What Is Non-Invasive Body Contouring?Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 by Douglas M. Stevens, MD
In his many years of practice, Dr. Douglas Stevens has witnessed the incredible evolution of body contouring treatments. Mechanically extracting fat through liposuction surgery used to be the only effective option; however, liposuction comes with some downsides (namely, the need for anesthesia, incisions and recovery downtime).
As people’s lifestyles have become busier and they no longer have the time needed to devote to surgery and recovery, non-invasive body contouring procedures have emerged as an appealing alternative. Countless devices claim to eliminate body fat and tighten loose skin without surgery, but only a handful are successful.
Evolve is one of the latest and greatest non-invasive body contouring treatments to develop in the past few years. Evolve promises to shape and sculpt different areas of the body without needles, incisions or anesthesia. The treatment can melt fat and tighten loose skin — no downtime, discomfort or incisions required.
The Technology Behind Evolve
Evolve leverages the power of radiofrequency energy to tighten skin, reduce fat and tone muscles in “problem areas” of the body. When directed at the target area, the Evolve device sends radiofrequency energy into the deep tissues. This triggers a heat response that melts fat and causes a contraction of the overlying skin.
Evolve is ideal for the candidate who is close to his or her ideal weight yet bothered by stubborn pockets of fat or loose skin. Dr. Stevens commonly uses Evolve to treat the abdomen, hips, thighs, flanks, buttocks, back and upper arms.
What To Expect During a Treatment Session
Your Evolve treatment plan will be uniquely tailored to your individual area(s) of concern and goals. Expect to undergo anywhere from three to eight treatments to achieve the results you want.
Most patients are surprised at how comfortable treatment sessions are. During the session, you will relax on the treatment table and the Evolve device will be placed over the pre-determined target area. The device is hands-free and loosely resembles a belt with multiple applicators. It produces a thermal effect in the deep tissues, melting fat and causing loose skin in the area to tighten. The system’s internal controls ensure that the radiofrequency energy does not overheat your skin and cause discomfort or burns.
A treatment session usually takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete. You can watch television, work on a laptop or use your smartphone while the treatment takes place.
Learn More About Non-Invasive Body Contouring With Evolve
Dr. Stevens is well known throughout the Fort Myers area for embracing new treatment innovations. It is no surprise that we are the first practice in the Fort Myers area to champion the use of Evolve. If you are interested in learning more about reshaping your body with Evolve, please call or email us today.