If you'd like to improve the shape of your figure, and you've tried exercising and losing weight, but you can't get rid of small fat deposits and sagging skin, you should talk to a dermatologist about body sculpting treatments.

There are a few available, so your doctor can match you to the right one. Treatments like the Venus body sculpting are one popular option you may be interested in trying. Here's an overview of how it works.

Venus Body Sculpting Uses Deep Heat

Heat is the energy used with one of these body sculpting treatments. Heat is created with radiofrequency waves and pulsed magnetic fields. The heat is targeted to deep tissues in the body using a device the practitioner passes over your skin.

Some other Venus treatments use cold temperatures, but these might be recommended for wrinkles instead. Your doctor will help you choose the right treatment based on how you want your body to look.

Heat Causes Tissues To Contract 

You may see instant results from this body sculpting treatment since it causes tissues under your skin to contract. This can eliminate small fat bulges and cellulite while tightening your skin. Although this effect is caused by heat, this treatment isn't painful, and there is no long downtime needed afterward.

Heat Also Causes Collagen To Grow

A body sculpting treatment that uses deep heat also provides long-term benefits. The heat causes your body to make more collagen. This causes your skin to get tighter gradually.

After a few months, you should notice even more of a lifting effect and an improved shape to your body. You can have this treatment done on your hips, abdomen, thighs, and upper arms so you can sculpt your shape exactly where you have problem areas.

You'll Need Multiple Treatments

Your dermatologist will recommend the right number of treatments to give you the results you want. You may need to have multiple sessions over a few months and then occasional treatments to maintain your results. The treatments may feel warm, but you'll be comfortable the entire time, so you don't have to worry about discomfort.

You also shouldn't have any discomfort once the treatment is over. Your dermatologist might also allow you to use lotion or cosmetics right away. There isn't any recovery period needed, which is one reason a Venus body sculpting treatment is much better than having surgery.

However, your dermatologist wants to make sure body sculpting is right for you so you'll be happy with the results. The first step is to make an appointment for an evaluation and to discuss your expectations with the doctor.