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Summer Confidence Boost: Body Contouring & Other Solutions at Bella Sante

Feeling confident and comfortable in your skin is a valid desire, especially as the warmer months approach. Worrying about extra weight, wrinkles or uneven skin tone is natural.

At Bella Sante, located in Saskatoon, you can achieve your summer body goals with our recommended non-invasive procedures. These procedures can help sculpt your figure, tighten loose skin, and achieve a smoother, more even complexion.

In this post, you’ll learn about body contouring (including answers to common questions like “How long does body contouring last?”), what to expect with other treatment options and their safety profile.

1. CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a body-contouring method that uses controlled cold temperatures to remove stubborn fat from specific areas of the body without damaging the surrounding tissues. This treatment is gaining popularity because it helps you achieve a more toned appearance without surgery or other invasive procedures.

CoolSculpting destroys fat cells by freezing them with cryolipolysis. It’s an effective method for reducing localised pockets of fat in the body.

This is what happens:

  • A gel pad and vacuum are applied to the targeted area to begin the process.

  • The device delivers controlled cooling to the body, causing the fat cells to freeze and crystallise.

  • The frozen fat cells eventually die, and your body’s natural healing process takes over.

  • The dead cells are eliminated from the system, reducing fat in the targeted area.

CoolSculpting is a straightforward procedure. While you may initially feel a strong cooling sensation, it usually goes away after a short while.

Is CoolSculpting worth it?

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Before & After: CoolSculpting

Absolutely. These are some benefits:

  • Targeted fat reduction: This treatment can target stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise in specific areas like the abdomen, thighs or flanks (love handles).

  • Non-invasive procedure: CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that eliminates body fat without needles, anesthesia or incisions. It reduces the risks associated with surgical procedures and recovery time.

  • Long-lasting results: It permanently destroys fat cells, because we’re born with a set number of these cells, providing long-lasting results. Following treatment, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle to optimise results.

  • Minimal downtime: You can typically resume your daily activities soon after CoolSculpting, and mild side effects such as temporary soreness or redness will subside within a few days to weeks.

  • Effective and safe: The procedure has an established safety record.

How long does body contouring last?

CoolSculpting results last indefinitely, based on your diet and lifestyle maintenance.

For best results, we recommend at least two treatment sessions. Each session takes approximately 30 to 35 minutes, although the duration may vary depending on individual factors.

The treatment’s outcomes become visible after about six weeks and fully appear by the 12th week.

Is CoolSculpting safe?

CoolSculpting is a safe procedure. However, potential side effects may occur post-treatment.

  • Redness and swelling: Applying cold compresses can help to reduce these inflammatory symptoms.

  • Blanching or bruising: This disappears within one to two weeks.

  • Pain on touch: You can use over-the-counter pain relievers to alleviate any discomfort you may be experiencing.

  • Aching or itching on the area: Topical creams or ointments can relieve persistent or bothersome discomfort.

  • Increased skin sensitivity: Be gentle with the area and avoid wearing anything abrasive.

Although side effects are expected with almost any treatment, the good news with CoolSculpting is that these are usually mild and resolve on their own within a few days or weeks.

During your consultation, you can share any concerns or fears with our professionals and be assured that we take all necessary actions and implement appropriate measures to address them effectively.

2. Morpheus8

Morpheus8 is a fractional skin treatment that stimulates the collagen production of the underlying layers of the dermis. The procedure uses low-frequency electromagnetic waves to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production.

This is how it works:

  • The handheld applicator emits electromagnetic energy at specific depths within your skin.

  • This energy heats targeted areas within specific layers of your skin without causing harm to the surrounding skin.

  • This triggers your body’s response to stimulate the production of new collagen.

  • Over time, as new collagen is produced, your skin becomes tighter and firmer.

Full disclosure: This procedure may cause temporary discomfort, but we offer additional comfort measures, such as topical numbing cream.

Is Morpheus8 worth it?

Yes. These are some of its benefits:

  • Non-invasive: Morpheus8 is a non-invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency energy instead of surgical incisions or needles, making it a great alternative to surgery.

  • Long-lasting results: Morpheus8 increases collagen production, and based on your age and pre-existing skin health, the results can last over a year.

  • Fast recovery: Although you may experience redness, swelling or soreness for a few days, you can resume most daily activities soon after the treatment.

  • Safe for all: Morpheus8 is generally safe, but we’ll ask about any pre-existing conditions or pregnancy that could make the procedure unsuitable. It’s approved for various skin tones.

Morpheus8 can help treat sun damage, sagging skin, wrinkles, fine lines and dull skin.

What are the timeline expectations?

Each Morpheus8 treatment session lasts 30-45 minutes with minimal downtime, usually about a week.

Improvement occurs within days; full results appear in three weeks, with continual improvement for three months.

Is Morpheus8 safe?

Yes, Morpheus8 is approved by Health Canada.

Morpheus8 treatment has potential risks and complications, similar to any other medical procedure. But we can manage these risks. Some possible side effects include:

  • Swelling: After the procedure, the skin may appear red and swollen, but this should subside within a few days.

  • Redness: After a procedure, it’s common to have redness at the site. This usually goes away in a few days.

  • Bruising: Bruising may be visible immediately after the procedure but fades over time.

3. Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a popular and non-invasive way to eliminate unwanted hair growth. It's used mainly on the face, legs, underarms and bikini lines. This procedure is effective and provides long-lasting results.

Laser hair removal uses the principle of photothermolysis: the process of breakdown of a substance (hair follicles, in this case) caused by exposure to light and heat.

This is how it happens:

  • The handheld device emits concentrated laser beams with specific wavelengths.

  • The wavelengths are absorbed selectively by the melanin in the hair follicles.

  • Once absorbed, the light energy transforms into heat, which affects the follicular structures responsible for hair growth.

  • This leads to cell death due to heat, significantly reducing hair growth.

  • The result is smoother skin that lasts for an extended period.

How effective is Laser Hair Removal?

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Before After: Laser Hair Removal
  • Longer-lasting results: Laser hair removal significantly reduces hair growth for a long-lasting solution, removing the need for frequent shaving, waxing or other hair removal methods.

  • Precise results: Laser hair removal is a precise method that doesn’t harm the surrounding skin.

  • Reduced ingrown hairs: Laser hair removal reduces the chances of ingrown hairs by targeting hair follicles directly.

  • Time-saving and cost-effective: Laser hair removal is cost-effective and efficient. It’s a convenient option for busy individuals as it ensures smoother skin for extended periods after initial treatment sessions.

What are the timeline expectations?

Each body zone requires a 15–30-minute treatment session. Recovery is simple after 3-7 sessions, with most people experiencing permanent results.

Is Laser Hair Removal safe?

Yes, laser hair removal is safe, but there are possible side effects that you should be aware of. These include:

  • Swelling: After the first laser hair removal treatment, swelling is a common side effect that typically resolves within a day or two.

  • Redness and irritation: Laser hair removal damages hair follicles, causing temporary redness and irritation in affected areas. These usually resolve within a few days.

  • Skin lightening or darkening: Laser hair removal may cause temporary pigment changes, particularly in individuals with darker skin. But with our latest laser technologies, we can effectively manage all skin types.

  • Thermal injury or scarring: Laser hair removal treatments carry a slight risk of burns, scars, and skin damage.

At Bella Sante, we take safety seriously. That’s why we use the perfect blend of cutting-edge lasers, advanced techniques and the proper knowledge to minimise risks.

4. Medical-Grade Skincare

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Medical Grade Skincare: Vitamin C

Is it possible to discuss summer without mentioning medical-grade skincare products, particularly sunscreen?

Especially during the summer, you should protect your skin by following the correct skincare routine for healthy and protected skin.

Besides protecting from the sun, medical-grade skincare offers benefits with superior results and high-quality ingredients. Our medical-grade skincare products at Bella Sante are tailored to guarantee your skin’s well-being and are available year-round.

You can shop here to stock up on medical-grade skincare must-haves.

Or you can also book a personalised summer skincare consultation with our experts based on your skin type, tone and goals.

Get Summer-Body Ready at Bella Sante

At Bella Sante, we’re committed to helping you achieve your summer body goals with our treatments.

Are you interested in getting rid of stubborn fat or tightening your skin?

Your summer goals are one call away.

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