MiniFx Specialist

Dr. Randy N. Karu -  - Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Randy N. Karu

Family Medicine Physician & General Surgeon located in Pomona, CA

Dr. Karu has seen many patients who have been frustrated after weight loss, by not being able to lose that last little bit of fat and cellulite to achieve the body of their dreams. He is happy to provide a solution to both body fat reduction and cellulite reduction in one machine, MiniFx. Minifx provides a safe and non-invasive way to reshape your body to your satisfaction. MiniFx is used to treat small areas of the body, such as the arms. neck and knees. Dr. Karu and his staff provide a free, no-obligation consultation to determine if Minifx is right for you.

MiniFx Q & A

What is Minifx?

Minifx is a long lasting noninvasive solution that reduces body fat by 30% and reduces the appearance of cellulite as well. Minifx uses a combination of different clinically proven modalities, namely, radiofrequency energy, deep tissues heating and suction coupled negative pressure. The radiofrequency energy distributes heat to the skin and underlying fat, causing the tissues to heat and contract. The vacuum and controlled energy pulses then work together to provide beautiful body shaping results.  

Who is a candidate for MiniFx?

Anyone who does not have any of the contraindications listed below.

Contraindications to MiniFx treatment are a pacemaker, internal defibrillator, pregnancy, nursing, current skin cancer in the area that is treated, immunosuppressive disease, use of medications that cause sensitivity to light within the last six months, and any surgical procedure in the treatment area within the last three months. If you are unsure, you need to come in for a free consultation to be evaluated by the physician.

Is MiniFx safe?

Yes, MiniFx is completely safe, and is FDA approved. MiniFx involves delivering radiofrequency energy to the skin by pulses. During the MiniFx treatment, the temperature is constantly monitored and adjusted by the provider administering the treatment to maximize comfort. .The system is designed with a cutoff point to prevent overheating of the skin.

What areas can be treated with Minifx?

 Minifx is used to treat smaller areas of the body, such as arms, neck and knees. 

How many sessions are required to see results?

Usually, 6 to 8 sessions are required to obtain results. Each session is done weekly and lasts thirty minutes.  

What are the side effects of MiniFx treatment?

You may experience redness and warmth in the treated area, which is equivalent to sensation felt after a deep tissue massage.  This redness and warmth will disappear in 24 hours. There is no downtime for Bodyfx, and the treatment will not prevent you from resuming your daily activities.

Will MiniFx treatment hurt?

Most patients find MiniFx comfortable. During treatment, you will feel a warming of your skin and a gentle pulling sensation as the radiofrequency and vacuum work to smooth out unwanted stubborn pockets of fat. The person administering the treatment is able to constantly adjust the temperature to maximize your comfort, while still helping you to achieve effective results. 

What are the side effects of Minifx?

You may experience redness and warmth in the treated area, which is equivalent to sensation felt after a deep tissue massage.  This redness and warmth will disappear in 24 hours. There is no downtime for Minifx, and the treatment will not prevent you from resuming your daily activities.