If you’re like many people, you may have resolved to lose weight and exercise more last New Years’ Day. If you’ve worked hard and met your goal — congratulations! We encourage you to consider a cosmetic treatment or two to put the finishing touches on the results you’ve worked so hard to achieve.
If you’re starting a fresh resolution in 2022, you can still schedule one of these popular med spa treatments for swimsuit season now to help motivate you to crush your goals in the coming months.
Cellulite is one of the most common cosmetic complaints, particularly among women. Unfortunately, however, diet and exercise won’t necessarily get rid of cellulite lumps and bumps. In fact, it is a common misconception that cellulite is caused by being overweight. People of all sizes and builds can get cellulite, and an estimated 90% of women will experience cellulite at some point in their lives.
QWO® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable cellulite treatment for the buttocks. In just three treatments, each spaced about three weeks apart, QWO can visibly improve “cottage cheese” bumps caused by cellulite.
QWO uses enzymes called collagenases to release the tight bands of connective tissue that pull downwards on underlying fat cells, creating a rippled appearance on the surface of the skin. Once that tension is released, cellulite lumps and bumps are resolved and you are left with smooth, even skin.
If you gave your fitness resolutions your all in 2021 but are still left with a few stubborn areas of fat that aren’t responding to your efforts, talk to your plastic surgeon about CoolSculpting®. This nonsurgical body contouring device freezes away targeted fat cells in areas like your hips, thighs, abdomen and upper arms, without harming the surrounding tissue. For many people, a single CoolSculpting treatment is sufficient to achieve their desired goals.
While you will see the best CoolSculpting results the closer you are to your ideal weight, many people find that merely scheduling their CoolSculpting sessions is the motivation needed to lose those last few pounds. In as little as one CoolSculpting session, most people see a 20% to 25% reduction in fat in the treated area.
3. Laser Treatments
Maybe you are still working on reaching your weight loss goals or have other skincare-related resolutions. In this instance, a treatment such as laser skin resurfacing could be right for you. Laser treatments can address a variety of common concerns, ranging from aging and acne scars to wrinkles and sun damage and can be customized to suit your specific skin type and needs.
Most people see the best results after a series of laser skin treatments, so starting early in the new year can put you on track to enjoy your full results come spring. Laser treatments started in the cooler winter months also make the recovery process easier, as you will need to stay out of the sun as your skin heals.
Dr. David Kaufman earned a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating with distinction, the highest academic honor. As an active duty naval special warfare officer, he served our nation for four years, including duty in Operation Desert Storm. He then attended Harvard Medical School, receiving his medical doctor degree in 1996. From there, he entered and completed postdoctoral surgical training in a combined general and plastic surgery residency at Stanford University Medical Center.
A board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Kaufman’s diverse surgical experience and skill enables him to choose procedures and techniques to best suit each patient. Consider him and his practice, Kaufman Plastic Surgery, if you are looking for a plastic surgeon in the Sacramento area.