Body Contouring

How Body Contouring Can Complement Your Fitness Journey

How Body Contouring Can Complement Your Fitness Journey Min

You’ve been hitting the gym hard, and the protein shakes harder, working nonstop to sculpt the body you’ve been dreaming of… but that stubborn pocket of fat just won’t budge. What gives?

Even after losing weight, it’s normal for parts of your body to hold onto fat deposits. Plenty of factors play into this, but two are most common: genetics and hormones.

Genetics plays a major role in determining how body fat is distributed. Some people just naturally store more fat in their belly, thighs, or hips, even if they’re generally lean, which makes slimming those areas down much harder. Sex hormones such as oestrogen and cortisol also influence how fat is stored – for example, women usually have more fat in their hips and thighs than men. Changes in hormone levels during menopause or pregnancy can also affect how fat is distributed in the body.

It can be frustrating not being able to achieve the body you want after putting in so much effort. Luckily, there’s a solution that doesn’t involve risky crash diets, ineffective supplements, or major surgery: body contouring.

Body contouring is a non-invasive procedure that sculpts your chosen treatment area by getting rid of unwanted fat cells. In recent years, it’s become a popular choice for reducing fat in the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks, thanks to its pain-free approach and the cost savings compared to surgery.

At Illusion Laser Clinic, our goal is to support you in making the right decisions about your body, including the treatments you choose. To help you decide whether body contouring is the best option for you, we’ve explored how it works and its potential to help you achieve your desired body below. Keep reading to learn more!

How does body contouring work to target fat?

Body contouring involves various non-surgical techniques aimed at reshaping specific areas of the body. These methods mainly target reducing fat deposits and tightening the skin, resulting in a more defined and contoured look. Common options include cryolipolysis, radiofrequency (RF) therapy, and ultrasound lipolysis.

At Illusion, we prefer using EXIMA’S innovative body contouring machinery. This technology employs lasers and vacuum suction devices to shift fat cells, smooth bumps, and tighten the skin.

EXMINIA operates through four devices:

  • Microdermolift: Kicks off the rejuvenation process by stimulating natural oxygenation and removing dead cells.
  • LPD Light Diode Poration: Activates emulsification in fat cells using a 660 nm wavelength, promoting collagen production and making the skin firmer.
  • Endoradiomad BP: Utilises a four-stage massage to strengthen tissues and improve skin tone.
  • Radioporation: Stimulates the skin’s natural production of new collagen, helping eliminate imperfections such as cellulite, stretch marks, and wrinkles.

For a more in-depth explanation, check out our full guide on how body contouring works.

What makes body contouring better than the alternatives?

So, what exactly makes body contouring better than alternatives like traditional liposuction or invasive cosmetic surgery? Let’s take a closer look.

1. Quick recovery time

Unlike traditional surgery, which can require weeks or even months of recovery, most body contouring procedures allow you to resume your normal activities within a day or two. This is because the techniques used are less invasive and don’t involve large incisions or extensive tissue manipulation.

2. Affordable

Body contouring is often a lot less expensive than traditional cosmetic surgery. This is because it involves shorter procedure times, the use of less specialised equipment, and doesn’t require a hospital stay.

3. Reduced discomfort

Body contouring procedures are typically much less painful than traditional surgery. Instead of scalpels and invasive tubes, they use gentle heat, cooling, or radiofrequency energy to achieve their results, which minimises discomfort for the patient. Additionally, most body contouring procedures can be performed using local anaesthesia, eliminating the need for general anaesthesia and its associated risks.

4. Low risk of side effects

Body contouring procedures have a well-established safety profile and are generally considered to be low risk. The techniques used are minimally invasive and target specific areas, minimising the potential for complications. On top of this, the use of local anaesthesia and the shorter procedure times further reduce the risk of side effects.

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Experience safe and effective body contouring at Illusion Laser Clinic in Dorset

Now that you’ve got a better idea of how body contouring can complement your fitness journey, there’s only one thing left to do – take the first step by getting in touch with the team at Illusion Laser Clinic!

Our Verwood-based clinic embodies the perfect blend of luxury and professionalism. We take pride in our skilled and qualified practitioners, cutting-edge EXIMA equipment, and commitment to prioritising your safety and comfort at all times. Whatever results you’re hoping to achieve, you can rely on us to make them a reality.

During your free consultation, you’re welcome to ask any questions and get a detailed explanation of the procedure. The best part? This consultation is entirely obligation-free, so there’s no pressure to commit to any procedure unless you’re completely comfortable with it.

You’ve already put in the hard work, so let us help you take that final step toward achieving the body of your dreams. Book a free consultation online or give us a call on 01202 124 214 today!