Are you frustrated by areas of stubborn fat that won’t respond to diet and exercise? Body sculpting offers a solution, and is among the services available from Dr. Compton at his self-named practice, Richard Compton, DO, in La Cañada Flintridge, California. When you’re ready to learn more, call or schedule a face-to-face visit online.
Many people have problem areas that simply won’t respond to even the most rigorous diet and exercise efforts. To understand why it helps to think about how your body converts food into energy.
When you eat, a portion of that food is converted into fat. That fat is stored in specific cells that have the ability to expand and contract to hold more or less fat. Your body is covered in a layer of fat cells that lie just beneath the surface of your skin.
When you consume more calories than you burn, your fat cells expand to hold more fat. When you burn more calories than you take in, your body taps into those fat stores for additional energy.
The problem lies in the fact that there is no way to control which fat cells are accessed. This means you can reach and maintain a healthy weight yet still struggle with fatty deposits that won’t budge.
Radiofrequency body sculpting, also called body contouring, offers a solution. These treatments use radiofrequency energy to create heat in your fat cells. That heat damages a portion of targeted cells, preventing them from continuing to hold fat.
The cells collapse, and the stored fat drains out to be processed and eliminated through your lymphatic system. The heat created using radiofrequency energy does not harm your skin or surrounding tissues, and treatments are not painful. There is no need for any form of anesthesia or significant recovery time. However, microneedling can sometimes be considered uncomfortable, which is why Dr. Comptom offers topical and oral numbing medication.
Dr. Compton offers two premiere products that are manufactured by InMode: The Morpheus8® full-body fractional radiofrequency microneedling treatment platform. This option delivers outstanding skin revitalization, which uses numerous tiny sterile needles to create microscopic channels into your skin. Additionally, the hands-free Evolve® X system uses three applicator choices to burn fat, tighten skin, and incorporate electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to enhance results.
Your body responds with a swift immune reaction, creating new collagen and improving circulation in the area. This works to smooth and tighten your skin. When combined with body contouring, radiofrequency microneedling helps further refine the appearance and contouring of the treatment area.
Yes and no. The fat cells damaged during body sculpting are gone forever and will not regenerate. However, the remaining fat cells will still be able to expand and contract normally.
If you gain a significant amount of weight after body sculpting, your results can be altered. That’s why this treatment is best suited for people who have reached and can maintain a healthy, stable weight.
If you struggle with weight loss, Richard Compton, DO, offers consultations for hormone replacement therapy. Hormonal imbalance is often the cause of weight struggles, and reaching a healthier balance can help you achieve and sustain your weight loss goals.
When you’re ready to begin, call or schedule a visit online. Telehealth appointments are also available and are a good way to get more information about body sculpting.