Introduction to Body Contouring & Non-Surgical Facial Contouring
Everybody knows that being satisfied with your appearance is one of the keys to possessing a confident demeanor and putting your best foot forward. Contrary to what all the magazines tell us, however, being completely happy with your face and body isn’t always as simple as watching your diet and using the perfect skincare routine. Due to genetics, aging, or other factors, the body retains isolated pockets of fat despite good eating habits and regular exercise, and the face gradually droops and sags, creating jowls, a double chin, or a wrinkled neck.
Fortunately, new technologies can help to fix these problems. Using new ultrasound techniques like Ultherapy®, we can contour the body and face for a smoother, sleeker look that brings you closer to the appearance you’ve always wanted. Best of all, these new techniques can do all that without the invasiveness of surgery.
What Does VelaShape™ Do?
Velashape™ is a noninvasive treatment that can be used to tighten loose sagging skin on the body. Through the use of gentle radiofrequency and infrared energy waves, collagen and elastin is promoted. It is used to improve the appearance of cellulite, tighten loose sagging skin (great for arms, knees and post pregnancy improvement) and stretch marks. It can be used to treat almost any body part. A series of 3-6 treatments spaced anywhere from 1-2 weeks apart is recommended with improvement noted generally noted after the first treatment.
Who’s a Good Candidate for the Treatments?
Since these procedures are noninvasive and very safe, they’re a good option for any healthy person who wishes to contour their body or face without resorting to surgery. Ultherapy® is a good choice for patients who are experiencing the first signs of aging that can’t be held off by normal skincare methods. Candidates also include patients who are not ready or candidates for invasive surgical procedures
What’s the Recovery Like for the Treatments?
Since ultrasound treatments are very safe and require no anesthesia or incisions, no major recovery period is needed. In most cases, patients will feel comfortably returning to normal activities immediately after the procedure. The only common side effect is minor swelling, or minor bruising but in most cases this is gone within 24 hours.