Do you feel self-conscious about the size or shape of certain contours? If so, you may be considered a good candidate for body contouring at Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA. If you think you could benefit from enhancing some of your contours, you’re in the right place. keep reading to find out who usually qualifies for various body sculpting treatments.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Body Contouring?
Good Kybella Candidates
Kybella is an injectable fat removal treatment featuring a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid. This bile acid is produced naturally in your gut, helping your digestive tract break down dietary fat. When this injectable medication is administered in the submental region, it destroys approximately 80% of the localized fat cells.
To be considered a good candidate for this Body Contouring a non-surgical fat removal treatment, it is important that your body mass index falls within a certain range. Specifically, the ideal candidate has a normal BMI. However, we can still effectively treat people with an overweight BMI. You also need to adhere to several preparation and aftercare guidelines to be considered a good candidate for this treatment.
What Instructions You’ll Need To Follow
There are several preparation and aftercare guidelines you will need to follow to be considered a good Kybella candidate. One such step is to discontinue the use of alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to and following your injection session. Similarly, you must be willing and able to abstain from nicotine consumption in the 24 hours preceding and following your injection session.
It is also very important that you keep your skin free from irritation in the days leading up to your appointment. One effective way to do this is to avoid as much direct sunlight as possible between the hours of 10 and 4 each day. When you have to expose your skin to direct sunlight, wear broad-spectrum sunscreen. You should also avoid the use of any potentially irritating hair removal methods or other cosmetic treatments.
Important Aftercare Instructions You Should Be Aware of
One of the most important aftercare instructions you should be aware of is not applying too much pressure to the injection sites. You should refrain from applying makeup or other cosmetics for at least 24 hours post-treatment, especially if the cosmetics are hard to remove. You also must sleep on your back for a few days after treatment.
It is okay to take a bath after getting Kybella injections, but you will not be able to take a steaming hot shower. In fact, all sources of excessive heat should be avoided after your injection session. If your job is physically demanding or makes you sweat due to a hot work environment, you will need to take time off from work to recover from your treatment.
Good CoolSculpting Candidates
CoolSculpting, like Kybella, is a safe, effective body contouring treatment. One of the primary differences between these two treatments is that the former can be used to remove excess fat from virtually any region of the body. The latter is only FDA-approved for injection in the chin and neck. Since they’re both fat removal treatments, the candidacy requirements are pretty similar.
You need to have a normal or overweight body mass index to be considered a good CoolSculpting candidate. If you are underweight, there is a strong possibility that your results will not be ideal. If you suffer from obesity, there is a strong possibility that you will not be satisfied with the results of your treatment even if you get six treatment sessions.
Medical Conditions That Will Preclude You From Qualifying
Despite its non-invasive nature, not everyone is healthy enough for CoolSculpting treatments. Raynaud’s syndrome is one of the most common medical conditions affecting your ability to qualify for this treatment. However, other conditions that cause extreme cold sensitivity will also preclude you from qualifying.
Pregnancy is another medical condition that will prevent you from qualifying for this treatment. It doesn’t matter where you are trying to remove stubborn pockets of excess subcutaneous fat from. The FDA has not reviewed any independent clinical trials demonstrating the efficacy or safety of this treatment on such women. Furthermore, the FDA has not approved this treatment for nursing women.
Preparation Steps You Will Need To Follow
One of the most important preparation steps to follow prior to CoolSculpting is discontinuing the use of blood-thinning drugs and supplements. For example, you should not take MAOIs, fatty acid supplements, NSAIDs, or vitamin E supplements in the days leading up to your treatment. Just make sure that you talk to your doctor
It is also very important that your skin is free from irritation at the time of your Body Contouring appointment. Do your best to avoid direct sunlight, and wear broad-spectrum sunscreen even if it is overcast outside. Also, you should strongly consider not using any hair removal techniques in the targeted area within 24 hours of your treatment session. If you feel hair removal is necessary, shave with clean, sharp razor blades and fragrance-free shaving cream.
Good CoolTone Candidates
There is a fairly good chance you will be considered a good CoolTone candidate if you are concerned about your existing muscle tone. This treatment harnesses the incredible power of magnets to get the targeted muscles to contract 10,000 times in 30 minutes. To date, the FDA has approved this treatment for tightening the buttocks, thigh, and abdominal muscles.
If you are concerned about the appearance of your upper arms, chest, back, or other muscles, this treatment won’t be ideal for you. If you are concerned about the appearance of your butt, thighs, or stomach and have excess fat in those areas, you may benefit the most from combining CoolTone and CoolSculpting.
How To Prepare for CoolTone
There isn’t a lot you need to do to prepare for CoolTone sessions. One important preparation step to follow is to ensure you are hydrated at the time of your appointment. Water is very important for a number of vital bodily functions, including repairing and building up torn muscles. Muscles tear at the cellular level when they are pushed past their breaking point. Given adequate recovery time and a sufficient diet, you will be able to build muscle mass.
Aim to drink at least half a gallon of hydrating fluids daily for at least three days preceding your treatment. If you notice that your urine is dark, increase your intake of hydrating fluids or make a point to drink more hydrating fluids. You should also take care to maintain a nutritious diet for a few days prior to treatment. For example, you should get your RDA of protein and magnesium.
Good Synergie Candidates
There is an excellent chance that you will be considered a good Synergie candidate if you are pretty happy with the size of your contours but you wish there was something you could do about the cellulite. This non-invasive treatment can improve the appearance of your contours significantly by increasing the rate of lymphatic drainage and efficiency of the circulatory system measurably.
Combining suction and pressure, Synergie treatments are able to suck the localized fat cells dry of liquid that gives cellulite its dimply appearance and texture. You will start to notice an improvement in your thighs, buttocks, abdomen, hips, legs, or arms after just one treatment session. However, depending on the severity of your cellulite, you may need several treatment sessions to achieve your ideal results. Furthermore, the lymphatic drainage may take longer to complete.
What Results You Can Realistically Expect
We will advise you on how many treatment sessions you can expect to need during your initial consultation. However, you can generally expect to need 16 treatment sessions performed over the course of eight weeks to achieve desirable results. Also, you can generally expect to start seeing your results just three weeks into your course of treatment. If you have very little cellulite, you may need only six treatment sessions.
Feel Confident in Your Curves
The bottom line is that you will generally be considered a good body contouring candidate if you have a normal or overweight BMI and feel self-conscious about your contours. However, the only way to find out for sure whether you qualify is to attend an initial consultation. Contact us now at Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA to schedule your initial body sculpting consultation to find out how we can help you achieve your desired contours.