Losing weight to achieve a healthy body mass is never easy, so congratulations to you for making the change to a healthier life. Despite all your efforts, however, you may still have spots that betray the work you’ve done.
Many people seem genetically programmed to store fat tissue in certain spots that don’t respond to diet and exercise. While there is liposuction surgery, this may be extreme for the amount of reshaping you want. Plus, with liposuction, you would need to spend time recovering, and the procedure could be expensive.
That’s where the VelaShape® III comes in. This revolutionary technology can give you the sculpted body you want without the surgery or big expense. At Ferguson Family Medicine in Mesa, Arizona, the VelaShape III can address stubborn fat in a number of places, including your abdomen, hips, and thighs.
How the VelaShape III works
Excess fat pockets normally reside in the adipose tissue, which is a layer between your muscle and skin. The adipose layer has certain properties that make the VelaShape III system ideal for treatment.
Adipose tissue has a narrow temperature tolerance. When warmed to about 10 degrees above normal body temperature, your body reacts by beginning a process that breaks down these cells. Once broken down, your system naturally flushes them out of your body.
The key to the process is selectively warming adipose tissue without damaging surrounding layers. The VelaShape III uses a triple-action combination of radiofrequency energy, infrared light, and low-level suction to achieve this warming to reduce the size of adipose tissue stores.
The VelaShape III can treat fat stores in your:
- Under your chin
Results without downtime
When the VelaShape III wand is placed on your skin, you may feel suction and warming sensations. Most patients find the treatment relaxing, and the temperature should be no warmer than a hot stone massage.
Better still, there’s no need to recover after your session. You can easily schedule a treatment in the middle of the day and return to your regular activities immediately afterward.
Not only is fat reduced, but collagen and elastin in the middle layer of your skin are stimulated through the warming action. With the stimulation of new collagen and elastin, you should see fresher, firmer skin in treatment areas.
To learn more about the VelaShape III and to see if it can help you, book an appointment over the phone with Ferguson Family Medicine today.