Body Shaping & Contouring – How to Get Results

Body Shaping & Contouring – How to Get Results

Body shaping and contouring can help reduce fat, tighten skin, and sculpt or shape targeted areas. Learn more about how to get results, along with other details about body shaping and contouring, with the following frequently asked questions.

What Is the Difference Between Body Contouring and Body Sculpting?

Body contouring and body sculpting typically refer to noninvasive or surgical procedures that involve reshaping parts of the body. These services are often done to eliminate fat in stubborn areas or tighten excess skin after weight loss.

What Is Body Contouring?

Body contouring refers to procedures that are done to get rid of excess fat or skin in a targeted area or reshape a particular area. Body contouring can be done to treat sagging skin, cellulite, and bumps or dimpling.

How Long Does Body Contouring Last?

Body contouring results can last up to 3 or 4 months following a final treatment session. Additional sessions each month or every 3 to 4 months might be needed to maintain these results.

What Are the Benefits of Body Contouring?

The benefits of body contouring include reducing excess fat cells and cellulite in specific areas for a slimmer or smoother appearance. Body contouring can also boost collagen production, improve blood circulation, and stimulate lymphatic drainage.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Body Sculpting?

The pros of body sculpting include the use of non-invasive procedures, no downtime or minimal downtime, and effective results. The cons of body sculpting include the need for multiple treatment sessions, potential side effects, and limited treatment areas.

What Does It Mean to Contour Your Body?

Contouring your body means reshaping certain areas in order to achieve desired results, such as tightening sagging skin or eliminating cellulite. Body contouring is not used for weight loss purposes.

How Is Body Contouring Done?

Body contouring can be done in different ways. Body contouring with EmSculpt involves the use of radio frequency and high-intensity electromagnetic energies to burn fat and tone muscle.

What Are the Side Effects of Body Contouring?

Body contouring is generally safe, but side effects may occur after treatment. These side effects might include skin that feels warm and flushed for an hour or two after treatment sessions.

Is Body Sculpting Surgical?

Body sculpting can be done using non-invasive procedures rather than invasive surgical procedures. Non-invasive procedures do not involve making any incisions for treatment.

What Is the Recovery Time for Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting has no downtime, so it’s possible to return to normal activities right after treatment.

What Types of Body Sculpting Services Are There?

Body sculpting can be done using lasers, infrared light, radio frequency, or cryolipolysis as non-invasive treatments. EmSculpt body sculpting service uses electromagnetic energy and radio frequency.

Does Body Sculpting Actually Work?

Body sculpting can work for individuals who are considered good candidates, such as those with pockets of cellulite or excess fat that exercise and diets don’t eliminate. Some individuals with certain conditions might not be good candidates for body sculpting.

Botox Q&A

Botox Q&A

If you are looking for a way to address fine lines and wrinkles, you may have thought about Botox. At the same time, you may have some questions before receiving your first botox injection. Some of the most common questions people ask include: 

How long does Botox last?

In general, you should expect Botox to last for a few months. There are some situations where Botox will last six months, but there are other situations where Botox may only last for 2 months. During your first injection, it may not last as long as you would like, but future injections will probably last longer. 

Is Botox treatment good for my face?

It depends on why you are interested in Botox. Botox is a great option if you are looking for a way to smooth out wrinkles. If you want to remove fine lines and wrinkles from your face, Botox may be an option for you. Schedule our consultation to see if you are a good candidate.

What are the side effects of Botox? 

Side effects of Botox are relatively rare, but some of the side effects you may experience include mild bruising, possible eyelid drooping, and the occasional headache. We will review all possible side effects with you before we get started.

How much does botox cost?

There are a lot of factors that will dictate how much botox costs. Some of these factors include the amount of botox required, the number of injection sites, and the nature of the problem we are trying to address. We will always provide you with an estimate before we get started.

What exactly does Botox do?

Botox injections are designed to block specific chemical signals that come from nerves. These chemical signals typically cause your muscles to contract. Therefore, when we use botox, we will cause your muscles to temporarily relax. We can relax the muscles around the eyes and forehead to alleviate wrinkles and lines that might be present. 

What are the dangers of Botox?

Serious reactions to Botox are highly unusual. There is a chance that some people could develop an allergic reaction, which could cause them to have trouble breathing; however, we will take all the necessary precautions to minimize the chances of this happening, and we always administer Botox under the supervision of professionals. 

What are the benefits of Botox?

There are several significant benefits of Botox. It can be used to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your face, but Botox can also be used to treat people who have an overactive bladder, neck spasms, or even a lazy eye. We would be happy to work with you to see if you are a candidate for Botox. 

Is Botox safe?

Yes, Botox is very safe. It has been a popular treatment option for many years, and we always administer Botox under the supervision of professionals. That way, we maximize the benefits of this treatment option while also minimizing the chances of complications and side effects.

What are the uses of botox injections?

There are several ways Botox can be used. We can use it to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but other people are interested in botox to alleviate chronic sweating and address issues related to a lazy eye. 

What is Botox made out of?

Botox is a popular medication that is made from a toxin that is produced by bacteria. The name of the bacteria is clostridium botulinum, and that is where the name comes from. Of note, this bacteria also makes toxins that can cause food poisoning, but the toxin can be isolated and purified to form the cosmetic Botox treatment that many people know and love. 

What age should you start Botox?

Everyone is in a slightly different situation. The age at which you should start Botox will depend on the reason why you need Botox injections. Botox injections are typically reserved for someone 18 years of age or older, but Botox is typically used in patients starting in their late 20s or early 30s. 

Contact Renova Aesthetics Today To Make an Appointment

If you want to reveal the most beautiful version of yourself, it would be our pleasure to help you. We are Renova Aesthetics, and we have worked with a variety of patients to address cosmetic issues. We would be happy to use Botox injections to help you as well. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and let us help you address your needs!

Five Things to Look For in a Medical Spa

Five Things to Look For in a Medical Spa

Medical spas offer unique services that require the care of a medically trained practitioner to the provider. Services in medical spas may include medical weight loss, injectables, body contouring, and other similar aesthetic procedures. Look into these five criteria to ensure that you find a quality medical spa to offer you the aesthetic services you need.

1. Services That Match Your Needs

What types of services do you need? While injections and body contouring are popular aesthetic procedures, not all medical spas offer these. Determine the exact procedures that you need from a medical spa and find a facility that has the staff to offer those services.

Additionally, look for a facility that specializes in the services you need. For instance, if you need Botox injections, you will need to return regularly for those injections to maintain the results you want. Facilities that specialize in injections have staff members that perform more of these services than facilities that only offer injectables occasionally.

2. Licensing of Services from the Medical Spa

Licensing is another important aspect of a medical spa. Standard spas do not offer medical-grade products or services. For medical spas to offer the types of care they do, they must have staff members with medical licenses, such as doctors or nurses. Providers should also have additional education in the specific aesthetic services they perform.

3. Credentials of the Facility

The facility itself should have a proven track record of safe operations, ideally with physicians overseeing operations. When looking up the credentials of the facility, research how long the medical spa has operated. If you have specific questions about the procedures that you want, call or contact the facility online. Get all your questions and concerns answered before setting an appointment.

4. What Former Patients Have to Say

Check out former patient reviews. Look up reviews on third-party review sites, such as Yelp or Google instead of only relying on the testimonials on the facility’s website. Reviews on third-party sites don’t come with compensation and have honest views of the facility, its services, and its providers.

5. The Entire Suite of Offerings Beyond Price

While price is important, don’t rely only on the cost of services to find a medical spa. You wouldn’t choose the cheapest doctor to perform surgery on you? Instead, you would look into the doctor’s record, the facility’s features, and the doctor’s license. The same should hold true for aesthetic services at a medical spa. Focus on quality over price because your well-being depends on it.

Every person has unique needs, especially when it comes to medically provided aesthetic treatments. Your research will ensure that you find the right medical spa that has the licensing, credentialed experts, equipment, and facility amenities to meet all your specific needs.

We make learning more about our practice at Renova Aesthetics simple by offering information about our staff, including our physician leadership and our nursing and aesthetician team members. You can also learn more about the various aesthetic procedures that we offer on our website, too. Contact us at Renova Aesthetics for a complimentary consultation for your medical aesthetic services or to get answers to your questions about our practice and providers.

Microdermabrasion vs. Dermaplaning

Microdermabrasion vs. Dermaplaning

As our we transition our wardrobes from summer sundresses to fall cardigans, our skin also needs a reboot. Professional exfoliation is the recommended way to rejuvenate your skin after all of the time in the sun, sand, and chlorine. Read on to understand which type of exfoliation is best for your skincare needs.

What is Exfoliation?

Your skin is continuously rejuvenating new skin cells while shedding dead skin cells. However, some of those cells cling to your skin’s surface or clog your pores, resulting in uneven skin tone and dry patches of skin. Exfoliation is the removal of the top layers of dead skin by applying a product to your skin or by using a physical tool. This process is especially important after summer when your skin has been exposed more frequently to the sun and other elements that are known to cause damage to your skin. From dermaplaning to microdermabrasion and more (including Hydrafacial and chemical peels), there is a specific exfoliation treatment that will meet your skincare needs and comfort level.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a minimally-invasive treatment that uses an applicator to exfoliate the outer layers of skin and suction away the dead skin cells on the surface, revealing your healthy, younger cells beneath. It is typically used to soften fine lines, wrinkles, discolorations, enlarged pores, blackheads, scarring, uneven skin tone / texture, melasma, and other mild skin concerns and conditions. A single treatment will leave your skin feeling more soft, smooth, and radiant, while a series of treatments will improve your skin’s texture and tone over time.

During a microdermabrasion treatment at Renova Aesthetics, you will experience a slight suctioning sensation as your esthetician glides the crystal-free DiamondTome wand over your skin. The unique wand’s tip is made from natural diamond chips to provide exfoliation, while simultaneously suctioning dead skin cells from your skin for an instantly smoother, brighter, and softer appearance. The wand’s strength can be adjusted for areas that are sensitive or need extra attention. Microdermabrasion is included in the Renova 90 Minute Facial, can be provided as a stand-alone treatment, and can be added to any service.

Microderms are recommended monthly for normal maintenance. One treatment will result in a brighter, glowing appearance, as well as smoother makeup application For more long-term results like tightening and lifting of the lower skin levels, a more concentrated series of treatments is necessary.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning on the other hand, is slightly different. During a dermaplane session, your esthetician will glide a round-tipped, sterile blade (sometimes called a scalpel) at a 45° angle over the surface of your face and neck. This gently removes peach fuzz hairs, dead surface cells, built-up oil and dirt, and other debris on the skin that can cause breakouts and irritation.  (*Dermaplaning will NOT cause your hair to grow thicker or coarser. If you notice this happening, contact your PCP to investigate this further.)

During a dermaplaning session at Renova, you will feel a sensation much like using a razor – a cold, scraping sensation that sometimes tickles – as the blade is moved over your skin in slow, deliberate strokes. Dermaplaning uncovers smoother, younger skin while softening fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Dermaplaning is included in the Renova 90 Minute Facial, can be provided as a stand-alone treatment, and can be added to any service.

One dermaplaning session will last around an hour, and your brighter appearance will last 3-6 weeks. As this treatment only treats the top layer of the skin, it is recommended to repeat a dermaplane very 4-6 weeks. Three or more consecutive sessions can stimulate new collagen growth and cell regeneration, giving your skin a smoother, more firm appearance.

Which is Best – Microdermabrasion or Dermaplaning?

Microdermabrasion and Dermaplaning are both non-invasive, chemical-free exfoliation procedures that uncover smoother, brighter skin with no downtime.
Bottom Line / TLDR :
  • Microdermabrasion uses a device to exfoliate the most superficial layer of skin and suction away dead skin cells. It does not remove hair, and will induce some redness. Microdermabrasion can be performed on your face, neck, chest, back, arms, hands and legs.
  • Dermaplaning is more in depth than microdermabrasion, removing most of the outer layer of skin (epidermis) as well as peach fuzz, with little to no redness following your treatment. Dermaplaning is commonly used on the face and neck, and occasionally arms.  
Schedule your complimentary consultation today to discuss which treatment can help reveal the most beautiful version of you.
Premium IV Drip Therapy in Carmel, IN

Premium IV Drip Therapy in Carmel, IN

Enhance your wellness instantly with IV Therapy from Renova Aesthetics!

Renova Aesthetic Spa & Salon in Carmel, IN offers a premium experience for IV Therapy, with nine distinct IV infusion blends of essential vitamins, nutrients, and minerals to achieve your desired results. From increasing your energy levels to boosting your immune system, Renova offers a premium experience as the leading provider of IV Vitamin Infusions in Carmel, IN.

What Is IV Therapy, IV Drip Therapy, and IV Vitamin Infusion?

Our IV Drips infuse a liter of fluids with essential vitamins, nutrients, minerals, and amino acids.

How Is IV Therapy Administered?

Our clients typically choose to receive their infusion while relaxing in a massage therapy chair or in the Salt Lounge while their bag drips over 45 minutes.

Many of our clients greatly benefit from the convenience of receiving IV Therapy in tandem with a facialEmSculpt treatment, or even during an appointment in the Renova Salon!

When Will I Feel Results from IV Drip Therapy?

With drip infusions, clients begin feeling the benefits immediately due to the instant uptake of the nutrients, which increases energy levels and decreases nutrient deficiencies.

Which IV Drip Is Best for My First Visit?

The Renova Team is experienced, compassionate, and welcoming. IV insertion is quick and painless with our tenured staff of registered nurses. The nursing staff is happy to guide your choice of IV Therapy based on your immediate needs or desired results. Renova has a large service menu of IV Therapy options including NAD+ Therapy and the Myers Briggs Formula.

Schedule your complimentary consultation today!

BBL Forever Bare – Laser Hair Reduction

BBL Forever Bare – Laser Hair Reduction

We all know that the process of shaving and/or waxing of body hair can be painful and time consuming. Our favorite solution for removing body hair is the Forever Bare BBL treatment. Here’s everything you need to know about the treatment, preparation, and follow-up care.

WHAT IS Forever Bare BBL?

Forever BARE BBL is a comfortable way to eliminate unwanted hairs. Also known as Laser Hair Reduction. Using Broadband technology (pulsed light therapy) to deliver photothermal energy to the hair follicle. The rapid short pulses of the energy causes the hair follicle to stop producing hair without harming the surrounding tissue.

Any area can be treated – Face, legs, arms, under arms, bikini area, chest, shoulders and back. Since not all hairs grow at the same time, multiple treatments are recommended in order to treat all three stages of growth: Anagen, catagen, and telogen. Typically we recommend 5 treatments to receive a 50% to 90% reduction.  These treatments are suggested to be 6 wks apart.

How Does It Feel?

During the treatment a clear gel is applied to the skin. The energy is delivered through a cool applicator so there is minimal discomfort. During the treatment you may experience a warm sensation in the treatment area. Mild redness may appear in the treated area but should dissipate shortly after treatment or by end of day, depending on your sensitivity.

More Information:

Treat time varies depending on the size of the area being treated but generally it takes less than 20 minutes. Numbing the treated area is usually not necessary as the BBL technology is very tolerable.

All waxing, tweezing and/or threading has to stop during the course for the laser hair treatments. Shaving, however, is allowed as it will not thicken the area.

Self tanners should also not be used during the course of treatments. BBL can detect melanin in the skin so you want to be at your fairest skin tone when you have treatment. (For dark skin tones we recommend a YAG laser) The best time to have Laser Hair Reduction treatments is over fall and winter, when any summer tan has faded. You’ll be bikini ready by spring!

schedule a complimentary consult at Renova Aesthetics today to learn more about the procedure and details!

Experience the Glow from BBL (Broadband Light Treatment)

Experience the Glow from BBL (Broadband Light Treatment)

Imagine taking a photo a decade from now and looking better then than you do today! That’s what Forever Young BBL from Renova Aesthetics can do for your skin. From softening fine lines and wrinkles to lightening spots and discolorations, BBL is a treatment that gets better with time.


Sciton’s Broadband Light (BBL) is the most powerful IPL (intense pulse light) device that treats numerous skin conditions. Also called a Photofacial, this pulse light energy will heat the upper layers of the skin to help regenerate new skin cells. Allowing the skin to look more vibrant, clearer, smoother and younger!
BBL allows us to treat hyperpigmentation (sun spots, age spots, freckles, liver spots), small vessels, redness/flushing, acne, as well as hair reduction and stimulating new collagen cells for firmer skin.


Renova customers love BBL for restoring skin elasticity (Skin Tyte), laser hair reduction (Forever Bare), and treating and preventing acne (Forever Clear), one of the most popular treatments we offer here at Renova is our Forever Young BBL treatment. This particular treatment is a preventative regimen for any age. You will see immediate improvement for pigmented spots, broken blood vessels, fine lines, and overall tone and texture, as well as long-term tightening, lightening, and rejuvenation of the skin overall.


We recommend a series of 4 treatments about 4 weeks apart, then maintaining with a treatment every 3 months. Forever Young BBL is very tolerable and has minimal downtime.
Please schedule a complimentary consult at Renova Aesthetics to find out which BBL treatment is best for your skin care needs, as well as what time of year is best to begin treatment.
Your Questions about Facials Answered!

Your Questions about Facials Answered!

Renova Aesthetics Spa offers a variety of different facials to meet your skin care needs. But first, let’s answer some of the most common questions about facials.

What is a facial? 

A facial in its simplest terms is a multi-step treatment performed by a licensed esthetician to cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and hydrate the skin. To begin the appointment, one of our team members will provide a thorough skin examination to determine the best treatment for your skin, as well as any products we would recommend to you based on your skin type and concerns. The same high quality medical-grade skin care products that we use during facials (such as Epionce, PCA Skin, Revision Skincare and ZO) are available for purchase to continue your individualized treatment at home. 

Why do I need a facial?

Every day, our skin is exposed to harmful UV rays, toxins, and pollution which wreaks havoc on our natural skin barrier, leading to a variety of skin conditions. It is important to receive regular facial treatments every 4 to 6 weeks to help improve damage, skin tone, and texture.

What facials are available at Renova?

  • Renova 60- and 90-Minute Facials – Relaxing facials that include steam, double cleansing, toning, exfoliation, mask, massage, serums, moisturizer, and SPF. The massage techniques help stimulate blood flow and lymphatic drainage
  • Clarifying Teen Facial – Targets problematic skin by focusing on cleaning out pores and reducing surface oil through exfoliation, extractions, and a light peel
  • Dermaplane – Exfoliating procedure using a sterile blade at a 45 degree angle to remove dead skin cells, debris, and vellus hair (also known as “peach fuzz”) on your face, resulting in an immediate smoother texture
  • Microdermabrasion– Renew skin tone and texture with this procedure that uses a tip with natural diamond chips to over your skin and remove dirt, debris, and dead skin cells while suctioning away the dead skin
  • Hydrafacial – An innovative resurfacing treatment that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and antioxidant hydration all in one device. A Hydrafacial removes dead skin cells, unclogs the pores, and infuses your skin with serums to hydrate and treat skin concerns

There are many benefits that each of these facials provide for your skin. In addition to being  non-invasive, rejuvenating, and purifying, we offer a variety of facials to choose from that target your specific skin care needs, such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, scarring, skin tone, texture, and enlarged pores. Enjoy all of our amenities as you wait, including a relaxing ambiance, dim lighting, soothing music, refreshing drinks, and comfortable spa chairs for your comfort.

Book a free private consultation today.


Take the first step on your journey to reveal the most beautiful version of you and schedule a free, private, no-commitment consultation with one of Renova’s expert team members.