BodyFX by InMode at Indiglo Med Spa in Green Bay, WI
BodyFX is an innovative, long-lasting, non-surgical treatment for the reduction of cellulite and the enhancement of our body contour. BodyFX reshapes our silhouette, likewise liposuction, but in a non-invasive manner. It is the ideal solution for the elimination of our mummy tummy, love handles, muffin top and any other body part with stubborn local fat. The device combines three different clinically effective modalities:
- Electroporation High Voltage “HV” Pulse that destroys permanently the fat cells.
- Radio-Frequency (RF) energy that generates optimal heating resulting in skin tightening and body contouring.
- Negative pressure that allows maximal depth treatment.
How it works
The RF energy in a series of pulses at 1 million cycles per second delivers heat to the skin and the subcutaneous fat, leading to the heating and contraction of the tissues. RF energy tightens the skin while the high voltage pulses permanently damage the membrane of the fat cells resulting in an increased flow of ions and organic molecules. These changes in the composition inside the cell cause changes in the intracellular pH and, inevitably, the cell death. Thus, the interaction between the negative pressure and controlled energy leads to the drastic reduction in the fat of the target area and a perfectly sculptured body.
Is it safe?
As BodyFX is able to target only the fat of the treated area, and not our skin and underlying tissues, it is considered a totally safe procedure without causing any damage to the adjacent structures. For maximum comfort, the skin’s temperature is monitored throughout the process with accurate feedback, providing ultimate temperature control.
What to expect during the procedure?
BodyFX is a painless, non-invasive, comfortable process that is performed in an outpatient setting by experienced medical aestheticians and practitioners without any anesthesia required. During the session, we experience a gentle warm and pulling sensation on our skin as the RF and vacuum work to shape our body.
How many sessions will I need?
For maximized results, weekly treatments over an eight-week period is recommended. It is advisable, in order to help eliminate faster the fat cells out of our body, to refrain from eating a couple of hours before and after each session, and drink plenty of water on the day of our appointment.
As with most nonsurgical body contouring procedures, it takes three to six months for your lymphatic system to process the dead cells, so you’ll have to be patient to see remarkable results with smoother and softer skin and a more contoured silhouette.
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime. BodyFx is usually a lunchtime procedure. We may experience some redness and warmth in the treated area which dissipates within few hours. This warmth is similar to the feeling after a deep tissue massage and does not prevent us from our daily activities.
In general, BodyFX is useful for trimming off that last bit of stubborn fat you can’t manage to get rid of. This procedure is not designed for general weight loss, and if that’s your goal, sticking to a good diet and exercise is your best bet. By the time you go for BodyFX treatments, you should be in good health and at a stable weight.
This procedure is also not recommended for people who have implanted medical or electrical devices, including a pacemaker or an insulin pump. The radio frequency waves that this technique uses can interfere with these devices.