You may have heard the term “FUPA” to refer to the effects of aging and childbirth on the pelvic area in women. The term is an acronym that stands for “fatty upper pubic area,” and it is a reality that many women experience as they get older. Not only does the lower abdomen develop a sagging, flabby appearance as fat increases and skin loosens, but the pubic area itself can also suffer the ravages of time.
Particularly after childbirth, but also as a general result of the aging process, many women experience sagging labia and vaginal looseness, causing embarrassment and decreased confidence in swimwear and intimate situations, as well as lowered sexual satisfaction for both the woman and her partner. Vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence are also uncomfortable, embarrassing, and even painful symptoms that our non-surgical FUPA rejuvenation treatments can address.
One of the most common reasons people seek cosmetic treatments is the persistence of stubborn fat deposits that resist the effects of dietary changes and exercise. Up until now, the treatments offered to get rid of fat have used lasers, ultrasound, or surgery – all effective fat removal techniques. However, they all come with a downside as well: none of them are precise enough to target fat cells alone without damaging surrounding tissue. As a result, fat is lost, but bruising and bleeding occur as a sort of “collateral damage” in the war on fat, and recovery can be a painful process.
Now, CoolSculpt technology takes advantage of the fact that fat freezes at a higher temperature than other tissues, and uses cold to target fat and fat alone. Fat cells, once frozen, dissolve and are broken down by the body. Now, the CoolMini attachment allows for even more precision in delicate areas such as the lower abdomen.
Many women experience an embarrassing loosening of the labia and vagina as they get older, particularly if they’ve given birth, a process which stretches skin and muscle beyond their normal limits. Particularly during menopause, women also tend to experience dryness and irritation in the vagina, resulting in painful intercourse, discomfort, and emotional distress.
ThermiVa uses heat to tighten the vagina and to reestablish normal lubrication. A thin, curved electrode is inserted into the vagina in a procedure not unlike a typical gynecological exam. Before insertion, the electrode slowly warms and massages the labia before moving to the vaginal walls. The heat produced stimulates the production of collagen, tightening loose skin and bringing back definition to areas that sag, and also stimulates the glands which naturally lubricate the vagina. Patients report a gentle sensation similar to a hot stone massage, and are immediately able to return to their normal activities, including intercourse.
Tired of constantly plucking and shaving “down there?” Consider laser hair removal for fast, long-lasting results, and never have to shave or tweeze again. A single laser pulse can target multiple hair follicles, making the process quicker than you’d expect. Within 3-5 sessions, most patients experience long-lasting, oftentimes permanent hair loss, leaving the skin silky smooth. It is also a very safe procedure, as advanced last technologies are able to specifically target the roots of the hair while leaving the surrounding skin and tissues completely undamaged.
While laser hair removal is a popular and safe cosmetic practice, it is also still a medical procedure, and should only be performed under the guidance of a qualified physician. At Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center, we take the medical side of what we do seriously to ensure our patients’ safety and satisfaction. Laser hair removal is relatively painless and rarely requires anesthetic, though a topical numbing cream may be provided for your comfort. When you first come in to schedule your treatment, your practitioner will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare in the weeks leading up to the procedure.
In an age of gimmicky you-won’t-believe-your-eyes cosmetic advertisements, and beauty spas where treatments are performed by people with no real scientific understanding of how they work, we at Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center take pride in maintaining a high standard of medical excellence in our patients’ care. To experience the difference for yourself, contact us to schedule a consultation for your Los Angeles FUPA rejuvenation.
Most cosmetic tools used to tighten the skin, combat wrinkles, and fight off cellulite and excess fat use either radio frequency emissions or ultrasound waves to achieve the desired results. The BTL Exilis Ultra is the only tool that uses both simultaneously, allowing therapeutic levels to be reached much more quickly, and optimizing performance and precision in addressing a variety of skin concerns. As part of your non-surgical FUPA rejuvenation treatment in our Los Angeles office, the Exilis can be used in the pubic and lower abdominal region to reduce fat and stimulate the production of collagen for tighter, smoother skin.
The Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center is a full service cosmetic facility specializing in nonsurgical treatment. To find out more about the Vbeam in Beverly Hills can help you out or to schedule a consultation, please give us a call today.