Melt Away Fat & Build Muscle With These 3 Body Contouring Treatments

Woman showing off her flat and toned-stomach

With many of us staying home more and social distancing, it can be difficult to eat well and exercise often. Fat deposits build up easily when you are inactive or eating irregularly. Luckily for patients today, several nonsurgical procedures can remove unwanted fat and contour the body. Here are 3 top options our Washington, DC, dermatology practice offers if you want a slimmer, more sculpted shape. 


Many of us struggle with stubborn pockets of fat—like muffin tops or love handles—that just won’t go away. CoolSculpting shrinks these common trouble spots and treats any “pinchable” areas of fat. The procedure works by exposing the skin to cold, controlled temperatures. As the temperature drops, fat cells are frozen and die off, later shed by the body’s natural processes. All CoolSculpting treatments at MI Skin Dermatology also include a complimentary Zimmer Z wave session. Zimmer Z waves improve fat loss with CoolSculpting by 30%.

Because CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure, there is no downtime or recovery period required. A typical treatment takes an hour or less and can target the belly, thighs, flanks, and more. Our practice also offers DualSculpting, allowing you to treat 2 areas at the exact same time and achieve your desired look more quickly. Results gradually develop as the body removes the dead fat cells, and your final look can be seen after 3 to 12 weeks.


AccuFit is a specialized body contouring machine that does more than only melt away fat. The treatment works by activating target muscle groups with electrical impulses, simulating the effect of a traditional exercise routine. As the muscles are stimulated and repeatedly contract, you build muscle while also burning fat. AccuFit is typically used to tone the midsection and thighs or sculpt and lift the buttocks. 

The procedure can be used to simultaneously treat multi-zone areas in 30 minutes or less. This makes AccuFit a great treatment alternative for those who struggle with high-impact exercise routines. 

Exilis Ultra™

Losing weight and contouring the body sometimes results in loose, saggy skin. To avoid this issue, Exilis Ultra combines fat burning and skin tightening in one easy procedure. The treatment uses radiofrequency (RF) to precisely heat deep tissue below the surface of the skin. This heat shrinks fat cells while also triggering collagen production, leading to smoother, firmer skin.

Exilis Ultra works well for targeting smaller fat deposits that don’t respond well to diet and exercise. It can also reduce the appearance of cellulite and create a more youthful, even complexion. 

Staying in shape while staying at home can be a bit difficult. Our practice provides a variety of treatments to help you create your ideal body. Sculptra® and Radiesse® injections can improve skin laxity, while Genius RF microneedling and Ultherapy® can lift and tighten the abdomen, arms, and thighs. Options for rejuvenation don’t stop at your face, and our team is here to help you achieve a head-to-toe transformation. 

If you would like to learn more about skincare and body contouring treatments, contact my Washington dermatology practice online. You can also contact us by phone at (202) 393-7546.

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