venus freezeDescription: A toning and contouring system that uses magnetic pulse and radio frequency to help patients lose inches and tighten skin. It can be used anywhere on the body, including the face and neck.

How it’s done: The magnetic pulse and radio frequency technology cause cells to maintain a higher therapeutic range of energy, which penetrates the dermis and hypodermis to create collagen and elastin. It feels like a hot stone massage – warm but painless. Results can be apparent after one session, but between eight and ten weekly sessions are best for optimal results. Monthly sessions after that are required to maintain results.

Complications: More severe complications include redness, swelling, blistering, bruising and scabbing, but they are all uncommon and usually only last a few weeks. Other risks, although rare, are hypo-pigmentation (lightening of the skin) and hyper-pigmentation (darkening of the skin).

Recovery: None, though you may have some redness and tenderness for a day or two.

Cost: $200 to $400 per treatment.