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There’s no need for remorse. No need to feel the slightest tinge of guilt for celebrating the early arrival of spring in Tampa Bay. Sure, we all have friends and family suffering through snow drifts, ice storms and blizzards, but that’s not our fault, is it? Seventy five degree days and cloudless skies demand a certain revelry, a glorious basking.

That is, unless the thought of wobbly thighs, bare bellies and swimsuits causes genuine panic. For many, the arrival of warm breezes and spring break is not always a joyous occasion. But getting beach body ready doesn’t necessarily mean a master cleanse and liposuction. Besides... who wants all that anesthesia and down time? We’re talking about investing in alternative weapons of fat destruction.

From Exilis to Zerona, FDA-approved, non-invasive, body shaping techniques are all the rage, but not all fat-blasting wands are created equal. Zerona laser liposuction requires a four-week commitment involving a low-fat diet, one week of special supplements, two weeks of laser treatments and then waiting a week or more to see results.

Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting uses an applicator piece that has a strong vacuum where fat is pinched down and, literally, frozen. The frozen fat cells die and are then expelled naturally, within six weeks to two months after treatment. If it sounds painful, it can be. Treated areas are often sore, tender or bruised; plus, CoolSculpting is not FDA-approved for use on the butt, thighs, arms or neck.

Which leaves Exilis, perhaps the simplest, most effective method for body shaping and reduction of targeted fatty deposits on the body. The Exilis Body Contouring Machine uses radiofrequency energy and vibrations to volumetrically heat deeper tissues and ramp up the metabolic activity of fat cells, causing them to shrink. The thermal energy also boosts the body’s natural ability to produce collagen, so not only will your fat cell volume decrease, but your skin will tighten and become younger-looking, as well.

Exilis safely targets problem areas such as shaping and contouring for flanks (“love handles”), sculpting double chin and neck areas, fine-tuning belly fat and back fat (“bra roll”), as well as significantly tightening skin all over the body. Daytime celebrity host, Kathy Lee Gifford touts the advantages of Exilis. She found her Exilis treatment so effective that she has featured it on her show. Further, the Exilis machine’s amazing results has earned it the MyFaceMyBody award for “Best Skin Tightening Device”.

If you’re interested in nonsurgical alternatives to liposuction, talk with your doctor or med spa professional. In the meantime, don’t abandon healthy eating and exercise. They’re still the best way to eliminate excess body fat long term.

Further, the Exilis machine’s amazing results has earned it the MyFaceMyBody award for “Best Skin Tightening Device,” as well as NewBeauty magazine’s Beauty Choice Award for Best Skin Tightener.

[Originally published in Panache Vue magazine, March 2014]
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