Genetics, gravity, the natural aging process, weight fluctuations, diet and physical activity all play important factors in how body fat is stored in the body. Our ability to store fat increases with age.
Visceral fat is found inside the abdominal cavity, providing protection and insulation for internal organs (stomach, liver, intestines, kidneys, etc.) Visceral fat can be eliminated through healthy, balanced diet and regular physical activity, while subcutaneous fat deposits are resistant to diet and exercise.
For significant improvements: a combination of a healthy, balanced diet, weight management, regular physical activity and VelaShape III & GentleMax Pro treatments are recommended.
VelaShape III is the only non- invasive treatment cleared by the FDA for cellulite and circumferential reduction.
VelaShape III utilizes the Elos technology – a combination of bi-polar radiofrequency, optical energy (infrared light) and mechanical manipulation with vacuum to deliver a controlled amount of therapeutic energy deep in dermal layers. Therapeutic massage rollers and gentle vacuum action stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage. The thermal impact in target tissue activates proliferation of fibroblast cells and stimulates them to produce new collagen without epidermal injury.
VelaShape III has two applicators: VContour and VSmooth.
VCONTOUR - Bi-polar radiofrequency and mechanical manipulation with a vacuum is
used for circumferential reduction in smaller body areas, including arms, middle
back, flanks, lower abdomen, knees, inner thighs and other localized fat deposits.
VSMOOTH - Infrared light, bi-polar radiofrequency and mechanical manipulation
with vacuum and massage rollers is used for cellulite and circumferential
reduction in larger body areas including abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.
Cellulite, skin laxity, circumferential reduction, localized fat deposits and body
A heathy, balanced diet, weight management and regular physical activity are
recommended to ensure long-term results.
Required minimum of 4-6 consecutive treatments sessions one week apart.
Maintenance treatments are recommended every 1-3 months.
GentleMax Pro Tightening Neck, Abdomen, Arms and Knees
This laser procedure offers superior skin tightening results over other laser skin rejuvenation options. The GentleMax Pro delivers laser energy deep beneath the surface of the skin, causing underlying tissue to contract and tighten. At the same time, the GentleMax Pro stimulates the body’s own collagen production, restoring collagen levels to produce skin that is firmer and suppler.
Patients will see positive results immediately following the procedure, which will continue to improve in subsequent weeks and even months. Most patients will require more than one treatment session, spaced one month apart, to achieve full results.
Generally, we will do three to five 45 minute sessions with the laser spaced 3-4 weeks apart. Each treatment covers the entire area with multiple invisible, yet powerful laser pulses. Generally, the treatment produces a warming sensation within the skin and sometimes it feels more like a rubber band snapped gently on the skin and is very comfortable and tolerable.