BodyFX® is non-invasive apoptosis through electro-thermal heating to the deep subcutaneous layer through Bipolar Radio Frequency energy.
The hand piece uses a suction/negative pressure to maximize depth to the underlying fat layers. The radio frequency provides optimal heating and contracting using energy pulses at one million cycles per second. To maximize comfort and safety, the skin temperature is continuously monitored and adjusts power to keep it therapeutic, safe, and effective body contouring with fat cell death, contraction, and cellulite improvements all in one. For added strength and power pair BodyFx with Forma Plus for even stronger skin tightening results.
On clinical studies, stained slides revealed 20% reduction of fat cells than non-treated areas which increased to 30% one month after the last treatment. Neocollagenesis increased by an average of 13.7%.
Optimal results are patients with an average BMI of 26. Treatment protocol is one treatment to the area once a week for eight weeks. The average circumference reduction on the abdomen can be expected to be on average 3.58 cm(according to one study). Improvement in cellulite revealed a 60% reduction of pit depth on the Vectra scale.
Patients experience warmth and pulling sensations during treatment and most compare the treatment to a deep tissue massage. There is no downtime and redness at the treatment site subsides within a few hours. This is a great alternative to liposuction but RF cannot be done on patients with implanted devices such as a pacemaker, epilepsy, or pregnant or lactating mothers. However, it does a great job getting rid of the ‘mummy tummy’ after breastfeeding is complete.