Even with a healthy diet and exercise routine, stubborn fat and cellulite can be difficult to get rid of. We offer BodyFX® for patients in Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock, and the surrounding areas of Colorado.
What is BodyFX®?
BodyFX® is a body contouring, cellulite treatment and fat reduction machine. BodyFX® is a long lasting, non-invasive solution to reduce the unsightly appearance of cellulite leading to improvements in your body contour. It is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment which is an alternative to liposuction.
BodyFX® uses radiofrequency heat to destroy fat and cellulite, providing non-invasive fat reduction 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.
What are The Benefits of BodyFX®?
BodyFX® improves the appearance of cellulite, reduce dimpled skin, loss of elasticity on the abdomen, love handles, hips, thighs and other areas that require fat reduction.
How Many Treatments of BodyFX® Are Required?
BodyFX® treatments take about 25 minutes per treatment area and it is recommended that weekly sessions are performed over 6-8 treatments to achieve desired results. 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.
Should You Choose BodyFX® or CoolSculpting®?
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, effective, 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.
BodyFX vs CoolSculpting
|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|
How Much Does BodyFX® Cost?
The cost of BodyFX® is determined on a patient-by-patient basis, depending on the area to be treated and your desired results. Springs Aesthetics offers multiple payment options, including financing through CareCredit® and Alphaeon®. Our aestheticians will discuss your payment options during your consultation.
How Quickly Will I See The Results of BodyFX®?
Results are seen after the first treatment for fat and cellulite while skin tightening effects take more time and reach peak at 6-12 months. Gradual improvements in the treatment area can be seen following the first few treatments with the skins surface feeling smoother and softer immediately.
What Can I Expect When Getting BodyFX®?
Body FX uses a combination of different clinically proven modalities including radiofrequency energy, deep tissue heating and suction coupled negative pressure. The radio-frequency energy distributes heat into targeted tissue and underlying fat causing the tissues to heat and contract. Once the target tissue reaches temperature a second energy pulse is delivered responsible for killing the fat cell. The treatment area is a 6 x 6 inches with application of 10 minutes of continuous energy consistently maintaining a certain temperature that destroys fat cells. The heating effect stimulates collagen which helps to tighten skin while the secondary pulse improves cellulite appearance and targets localized fat deposits. The vacuum and controlled energy pulses work synergistically to provide beautiful body contouring results and a percent of fat reduction each treatment.
Is BodyFX® Treatment Safe?
A series of RF energy is delivered be a succession of pulses at 1 million cycles per second. While this may sound intense, it is very safe. To maximize comfort, the body’s temperature is constantly monitored, with ongoing accurate feedback of the skin’s temperature, this thermal monitoring provides the utmost in temperature control.
Does it Hurt to Get BodyFX®?
Most users find the BodyFX comfortable. During treatment you can expect a warming of your skin, and gentle pulling/stretching sensation as the radio frequency and vacuum work to smooth out unwanted stubborn pockets of fat.
Is There Any Downtime with BodyFX®?
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. Additional information and before and afters can be found by clicking here.
If you are looking for a non-invasive solution to stubborn fat and cellulite, look no further than BodyFX®. If you are interested in learning more about the many benefits of BodyFX® treatment, contact to learn more. We are proud to serve patients in Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, South Denver, and the surrounding areas of Colorado.