By: Al Ballesteros
Cairo Ascedo is our featured cover model this month and he is also the founder and business operator of Body by Cairo. Body By Cairo states their core values are rooted in an authentic passion for helping their patients reshape their self-view and build confidence with their non-invasive body sculpting treatments. We had a conversation with Cairo about this approach to body sculpting and the techniques he uses.
Adelante: What are “non-invasive” body sculpting treatments? Are these mostly done as in office treatments with certain types of equipment?
Cairo: Stallion Body Sculpting Body By Cairo refers to a cosmetic procedure/technique that aims to enhance the shape and contours of the body without the need for surgery. We use advanced medical grade technologies such as EM SCULPT NEO, radio frequency, ultrasound, and or Kybella to target and reduce and destroy fat cells, tighten skin and build lean muscle mass. Non-invasive body sculpting procedures are generally considered safer and require zero to minimal downtime compared to traditional surgical options such as liposuction. When I do patient consultations, I’m able to determine the most appropriate treatment for your specific needs.
Adelante: It seems like several different electric-type stimulation machines do the work. Is this treatment coupled with an exercise and diet plan that the person does on their own?
Cairo: I do let my patients know that Stallion Body Sculpting is a supplement to a good diet and exercise plan to help them achieve their aesthetic goals. The ideal patient has 30% BMI or less, BMI refers to Body Mass Index. I am able to help set them up with a proper diet plan as well as an exercise routine as needed. I have invited all my patients who need help with a gym routine to join me in a workout outside of the office to help them kick start their gym journey if they are new to the gym life or want additional support.
Adelante: What is the process for getting started on these treatments?
Cairo: To get started my patients are able to book an appointment online at BodyByCairo.com, also via direct message on Instagram at BodyBy Cairo. Once the appointment is booked we have a consultation to go over aesthetic body goals and also if the patient is a candidate for the procedure. If the patient has any on going health issues, I do require a release from the patient’s treating physician for medical clearance before we proceed with the procedure. We then do some before photographs, some body measurements and then walk through the procedure and expectations before proceeding.
Adelante: Do these treatments have to be supervised by a licensed physician or healthcare professional?
Cairo: This is a medical treatment and requires a licensed healthcare practioner to perform. This does vary from state to state guidelines. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Business management with a LVN degree and phlebotomy certification. I also work under a facial Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills who I have as my medical director, who insures and over sees Stallion Body Sculpting Body By Cairo. My patients are in great hands with trusted and licensed Medical Aesthetic professionals.
Adelante: How does the process start and how long do the treatments generally take?
Cairo: Stallion Body Sculpting is a cocktail treatment of EM SCULPT NEO and Kybella Fat Dissolving. Each session is 60 minutes. We do 30 minutes abs to snatch up the waist and that is equivalent to 20,000 sit-ups. Then we do 30 minutes Power Peach sculpting on the Glutes which is equivalent to 20,000 squats. While you are doing the power peach gluten sculpting we numb the stomach area and prepare it for the Kybella Fat Dissolving Injections.
Stallion Fat Dissolving Body Contouring Deoxycholic acid (Kybella): How does Stallion Fat Dissolving work? Deoxycholic acid (Kybella) is a bile acid, naturally produced by your body to help absorb fat. Kybella injections use a synthetic form of this as an injection. Once injected, the acid destroys fat cells in the area so it can’t store fat anymore. You need 3-4 sessions, 4 weeks apart.
Adelante: Are there some clients who are better candidates than others? Are there some people who just would not be best treated by your type of methods?
Cairo: The ideal candidate is at 30% BMI or less, BMI referring to Body Mass Index. A client that has excessive skin from major weight loss would not be an ideal candidate for this procedure. Also, a client who is pregnant or breast feeding would also not be an ideal candidate for the procedure.
Adelante: Before and after photos of your work show your clients moving towards the traditional, sculptured look. Can anyone achieve that look? Is there a particular age where this treatment would not be recommended?
Cairo: When I do the consultation we discuss the client’s goals and sometimes clients will bring pictures in of a celebrity or famous Intsagramer that they would ideally like to look like body wise. I am very honest and realistic with my clients as to what we can achieve and what we can at least improve on to their specific body type. As long as the client is in good health with no underling health issues, there is no age limit to body sculpting.
Adelante: How do you talk to clients that have a fuller, heavier body type? Does your practice offer something for heavier, fuller people as well?
Cairo: Oh, absolutely! My practice is dedicated to helping individuals of all body types achieve their desired goals. When it comes to body sculpting, there are various techniques and approaches that can be tailored specifically for those with fuller and heavier body types.
Before I provide any client with more detailed information, I also ask my clients to clarify what specific goals they have in mind for the body sculpting process? Are they looking to reduce overall body weight, specifically target certain areas, or perhaps build muscle tone? The more specific you can be, the better I’ll be able to assist you in finding the right options.
Remember, body sculpting is a personalized journey, and I’m here to offer guidance and support every step of the way. I love to dive deeper into client’s goals and explore the exciting possibilities that await them.
Adelante: How did you get started in this business?
Cairo: I got started in the Aesthetic business when I was doing my externship for a plastic surgeon in Bakersfield, California in 2008. My love for Aesthetics and the way we are able to transform the face and body is amazing and I have been so passionate about that ever since. I started my business working in a small medical spa body sculpting clients in Beverly Hills in 2021 before branching out on my own and establishing my office in Santa Monica, California. In September, I celebrated two years of Body By Cairo and can’t wait to celebrate many more years to come.
Adelante: As a gay, business owner of color, what advice would you offer to others like you thinking about starting their own businesses?
Cairo: As a fellow business owner, I can offer some advice for anyone thinking of starting their own business. First, it’s crucial to have a clear vision and a solid business plan. This will guide you through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. Second, surround yourself with a supportive network. It could be friends, family, or fellow entrepreneurs who understand and appreciate your unique perspective. Their encouragement and advice can be invaluable. Third, remember the power of diversity and inclusion. Embrace your identity and use it as a strength to connect with your target audience. Your authenticity and unique perspective can set you apart from the competition. Finally, never stop learning and adapting to the ever-changing business landscape. Seek out resources, attend workshops, and stay up-to-date with industry trends. Remember, starting a business is a thrilling adventure, and always remind yourself you’ve got what it takes to succeed.
Note: For any medical or health related procedure or approach, it is very important that before you start any program or consent to any treatment, that you check with your physician or your healthcare provider. If you do not have a health care provider, you can find organizations here in the Adelante Resource guide for medical clinics you can contact to acquire assistance with your health-related needs and questions. Many of the organizations listed in our resource section, will provide services to you without respect to ability to pay or medical insurance status. Adelante Magazine does not endorse any medical or health approach provided by this business or others. The information provided here is for information purposes only.