Body Sculpting Specialist
HealthWellnessMD, located in Dallas, Texas, provides a variety of non-invasive body contouring services designed to shape and slenderize desired body areas by tightening skin and reducing the appearance of cellulite. After a consultation to discuss your desires and overall health, Dr. Maryann Prewitt will help determine your ideal treatment plan.
Body Sculpting Q & A
by Maryann Prewitt, MD, FACOG
What causes cellulite?
The specific causes of the bumpy or dimpled skin known as cellulite aren’t known but it tends to affect more women than men, appear most commonly in the thigh and butt areas, and become more noticeable with weight gain. Genetics and a sedentary lifestyle may also contribute to its appearance. While cellulite isn’t a medical problem many people prefer smoother-looking skin and seek treatment for aesthetic reasons.
What is SculpSure®?
SculpSure is a body contouring system designed to reduce body fat in choice areas without the need for surgery or recovery time. Laser energy targets and heats fat cells under the skin, damaging their integrity and causing your body to gradually reduce them. The modern equipment reduces 24% of fat cells in 25 minutes and can be done on any body area regardless of your weight. Full results typically appear over the course of 12 weeks.
How can Accent™ XLi Laser help?
Accent XLi is another non-invasive procedure designed to tighten your skin and minimize the appearance of cellulite. Two radio frequency modes are combined in the device which allows it to reach more layers of your skin. The virtually painless and swift procedure requires no recovery time and numerous studies have shown its benefits.
Do laser treatments cause side effects?
Laser treatments are generally considered safe and neither SculpSure or Accent XLi are likely to cause pain or pose serious risks. They can even be safely used on your most delicate body areas. When SculpSure treatment begins you’ll at first feel a cool sensation, followed by a deep warmth and/or tingling off and on throughout the treatment. These effects tend to be well-tolerated. Laser cellulite treatments may cause temporary side effects such as skin redness or swelling. If you’re interested in body sculpting services, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Prewitt at HealthWellnessMD.