We Offer Non-Invasive Body Treatments
Even though you are at or near your ideal weight, would you like to reduce stubborn areas of fat? Rather than seeking invasive treatments from a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Vivian Bucay’s patients have the option of enhancing contours through several completely non-invasive treatments, including CoolSculpting®, Exilis, and Vanquish.
In use in Canada and Europe since 2009, CoolSculpting® is now available in the United States as a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. The CoolSculpting® treatment takes a new approach to targeted fat reduction. Rather than using heat to literally melt fat, the procedure induces early cell death of fat cells with cold temperature. The process, called cryolipolysis, was developed through scientific research to determine the optimal temperature to freeze fat cells without harm to the skin. Based on these findings, CoolSculpting® technology was created. We have two devices, so we can treat multiple areas in half the time! Allergan recognizes that Melissa Valdez of the Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics has attended and completed the CoolSculpting University training Program. Melissa Valdez is currently the FIRST and ONLY CoolSculpting Master in San Antonio, Texas.
BTL Exilis Ultra 360
EXILIS Ultra 360 is another body contouring option developed by BTL Aesthetics, which works a little differently than CoolSculpting®. Instead of cooling the skin, this method uses heat delivered through radio frequency energy. Exilis is delivered with a special device that administers this energy to the skin and helps in shrinking fat cells. Just like CoolSculpting®, this method does not provide immediate results. Instead, gradual improvements occur over time as the fat cells are flushed out of the body and collagen production is stimulated. Exilis can be used on both the face and body to tighten skin, eliminate unwanted areas of fat, and contour the body.
BTL Cellutone uses therapeutic vibrations to increase lymphatic drainage, waste elimination and blood flow. BTL Cellutone is ideal for patients who want a safe, non-invasive body shaping and tightening procedure.
BTL Vanquish ME
BTL Aesthetics is also the mastermind behind Vanquish ME treatment, another body contouring solution. Vanquish also uses radio frequency energy, but is delivered through a patented device that does not touch the skin. Instead, these panels deliver energy through deep tissue heating via a series of panels that are situated just inches above the skin. Patients notice heating of the skin similar to that delivered through a heating pad and are comfortable throughout their treatment sessions. Vanquish is an FDA approved treatment for heating the tissues and helping in contouring specific areas of the body.
EMSCULPT – the first and only non-invasive buttock lift procedure, with no injections necessary! EMSCULPT is FDA cleared to strengthen, tone, and firm the buttocks as well as reduce fat and build muscle on the abdomen. This provides a safe and completely non-invasive alternative to popular, yet controversial, surgical and injectable procedures.
A combination treatment: Exilis, Vanquish and Cellutone.
Zimmer Z Wave is a radial shockwave unit that can be used with cool sculpting treatments to significantly enhance the results. Using Cool sculpting with Z wave can improve skin firmness, skin elasticity, and collagen regeneration. Z Wave is considered to be very comfortable and safe.
Chemical peels are used to remove damaged outer layers of skin to make skin smoother, reduce scarring and remove blemishes. There are different levels of peels from mild to strong in order to treat different conditions which will be tailored to each individual.
“CoolSculpting appealed to me from the beginning when my physician, who has become a trusted resource for health and appearance, introduced the process in the introductory phase of the technology. “It’s like lipo for the perfectionist,” she said, the treatment doesn’t call for the cost or downtime of traditional liposuction.”
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about any of our body contouring treatments contact our office today. Call our La Casita location at 210.692.3000 to schedule an appointment. Our Sonterra location offers Body Peels and they can be reached at 210.370.9995.
Early morning and lunchtime appointments are available!
We also offer CareCredit for our Body Contouring procedures. Ask us about this during your consultation!