Who is a candidate?
The Evolve system is a wonderful option for patients who have:
- Small areas to address
- Loose skin on the arms, abdomen, banana roll, or thighs
- Pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise
It isn’t a substitute for a tummy tuck or more invasive treatment, but it’s great for patients who want no downtime, no pain, and an improvement in their body shape. Ideal patients have a BMI of 30 or under. The technology targets skin laxity, as well as fat and muscles just beneath the skin. A significant layer of fat might require a more aggressive or more invasive treatment for effective reduction.
How does it work?
EvolveTite and EvolveTrim both use Bipolar Radiofrequency to bring the tissue to 40-43 degrees Celsius, encouraging skin contraction, and (when the Trim applicators are used) causing destruction of fat cells beneath the surface of the skin. The procedure does not cause pain, but feels like a warm heating pad or hot stone massage. Patients are able to relax during the procedure, and no anesthesia, either local or general, is required.