Summer is on the way and as the shorts and swimsuits emerge from the closet, many people find themselves a little more aware of that extra padding on their tummies, thighs or elsewhere. Unwanted fat can settle just about anywhere on the body and even the face. While exercise and diet can do a lot to banish that extra fat and achieve a more toned look, it’s not uncommon for there to be stubborn areas of fat that prove resistant to diet and exercise. Common problem areas include the love handles, tummy and hips, but many individuals even find the neck, chin and jaw to be problematic as well. Since 1952, injections have been utilized to help dissolve and eliminate excess fat. Injections that are currently used are not invasive and can provide fast results for a great summer look.
Mesotherapy is an FDA-approved injection that is placed into the fat layer located under the skin. The mesoderm is what this area is called, hence the term mesotherapy. The injection can dissolve fat due to the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients being injected into the skin. The fat will dissolve and will be absorbed by the blood stream. The vitamins and minerals will also dissolve fibrous material that is under the skin. This could include cellulite which is often visible in many areas of the body. A smooth appearance is visible once the fat is dissolved. Mesotherapy is safe, but does require multiple treatments, typically five to seven. The patient also needs to be aware of their diet and fitness. Continuing with healthy and active routines will increase the positive results and enhance the outcome. The results may appear gradually after the procedure but can still be observed when measuring the body. Some patients experience a weight loss of one pound per week after the treatment is performed. This treatment is great for those who have a busy schedule and want to get rid of some of the fat that they carry. The treatment is not painful and does not require any form of anesthesia. This allows the patient to immediately return to normal activities without any down time.
If needles are not right for you, SmartLipo can be a great option to make anyone ready for summer. This technology utilizes energy waves produced by a laser that can melt the fat away from the body. This is a great option for women after pregnancy because it can also eliminate and reduce stretch marks while tightening the skin. SmartLipo is not invasive and is the first FDA-approved laser-assisted liposuction treatment. Many individuals enjoy the minimal risk and recovery time that SmartLipo offers. Since the procedure is not invasive, it allows patients to see results quickly. During the procedure, local anesthetic is utilized. The laser that is used ruptures fat cells when placed through the layers of the skin. An oily substance is produced from the cells and removed through a very small incision. Since the laser is very small it has the ability to seal the blood vessels off so that a minimal amount of swelling occurs. Traditional liposuction creates bleeding and bruising which results in a longer recovery process.
Besides needing quick solutions to eliminate fat, another problem that individuals are often concerned about as summer nears are visible veins. These often occur in the legs and can be seen when shorts and bathing suits are worn. Spider veins are frequent in women and occur on the lower legs and thigh area. They can sometimes be hereditary and located on other areas of the body. Varicose veins are different than spider veins and are usually larger. These veins can cause pain, are blue in color, and are often raised above the level of the skin. These veins can make individuals feel self conscious and want to cover up in the summer. An easy solution to eliminate these veins is sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy has been in practice for years and can produce amazing results. The procedure involves placing a small needle that is filled with a sclerosing solution into the vein. This will make the vein appear white and the color will disappear over time. The injection can be repeated, with a few weeks placed in between the visits. A burning sensation may occur while the vein is being injected, but will cease once the procedure is completed. Normal activity can be resumed, but strenuous activity and sports should be postponed for a period of time. For very large varicose veins, surgery may need to be completed and sclerotherapy may not be an option. Laser treatments can work great in conjunction with sclerotherapy to produce a smooth and blemish-free skin appearance. Although this is a treatment option and will remove unsightly veins, it will not prevent more from developing in the future.
If you’re ready to start your summer off by making changes, mesotherapy, sclerotherapy, and SmartLipo offer great solutions. To get more information about how to get your body ready for summer, contact the Masri Clinic today. Their dedicated staff can assist you in making great choices that are right for you. To schedule a consultation, call (866) 487-3223.