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Afsheen Ather

Aesthetic Specialist & Medical Spa located in Leesburg, VA

Are you struggling with stubborn body fat or unsightly cellulite around your abdomen, hips, or buttocks? With body sculpting at Nova Derm Institute in Leesburg, Virginia, you can spot-reduce your trouble areas and smooth your skin quickly and easily. Afsheen Ather, MBBS, specializes in aesthetics and has more than 10 years of experience helping men and women look and feel their best. Call or click to schedule a consultation today at Nova Derm Institute to learn more.

Body Sculpting Q & A

What is body sculpting?

Body sculpting is a noninvasive procedure to reduce body fat and tighten skin. At Nova Derm Institute, Dr. Ather use the BTL Exilis™ machine to reduce excess body fat, cellulite, and loose skin.

The Exilis machine includes a handheld wand that emits radio frequency waves to an electrode patch on your skin. These radio frequency waves break down fat globules under the skin using gentle heat that destroys the membranes of each fat cell.

After your treatment session, the broken down fat globules drain out of the cell and through your lymphatic system to be eliminated. Since this process is noninvasive, you only experience a gentle warming sensation on your skin during treatment with no side effects afterward.


How can body sculpting help me?

Body sculpting can help anyone with stubborn, excess body fat around their abdomen, hips, or buttocks. Since body sculpting targets specific areas, it’s easier to lose fat in trouble spots than traditional diet and exercise methods.

Body sculpting is also very safe when compared to injections or surgical procedures that reduce body fat. There’s no risk for infection or bruising as radio frequency treatment doesn’t injure the skin or surrounding tissues.

What happens during a body sculpting session?

During your body sculpting session, uncovers the area of skin that’s being treated. Your technician then places an electrode patch– which feels like a bandage– on the skin near the treatment area. This patch conducts radio frequency energy during your session.

Your technician next waves the handheld wand gently over the treatment area. Cooling settings on the Exilis machine are used to make sure you’re never hot or uncomfortable.

The entire procedure lasts about an hour. Afterward, the electrode patch is removed and you can get dressed.

What results will I see after a body sculpting session?

You can expect to see results immediately after your first treatment.* Many people also notice improved appearance of their skin with reduced cellulite after a series of treatments.

Since body sculpting is noninvasive and gentle, you won’t have to deal with the downtime or bruising associated with traditional fat-loss procedures, like liposuction. You can even return to your normal activities the same day without discomfort.

If you’re tired of the appearance of excess body fat or cellulite, talk with Dr. Ather about body sculpting. Call or schedule a consultation online now to learn more.

*Individual results may vary.

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