Every year, more and more people experience the positive benefits of aesthetics treatments to boost confidence and to achieve their ultimate body goals. Consequently, it’s only natural that body treatments are becoming increasingly popular. Whatever your body type, age, or fitness level, you may have a stubborn area that just doesn’t seem to respond to diet or exercise. If this is the case, then you may want to consider non-surgical aesthetic treatments to achieve the slimmer appearance you’ve been dreaming of. But first, let’s look at why some areas hold onto fat that just won’t budge, and what to do about it.
Maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise is vital, not just for your appearance, but to improve your overall wellbeing while reducing the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Even if you’re in peak physical condition, the unfortunate truth is that some people tend to carry excess weight regardless. This excess weight typically manifests in specific areas like the abdomen, thighs, or upper arms.
Gender, age, genetics, and lifestyle all play a role in weight gain and the accumulation of stubborn areas of body fat. For instance, women have a higher percentage of body fat than men do and tend to store excess fat in the thighs and flanks. Men aren’t exempt from problem areas either and are more likely to accumulate weight on the abdomen as they get older.
In order to understand why stubborn body fat is so stubborn, let’s look at one of the most popular areas for body treatments as an example: the abdomen. Weight accumulates around the belly for the same reason you get fat build-up anywhere else; because you’re consuming more calories than your body burns in a given day. Those excess calories get stored in the body as fat. This is where diet and exercise come into play. To lose weight, you need to consume fewer calories by dieting and burn more, by working out.
However, some fat cells are simply more difficult to burn than others. It probably comes as no surprise that your abdomen tends to hold onto fat longer than other areas of the body. This is because the fat cells stored there have a different type of receptor than normal fat cells—they have what is known as “alpha-receptor” instead of “beta-receptors,” which release fat faster. At the risk of getting too complicated, we’ll just say that beta-receptor fat cells will respond better to your efforts than alpha-receptor fat cells. That means that areas, like the abdomen, which have a high number of alpha-receptor fat cells, will always lag behind.
Although targeted workouts go a long way to sculpting and toning the areas you’re focused on changing, the actual weight loss benefits of the exercise will be generalized. This means that for some people, sit-ups will not be enough to reduce fatty tissue around the abdomen. Not that you shouldn’t incorporate a good ab workout into your routine—having a strong core is essential for your overall health, and promotes good posture, leading to a slimmer silhouette.
The good news is that there’s another solution for stubborn areas that don’t respond to traditional diets and exercise—medical aesthetic treatments. Here’s a list of what most people experience as stubborn areas with extra fatty tissue, and the aesthetics treatments that offer a solution:
Excess fatty tissue stored in the upper section of the upper arms tends to become more apparent as we age and as the skin loses elasticity. Over time, the loss of elasticity leads to sagging, which no amount of exercise can address.
The solution: Body slimming treatments, which use radio frequency technology to safely deliver energy beneath the skin’s surface, working to reduce the circumference of the area while boosting natural elastin and collagen production.
Excess fat around the middle is a sign that your body doesn’t process insulin very well. Stress, genetics, and hormones contribute to stubborn abdominal fat as well.
The solution: Fat treatments target and break down fat for a slimmer, more sculpted look. Venus Bliss™ is especially effective at reducing fatty tissue around the waistline, breaking it down in a process called lipolysis—the same process by which your body breaks down fat naturally, only faster.
Hormones, age, and a sedentary lifestyle can all lead to an accumulation of fat in the lower body, and once it’s there, it’s notoriously difficult to budge. This is a problem area for women especially, where excess fatty tissue tends to show up as cellulite.
The solution: Non-surgical cellulite reduction treatments deliver heat under the skin’s surface to reduce the volume of fat cells while increasing the production of collagen and elastin fibers under the skin. This can help to reduce the lumps and bumps that tend to accumulate on the thighs and flanks.
The delicate skin around the neck and jawline tends to age faster than that of the rest of your body. Loss of elasticity leads to sagging, which is only accentuated by any excess fatty tissue that may be there.
The solution: Skin tightening treatments, uses radio frequency technology to boost the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin. The result is visibly tighter, smoother, and younger-looking skin.
Venus Concept devices use the latest technology in modern medical aesthetics for safe, effective and comfortable treatments. Our body treatments are especially popular because they deliver visible results and with no downtime. Speak to a qualified treatment provider near you about how a Venus Concept treatment can help you reach your body goals. Find one close to you by using the search field below:
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