You would probably agree that “contouring” is a word that is big in the beauty industry. One definition states that to contour is to “mold into a specific shape.” Usually, when you hear chatter about contouring, it refers to contouring your face with makeup. Young women have become famous for their YouTube videos on makeup contouring. People have taken it even further by contouring their legs, and using contouring to enhance muscle definition. If you’ve seen any images or videos of contouring with makeup, you have seen the dramatic difference it can make. Body contouring can make an even bigger difference. It doesn’t mask or give the impression of a contoured body, it actually breaks down hard to lose fat and changes the shape of your body.
One of the newest ways we provide body contouring at Revive Salon & Spa is with CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure used to help eliminate stubborn fat that just won’t go away with diet and exercise. It works by freezing fat cells in a controlled manner; fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. These frozen, or crystallized, fat cells die, and are naturally eliminated by your body, thus leaving you more sculpted.
Another body sculpting procedure we offer is VaserShape. In fact, Revive Salon & Spa is the only provider of VaserShape Ultra in the San Diego area. Unlike CoolSculpting VaserShape uses heat via high-frequency sound waves in order to drain away fat and other toxins. Clinicians move a special hand piece over the patient’s body, and treats the tissue layer that is one to five centimeters below the surface of the skin. The ultrasound energy causes warmth that forces the contents of the fat cells, in this underlying fatty tissue, to leak out. The clinician then uses massage to help the lymphatic system rid the body of these toxins.
How Can Body Contouring Benefit You?
Many people speculate that the only benefit to body contouring is a vain one…to look better. While it is a result of body contouring, that doesn’t hold it’s only benefits.
Motivation for Weight Management: A Swiss study found that after weight loss procedures, those that receive body contouring to remove excess skin are more likely to keep the weight off than those that don’t choose body contouring procedures.
Comfort: Another benefit of body contouring is comfort. Loose skin and excess weight can be uncomfortable. Both can also contribute to skin rashes in hot weather. If body contouring can offer a bit of comfort on top of other benefits, it’s a win-win.
Look Good, Feel Good: Studies show that when you think you look better, you feel better. When you feel better, you are more likely to take better care of yourself, engaging in activities and eating better.
Not only can body contouring help you look more sculpted, it can offer you health benefits as well. If you have been battling pesky fat and excess skin, then body contouring might be the procedure for you. If you have any questions, contact your local body contouring provider. If you are in the San Diego area, Revive Salon & Spa would be happy to answer any questions you have about your body contouring needs.