Most people are familiar with the old expression “no pain, no gain.” When it comes to fitness and reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, the conventional wisdom suggests that in order to be healthy and happy, you first have to be miserable and subject yourself to pain and suffering to get there.

Not only is this idea unhealthy and toxic, it can also get in the way of your motivation and prevent you from achieving your health and weight goals.

At Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic in Ashburn, Virginia, our medical director, Dr. Nasrin Ejtemaee, and our team of master aestheticians offer a range of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments like body contouring in a safe, comfortable, and relaxing environment.

Is body contouring painful?

There are several body contouring treatments available to eliminate stubborn fat. At Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic, we offer the Exilis® system, which uses radiofrequency energy to heat and destroy fat cells in your target area.

The procedure is noninvasive, which means there are no needles or incisions and no pain or recovery time, as with surgical procedures.

If you choose body contouring with the Exilis system, you can expect to feel a warm sensation and some pressure as the radio waves target and heat the unwanted fat cells.

Everyone has varying levels of sensitivity and pain tolerance, but most people who undergo body contouring experience minimal discomfort and actually find that the procedure feels more like a therapeutic spa treatment than an aesthetic procedure.

What happens during and after body contouring

One of the main benefits of noninvasive treatments like body contouring is that you don’t have to worry about healing or downtime after your treatment. A single session takes 15-30 minutes, and you can get right back to your normal activities as soon as you leave our clinic.

The RF waves used in body contouring with the Exilis® system only target the desired area, and the destroyed fat cells are naturally eliminated by your body, so all you have to do is show up, relax, and let our master aestheticians do the rest.

The results vary from person to person, and it can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to see results. Depending on your goals and individual circumstances, you may need several body contouring sessions to get the desired results.

For more information about body contouring and whether it’s right for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment at our clinic in Ashburn, Virginia, or request an appointment online.

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