BodyFX uses radiofrequency heat to destroy fat and cellulite without surgery. It also tightens skin that CoolSculpting won’t. BodyFx uses newer technology that carries less risks of nerve damage and post treatment pain. BodyFx treatments take about 25 minutes per treatment area and take place over 6-8 treatment sessions. It is effective on neck fat, arm fat, back fat, belly fat, thigh/buttocks, and other areas of concern. It also is effective for areas of cellulite. BodyFx is completely non-invasive and has no downtime.
BodyFx vs CoolSculpting
Which is better for you?
Dr. Burroughs carefully researched and chose BodyFX over CoolSculpting for many reasons. When he evaluates new technologies to his practice and Springs Aesthetics, he looks for technology that is safe, works, comfortable, and reproducible. BodyFX met that criteria. It is a newer, safe, state-of-the-art, long-lasting, non-invasive solution for fat reduction and body contouring. Making use of radio frequency energy, deep tissue heating, and light vacuum pressure, the BodyFX applicator distributes heat to the skin and underlying fat causing the tissue to heat and contract to tighten the skin and melt fat cells over time. Safe to use on all parts of the body with stubborn fat reserves, BodyFX melts fat cells and can provide a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. BodyFX can even be used for neck fat. Neither BodyFX nor CoolSculpting are alternatives or a substitute for weight loss. However, BodyFX is ideal for stubborn fat areas, skin tightening, and cellulite in hard to target areas for slimming.
Alternatively, CoolSculpting utilizes older technology with cold to cause a slower loss of fat cells. It has been more fraught with adverse events and less optimal treatment results. A helpful summary table is provided below with the advantages highlighted in bold.
|Can Customize Treatments To Offer Body Shape and Contouring||Less Customizable|
|Destroys Fat Cells via radiofrequency heat induced apoptotic cell death||Slow Fat Cell Loss through cold-induced crystallization of fat cells|
|Warm Heat, Vacuum Sensation||Extreme Cold & Pressure that can be quite uncomfortable|
|Hands-on with constant feed-back to treating professional allowing greater safety||Typically Unattended|
|Skin Tightening Occurs||No skin tightening and can get looser skin|
|15-30 minutes per treatment||1 hour per applicator site|
|Results as fast as 6 weeks with Best Results at 2-4 months improving up to 6 months||3-4 months|
|Can Improve Cellulite Appearance||Not Recommended For Cellulite|
|Smooth Results||Can Have Step-Offs and Unevenness|
|Series of 8 treatments spaced a week apart||1-2 Treatments for each applicator site|
|Maintenance can be done 3-4 times yearly||Additional Treatments 2-4 months after last cycle|
|Priced per area with 2nd and additional areas at 50% off||Charged per applicator|
|No downtime||Significant bruising can occur and swelling, and bloating can last up to a month. Temporary blanching, redness, and soreness for 2-7 days. 2-6 weeks of numbness. Rare nerve pain that can persist.|
|No significant or long-term complications||Potential skin damage, ulceration, scarring, prolonged nerve discomfort, and permanent visible step-offs and depressions|
|BodyFX is the winner|
For best results, BodyFX treatments should be undertaken weekly over an eight week period. There is no downtime for BodyFX. During treatment, you may expect a warming of the skin that is the equivalent to the sensation of a deep tissue massage and when done quickly and properly is very tolerable. You may notice some slight redness in the treated area post treatment, but there is otherwise no downtime.
Since 2015, Springs Aesthetics has been using BodyFx with no complications and a high success rate (see some of our sample patients below). If you’re interested in removing unwanted fat and cellulite and getting skin tightening without surgery or downtime then give us a call at 719-259-6255. Additional information and before and afters can be found by clicking here.
Happy Springs Aesthetics Client that underwent BodyFX to smooth her dimpling, cellulite, and fatty areas. Below pictures show her fantastic results in terms of smoother skin, slimmer thighs, buttocks, and tighter gluteal areas.
Another Happy Springs Aesthetics BodyFX client that didn’t like her sagging and fatty-appearing lower abdomen. She eats well, and is physically active and was tired of her sagging belly. She was very happy with the tightened skin and improved slimming effect.
Another Springs Aesthetics BodyFX client that wanted slimmer and more toned thighs and buttocks. She has been very happy that these areas look smoother, slimmer, and more athletic.
Minimally Invasive Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction: A true revolution in body contouring brought first to Colorado Springs at Springs Aesthetics
Minimally invasive radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) is done under oral sedation, sometimes nitrous oxide (Pro-Nox) supplementation, and tumescent local anesthesia in the office setting. Large areas can undergo aspiration liposuction followed by radiofrequency energy to tighten the skin utilizing a probe that goes under the skin and has an external temperature monitor to automatically shut off the energy if the temperature rises too high. The Inmode RFAL platform works amazingly well as it utilizes bipolar energy as compared to Thermi’s monopolar, and is very safe and we have had no patient complications utilizing it. Areas that RFAL may be performed include: face, neck, abdomen, back, breasts (“BreastTite” to lift them), abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.
Prominent neck fat is nicely addressed by liposuction followed by RFAL. FaceTite offers the ability to lift the face without surgery and provides an opportunity to not only lift jowls upward, but to reduce fatty prominence (“chipmunk cheeks”) which traditional facelifting cannot. Bodytite is the equivalent for large areas of the body that need significant fat removal and contouring. Traditional aspiration liposuction is amazing for removing fat, but leaves skin sagging and loose. This is why RFAL is such an amazing revolution in body contouring because it is superior to liposuction alone as skin tightening (contraction up to nearly 40% in studies) occurs with a single treatment. The results keep improving for up to 6 months and work so well, in fact, that facetite/necktite can be used as a non-surgical face and/or neck lift for many patients with results lasting up to 4 years.