Body Contouring Toronto
For many years, people have felt like plastic surgery procedures were the only available options to transform the appearance of specific body areas. Thanks to exciting technology innovations, however, an invasive surgical procedure is no longer needed to sculpt or tighten — non-invasive body contouring treatments can offer optimal results with minimal discomfort or downtime.
Body Contouring Toronto
Whether you've always had a spot of stubborn fat or have just seen fewer positive changes to your body despite your healthy and active daily routine, body contouring treatments can be a simpler and satisfying way to achieve your aesthetic goals.
At Facet Dermatology in Toronto, we offer a variety of minimally and non-invasive procedures to help address a variety of body contouring concerns, including unwanted fat, sagging skin, dimpled skin, or underdeveloped muscle groups.
What types of non-surgical body contouring procedures are there?
While there are a wide range of non-surgical procedures, we offer a curated range of advanced technology to create your desired aesthetic look.
We are pleased to offer Emsculpt NEO at Facet Dermatology, new and exciting technology that combines high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology (HIFEM) with radio frequency. This combination therapy, which is approved by Health Canada, simultaneously works to destroy fat cells while triggering muscle toning for a two-in-one firming and fat reduction treatment.
To help improve the appearance of loose skin, we also offer Ultherapy, a skin-tightening procedure that uses ultrasound therapy to stimulate your body's natural collagen and elastin production for a firmer look.
Lastly, you can consider our biostimulatory dermal fillers, Sculptra and Radiesse. They work with your own skin to create a more plumped-up look and are frequently used for injectable butt lifts.
What to expect from body contouring
Before considering a non surgical body contouring treatment, it's essential to have realistic expectations for your results. Truly dramatic body sculpting results are best achieved by surgical procedures like liposuction. Minimally and non invasive body contouring treatments, like those offered at Facet Dermatology, are best for those with more mild to moderate concerns. For example, treating excess sagging skin with Ultherapy may not deliver optimal results; this type of loose skin may be better suited to a surgical lift. Similarly, fat reduction technology cannot cancel out the effects of weight gain.
Your experience with body contouring will differ with each type of treatment. For those who prefer a non invasive procedure or are concerned about potential pain and are looking for a toned and taut look, Emsculpt Neo is a great pick. The advanced technology of Emsculpt NEO allows for comprehensive treatment with practically zero discomfort (sometimes, some patients feel heat from the radio frequency energy; the most noticeable aspect of treatment is the sensation of sudden muscle contractions from the HIFEM) and absolutely no downtime. For your treatment, you'll likely be asked to lay down, after which point your provider will secure applicators to the treatment area. The most common treatment areas for Emsculpt NEO are the thighs, buttocks, and abdominal area.
Most patients complete their session comfortably during their lunch break — and it's easy to read, answer emails, or catch up on your favorite show during the treatment process, so you can truly multitask. A few hours later, you may notice some muscle soreness (like you just completed an intense workout) in the treatment area, which could last for one or two days.
If tightening and lifting is your goal, Ultherapy treatment may be your best match. This treatment process can be uncomfortable; you may be prescribed pain relievers or be treated with local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Once you've been appropriately numbed, you'll be treated with the device (your provider will move a handpiece across your skin), which could take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the size and location of the treatment area.
How long do body contouring results last?
How long you'll see visible results of body contouring depends entirely on the type of treatment you received, the number of treatments you received, and your unique genetics. Treatments that tighten, firm, or plump up the skin will last for up to three years, after which point you'll have to book follow-up treatments to maintain your results.
However, treating fat cells is permanent. This aspect of Emsculpt NEO treatment lasts forever; the muscle toning component requires maintenance.
What is the best treatment for body contouring?
Body contouring treatments aren't one size fits all. During your initial consultation, Dr. Yadav and the team at FACET Dermatology will work with you, listening to your concerns and goals and create a proposed treatment plan that will best help you achieve your desired results. In many cases, customized treatments are the best solution; combining two or more types of body contouring procedures may deliver the most optimal results in the targeted areas.
How often can you do body contouring?
In the case of Ultherapy treatment, you'll likely only need one treatment to achieve results that will last for several years. Biostimulatory dermal fillers may require a few rounds of treatment spaced several months apart to create the desired outcome. The effects of Emsculpt NEO are best seen after four treatments spaced two weeks apart, with maintenance treatments every six months thereafter. Generally speaking, though, body contouring treatments that are non invasive will need to be repeated to achieve lasting results.
Is body contouring safe?
The non invasive treatment options that are available at Facet Dermatology are safe and have been approved for use by Health Canada. Like all medical aesthetics procedures, they are safest when performed by an experienced provider like our founder, Dr. Yadav, and her carefully-trained team.
Recovery + Results
Each of the body contouring procedures offered at Facet Dermatology require different amounts of downtime as the healing processes are all unique, but you won't need to avoid human contact! For the most part, our treatments allow you to resume regular activities immediately.
Emsculpt NEO is unique in that it requires absolutely no downtime whatsoever. You can safely book your treatment for your lunch hour, then go back to work with zero discomfort. A few hours after your treatment, you may feel a bit sore, but nothing painful — it will just feel like you completed a strenuous workout. You'll see the final results of your treatment series after several months, by which point you'll have eliminated the destroyed fat cells.
Dermal filler treatments offer minimal downtime other than standard injectable-associated swelling, bruising, and redness at the treatment site. It will take several months to see the collagen and elastin production stimulated by these injectables.
Because some patients take prescription pain medication ahead of their Ultherapy treatment, they may require someone to take them home afterwards. Otherwise, the typical side effects you can expect from this collagen production-boosting treatment are tenderness, numbing, and bruising, which may resolve as quickly as a few days; the final results will be apparent after a few months.
As mentioned, the results of most non-invasive body contouring procedures are temporary. However, when you destroy fat cells with Emsculpt NEO, those fat cells can never return. That is not to say that you can no longer gain weight or that the shape of your body won't change again after the non invasive treatment series.
Fat reduction treatments are not weight loss procedures. To achieve lasting body slimming results from Emsculpt NEO, it's recommended you maintain a healthy lifestyle, minimize new weight gain, and schedule maintenance treatments every six months after your first treatment series.
Body contouring without surgery can be a valuable tool in your aesthetic arsenal. If you have more questions about body contouring, book an initial consultation at Facet Dermatology. During your appointment, we'll be able to address any concerns, thoroughly explain our body contouring offerings, and customize a proposed treatment plan to your unique goals.