By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: February 2014
Before and after Ultherapy. (Real patient)
It may feel like warm weather will never return, but spring is on its way – time for tank tops, shorts and swimsuits. Eek! If the thought of showing some skin after this long, cold winter sends chills down your spine, don’t fret! Now is the time to prepare.
As we all know, a healthy diet and regular exercise is the key to feeling great and looking slim and trim. But some of us need a little more than that. It’s called stubborn fat for a reason; no matter how healthy you eat and how much you exercise, it can be virtually impossible to lose those persistent muffin tops, love handles and belly pooches. You’re left with two options: learn to live with it or have surgery, right? Wrong! BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center offers an innovative procedure for people who want to lose those stubborn bumps and bulges, without undergoing surgery or experiencing any downtime. CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical technology that targets and cools unwanted fat cells in a selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat.
Unlike most other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting involves no needles, no anesthesia, no surgery and no downtime. Patients often spend time reading, working on their laptops or simply relaxing while undergoing this “lunchtime” treatment. “CoolSculpting is a 60-minute procedure, so you can do it on your lunch break, and you can return to work right after,” says Malissa Spacek, managing partner of BA Med Spa. “We’re very excited to be offering this incredible technology for our patients.”
Developed by Harvard scientists, this procedure uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Only fat cells are frozen – your healthy cells remain healthy. Once crystallized, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from your body.
CoolSculpting is safe, FDA-cleared and effective. Results look natural and can be seen as early as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results seen after one to three months. Treatment areas may include the abdomen, upper abdomen, love handles, bra line, inner thighs and backs of thighs. “You can even treat multiple areas on the same visit,” adds Malissa.
Of course we all want our bodies to look great, but we can’t forget about our faces! Another great treatment for those who don’t want to go “under the knife,” Ultherapy is a non- non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin.
The only FDA-approved procedure to not only tighten but lift skin on these hard-to-treat areas, Ultherapy stimulates the deep structural support layers of the skin – including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift – without disturbing the surface of the skin.
With Ultherapy, there’s no downtime; you can go about your day after a single, 60 to 90 minute in-office procedure. Results will unfold over the course of two to three months, and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to six months, including lifting and tightening of the skin on the neck, under the chin, along the jaw line, and on the brow.
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Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.
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