Obtaining a muscular, toned physique takes dedication and sacrifice. You adhere to a spartan regimen of exercise and diet, perhaps for years, to achieve the beautiful body you desire: bulging muscles, lean cuts, and enviable six-pack abs. It requires gym time during holidays, prioritizing your workout over other enjoyable activities, working with a personal trainer, and avoiding or portioning foods you may love. Yet, sometimes it feels as though your body intentionally thwarts your efforts, especially around the stomach. You’ve done everything right and seen significant gains, but the highly-sought “six-pack abs” elude you. Could be you’ve plateaued at a four-pack, and changes to your regimen seem to have little to no effect. Perhaps genetics are the cause. Don’t throw in the towel; Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center in Beverly Hills has ways to help you achieve and reveal your abs.
It is important to know you are not alone. Many people have “trouble zones” of stubborn fat; others experience loose skin which hides their stellar abdomen. Lasky Aesthetics has several nonsurgical, body sculpting procedures specifically intended to complement your workout whether by building muscle in targeted regions, permanently ridding you of those “trouble zones”, or tightening skin so your six-pack abs are more prominently displayed. In some cases, one treatment can effectively handle multiple concerns. Often used in combination, these procedures are designed to minimize disruption to your fitness routine, and are performed in a comfortable setting at our office in Beverly Hills for maximum relaxation. Additionally, to set your mind at ease, all the following treatments are FDA-cleared for the abdomen, as well as other regions, and generally safe for use by adults.
As with all of our procedures, you’ll meet with us beforehand for a private consultation. This gives us the opportunity to review your medical history, speak with you personally about your goals, and examine your areas of concern. We will strive to provide the best treatment, or combination of treatments, to showcase your hard-earned six-pack.
EmSculpt, the first non-invasive fat reduction and muscle toning device, uses a high intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) field on targeted areas to cause “supramaximal” muscle contractions. To put it in comparative terms, one 30-minute session is equal to doing 20,000 situps. While this seems rigorous, the procedure is relatively comfortable, with many clients describing it as feeling they had just finished an intense workout. Because the device targets your regions of concern, it also targets the fat in those regions and slims the overall appearance.
In studies, EmSculpt provided striking results. Patients experienced an average of 19 percent body fat reduction, 16 percent muscle mass increase, and reported a 96 percent satisfaction rate. Though you will probably notice improvement after only one session, four sessions are usually needed for maximum effect with visible results within two to four weeks. This treatment is completed in tandem with your regular fitness plan. If you feel your fitness gains have peaked at a “four-pack”, this may be the last nudge needed to get the “six-pack” you desire.
Many have heard CoolSculpting referred to as the “gold standard” in nonsurgical body sculpting, for good reason. This innovative device works especially well to counter the stubborn bulges you may dislike, such as along the stomach. It exploits the freezing threshold difference between fat cells and surrounding tissue. Fat cells freeze before other cells. This allows them to be targeted, damaged, and permanently eliminated without affecting surrounding tissue. There is no bruising, no scarring, and no downtime, and the frozen fat cells are dissolved and flushed out by your body’s natural processes over the following weeks. This makes CoolSculpting a great possible alternative to other, more invasive, procedures, such as liposuction.
One session lasts about 35 minutes to an hour, and a minimum of three sessions per region are typically required to achieve full results. You should note it can take up to three months to see a visible difference after treatments. It takes time for your body to expel the unwanted fat. Yet, remember, the process yields permanent results which means no more bulge to hide your stellar midsection and six-pack abs you worked hard to achieve in the gym.
CoolTone, the latest aesthetic device developed by Allergan, the maker of CoolSculpting, is finally available to help you meet your body sculpting needs. Using magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS) technology, CoolTone targets muscle groups to stimulate muscle contractions and increase mass, tone, and definition in a method similar to EmSculpt, but with higher intensity. Additionally, the energized muscles speed up your body’s metabolism causing more fat to be burned. You’ll be stronger and more ripped with greater definition, especially when used concurrently with your regular fitness regimen.
Each session of CoolTone takes roughly 30 minutes, though multiple sessions are required to achieve best results. You will have no downtime which makes the treatment perfect to incorporate into your busy day, and the procedure is pain-free, feeling more akin to an intense workout than a medical treatment.
Using radiofrequency (RF) technology, Thermage disperses heat deep into skin tissue to stimulate the layers to contract while simultaneously promoting natural collagen production. The result of this non-invasive procedure is a tighter, smoother, and more youthful appearance to your skin. Applied to the abdominal region, it can act like a tummy tuck, hugging your stomach and pronouncing your muscles so your gains are more visible.
A single treatment is sometimes enough for clients, with remarkable improvement gradually appearing over the following six months. Your skin will feel rejuvenated and supple. Following treatments are recommended to maintain the level of care, though they can be spaced further out than other treatments freeing your days to show off your stunning midriff.
Another therapy to make use of radiofrequency (RF) energy, Exilis Ultra combines RF with ultrasound waves to maximize treatment. Exilis Ultra uses heat like Thermage to invigorate deep dermal layers, promoting skin contraction and natural collagen production. The targeted heat also increases blood flow to the regions to stimulate cell nutrition while pushing for the faster removal of waste products. You will see how your skin appears rejuvenated with a youthful spring.
As with CoolSculpting, Exilis Ultra also permanently destroys fat cells in stubborn regions. The applied treatment penetrates the upper layers to deliver heat directly to the stubborn fat deposits. This targets the membrane of fatty tissue allowing your body to break down the components and dispose of them.
You will likely need two to six sessions of Exilis Ultra for the best results, though many clients begin to see improvement as quickly as the second appointment and as late as six months after the final treatment. Again, because the treatment breaks down unwanted fat, it takes time for the body to dissolve and remove the components. As with the majority of similar treatments, there is little downtime, and many people compare the experience to receiving a hot stone massage.
After years of development, as well as years of medical use, BallancerPro is available in the market. This remarkable treatment device is a patented inflatable garment which applies a gentle or firm compression strokes to your body, massaging the lymphatic system to open drainage pathways for excess fluid. Concurrently, it encourages blood flow throughout the body, especially the skin, for a rejuvenated glow while helping to shed a modest amount of weight.
There is seemingly no end to the benefits of a BallancerPro session. Postsurgical clients receive it to speed up recovery. Weekend and pro athletes alike use it to recuperate from a hard training session, marathon, or warrior obstacle run. With no downtime after treatment, you’ll be able to return to your normal routine faster.
While amazing on its own, BallancerPro works wonders when in tandem with other aesthetic treatments. If you’ve received a CoolSculpting session, BallancerPro aids your body in flushing away the damaged fat cells; in conjunction with Thermage, it helps your body’s deliverance and dispersion of nutrients. Better yet, it enhances the results of other treatments so they are more visible and long lasting.
One of the most harmful obstacles to your fitness routine is a lengthy down period. Even with years of dedication, a long downtime can result in loss of muscle mass, increased body fat, and decrease in aerobic performance. Such downtime can also adversely affect motivation. Luckily, the procedures listed on this page have little to no downtime, as many were developed to enhance results without straining routines, and were designed to be incorporated with fitness plans. This means you can workout your core, receive your treatment, and return to your exercises without interruption and maintain your sexy six-pack abs.
Any after care needs will be addressed during your consultation. Water will be important, especially to help your body flush your system, but also to aid cell nutrition and hydration. Odds are you already ensure your body’s water needs are met, but even a moderate increase will be beneficial.
Are you ready to see your gains taken to the next level? Whether you’re struggling to achieve that extra bit of chiseled muscle tone or you want to reduce the fat hiding your hard earned gains, our providers at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center in Beverly Hills can help. Under the supervision of three plastic surgeons and a dermatologist, our aesthetic nurse practitioners and physician assistants offer a high quality of care, expertise, and results you won’t find in many other Los Angeles practices. And with so many options for body contouring technologies available in our luxury medical spa, we can customize your treatment plan to your unique needs.
Contact us today to get started. We will begin with a comprehensive, personalized consultation to determine what your needs and goals are and which procedures will provide you the best results. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the six-pack abs you’ve dreamed of.