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How We Combine Body Sculpting Treatments For Amazing Results

Procedures / November 23, 2021

If you’re a healthy adult taking good care of your body but are suffering with stubborn diet-and-exercise-resistant fat and poor muscle tone, body sculpting may be the treatment you’ve been searching for to build muscle. 

The experienced body sculpting providers at Entre Nous Aesthetics can help you achieve the butt and abs you’ve been dreaming of, all without surgery, needles, or any invasive techniques.

What body sculpting treatments are available near me? 

At Entre Nous Aesthetics, we offer several body sculpting treatments to help our clients achieve a slimmer, smoother look. 

We commonly recommend the following treatments for clients looking to sculpt a better version of themselves:

Learn more about each of these treatments, and how we combine them, by reading on.

CoolSculpting®

One of the best body sculpting treatments we offer is CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared cryolipolysis treatment, a specific type of lipolysis (destruction of fat cells) that freezes individual fat cells. This can reduce or entirely shed areas of excess fat, such as stubborn pockets of fat which are resistant to diet and exercise.

We can use CoolSculpting to target fat on the:

  • Love handles
  • Back rolls
  • Under the bra
  • Inner & outer thighs
  • Hips
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Under the chin

What can I expect with CoolSculpting? 

When you visit Entre Nous Aesthetics for body sculpting treatments at our Menlo Park office, we initially create an individualized treatment plan based on your specific goals and target treatment areas. On the day of your first CoolSculpting appointment, we will get you into a comfortable position and mark the exact placement of the device. 

Then, we turn on the device, which begins with a suction function to draw the undesired fat cells away from your body, and apply cooling panels to the treatment area. 

Does it hurt?

Our clients typically tolerate CoolSculpting very well, with minimal discomfort. Your session will take between 35 and 75 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. After the fat freezes, we gently massage it to break it into smaller pieces that the body can easily remove.

Is CoolSculpting a permanent solution to excess fat?

The fat cells you’re born with and those that develop during adolescence are the ones you’ll have for life. When you gain or lose weight, these fat cells expand and contract, so you never really “lose” or “gain” fat cells unless you go to a med spa or plastic surgeon for treatments like Kybella, CoolSculpting, or surgical procedures like fat grafting or liposuction

Since adult bodies cannot create new fat cells, the fat cells we destroy through CoolSculpting will be gone for good. Unless you gain weight in the future and expand the fat cells that remain, the results of CoolSculpting should be long-lasting, if not permanent. 

Most clients see changes and results within 2 to 3 months after a series of CoolSculpting treatments. According to recent research, 79% of clients saw a positive difference in the way their clothes fit after receiving these fat freezing treatments.

EMSCULPT®

EMSCULPT is a relatively new body sculpting procedure that uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to safely build muscle and create definition in your buttocks, abs, and obliques. In fact, a 30-minute EMSCULPT session provides the equivalent of performing 20,000 squats or crunches!

EMSCULPT body sculpting offers the best results to those who are already fit and close to their ideal body. They may just need extra help to get over a workout plateau or want to achieve more tightness and definition. It’s especially helpful before going on vacation or attending another special event where you’ll want to show off definition in your abs or glutes!

Using EMSCULPT, we can also help women experiencing diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles after pregnancy) to minimize the bothersome belly “pooch” that appears. 

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What happens during an EMSCULPT treatment?

When you come to Entre Nous for an EMSCULPT session, we will first consult with you to ensure you are an ideal candidate, or determine if one of our other body contouring treatments would be more appropriate. We typically recommend a series of 4 to 6 treatments to achieve your goals.

Your EMSCULPT specialist will lay you down and make sure you are comfortable. Then, she will place the paddles onto the intended treatment area. Initially, your specialist will set the machine on a low setting so your muscles become accustomed to the intense contractions. We will then amp up the intensity gradually to ensure your comfort.

Does EMSCULPT replace trips to the gym?

While each EMSCULPT session offers the muscle-building benefits of 20,000 squats or crunches, it is absolutely not an excuse to stop working out. There are many benefits to working out, including the release of endorphins, building bone density, preventing chronic disease, lowering your heart rate, and more that EMSCULPT technology cannot replicate.

We use EMSCULPT as a treatment that works with your regular fitness routine to give you the extra definition you can’t seem to achieve at the gym alone!

What is recovery like?

There is no downtime or recovery associated with EMSCULPT. You can go about your regular activities immediately following your 30-minute session. 

After guests leave our office in Menlo Park following their EMSCULPT body sculpting appointment, they typically tell us they feel minor soreness, like they’ve just finished an intense Pilates class. Despite going through perhaps the most grueling workout your muscles can handle, we promise you won’t feel as though you’ve just done thousands of squats or crunches!

Kybella®

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment which uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid to kill fat cells in the submental area and help clients reduce or eliminate a double chin. It pairs perfectly with CoolSculpting treatments for a double chin to offer even better, more dramatic results! 

Excess submental fat, or double chins, can result from aging, weight fluctuations, or even genetics. Many find that a double chin is difficult (if not impossible) to eliminate with diet and exercise. Kybella is an amazing non-surgical solution that helps clients achieve a much more flattering profile after a series of 3 to 6 treatments.

How does Kybella work?

Kybella uses deoxycholic acid, a substance already found in your body’s digestive system, to break down and absorb fat. When injected below the chin, Kybella directly targets stubborn fat deposits that give you a double chin.

The best candidates for Kybella are healthy adults with moderate to severe fat beneath their chin. We don’t recommend Kybella treatments for anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding!

Is there any recovery time to plan for?

Though you may experience some slight swelling or redness after the injections (similar to your Botox or filler appointments), there is no required downtime with Kybella. You may go about your daily activities after leaving our office, though you may want to apply an ice pack afterwards to reduce swelling more quickly. 

How long do the results of Kybella last?

You can see Kybella results over the course of 6 to 8 weeks post-injection. We space your appointments for Kybella 5 to 6 weeks apart, and you can expect to receive at least 2 treatments before seeing the full results of the injections.

With 12 to 20 injections per visit, clients see results that can last for years, with little to no need for touch-up treatments. Just like with CoolSculpting, when we eliminate the fat cells, they cannot return. Keep in mind, however, the fat cells that remain can still expand with weight gain, so it is important to keep up a healthy diet and exercise routine following Kybella injections.

Profound RF cellulite treatments

Profound RF microneedling is a revolutionary body sculpting treatment available near you that uses very small “micro” needles to penetrate to the depth of our choosing and release radiofrequency energy.

Microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) is a minimally-invasive combination that stimulates collagen production deep in the skin to tighten loose, sagging skin and break up the bands of connective tissue that cause the dimpled appearance we recognize as cellulite.

Besides tightening the skin and eliminating cellulite, Profound RF microneedling can address sun damage and other common signs of aging. Including Profound treatments in your body sculpting plan helps us reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, scars, and stretch marks, too!

What is the difference between Profound RF microneedling and traditional microneedling? 

Traditional microneedling is also a popular treatment option at Entre Nous Aesthetics. We use the multiple hair-fine needles of our SkinPen device to create micro-injuries in the skin. This stimulates the body’s own healing response, prompting your skin to produce collagen and elastin—the building blocks of healthy, youthful-looking skin. 

Profound RF microneedling takes this process to a whole new level. This treatment heats the underlying layers of the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin. This allows us to  reach deeper layers of the skin than a traditional microneedling appointment, producing faster, more dramatic skin tightening results that last longer than microneedling alone. It also breaks up the bands of connective tissue that fat can push through, causing cellulite that many go to great lengths to hide.

When will I see results? 

Because the technique behind Profound RF microneedling harnesses your body’s natural ability to both heal and produce collagen, results vary from person to person. However, most clients see improvement in 3 to 6 months after their last treatment.  

As with similar treatments, results are greatly influenced by your lifestyle, sun exposure, diet, and use of effective skin care products. That said, your Entre Nous body sculpting specialist will personalize an at-home skincare regimen for you to help maintain your results long term. 

How many Profound cellulite treatments do I need? 

As with most body sculpting treatments, every client requires a unique approach. For optimal results, we may recommend a series of 3 or more treatments, each scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart. 

During your initial consultation for body sculpting, we will make a personalized recommendation for the number of Profound RF treatments you need. Factors we consider include your overall skincare goals, lifestyle, and budget. 

QWO® for cellulite

QWO is the first and only FDA-cleared injectable to treat cellulite in the buttocks. Special enzymes in QWO called collagenases treat moderate-to-severe cellulite. These enzymes are thought to target the structural causes of cellulite underneath your skin, including the fibrous bands that your fat and other tissue push through to create the telltale dimpled cellulite appearance.

When injected, QWO® releases these fibrous bands to help smooth the skin, redistribute fat cells, and stimulate new collagen production! 

What causes cellulite?

Though the exact causes of cellulite are unknown, we know that it occurs when fat deposits below the skin pushes through layers of connective tissue. 

Correlations with the formation of cellulite include:

  • Enlarged fat cells under the skin
  • Dimpling-causing rigid collagen fibers
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Accumulated toxins in the skin
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal changes and aging

How can I tell if I have cellulite?

There are three grades of cellulite that most women experience. 

Grade 1 – Cellulite is mild, and isn’t as visible in a resting position, but an “orange peel” effect appears when you pinch the skin.

Grade 2 – Cellulite is moderate. It isn’t as visible in a resting position, but a “cottage cheese” effect appears when standing.

Grade 3 – Cellulite is severe. It is visible at all times, whether sitting or standing and appears dimpled and wavy.

Be careful to not confuse cellulite for loose skin! If loose skin is your primary concern, we recommend treatments with Profound RF microneedling.

Is there downtime or a recovery period?

There is little to no downtime associated with QWO. Some clients experience initial soreness, bruising, and tenderness in the treatment area, but these side effects resolve over time.

So, what body sculpting treatment should I get?

Now that you know more about each of the body sculpting treatments we offer near you, you can understand the beauty of combining treatments! 

Rarely does a client come to Entre Nous Aesthetics for a one-and-done procedure. We take the time to get to know you, carefully listen to your goals, and examine your body. Then, we create a treatment plan that’s unique to you.

Some of the treatments we frequently combine include:

  • A CoolSculpting series followed by EMSCULPT treatments for a trim waistline or firmer buttocks
  • Kybella + CoolSculpting for double chins
  • Kybella + Profound RF for excess chin fat and loose neck skin
  • CoolSculpting + Profound RF for pockets of excess fat and skin
  • QWO following CoolSculpting or Profound RF for even better results
  • And more! 

Why come to Entre Nous Aesthetics?

Entre Nous Aesthetics is proud to be the premier med spa in the Bay Area. Licensed medical assistants and aestheticians perform all of our consultations and treatments, so you can relax knowing you are in the most skilled and practiced hands in the region. 

Dr. Jane Weston, a renowned plastic surgeon, oversees our office and even performs several of our aesthetics treatments herself. 

Besides our highly trained providers, we also invest vast amounts of time, energy, and money in research and continuing education to ensure we offer the best aesthetic care with the latest technology. 

Schedule a consultation at our med spa in Menlo Park today!

If you feel frustrated by stubborn fat bulges, lack of ab definition, sagging skin, a double chin, or cellulite, come consult with us at Entre Nous Aesthetics in Menlo Park. We can help with body sculpting near you.

We can’t wait to help you achieve your ideal body!

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