Face & Body Contouring with Thermage®,VelaShape™ and Zerona®
Thermage®-Skin Tightening Treatment for Eyes, Face and Body
Thermage® is a proven radiofrequency treatment that transforms skin by working below the surface and addresses a wide range of surface imperfections that result from age and environmental factors. Benefits include the tightening of sagging skin, better definition of facial features around the eyes, jaw and neckline, and even the smoothing and sculpting of unsightly bulges and wrinkles on the face and body. Thermage® radiofrequency energy works with your body, stimulating your collagen to help your skin get that smooth feel and youthful look you want. We treat targeted problem areas – so the results are focused and effective. Thermage® can help reduce visible signs of aging, smoothing and contouring trouble areas of loose skin in just one treatment – no surgery, just naturally younger looking skin that can take years off your appearance.
Ask about our specially priced packages for eyes, face and body tightening including treating cellulite.
- What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
- How Does It Work?
- How Long will The Resulats Last?
- How Long Before I Can Return to My Normal Activities?
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Everyone can expect some collagen tightening. Many patients have seen:
- Flatter ,smoother skin on the stomach ,legs, knees, buttocks or arms
- Tightening, firming and lifting
- Softened wrinkles above the knees
- Reduction of loose skin
- Smoothed dimples for temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite
How Does It Work?
As you age, the collagen in your skin breaks down resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. Thermage® uses patented radiofrequency (RF) technology to safely heat the deeper layers of your skin, stimulating existing collagen and promoting new collagen growth for younger looking skin.
How Long Will The Results Lasts?
The effects continue to improve for up to six months following a single treatment. Results can last for years depending on your skin condition and natural aging process.
How Long Before I Can Return To My Normal Activities?
There is no special care needed after the procedure and most patients return to their regular activities immediately following treatment.
VelaShape™- Cellulite & Contouring
VelaShape™ contours, shapes and slims the body by improving the appearance of cellulite and reducing thighs circumference in as few as 4 treatment sessions, providing dramatic results without downtime or significant discomfort. Firm and smooth trouble spots that even crash diets and exercise can’t fix.
What Causes Cellulite?
Unfortunately, there is no definite explanation of why cellulite occurs. Often times, cellulite is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle. This may be true for some, but there are other reasons cellulite occurs. It could be genetics or it can be due to hormonal changes. One fact remains true: An estimated 80% of women have cellulite no matter what size, shape or weight they are.
How Quickly Will I Notice Changes?
Gradual improvement of the treated area can be seen following the first treatment session-with the skin surface of the treated area feeling smoother and firmer. Results in circumference reduction is seen from the first to second session and the appearance of cellulite is improved in as few as 4 treatment sessions.
Does It Hurt?
Most patients find VelaShape™ comfortable-like a warm deep tissue massage. The treatment is designed to accommodate your sensitivity and comfort level. It is normal to experience a warming sensation for a few hours post treatment. Your skin may also appear pink for several hours.
Are The Results Permanent?
Following your complete treatment regime, it is recommended to get maintenance treatments periodically. Like all non-surgical or surgical techniques, results last longer if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly.
Treatment with the Zerona® laser is easy, painless, and carefree. Each session takes less than an hour; the low-level laser is used for a total of 40 minutes. The laser is applied to the targeted area, which is generally a combination of the waist, hips, and thighs, for 20 minutes. The patient then turns over and the very same treatment is applied to the opposite side. The minimum suggested treatment period is two weeks, with three full sessions each week.
- How Does It Work?
- What Can I Expect At My Appointment?
- What Happens If I Miss An Appointment?
- How Is It Different Than Liposuction?
- Is There Any Downtime?
- Are There Any Limitations To What I Can Do If I’m Using Zerona®?
- What Areas Of The Body Can I Use Zerona® On?
How Does It Work?
Through clinical studies it has been demonstrated that the Zerona® low level laser stimulates the fat cell to emulsify (liquefy) the fat within the cell. Then the liquefied fat moves from inside the cell through a temporary pore formed in the cell membrane to outside the cell where it is in the interstitial space until absorbed by the lymphatic system. This results in millions of fat cells becoming smaller so inches are reduced off the waist, hips and thighs. The fat cells are not injured in any way by this process.
What Can I Expect At My Appointments?
You can expect 40 minutes to relax, read or do absolutely nothing. The Zerona® treatment is completely painless. There is no heat or any sensation whatsoever while being treated. Each treatment you will be met by your physician or technician who will position the laser at the desired areas of the body, he/she will step out for 20 minutes while the front of your body is treated and then will return to reset for the backside of your body for an additional 20 minutes. After you are done you can get back to your normal activities immediately with absolutely no downtime, nor pain, swelling or any discomfort. This is a symptom –free process except for losing unwanted inches.
What happens if I miss an appointment?
It is not recommended that you miss an appointment. Prior to starting the Zerona® treatment, it is important that you are committed to the recommended lifestyle protocol which includes at least 6 treatments, every other day for 40 minutes and not to exceed 72 hours between treatments. If more than 72 hours intervenes, some of the fat may be up taken by the fat cells again.
How is it different than liposuction?
Liposuction is an invasive procedure that removes the entire area of fat cells from deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, or with IV sedation, or totally by local anesthesia. In contrast, the Zerona® treatment is a 100% non-invasive that uses a low level laser applied externally to stimulate the fat cell and emulsify and release fat. There is no use of anesthesia, nor any pain, gels, creams, numbing agents, needles and no downtime.
Is there any downtime?
Absolutely ZERO downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.
Are there any limitations to what I can do if I’m using Zerona®?
No. During the 2 week treatment period you can continue your normal activities. It is strongly recommended that you commit to and follow the treatment protocol: stay hydrated (8-10 glasses of water a day), continue to eat healthy and exercise (walk at least 30 minutes a day) and abstain from alcohol and caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine interfere with the lymphatic process to remove fat and metabolize it which can decrease your results.
What areas of the body can I use Zerona® on?
The Zerona® treatment was proven effective in a double-blind clinical trial on the waist, hips and thighs where localized fat deposits exist that are resistant to diet and exercise.