other perks you can benefit from! So, what are those? First of all, Introlift’s RF Body Sculpting is a quick outpatient procedure. That means you can place it smack dab in the middle of even your busiest day. It also has no downtime, meaning it won’t take you away from any significant commitments. The massage rollers and suction, also help stimulate blood circulation in the treatment areas.  It doesn’t stop there!  The device also helps give you that toned look. And by boosting the production of collagen and elastin in your body, it makes your skin healthier and feel good too!  Once the collagen in your body is stimulated, you can be assured of these benefits to your skin: 

  • Improved hydration
  • Reinforced elasticity
  • Fewer wrinkles
  • Brighter skin
  • Better blood flow
  • Increased plumpness

But here’s the cherry on top: The RF Body Sculpting will give you all these benefits while steering clear of any pain. It will feel like a nice, warm massage. Introlift’s RF Body Sculpting will help you forget about the adage: beauty is pain.

Are There Any Risks and Side Effects?

Radiofrequency is a type of radiation that comes from low-energy electromagnetic waves. They’re completely safe and do not cause harmful side effects to the body. Typical household items, such as Wi-Fi routers, mobile phones, and microwaves, even use the same frequency as RF waves.  Introlift uses about 450KHz of radiofrequency energy. For comparison, that’s over a billion times slower compared to an X-ray. It gets even better: There are no known health risks and side effects related to the use of radiofrequency. At most, you may experience a bit of swelling, redness, or minor pain.

Who Can Get the RF Body Sculpting?

The RF Body Sculpting is perfect for people with a healthy, stable weight. After all, the procedure is designed to reduce body fat but not remove it. You may consider BTL Vanquish if you’re looking for a permanent reduction. If you’re a bit over what’s considered healthy, you may want to consult with your doctor to find out the best treatment for you.  However, you may take RF Body Sculpting sessions for skin tightening and smoothening if you plan to get a liposuction. RF Body Sculpting only treats stubborn excess fat. Thus, patients with just a few isolated fat pockets but an overall controlled fat percentage may see the best results. It can’t substitute for exercise, proper diet, and other weight loss methods. Are there more requirements? Other factors like age and health conditions don’t matter much when it comes to RF body Sculpting. That’s because it’s non-invasive and has very little probability of having side effects, if at all. But to be sure, consult with your doctor beforehand, more so if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Here’s the kicker: To see results, you must be willing to commit to multiple sessions of the RF Body Sculpting. It takes a few appointments before you achieve visible changes. You also need to go back for touch-ups if you want to stick to that perfect contour of your body. You’re going to have to commit to the treatment. But each session doesn’t take long and doesn’t have downtime, so we know you can do it!

Things to Remember Before Your Session

Woman drinking water Avoid heavy meals, fatty foods, and caffeine a couple of hours before the session. Also, don’t consume alcohol at least a day before. These restrictions are put in place to avoid bloating.  Guidelines like these are also crucial for your medical aesthetician to accurately assess your body condition. One last thing: You should make sure to hydrate before the session. Remember: water helps flush out the excess fatty tissues being broken down by RF technology. So, be sure to drink lots of fluid before your treatments! Generally, these are the preparations you should observe before undergoing the RF Body Sculpting procedure. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask our friendly medical aestheticians! They’ll be happy to answer all your concerns.

Things to Remember After Your Session

The first thing you need to keep in mind post-treatment is to stay hydrated. You’re probably tired of hearing this reminder at this point, but trust us: you’ll thank us later! Also, steer clear of scrubbing and applying harsh products on the treated areas. It varies per person, but your affected body parts may feel a bit tender at first.  Of course, your attending medical aesthetician will also advise you on how to take care of yourself after the procedure.  Want in on a little secret? Try our RF Aqua Body Rejuvenation to feel even more pampered and relaxed after your RF Body Sculpting session! 

To Wrap Up

It can be so frustrating to keep going to the gym and eating healthy without seeing the results of your hard work.  We all have our visions of what we want our bodies to look like, but sometimes, a few factors get in the way. Little pockets of fat and loose skin are often at the top of that list. But don’t fret! Introlift’s RF Body Sculpting is here to save the day!