Flowers at Serenity Medspa in Normal, IL

Body Contouring

Body contouring can effectively eliminate excess fat and skin that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Areas such as the abdomen, arms, inner thighs, outer thighs, back fat and knees can be effectively treated.

Forma Skin Tightening

Forma skin tightening is a safe and comfortable non-surgical solution to refine and reverse skin laxity. Radio-Frequency energy stimulates collagen production for body remodeling. Treatment is painless and has no downtime.

Body FX Fat Reduction

We offer Body FX as a superior solution to improve the appearance of cellulite, reduce dimpled skin, loss of elasticity on the abdomen, love handles, hips, thighs and other areas that require fat reduction. Radio-frequency energy distributes mild heat to the skin and underlying fat, causing the tissues to heat and contract.

Why We Offer Body FX and not Cool Sculpting:

BODY FX

* Non-Invasive TARGETED fat reduction, BODY CONTOURING and SKIN TIGHTENING treatment. The ONLY fat reduction procedure    that tightens the skin.

* Destroys fat cells via RADIO-FREQUENCY and HEAT. Fat cells disappear safely through apoptosis. Radio-frequency creates heat deep in the skin to tighten and develop youthful skin turgor.

* HANDS-ON , CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN OPERATED during the entire treatment.  This allows for the highest level of  safety, flexibility, and communication during treatment.

* FDA recommendation to reduce the appearance of cellulite by UP TO 60%.  Reduces the dimpled appearance under your skin, and can address any loss of elasticity on the abdomen, love handles, hips, thighs, and other areas.

* Best results are seen 2-4 months after the procedure. Fat cells may continue to melt away even after 6 months.  We recommend a touch-up treatment at 6 months.

* The procedure feels warm, but is painless.  Short bursts of low-grade vacuum suction are applied for about 20 minutes per area.  We recommend 4-8 treatments weekly per area.

* SIDE EFFECTS– Patients will notice some redness and warmth in the treated area which will subside within a few hours.   Regular activities can be resumed immediately.

COOL SCULPTING

* Non-invasive NON-TARGETED fat reduction. NO SKIN TIGHTENING capability so post fat loss result is often SAGGY SKIN.

* EXTREME COLD TEMPERATURE BASED TECHNOLOGY cools the fat cells to just above freezing causing crystallization. Fat cells disappear slowly over time.  Not as comfortable as Body FX.  The hardened skin and fat must be kneaded by staff after treatment to resume its normal shape and suppleness.

* PATIENT IS LEFT UNATTENDED once the machine is set up and the patient is undergoing treatment.

* Cool Sculpting is NOT RECOMMENDED and not cleared by the FDA for treatment of cellulite.

* Best results are seen 2-4 months after the procedure.  Requires 1-2 treatments spaced a month apart on average.

* You will feel pressure and intense cold which is sometimes painful during the procedure which takes about 15-20 minutes per area.

* SIDE EFFECTS– Patients can experience bruising, bloating and swelling in treated areas for up to 1 month, temporary blanching of the skin or redness, soreness up to 1 MONTH, and a temporary dulling or numbness in the treated area for 2-6 weeks. Potential complications with freezing include skin damage, ulceration or scarring, prolonged or severe pain, abrupt fat layer changes including “step-off” changes, and paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, the DEVELOPMENT OF NEW FAT DEPOSITS instead of fat being melted away.

At Serenity, our top concern is QUALITY OF SERVICE and PATIENT SAFETY, so when we were considering which method of body sculpting to purchase,  CS just didn’t offer the same level of treatment as Body FX.  Also, Body FX is generally less expensive, and so you get way more bang for your buck!  You be the judge!