What is ‘The Quarantine 15’

How can The Skinny Center at Contour Dermatology help?

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There is a reason you have been craving potato chips, pizza and every other unhealthy snack during this year’s quarantine. Stress has a powerful hold on the appetite, and depending on the type of stress, you may indulge in certain foods or abstain from eating altogether. The ‘Freshman15’ is known as the period of time in college where overly stressed freshmen gain around fifteen pounds within a few months. Similarly, the coronavirus pandemic led to the ‘Quarantine 15’ among people of all ages.

Situations like these cause the body to seek sugars, carbs, and fats in search of energy and comfort. While it may be okay to eat these foods in moderation, habitually unhealthy eating can lead to health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and various emotional problems.

Now that life is returning back to normal and bikini season in the Coachella Valley is still in full swing, it is time to shed those extra pounds. If you still have stubborn fat accumulations despite diet and exercise, Contour Dermatology can help you lose the fat you gained during the past few months.

Here are a few popular options

Tumescent Liposuction

Liposuction is the surgical removal of fat from specific areas, allowing for the body to adhere to the skin over time. Common areas of treatment include the chin area (double chins, anyone?), arms, thighs, hips, flanks, “love handles” and the waist. This treatment covers larger areas of the body. This is a much safer and comfortable option compared to traditional liposuction. This is a three to four hour procedure that liquifies the fat in the target area. With the use of a microcannula under local anesthesia, a surgeon is able to remove unwanted fat while contouring the area.

Liposculpture

Liposculpture treats smaller parts of the body’s fat pockets in comparison to liposuction. Liposculpture is a minimally invasive solution for stubborn fat in various parts of the body and is the most advanced technique in body contouring available.

Fat Transfer

In some cases, a fat transfer is a great option for patients who need to correct the loss of subcutaneous fat due to the aging process. In this procedure, fat is transplanted from one area of the body and put in another area, usually in the face or back of the hands. A fat transfer is mostly used to fill in depressions, wrinkles, and dimpling caused by scarring. The best, longest lasting results are obtained by a series of small injections over several treatments.

Fat in all of the right places can make any man or woman feel sexy and confident. If you are already getting a fat removal procedure such as tumescent liposuction, you can opt for a simultaneous fat transfer to make another area of the body more contoured. If you don’t feel like using it the same day, the fat can be frozen for up to a year.

CoolSculpting™

The neck, chest, arms, stomach, thighs, knees, love handles, and under the chin are areas the CoolSculpting™ treatment specifically targets. A patient can opt for a DualSculpting™ treatment which has two machines targeting one area. This means you can have a treatment in half the normal amount of time! Non-invasive CoolSculpting™ has numerous benefits for both men and women including minimal downtime and noticeable results in as little as three weeks.

Don’t forget the about the CoolMini™! This device is specially designed to treat and freeze smaller areas such as the chin, puffs of fat near the arm pits, above the knees, and other pinchable fat areas.

VelaShape III™

VelaShape III™ is a non-invasive laser treatment great for those who have cellulite or only need to lose a few inches. This treatment is an excellent addition to liposuction, although liposuction is still the better option for people who have larger amounts of fat to remove. VelaShape III™ can reduce several inches of fat in the thighs, outer hip, abdomen, love handles, saddlebags, and buttocks. It works by using radiofrequency, infrared light, suction, and mechanical massage. These four elements combined results in a faster metabolism that will reduce the amount of fat cells and improve the appearance of cellulite.

Don’t feel like you need to hold on to all of the quarantine stress by living with your stubborn fat. There are numerous treatments available that can accomplish what your dieting and exercise cannot do alone. Come to Contour Dermatology and let us help you lose your ‘Quarantine 15’!

* Results and your patient experience may vary

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