At Soza Clinic in Richardson, TX, we understand how hard it can be to feel good about all of the weight loss you have achieved when you have loose, sagging skin that refuses to tighten up. That is why we proudly offer Venus Freeze, a safe, effective, non-surgical skin tightening solution. To help you determine if it’s right for you, today, we’re taking a closer look at this treatment, including where it can be used.
Does Venus Freeze Work on the Stomach?
Yes, Venus Freeze works on the stomach. It also works in other areas with sagging skin. People often use it to tighten up their skin after massive, rapid weight loss. However, it can also be used to reverse the signs of aging in the face, jawline, and submental region.
How Many Treatments Will I Need for Optimal Results?
Typically, six to eight treatment sessions are recommended when the body is being targeted for treatment. If you also have facial skin sagging that you would like to address, you may only need six treatment sessions to achieve your desired results.
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
You can expect your treatment session to take roughly 30 minutes to complete. Factors affecting how long your session will take include the severity of your skin laxity and the number of areas you are targeting in a single session. If you want to tighten loose abdominal skin and improve the appearance of your submental region, your session may take closer to an hour.
What Can I Expect During My Treatment?
Before your treatment begins, we will verify that you and your skin are healthy enough for treatment. If you are suffering from an acute ailment, your appointment will be rescheduled. If you’re good to go, a layer of gel will be applied to your abdomen. This gel helps the Venus Freeze handpiece glide gently across the skin. Over the course of several minutes, you will feel the applicator warming.
Eventually, your skin will be warm enough that it will ramp up its collagen and elastin production processes. Note that your skin will not burn or feel uncomfortably hot during your treatment session. It is completely pain-free, so there is no need for the application of anesthesia prior to treatment.
How Quickly Will My Results Become Apparent?
Most people start to notice an improvement in their skin elasticity after just three treatment sessions or roughly three weeks. Typically, final results become apparent three to four months after the initial course of treatments. How soon you will see your desired results depends on numerous factors, including the severity of your skin laxity and how many sessions you need to achieve your desired results.
What Can I Do to See My Ideal Results Faster?
If you’re anxious to enjoy your final results as quickly as possible, there are some things you can do to help your body produce collagen and elastin efficiently. One of the most effective steps you can take is not to consume nicotine. This chemical compound simultaneously impedes your skin’s ability to produce collagen and weakens your body’s existing collagen. Another very effective step you can take is to stay hydrated.
You can also expect to see your final results faster if you get plenty of protein, zinc, and vitamin C in your diet. Other effective steps you can take include keeping your skin moisturized, having no more than a drink or two per day, and getting cardio most days to improve blood oxygenation.
How Long Will My Results Last?
You can expect your skin tightening results to last for several months after your treatment. You should not expect your results to last forever because your skin will continue ot age. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to support your skin health and enjoy your results for as long as possible.
What Can I Do to Extend My Results?
One effective step you can take is to maintain your weight within 10 pounds. If you have more than 10 pounds to lose after treatment before you are happy with your weight, make sure that you lose weight slowly. Rapid weight loss is not advisable because the faster you lose weight, the less likely it is that the elastin in your skin can keep up with your weight loss.
Another effective step you can take to extend the longevity of your results is to minimize your exposure to UV rays. UV ray exposure, be it from indoor tanning methods or unprotected sun exposure, is one of the leading causes of premature skin aging.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If you are an adult with a body mass index of 18.5 to 24.9, there is a good chance you will be deemed a good fit for this skin-tightening treatment. In other words, you can generally expect to qualify if you are overweight or your weight is normal for your height. You should not expect to qualify if you suffer from obesity.
Are There Contraindications for This Treatment?
Yes, there are many contraindications for this treatment, including pregnancy and breastfeeding. Past or present melanoma or squamous cell carcinoma will also disqualify you from this treatment. Furthermore, you will be considered a poor fit for this treatment if you have an unrepaired abdominal hernia, a coagulation disorder, or a history of developing keloids. Other conditions that will disqualify you from treatment include:
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Impaired skin sensation
- Sjogren’s syndrome
How Should I Prepare for My Venus Freeze Treatment?
It is extremely important that you come in for your appointment well-hydrated. Men should not shave their abdomen or any other targeted treatment area on the day of their appointment. This drastically reduces the risk of skin irritation that will necessitate the rescheduling of your appointment. You should also refrain from getting a chemical peel two to four weeks pre-treatment.
Another effective step you can take to reduce the likelihood of skin irritation at the time of your appointment is to avoid waxing for two to four weeks prior to treatment. Similarly, for 14 to 28 days prior to your appointment, you should not get any laser, IPL, or aggressive exfoliation treatment. Furthermore, you should not use any cosmetic products with glycolic acid or retinol.
What If I Can’t Lose Weight?
If you’ve tried and failed to lose weight on your own, don’t give up on your weight loss goals. You may need help from a medical clinic. Some people can’t lose weight due to a hormonal imbalance and need bioidentical hormone therapy to unlock their true weight loss potential. Other people can’t lose weight due to a nutritional deficiency, like vitamin B12 deficiency. Furthermore, some people can’t lose weight due to their appetite. Here’s just a few ways we can help.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
If you can’t lose weight due to a hormonal imbalance, bioidentical hormone replacement treatment may be right for you. This treatment restores balance to the hormone levels, increasing your energy levels, helping you sleep, supporting normal thyroid function, and improving your mental health significantly. With this treatment, you will find weight loss easier than it has ever been.
Vitamin B12 Injections
Vitamin B12 deficiency can result in many symptoms that make weight loss hard. Among these symptoms are weakness, fatigue, lightheadedness, depression, shortness of breath, and heart palpitations. If you suffer from depression, you may not have the mental energy it takes to eat nutritiously and exercise regularly.
If you get vitamin B12 injections, you may notice a number of benefits that increase the likelihood of a successful weight loss journey. Some of these benefits are:
- Improved mental health
- Improved physical health
- Faster metabolism
You can also get a sublingual spray to help you keep your appetite at bay. The less hungry you feel, the less likely it is that you will overeat.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Venus Freeze works on the stomach and other areas of loose skin. For instance, it can be used to tighten up loose skin in the neck, chin, jawline, and face. If you think you could benefit from this treatment, contact us now at Soza Clinic in Richardson, TX to schedule your initial consultation. We are happy to tailor a body-enhancing treatment plan that will help you achieve all of your cosmetic goals.