Summer is here and with that comes all of the outdoor activities and events that we’ve been looking forward to.  If the past year left you struggling to stay in shape, there are breakthroughs in cosmetic dermatology, including non-surgical body contouring that can help you achieve the physique you’re looking for.


PHYSIQ body contouring uses a combination of heat and energy to reduce fat, tighten skin and tone muscle, and get your body to that “next level.”

PHYSIQ targets problem areas for optimal, natural-looking results with no downtime.


How It Works

PHYSIQ is a muscle building, fat-reducing, and skin tightening device.  It is the only device in the US to utilize STEP technology (Sequential Thermal & Electrical Pulse) by incorporating both electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) and a superluminescent diode matrix (SDM) laser to build muscle. By delivering both energies from each of its four applicators, PHYSIQ provides the variable stimulation to maximize results in a comfortable, no downtime treatment. PHYSIQ was designed so that multiple areas, even small body parts, can be targeted.  



PHYSIQ is a unique treatment that can destroy fat over a series of 5 treatments and is less expensive than CoolSculpting.  It can also build muscle just like EMSCULPT with the extra benefit of tightening the skin too. 

  • Builds Muscle
  • Destroys Fat
  • Tightens skin
  • It can be used on the abs, flanks, arms, legs, inner and outer thighs, banana rolls, buttocks.
  • Decreases crepey skin on the body
  • No Pain
  • No Downtime
  • Immediate and Long Term Results


What To Expect

Depending on the area to be treated, your provider will select between 2 to 4 large, flat handpieces placed on your skin over the area to be treated, such as the abs, thighs, arms, legs, etc. The procedure takes between 15-30 minutes, depending on the area to be treated. Both muscle stimulation and fat reduction can be performed simultaneously or separately.  The fat reduction feels like a warm sensation that can feel hot but not painful.  The muscle stimulation feels like a comfortable muscle contraction similar to working out. 


Duration is 30 min to 3 hours in clinic depending on the number of areas to be treated

Recommended Sessions: The initial series is 5 treatments every two weeks. More sessions can be utilized if desired.  Some may desire to continue muscle building without fat reduction. The treatment sessions are customizable.

After-Treatment Care

A post-treatment care plan will be suggested for you to use for at least  2 weeks after the treatment.  Most patients are able to go back to all activities immediately after the treatment.  However, you may have some mild muscle tenderness that can last 1-5 days.


Dr. Holly Gunn MD FAAD at Gunn Dermatology in Crestline Village offers Dermatology care for all ages and specializes in medical, surgical, cosmetic, and laser Dermatology. If you have any questions don't hesitate to email or call Dr. Gunn here.