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Achieving Full Body Beauty Non-Surgically!

In my previous blog, I discussed non-surgical facial procedures and now it’s time to focus upon making your body beautiful. There are many non-surgical aesthetic options to improve body appearance. This especially true when you consult with an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon who is known for an ‘artistic touch’. Keep in mind that great plastic surgery results, surgical, or non-surgical, requires artistic vision, as well as expert knowledge and meticulous technique. So, let’s examine a variety of improvement options.

As a plastic surgeon, my goal is to help patients to attain a smooth, sleek, and sculpted look with our different body skin tightening procedures. At my Riverside practice in the Inland Empire, we offer various state-of-the-art technologies that can help address different body concerns for our patients.

Thermitight and Velashape III

ThermiTight is a new procedure that uses heat to shrink skin and connective tissue in predictable ways. ThermiTight uses the science of heat to transform tissue in desirable ways, to give a leaner look, a tighter jawline, and neck, sleeker arms, thighs, and abdomen. 

VelaShape III, is the latest upgrade to the Velashape technology which is non-invasive, radio frequency (RF), with suction that is pain free and requires no down time. This treatment can help to get rid of cellulite, smooth/shrinks skin, improves texture, and helps to contour the body skin and superficial fat   for a slimmer look. With VelaShape III, we can treat body areas such as the arms, abdomen, thighs, and the buttocks. 

Ultrashape Power

One of the most effective solutions to wearing your favorite clothes is losing the excess fat accumulation without using needles, surgical procedures or diet based fat reduction regimens but rather utilizing the scientifically and clinically proven ultrasound technology known as UltraShape.

Laser Hair Removal: Motif & GentleLase Pro

At Imagine Plastic Surgery, we offer two types of effective procerdures to remove unwanted hair from your body. Powered by the proprietary elōs technology, Motif is the first and only technology that uses combined energies of Radio Frequency (RF) and electroptical energy to gently remove hair from all lighter hair tones.  Since the Motif is “color blind,” in contrast to the gold standard Gentle Pro Laser, The Motif can treat darker skin colors and tones without damaging them. The hair follicles are precisely targeted and destroyed using the revolutionary elōs combination of bi-polar radio frequency with an 810-diode laser. Motif LHR selectively targets the hair follicle while protecting the surrounding tissue so it’s safe and effective for all skin colors, tones, and types. Achieving beautiful, silky-smooth, non-pigmented hair bearing skin is now easier than ever!

GentleLase Pro is a procedure that addresses all of your hair removal needs. GentleLase Pro procedures use flash lamp technology to excite an alexandrite crystal to create a wavelength. This wavelength is delivered to the patient’s skin, along with a burst of cryogen cooling that cools the epidermal layer of skin to a comfortable level. This allows for fast and effective treatment. The 755nm Alexandrite Laser targets the melanin (dark pigment) in the hair effectively destroying the hair follicle at the root, preventing future hair growth.

During consultations with my patients, I endeavor to narrow down areas that needs to be treated, including hair removal, beard and hair bumps, leg veins, spider veins and facial veins.

Dr. Hardesty and Highly Skilled, Caring Staff


One Goal, Many Options

The Imagine Plastic Surgery team uniquely provides the full array of both non-surgical and surgical alternatives thus filling our motto of “One Goal, Many Options.” For over 30 years Dr. Hardesty, an award winning, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and his staff, have provided comprehensive Cosmetic Plastic Surgery services and procedures. We proudly serve Riverside and San Bernardino counties of the Inland Empire and the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Upland, Pomona, Corona, Chino Hills, Redlands and Temecula.