When you start peeling off the layers and can no longer hide under your big coat and bulky sweaters, the joy of the summer season can lose a bit of its shine. Body issues plague countless men and women who feel self-conscious about their size and shape.
If you’ve resolved to eat a healthier diet and get more exercise this year, you’ve taken an important step in improving your overall health and appearance. Still, there are a few issues that can’t be solved by these efforts alone, no matter how diligent you are. But with a little help, you can get a whole lot closer to your ideal body.
And that’s where we come in. At Laguna Beach Aesthetics, Adrienne O’Connell, DO, helps women and men in the Laguna Beach area and throughout Southern California stroll along the pristine beaches in barely-there summer wear with confidence and pride. Here’s how.
A word about body type
All humans are born with a certain body composition, and while there are many variations within each category, the three main types are:
- Endomorph: Larger frame, tends to store body fat easily, often pear-shaped
- Ectomorph: Long frame, lean, has trouble building muscle
- Mesomorph: High metabolism, muscular, solid build
Most bodies fall into one of these categories primarily, but also exhibit some traits from other types as well, which is why there are so many variations. No matter how much you diet and exercise, you can’t change your basic body type; even plastic surgery can’t alter your genetic figure.
But we can certainly help you perfect the body you were born with. Dr. O’Connell trusts the FDA-approved TempSure® system to help her patients achieve tighter, smoother body contours.
How does TempSure improve my contours?
TempSure uses a small handheld device that Dr. O’Connell hovers over the area or areas you want to be treated. The device emits painless radiofrequency waves that penetrate your skin and target the tissues in the deeper dermis layer.
You may feel a warm sensation during the treatment, which mimics what’s happening under the surface. The radiofrequency waves gently heat up your inner tissues and trick your body into thinking it’s been injured. In response, your body immediately sends growth factors to heal the “wound.” This triggers the production of new collagen, one of the key proteins responsible for the strength and structure of your skin.
The warming action may also destroy some fat cells during the process, which eventually get flushed out of your body for good. Further, the new collagen production smooths out the appearance of cellulite, that stubborn, dimply fat that causes ripples on your thighs and buttocks.
How effective is TempSure?
The main goal of your TempSure treatment is to tighten your skin. Tme and weight loss tend to cause skin to loosen and sag, which gives the appearance of a lumpy, misshapen body. But TempSure restores your skin’s strength and vitality, returning it to it’s youthful, taut appearance.
The new supply of collagen — which is permanent, by the way — plumps your skin from the inside, so it’s tighter and smoother on the outside, improving your overall shape and silhouette.
Some patients say they notice a difference right away, but the real results kick in after about 4-6 weeks, when the collagen supply maximizes and the fat cells exit your system. The lumps and sags you were hiding all winter vanish, so you can feel comfortable in whatever you want to wear on the beach.
To make sure you’re ready in time, call our office or book your appointment online today, and get set for summer 2021.