Weight loss can be a major struggle. While some may find it easy to shed fat with clear diet guidelines and a strict workout regimen, it is also common to struggle with losing just a few stubborn pounds with diet and exercise alone. While target training to build muscle in areas where stubborn fat accumulates might help to shape and tone (consider the thighs, for instance), there is no way to target fat in a specific area of the body. While targeted fat reduction treatments can be used to enhance a healthy, active lifestyle, fat is just half the battle. There is one more step to take to truly achieve your weight loss goals: non-invasive skin tightening treatments.
Not all fat is created equal and oftentimes, this may mean we need to look to aesthetic treatments to smooth and contour first and maintain the results second. However, it’s important to note that there are two factors to consider when slimming down:
When we gain weight and fat cells accumulate, their sheer volume presses against our skin, causing it to stretch to accommodate. Belly bloat can be a small-scale example of how skin stretches to accommodate our body’s changing needs. Contributing to this particular characteristic are two proteins present in skin: collagen and elastin, the two building blocks for healthy, youthful skin. Elastin is the elastic-type protein that allows skin to stretch and snap back to meet the body’s particular needs at that time. Collagen is a key structural protein in skin and helps to ensure skin appears smooth even as fat pockets accumulate under the surface.
When fat reduction occurs, skin should theoretically gradually firm up. Naturally, this process can take some time—up to two years, in fact—and factors such as the speed at which weight was lost, the length of time you were carrying the excess weight, your age, and even your skin care routine can affect skin’s ability to snap back. This is because the skin's natural collagen and elastin production levels can decline in line with these factors—and many more, such as smoking and alcohol consumption. For these reasons, it can be near impossible for some following weight loss via fat reduction alone to achieve your target weight loss aesthetic goals—a smoother, firmer appearance being the key goal for most—as skin needs a little extra help to recover.
This is where treatments like Trim & Tite™ offer the perfect complement to fat reduction to fully achieve your unique weight loss goals. An effective skin tightening solution exclusive to the Venus Legacy™ device, Trim & Tite™ may be used as a complementary treatment to any fat reduction treatment or weight loss plan to firm up skin, smooth out any lines or areas fat was not evenly reduced, and further tone and shape targeted treatment areas to help you reach your ultimate weight loss goals. Using advanced radio frequency-based technology, Trim & Tite™ treatments deliver thermal (heat) energy deep below the skin’s surface, heating tissue and stimulating skin’s natural collagen and elastin production cycles. The result is smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin.
Trim & Tite™ treatments can be customized to match your aesthetic goals, from adding contour and definition to the waistline to shaping your derriere for a smoother, firmer, more lifted look. Ultimately, these treatments focus on improving the appearance of loose skin while further stimulating the breakdown of fat cells and supporting skin’s healthy collagen and elastin renewal cycles.
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