You’ve heard of the Freshman 15: gaining 15 or so pounds during your first year of college due to lifestyle changes like stress and partying. But what about the COVID 15/20? There’s no denying that over this past year, many people have seen their weight go up as they spend time at home, eating and drinking more and struggling to find ways to exercise whilst stuck inside. We all deserve to look and feel better amid this difficult year, and with NuEra, a revolutionary body tightening treatment offered here at Rejuvené MD, you can.
Transform Your Skin With NuEra
This powerful and customizable skin tightening treatment is used to correct aesthetic issues such as pockets of fat, cellulite, wrinkles, and loose skin. It does this by destroying fat cells and boosting collagen, resulting in smoother and tighter skin all over the body. This leaves patients looking more youthful, fitting into their wardrobe better, and motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Read on to learn exactly what NuEra can do for you.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment uses radiofrequency to target both a patient’s skin and the tissue underneath it. An electrode is applied to the skin’s surface and gently moved around the target area, which causes the skin to safely heat up as it sends waves beneath the skin. Depending on what the patient is hoping to get out of treatment, these waves can do several things at once.
Destroys Fat Cells
The waves can reach further under the skin past visceral fat, where they can break down fat cells. Once fat cells have been destroyed, they can’t regrow, meaning you’re free of them forever. This makes treatment perfect for people with subcutaneous fat – the stubborn, grab-able, jiggly fat that sits just under the skin.
Fibroblasts are cells that sit under the skin and produce collagen. Collagen, you may know, is the protein fiber in our bodies that supports the skin and gives it volume. As we age, we don’t produce as much, which is why our skin sags and wrinkles form. When the skin is heated up with this treatment, fibroblasts absorb the frequencies and are triggered to create more collagen. This improves sagging skin, fills out wrinkles and fine lines, and makes the patient look younger with more supple and voluminous skin.
Fibroblasts also work to heal wounds on the skin, so activating them with heatwaves will improve your body’s healing mechanism.
These powerful frequencies can even get rid of cellulite and bumps in your skin by moving your tissue under your skin. This is done by massaging the skin while the device is being applied.
What Makes This Treatment So Groundbreaking?
In the past, cosmetic treatments have had something of a “one size fits all” approach: a product is injected or a device is applied and they get to work. There’s not too much being tailored to the individual – which is ridiculous, because no two bodies are exactly the same! The amount of fat and the thickness of tissue under the skin varies from person to person and can make all the difference when trying to target different cosmetic problems.
NuEra, however, changes the game by being incredibly personalized. Your practitioner can control every detail of the process to achieve any and all of the effects of treatment listed above – multiple values can be set for frequency, temperature, electrode size, and time so that all aspects are totally tailored to you.
What Can I Expect Throughout Treatment?
Before treatment, you’ll have a consultation with a member of our expert staff at our gorgeous facility in El Paso, TX. This is your chance to tell us exactly what your cosmetic goals are and we can design a treatment plan to suit them! We’ll also look at your medical history to make sure you’re a suitable candidate for this treatment – if not, we’ll talk through some alternative treatments that may work better.
On the day of your treatment, you’ll come back into our facility where you’ll be seated in a private room. A cooling gel may be applied to your skin and then the device will be applied, gradually getting warmer to a level that remains comfortable for you. Not only is this treatment easy and safe, but it’s quite pleasant! Many patients have compared the sensation to a hot stone massage. It’s also incredibly effective, taking as little as 10-15 minutes if used on the face, or 20 to 25 minutes on the body.
Because this treatment is non-invasive and doesn’t use a local anesthetic, it requires no downtime afterward! That means you can immediately carry on your day and even drive yourself to and from the session.
Where Can Treatment Be Applied?
This incredibly versatile treatment can be used on almost any problematic area on the body, such as belly fat, submental fullness AKA a double chin, upper arms, outer and inner thighs, armpit fat, love handles, and even knee fat. A smaller electrode can be used on the face and neck to add volume and reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
When Will I See Results and How Many Sessions Will I Need To Achieve Them?
Results occur gradually as the body flushes out destroyed fat cells and collagen is formed, smoothing out the skin and melting away pockets of fat. This can take about a month, which patients love as it keeps results looking natural. Results will continue to develop up to six months after your last session.
Many of our patients are thrilled to see results after as little as one session, although many come back for multiple sessions; sometimes between three and six. It will depend on the individual and we can discuss a treatment plan during your consultation. Sessions become less and less frequent as we take you from an initial course of treatment to a more “maintenance”-style plan.
How Long Will Results Last?
Even though destroyed fat cells can’t regrow, the production of collagen will start to slow after about twelve months following treatment. This means your skin will eventually return to being more coarse and lose some volume. Most of our patients are happy to come back in for touch-up sessions after this time, which are so quick and effective that they easily slot into any beauty routine!
We recommend pairing this treatment with a healthy lifestyle. That means eating well, getting regular exercise, and taking care of yourself. Staying active and in good shape will keep your body consistent, maintain your results, and stop other pockets from fat emerging around the treated areas. Now that the world is opening up again and we’re able to get outside again, it’s perfect timing!
Why Did My Body Change During COVID-19?
We take for granted how much exercise we sneak into our daily life – walking to the shops, going for a stroll with friends, taking the dog out, and so on. When we were suddenly required to stay inside to keep ourselves and our loved ones from getting sick, we lost those opportunities to move our bodies. Pair that with the fact that access to gyms, fitness classes, swimming pools, and whatever else we used to stay healthy were suddenly restricted or cut off entirely? Regular exercise became nearly impossible.
And then there was the matter of eating and drinking. Zoom drinks became so frequent that a lot of us ended up drinking more alcohol than we usually would in a week, and not being served by a waiter or bartender could make it harder to monitor how much we were having. It’s also a known fact that people eat when they’re bored, so spending so much time with nothing to do meant we were all probably snacking way more than necessary. Just having access to so much food by way of sitting so close to your kitchen and pantry can cause you to eat a lot more!
While it’s perfectly normal for our bodies to change when our circumstances do, it doesn’t mean these weight shifts were welcome. Many people who worked hard on their bodies were upset to see that progress slip away, while others were alarmed to no longer fit into their clothes. Luckily, this treatment is an impressive and innovative way to reclaim your body following these changes.
What If My Skin Is Sagging?
Maybe you didn’t notice changes in your weight during COVID-19, but you may still find that your skin has started to sag in places. This is a normal part of aging. As we get older, the production of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin in our bodies starts to slow down. On the body, saggy skin is particularly noticeable around the upper arms, buttocks, and tummy, and on the face can manifest as wrinkles, jowls, sunken cheeks, and drooping or hanging skin around the neck.
As mentioned above, this treatment is excellent for producing collagen and tightening loose skin. When you talk to a member of our staff at Rejuvené MD during your consultation, we’ll talk about exactly what you’re looking to treat and design a treatment plan to suit your needs.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Anyone who has struggled with cellulite, loose skin, or new pockets of fat may be an ideal candidate for this treatment. For example, a person unhappy with their body after putting on the COVID 15/20. There are no restrictions with regards to gender, skin tone, or age – as long as you’re over 18.
If you are pregnant, have recently gotten injectables, or have metal implants, this treatment may make you an unsuitable candidate for treatment. You’ll also need to tell us any medications you’re on so we can ensure they work alongside treatment.
If a person is looking to get rid of deeper, visceral fat, this treatment may not be right for them. This treatment is designed for those fatty pockets you can pinch as it can get up to 4cm under the skin’s surface to destroy fat cells. Used alongside a healthy diet and regular exercise, it can help a person feel better in their body. If you’re looking for an all-in-one weight loss solution then you may need to talk to a dietician or doctor.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you’ve struggled with the COVID 15/20 and want to reclaim the body you had before the pandemic, then this treatment may be right for you. NuEra can permanently destroy fat and leave your skin more supple, voluminous, and youthful, leaving you feeling gorgeous and more confident. If you’re ready to feel fantastic in your body again, we’re excited to help. Schedule a consultation with Rejuvené MD in El Paso, TX today.