Body Sculpting Just in Time for a Lowcountry Summer

Spending summers by the beach is a way of life here in the Lowcountry – let’s face it, most of the time it’s too hot to do anything else.

But sometimes when summer rolls around, we discover that our bathing suits don’t fit like they used to. That’s where Dr. Jeff Kraichely at Healthworks comes in with the practice of non-surgical, all-natural body sculpting. These procedures work to target the “inflexible fats,” or, as Dr. Kraichely put it, the fat that doesn’t seem to budge no matter how much someone diets and exercises. Typically, this type of fat accumulates in what are known as problem areas – the buttocks, thighs and lower abdomen.

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Dr. Kraichely suggested a number of simple procedures to deal with stubborn fat and sagging or stretchmark-scarred skin. Healthworks is the only practice on the East Coast that offers a procedure that delivers a radio frequency pulse about one centimeter under the skin, resulting in deep heating of the collagen, causing it to contract. This extreme contraction tightens and thickens the skin while simultaneously releasing a chemical signaling the collagen cells to produce more, which is increasingly difficult as the body ages. This type of therapy improves the overall texture and tone of skin.

If you are looking to get rid of stubborn fat, Dr. Kraichely suggested ultrasonic therapy, which delivers two different types of ultrasonic waves, making the stubborn fat cells vibrate vigorously, which creates tiny bubbles within the cells that causes them to literally explode, permanently destroying them.

Healthworks also offers laser lipolysis, which Dr. Kraichely called the most relaxing of the procedures, claiming that, “it feels like a hot tub without the water.” This procedure sends one of 20 laser lights down through the skin, forcing the fat cells to expel into the circulatory system. With just 10 minutes of light exercise, the fat is immediately burned off.

These procedures, coupled with diathermy, or warm sculpting, give Dr. Kraichely’s patients the best results. While these results aren’t necessarily the norm, Dr. Kraichely said one of his patients has lost 86 pounds through these procedures, and one woman lost five inches after just a few treatments.

These procedures, coupled with diathermy, or warm sculpting, give Dr. Kraichely’s patients the best results. While these results aren’t necessarily the norm, Dr. Kraichely said one of his patients has lost 86 pounds through these procedures, and one woman lost five inches after just a few treatments.

These procedures are proven to help reduce fat and improve skin texture and appearance. They also work to increase blood and lymph circulation and reduce pressure on the knee and hip joints, lowering the chances of needing invasive joint repair or replacement surgeries later in life. And, since body sculpting is non-surgical, no local or general anesthesia is necessary. There are no scalpels and absolutely no recovery time, which makes it easy for patients to drop in and get a treatment without having to worry about downtime or having to take time off from work. Most people see results after just one treatment, though Dr. Kraichely suggested two to five treatments for the best results.

To learn more, visit www.healthworksmed.com or call 843-821-8787.

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