With a blink of an eye it is already March and Spring Break and bikini season is upon us especially for those who lives in Los Angeles. Many people (moms) experience the constant frustration of unwanted cellulite and stubborn fat because no matter how much effort you put into eating healthy and exercise, it’s resistant to your daily routine. I have some concerns with the stubborn fat that is on my upper arms. While I was doing Forma Facial treatments at Parfaire Medical in Pasadena, Dr. Winnie introduced me to BodyFx, a non-invasive solution to melt those trouble spots on your body while tightening the skin.
BodyFx it uses radio frequency energy to tighten skin, remove fat and reduce the appearance of cellulite. During the procedure vacuum and radio frequency energy tighten skin and the fibrous attachments that result in cellulite. It also uses short bursts of high voltage energy to disrupt the wall of the fat cell resulting in
When compared to other body sculpting treatments like Coolscuplting, BodyFX doesn’t leave behind excessive saggy skin. Instead, this advanced technology uses heat-based fat sculpting to tighten and smooth the remaining excessive skin. Over the duration of recommended treatments based on individual consultation, fat cells are destroyed while skin is tightened to provide a sculpted appearance. The device’s spot-treatment capability is great solution if you have specific problem areas you want addressed quickly and painlessly, just in time for that special event or upcoming vacation. Now, let’s get into some Q&A.
What body areas can it treat?
This treatment is for reducing and treating unwanted areas of stubborn fat such as:*
– Love handles / muffin tops
– Stomach / “Mommy tummy”
– Backs of arms
– Inner and outer thighs
– Back fat
What to expect during treatments?
During my consultation with Dr. Winnie, she listened to my concern and estimate the number of recommended treatments needed to achieve desired results, and addressed all of my questions and concerns. Since the upper arm is an area that already has less fat to begin with, I wouldn’t need the full 6 weeks and a shorter session is recommended.
Each of session lasts approximately 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated. No side effects are expected other than minor warmth and redness and some bruising, which should disappear within a few hours or days. Each treatment is fast, with little-to no pain, and can easily be completed in an hour or over a lunch break, with no discomfort or downtime.
How soon should I see results?
Depending on the size of the area treated, improvements can typically be seen after 3-4 sessions. After the recommended sessions are completed, the body’s contouring process doesn’t just stop; it continues 3-6 months following treatment. With results showing as early as 2 month.
How much does it cost?
The cost of a treatment depends on the condition, size of area(s) to be treated, and goals to be achieved. Whether you want to treat a small or large area(s), and need a few or several treatments will be discussed during your free consultation. Rates, package offers and financing options will also be offered during your consultation.
Now, let’s discuss My Results after 4 treatments with Parfaire Medical. My left arm was first measured at 10.2 inches and after my series was 9.5 inches. The right arm started at 11 inches and after was 9.75 inches. I have to say that the upper arm area is quite sensitive (especially around the inner arm where the skin is very delicate) as opposed to stomach or love handles. So I did experience some stinging sensation and slight shock when the radio frequency zaps certain areas. For the most part, it is tolerable. I also tend to bruise easily and had some red marks on my arm from the suction, but those bruising went away after two days.
You can see form the photo above that the treatment significantly took off some of the loose and sagging fatty areas in my upper arm and also tightened the treatment area, making the muscle more defined. What do you guys think about my treatment and before and after photos? Would you consider doing BodyFX? If you are in LA, I highly recommend going to Parfaire Medical because the girls there are so professional and really knows what they are doing.