As the temperatures rise, it’s time to peel off your sweaters and remove your scarves! It’s a time to show your skin in a tank top , a beach selfie or dancing the night away. For many of us, exposing more of our bodies to the world can bring out insecurities, especially after months of hiding away underneath bulky sweaters and jackets.
It’s important to remember that it’s okay if you don’t feel like your body looks its best after the cool, dry months of winter. We’re here to help you take steps to make your skin shine while busting those last stubborn areas of holiday pudge.
Dr. Praveen Buddiga, a leading immunologist and skin expert in Central California, has identified the top technologies and treatments for patients who want to look their best this summer. Check out three top services that are now offered through BUDDIGA Family Allergy | Skin | Immunology and BUDDIGA Skin Aesthetics Med Spa.
Whether you are lounging in a poolside cabana or getting brunch with friends in a strappy sundress, summer is the season to show off your body. However, you may have unwanted pockets of fat that refuse to budge, no matter how often you hit the gym. The CoolSculpting Elite system can target this fat and eliminate it, making you look toned this summer – and beyond.
The CoolSculpting Elite treatment is non-surgical and FDA-approved and is designed to permanently eliminate unwanted fat over the course of a few treatments.
CoolSculpting Elite can target multiple areas where fat tends to linger on your body. Patients seek out Dr. Buddiga for help targeting fat on the abdomen, thighs, back of the arms, and waist. This technology can also target the fat that accumulates below the jawline, which can create a double chin. Some people want to target one specific area while others want to hit multiple areas for a fully toned look.
Every patient is different, so Dr. Buddiga will meet with you first to see if you are a strong candidate for the CoolSculpting Elite system. However, this procedure is more frequently used by people who are close to their existing weight loss goals – typically within 20 pounds of where they want to be. CoolSculpting Elite is not a weight loss system, it is a fat reduction treatment that also tones your muscles.
CoolSculpting Elite is a fat-freezing process. Fat cells are more sensitive than other cells in your body and they freeze at higher temperatures. The CoolSculpting applicator exposes your skin cells to cold temperatures, causing your fat cells to freeze while your other skin cells are unaffected. The frozen cells die and eventually are naturally removed by your body. As a result, patients will notice a 20-25 percent decrease in fat around the treatment areas.
When you decide to work with Dr. Buddiga to freeze off stubborn fat, he will walk you through the treatment process. Most CoolSculpting appointments last less than an hour per treatment area. If you plan to target multiple areas, you will need to make multiple appointments. You may experience a cooling or tingling sensation as the applicator targets your fat, but most patients don’t feel pain or discomfort during this time.
After your appointment, your skin may be red and there may be swelling. This will pass within a few days. As your body starts to remove the dead fat cells, you will notice more tone in your body and tighter skin. The full results should appear within three weeks.
Another way to highlight your body this summer is with an EMSculpt Neo treatment series. This system busts fat while growing muscle fibers, giving you a more toned look. EMSculpt Neo helps patients who have worked to sculpt their bodies through exercise but still can’t achieve the results they are looking for. Even if you have worked on your core muscles and built up your strength, your abs might still be hidden behind a stubborn pocket of fat. The EMSculpt Neo can make your muscles more visible while also increasing their size.
People seek out Dr. Buddiga and the EMSculpt Neo treatment for a variety of body improvements. You can ask about treating a specific problem area or schedule multiple sessions to target multiple parts of your body. EMSculpt Neo is FDA-approved to target five key areas:
This procedure is meant for people who have already taken steps to build their muscles but need help targeting fat that refuses to budge.
EMSculpt Neo is the next generation of the EMSculpt muscle-building series. This technology uses electromagnetic energy to induce muscle contractions. During your 30-minute session, the applicators will make your muscles contract thousands of times. During this period, your muscle fibers will grow as if you are doing the most intense workout of your life! As a result, your body will be more toned with muscles that reflect your workout efforts.
One of the best parts about the EMSculpt Neo is that treatments have minimal side effects. Most patients experience mild soreness after their sessions, but otherwise don’t have any downtime to recover.
The EMSculpt Neo series is made up of four 30-minute sessions. You can schedule sessions within five to 10 days of each other, finishing up the process within a month if you choose. Dr. Buddiga will only work on one area at a time. If you want to target two areas of fat with the EMSculpt Neo process, you will need to book multiple sessions.
There is no preparation for patients ahead of their EMSculpt Neo appointments. However, you will want to drink plenty of water before and after you meet Dr. Buddiga. There also isn’t any downtime after the session and you can return to normal activities once you leave.
The EMSculpt Neo treatment isn’t considered painful. Some people compare the experience to receiving a hot stone massage. You may feel like you had an intense workout in the targeted area after you leave Dr. Buddiga’s office.
Put your best skin forward this summer with the Hydrafacial™ MD Elite, a gold-standard device that works to remove dead skin cells, clean out clogged pores, and rehydrate your skin. The results leave your skin looking brighter and more rejuvenated, so you glow wherever you go. Are you attending a beach wedding and want to look your best? This skin treatment can help you feel radiant while improving how you look in professional photos.
The Hydrafacial™ MD Elite treatment works to clean your face while also providing lasting hydration to your pores. This means that it improves the look and feel of your skin in two ways.
First, it removes unwanted patches of rough skin and scarring that can be caused by a buildup of dead skin cells. Over time, your skin can look worn and tired because of these clogged pores. Next, the treatment hyper-hydrates your skin. This can reduce the appearance of aging and increases skin elasticity. Sometimes, looking younger is as simple as a deep cleaning treatment with Hydrafacial™ MD Elite. A few common concerns that this treatment addresses include:
If you have noticed any signs of aging or wear on your face or neck, contact Dr. Buddiga. The Hydrafacial™ MD Elite treatment may be an ideal solution for radiant skin.
Hydrafacial™ MD Elite is a preferred treatment for many patients because it exfoliates the skin without any lasers or harmful chemicals. It is a resurfacing solution that won’t leave your skin feeling raw and sensitive after you leave Dr. Buddiga’s office.
Hydrafacial™ MD Elite is designed for all skin types. Because this system isn’t abrasive, even people with the most sensitive skin can easily tolerate and enjoy the Hydrafacial™ experience. If you are worried about how your skin will respond, talk to Dr. Buddiga about your concerns. He may recommend specific serums to protect your face or customize your treatment plan to accommodate your needs.
One of the main benefits of the Hydrafacial™ MD Elite system is that there isn’t any downtime. You can resume your favorite activities immediately after leaving Dr. Buddiga’s office. This is because the Hydrafacial™ MD Elite is much less abrasive than chemical peels.
The only preparation you need is to arrive at your appointment with a clean face. You will spend about 30 minutes with Dr. Buddiga as he works with the Hydrafacial™ MD Elite system. Once your procedure is done, your skin will feel deeply cleansed and look radiant, too.
Patients who seek out Hydrafacial™ MD Elite treatments usually schedule appointments ahead of major events where they want their skin to glow with health. The results can last for several weeks after your appointment.
Whether you want to bust stubborn fat ahead of bikini season or need to give your skin some tender loving care, Dr. Buddiga is here to support you. Request a consultation to discuss any concerns you have and your aesthetic goals for the summer. Along with these three treatments, Dr. Buddiga also offers dermal fillers, Botox, and laser hair removal – amongst other services. Call his office today so you can look your best.
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