If you really think about it, the body is an amazing example of an intricate system that is very good at self-preservation. We don’t always think of our bodies in that way, though. As anyone who has ever looked in the mirror and not liked what they saw could tell you, things could be better. While we all reach a point where we wished we looked younger or were thinner, your body is still capable of some pretty amazing things. It just needs a little help sometimes. Technology has come a long way in that regard, but we’ll get to that in a moment.

A lot of what contributes to our appearances is lifestyle related, though that only goes so far. The most dedicated among us can only do so much to work against genetics, the passing of time, and the force of gravity or the sun. Eventually, we’ll show our age or put on some weight. It’s just how our bodies respond to changes as the years go by. That’s because many of the internal processes that regulate our bodies begin to deteriorate or change as we age. Our metabolisms slow down. Hormonal shifts can alter nearly everything. How can someone overcome all of that?

When someone reaches a point where natural remedies and self-care just aren’t getting the job done anymore, they probably consider reaching out to a medical professional about what options are available to them. It’s important to be aware of all the options because there may be some newer ones you don’t know about such as laser treatments. Here is what you need to know when it comes to asking your doctor about what can be done to reduce signs of aging and eliminating stubborn fat that doesn’t seem to respond to exercise.

Traditional methods

Most people are aware of how aesthetic concerns have been handled traditionally. Whether it’s classic liposuction or face lifts, tummy tucks, or a brow lift, many of the solutions we’ve all turned to have been fairly invasive. Then there are fillers like Juvederm or the use of Botox. They don’t involve surgery and are minimally invasive, but still, require the use of needles which can be a no go for the squeamish. So, if you’re apprehensive about going under the knife and you don’t like the idea of needles (which don’t address the weight issue, anyway) what’s a person to do? Do they need to just accept the wrinkles, scars, or fatty deposits? Not at all. Laser treatments are a highly effective alternative that often leverages your own body’s processes in order to create an environment where it can heal itself.

How laser treatments can make the difference

Laser treatments, depending on the specific type and goal, are either non-invasive or minimally invasive and use concentrated energy to produce the desired results. They come in many different varieties from addressing hair removal to the elimination of fat to smoothing over scars and wrinkles. The biggest benefit of laser treatments, other than their effectiveness, is that they aren’t disruptive to your life. They generally don’t carry recovery periods of any significant length and any side effects are mild and quickly resolve. Here are some of the treatments you may be interested in.

What laser treatments are available?

The Icon Aesthetic System is a laser treatment that stimulates the body to heal its own wrinkles and fine lines. What happens is the laser’s energy penetrates deeply into the tissue to trigger an increase in production of collagen and elastin. These are both proteins your body produces that gives your skin its youthfulness and elasticity. Because production diminishes with age, lines and wrinkles begin to appear more. With this laser treatment, you can get your body working again to hold back the hands of time.

For weight loss, there is SmartLipo. This process does require a small incision, so it is minimally invasive, but it’s superior to its traditional counterpart. Much like with other laser treatments, collagen and elastin production is stimulated so that the skin smooths over following treatment. Additionally, the laser energy destroys the fat cells while tightening the skin for a more natural look. Not only is SmartLipo less invasive than traditional liposuction, but the recovery time has been cut down to a matter of a couple days with the ability to return to exercise in two weeks.


Who knew laser treatments could be an effective, minimally invasive way to feel more confident about your body? If you’re uncomfortable with the idea of surgery or injections, this presents you with an option that is still effective but fits what you want. Stop feeling like there are no treatment options available that meet your concerns. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation. Dr. El Asmar and the team at Vermont Med Spa are here to provide you with expert care so you can have the body you want and the self-confidence you need to lead your best life.


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