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By Linda Banta, MD
December 29, 2020
Tags: Body Contouring  

Are you feeling very self-conscious about your love handles or muffin top? Or perhaps are looking to deal with stubborn fat that just won’t go away even with a proper diet and workout plan. You may be eligible for body contouring.

A consultation here at Stone Oak Dermatology in San Antonio, TX, with Dr. Linda Banta, will determine your eligibility for non-surgical body contouring. Until then, here’s what you need to know about it.

What Exactly is Non-Surgical Body Contouring?

Also referred to as non-surgical fat reduction, essentially, it’s a cosmetic procedure used for sculpting people’s bodies into their desired shape, without having to undergo surgery. Body contouring treatments are highly effective at getting rid of stubborn fat pockets to shape and contour the body. Here in our practice in San Antonio, TX, we use SculpSure, which is an innovative, FDA-approved, and effective fat removal and body contouring system that breaks down stubborn fat using laser energy.

SculpSure functions by heating up fat cells as well as surrounding tissues with laser energy, resulting in the permanent destruction of the targeted fat cells to leave the treated site tighter and more toned. As a bonus, SculpSure likewise promotes the production of essential building blocks for healthy and younger-looking skin, elastin, and collagen.

Who Can Benefit From Non-Surgical Body Contouring

  • You’re Close to Your Goal Weight: The majority of individuals that usually qualify for body contouring are those who are about 10 to 20 pounds from their desired weight. Likewise, individuals who work out regularly and eat a healthy diet but can’t seem to lose those last extra pounds are typically suitable for body contouring.
  • You Need to Get Rid of Saggy Skin: In some people, weight loss could result in excess skin that masks your healthy eating and exercise results. Depending on the severity of excess skin, non-surgical body contouring can help tone up problematic areas so you can show off your weight loss results.
  • You’re Living a Generally Healthy Lifestyle: Ideally, individuals who are looking to undergo body contouring treatments must be dedicated to eating right, exercising regularly, and capable of maintaining these healthy habits to preserve their results. Ideal body contouring candidates must likewise have realistic and positive body goals.

Want to See If Body Contouring is Right For You? Talk to Us

Call (210) 494-0504 to arrange an assessment here at Stone Oak Dermatology in San Antonio, TX, with Dr. Linda Banta, today.

By Linda Banta, MD
April 24, 2020
Tags: Body Contouring  

We all want to feel confident about our bodies, comfortable in our clothes, and uninhibited to wear a bathing suit at the pool. While looking and feeling your best requires healthy eating and exercise, it can be hard to achieve a toned physique with hard work alone.

Body type, genetics, lifestyle habits, and age can all affect your shape and skin elasticity, and for most of us, cellulite is unavoidable. However, that doesn't mean you can't feel great in your skin. At StoneOak Dermatology in San Antonio, we offer body contouring using SculpSure, an innovative and effective system that uses lasers to remove fat cells and produce youth-enhancing collagen for firm, smooth skin.

What is body contouring?

Body contouring is a safer, noninvasive alternative to liposuction. This treatment done at our San Antonio office destroys fat cells using laser energy heat, leaving your skin smoother, firmer, and flatter. As a bonus, this body contouring method leads to the production of elastin and collagen, two components of rejuvenated, healthy skin.

How long does body contouring take?

At our San Antonio office, you can expect a body contouring session to last around 25 minutes. Our SculpSure treatment is FDA approved, pain-free, and carries no recovery time. You can head home right after your treatment.

You will likely need about six body contouring treatments at our San Antonio office to see results.

What can body contouring be used for?

SculpSure body contouring can be used to remove fat from and tighten your abdomen, love handles, and the back, inner, and outer thighs. With the help of body contouring, you can feel great wearing shorts, fitted tops, and swimwear.

Let StoneOak Dermatology in San Antonio help you achieve your best body with body contouring. Call us at (210) 494-0504.

By Stone Oak Dermatology
November 08, 2018
Tags: Body Contouring   SculpSure  

How body contouring from your dermatologist in San Antonio, Texas can help you look your best

You’ve probably heard about body contouring; you may even know someone who has had the treatment done. Now, you may be body contouringwondering if body contouring is right for you. If you want to lose excess fat and get your body back without surgery, body contouring is the right choice for you. Dr. Linda Banta at StoneOak Dermatology in San Antonio, Texas can help you look great!

What is Body Contouring?

Body sculpting is a state-of-the-art way to regain your natural, beautiful body contours. Body sculpting treatment helps you lose stubborn, excess fat deposits without undergoing surgery.

At StoneOak Dermatology, Dr. Banta uses a unique, innovative body contouring system called SculpSure. This revolutionary new system uses the energy of lasers to heat up and destroy fat cells. It offers many benefits which can’t be matched with liposuction and other more invasive body contouring treatments.

SculpSure has advantages over CoolSculpting. Consider that CoolSculpting can be uncomfortable because it freezes fat cells, while in contrast, SculpSure uses comfortable heat to dry up fat cells and naturally eliminate them. With SculpSure, multiple areas of your body can be treated in one visit, in about half as long as a CoolSculpting treatment.

You should consider SculpSure because treatment is:

  • Non-invasive: Treatment is completely non-surgical
  • Comfortable: Treatment doesn’t require anesthesia
  • Quick: Treatment takes about 25 minutes
  • Safe and Effective: Treatment is FDA approved

SculpSure treatment also helps produce elastin and collagen, which are necessary to rebuild skin that is young-looking, firm, and smooth. You should see results in as little as six weeks.

Call Today!

Time, aging, bad diet, and many other factors can all combine to do damage to your body, making you look heavier, rounder, and older. You can fight time and get your body back! Body contouring is definitely right for you if you want to get thinner, firmer, and regain your youthful body contours.

To learn more about SculpSure and why body contouring is right for you, call (210) 494-0504 for Dr. Linda J. Banta at StoneOak Dermatology in San Antonio, Texas today!

By Stone Oak Dermatology
June 28, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Body Contouring   SculpSure  

Exercise and weight loss can improve your health and appearance, but sometimes layers of fat remain even after you've reached your Body contouringgoal weight. Luckily, it's easy to get rid of stubborn fat with laser body contouring treatments. San Antonio, TX, dermatologist Dr. Linda Banta provides a variety of cosmetic treatments designed to help you look your best.

What is body contouring?

Body contouring is used to remove fat and firm and reshape your body. Until recently, liposuction and CoolSculpting were the primary body contouring options. Although both are effective, skin sensation changes or infections can occur with liposuction, while nerve damage is a possibility if you choose CoolSculpting.

SculpSure, the newest contouring option, eliminates fat but doesn't cause any of the issues associated with other body contouring methods. SculpSure is an excellent choice if you want to eliminate fat in your abdomen, love handles, back or thighs.

How does SculpSure Work?

FDA-approved SculpSure uses heat generated by a laser to destroy fat cells under your skin without damaging your skin or cells surrounding the fat cells. Once fat cells are destroyed, they can't grow back. The cells destroyed by the laser are eliminated by your body's lymphatic system during the next three months. You'll probably begin to notice changes in as little as six weeks after SculpSure treatment, but won't see the full effects of treatment until 12 weeks.

What benefits does SculpSure offer?

SculpSure offers these advantages:

  • A Non-Surgical Contouring Option: Unlike liposuction, no surgery or anesthesia is required for SculpSure treatments.
  • Quick Treatments: Treatment only takes about 25 minutes.
  • No Downtime: You can return to your normal activities as soon as you leave your San Antonio dermatologist's office.
  • Increased Collagen Production: SculpSure increases production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that keep your skin young and firm.

Would you like to improve your appearance with SculpSure? Call San Antonio, TX, dermatologist Dr. Banta at (210) 494-0504 to schedule your appointment.

By Stone Oak Dermatology
May 22, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Body Contouring  

Find out how this cosmetic treatment could get rid of sagging, unwanted skin and fat.body contouring

It’s frustrating when, despite our best efforts, we still have to put up with annoying pockets of fat throughout our body. Do you hate that your stomach bulges despite eating healthy and exercising regularly? Are you frustrated that you haven’t returned to your pre-baby body? Then it’s time you talked to our San Antonio, TX, dermatologist Dr. Linda Banta about SculpSure, our body contouring system.

Thanks to SculpSure, our San Antonio skin doctor can provide a non-surgical and non-invasive way to reduce fat and tighten skin in many areas of the body. If you are a healthy individual with a BMI of 30 or less but still deal with trouble areas where fat just doesn’t seem to go away, then SculpSure may be the ideal option for you.

What is it like to get SculpSure?

The process takes about 25 minutes to complete, and based on your specific needs we will determine just how many treatment sessions you will need to get the results that you want. What makes this a popular treatment among people looking to say goodbye to stubborn fat around the belly, thighs or sides is that it doesn’t require any incisions and it isn’t painful.

You will experience a cooling sensation when the treatment begins. This cooling sensation will continue throughout your treatment, while lasers are used to heat up and destroy fat cells under the skin. You may also notice a slight tingling sensation, but this isn’t typically considered uncomfortable. After your treatment, you’ll be happy to know that you can go back to your daily activities without any recovery time.

When will I see results?

Most people want to get results quickly, and while we can’t say that you’ll see the results right after your treatment, you will see results anywhere from around 6 weeks to 12 weeks. This is usually the amount of time needed for the fat cells to die and to be reabsorbed into the body.

If you have questions about body contouring and whether you are right for treatment, call Stone Oak Dermatology in San Antonio at (210) 494-0504 today to find out more.