Neucontour promises to tighten the skin and dissolve the superficial layer of fat
Topical skincare can only achieve limited results when it comes to skin tightening. Sometimes, individuals require the assistance of medical professionals and aesthetic devices to attain their desired beauty standards.
If you’re seeking a procedure that requires no downtime and not only tightens your skin but also dissolves the superficial layer of fat, you must consider Neucontour. It is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes deep focused ultrasound and radio frequency (RF) to define the contours of the face and body by tightening the skin and eliminating fat.
This treatment guarantees the definition of facial contours, including the neck, arms, abdomen, thighs, legs, love handles, and other body parts with stubborn fat that is difficult to eliminate without surgical intervention.
How does it compares to other skin tightening and contouring treatments? Rest assured, Dr. Joel Nicdao, a cosmetic surgery specialist with over 25 years of experience, has provided answers to some of our questions to inform us about the workings of this treatment.
Read on as Dr. Nicdao explains what we need to know about Neucontour.
Can you explain exactly how RF and ultrasound affect fat and skin?
Both RF and ultrasound generate heat as a form of energy. These energies are delivered by the machines in such small, concentrated areas that patients generally tolerate the associated discomfort. When protein is heated, it contracts. The heat causes the protein matrix in the skin to contract, resulting in a tighter appearance. Additionally, the heat “injures” the skin, triggering the body’s natural healing response. This leads to the production of new collagen and skin by fibroblasts, the healing cells, thereby rejuvenating the skin.
What distinguishes RF from High Intensity Focused Ultrasound?
The key distinction between RF and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) lies in their respective effects on the skin. RF only heats the superficial layers of the skin, while HIFU heats all layers of the skin, penetrating deeper and also targeting the superficial layer of fat beneath the skin. Consequently, RF is effective in addressing fine wrinkles on the skin’s surface, whereas HIFU is more effective in skin tightening and fat dissolution.
What are the advantages of Neucontour?
In addition to being virtually painless and not requiring any downtime like surgery, Neucontour can reduce fat content in the treatment areas by approximately five percent. The removed fat does not return, and repeated treatments can result in significant and visible fat reduction.
Are there any disadvantages?
Neucontour is not a one-time treatment but rather a maintenance regimen. The skin’s tightening effect reverts to its original state after approximately a year.
How many sessions are required before visible results?
The recommended treatment consists of one session per month for the first three months to achieve maximum tightness and fat reduction. Results can be observed approximately two weeks after the initial session.
What physical conditions disqualify individuals from undergoing the treatment?Generally, any form of skin inflammation, such as sunburn, acne, wounds, or allergies, is a contraindication. Other contraindications include implants under the skin, bioelectrical devices like pacemakers, blood-related diseases, nerve disorders such as Bell’s palsy or Myasthenia Gravis, and uncontrolled diabetes.
What can be expected immediately after the treatment?
There is minimal downtime after the treatment. Typically, the only side effects are mild redness, barely noticeable swelling, and slight tenderness upon touch, which should subside within a day or two.
What happens to the reduced fat from the treatment? How does it exit the body?
The heat in the treatment kills the fat cells, causing them to break down into their component molecules. These molecules are then excreted through the same metabolic pathways as the millions of dead cells from other organs in the body.
For pricing and appointment bookings, please visit Neucontour’s website.
Dr. Joel Nicdao’s clinic is located on the rooftop of Centuria Medical Makati, Century City, Kalayaan Avenue corner Salamanca Street, Barangay Poblacion.