It’s been over a decade since the body positivity movement began to emerge. Yet despite its focus on challenging unrealistic body standards, many of us are still terrified to put on a swimsuit in public. Whether we feel self-conscious about our cellulite or the 20+ pounds we gained during quarantine, bathing suit anxiety is real. So in this post, we’re talking about getting swimsuit-ready now with CoolSculpting, QWO, and Laser Hair Removal.
The Trifecta of Beach Body Treatments
What makes these three treatments so ideal for getting ready for swimsuit weather? They focus on some of the issues that keep us covered up in the first place. CoolSculpting can target multiple concerns—from abdominal fat to jiggly thighs. And QWO has been cleared by the FDA to treat cellulite on the buttocks. Lastly, laser hair removal can deliver smooth, silky, touchable skin and get rid of unwanted hair once and for all. Let’s discuss each of these treatments as they relate to getting ready to don your favorite swimwear.
CoolSculpting for the Ultimate Beach Body
CoolSculpting can be your secret weapon against stubborn fat, allowing you to wear the bathing suit you really want to wear instead of settling for something that “covers you up.” Many of us diet and exercise religiously but still can’t get rid of lingering pockets of fat, no matter what we do. Coolscupting can help tone and define those areas, giving you the confidence you need to hit the beach with no regrets. Wondering what areas of the body can be CoolSculpted?
Which Areas of the Body Can You CoolSculpt?
Getting ready to wear your favorite swimsuit with confidence is easy since CoolSculpting has been FDA-cleared for removing stubborn fat on these areas:
- Inner and outer thighs
- Flanks (muffin top, love handles, spare tire)
- Back fat
- Bra fat
- Upper arms
- Banana roll (fat underneath the buttocks)
CoolSculpting can even treat a double chin or the area just below your jawline for a toned, lifted, younger-looking you.
Is CoolSculpting an Invasive Procedure?
The best thing about CoolSculpting is that it’s completely noninvasive. The procedure is done with a ground-breaking device that harnesses the power of a fat-freezing technology called cryolipolysis. There are no knives. Instead, a technician applies the CoolSculpting device to the outside of your body.
Unlike liposuction, which can leave a scar and take months to heal, there is no scarring with coolsculpting. While you may have some swelling and redness for a week or so after the treatment, there is no lasting damage.
Our team at La Belle Vie Medical Care and Aesthetics in Draper will work with you to develop a personalized plan so you can sculpt and tone your trouble spots. Depending on your goals, you may need one or several appointments to get your desired results.
QWO for Cellulite
The second treatment we’re discussing is QWO for cellulite. This latest treatment can smooth out those lumps and bumps that have kept you from wearing bathing suits that show too much skin.
Up until now, there has never been an effective cure for cellulite. Although we’ve all seen advertisements for lotions, creams, and other topicals claiming to banish those bulges and dimples, they never live up to the hype. However, QWO has changed that.
What is QWO?
QWO stands for collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes injections. It’s a long name for a remarkable new FDA-approved treatment that can dissolve those unsightly dimples on your buttocks and perfect your beach body. Moreover, it’s designed for women with moderate to severe cellulite.
QWO is an injectable treatment that is the first of its kind, and it’s taking the cosmetic industry by storm. So if you’re affected by cellulite (the dreaded “cottage cheese” or “orange-peel” texture that develops on 80 to 90 percent of all women), you’ll want to know more about this exciting new solution.
The idea that you can exercise cellulite away is a misconception. Even those who follow a strict diet and fitness program can be predisposed to cellulite, and the most rigorous workouts barely make a dent. That’s because cellulite is not fat. Instead, it results from normal fatty tissue pushing through the fibrous bands that connect muscle and skin. Thanks to aging and gravity, these bands (called septae, pull down and lead to what we know as cellulite. QWO contains naturally occurring enzymes that break down and dissolve these bands, resulting in a much smoother appearance.
How Does It Work?
QWO is injected directly into the dimples themselves, and a typical session consists of 12 to 15 shots in each buttock. Then, if you need further treatment to eliminate your cellulite, you can come back up to two more times, although you will need to wait at least 21 days between treatments.
How Long Does QWO Last?
Clinical trials have shown that QWO typically lasts from one to two years. However, some studies indicate that the treatment could permanently reduce and even eliminate cellulite altogether.
Hair-Free™ Laser Hair Removal
The final treatment in our trio of procedures for your best beach body is laser hair removal.
If you’ve had it with waxing, shaving, and depilatories, you’re going to absolutely love laser hair removal. At La Belle Vie in Draper, we use a patented process called Hair-Free™, a laser hair removal treatment that uses infrared diode laser energy to heat the hair follicles from deep within the skin. Combined with a DualChill™ treatment tip, it keeps your skin cool, so the treatment is not painful.
The best part about our laser hair removal is that it offers permanent results! No more stubble, razor bumps, and wasted time trying to remove hair every other day. Plus, it works for everyone, no matter what your skin or hair type.
Laser hair removal can treat hair on your bikini area, underarms, and legs. But it can also be used just about anywhere else—neck, back, chin, upper lip, stomach, or wherever you want to de-fuzz.
If you want to hit the beach or pool this year without embarrassment and apprehension, you owe it to yourself to try out this fantastic trio. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of disrobing with self-assurance and poise, and CoolSculpting, QWO, and laser hair removal can give you more confidence than you’ve ever had before. If you have any questions or want to set up a consultation, contact us today!