What is it and how does it work?
The Ultrashape procedure is a pulsed, ultrasound energy that destroys the walls of the fat cells in your body and releases that fat in the form of triglycerides, these are then released through your liver. Because of the no incisions, no anesthetics and no recovery time more and more people are turning to Ultrashape versus invasive surgery.
Does the treatment hurt?
There is no heating or freezing with this treatment making it virtually painless.
What are the common side effects?
There are no known side effects.
What is Velashape?
It is a non-invasive temporary body contouring treatment for circumferential and cellulite reduction with no downtime. The technology combines infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy and vacuum, which cause deep heating of the fat cells, their surround connective tissue and the underlying dermal collagen fibers.
Does the treatment hurt?
Most feel the treatment to be comfortable and feel like a warm deep-tissue massage. It is normal to feel a warm sensation for a few hours after your treatment. Some will experience a pink appearance to the skin for a few hours post treatment, this is very normal.
How often should I have it done?
3 treatments are recommended that can be spaced a week or two apart. Some like to add this treatment to their health and fitness goals and receive treatments as a maintenance to what they are already doing or as a treatment before a special occasion.
Kybella is an FDA-approved, non-surgical injection for reducing moderate to severe fullness in the sub-mental region commonly known as the “double chin” in adults. The injections are made up of a naturally occurring substance in the body called deoxycholic acid.
Once injected into the fat cells- deoxycholic acid destroys fat cells permanently.
Who is a good candidate?
Someone who has mild to moderate fullness in the double chin area that bothers them.
Someone who does not want to or is not medically able to have plastic surgery or liposuction. Kybella only requires the patient to have an office visit for injections in their chin, so general anesthesia is not required.
How long does a treatment take?
Once we begin injecting, it will take approx 5-10 minutes total.
Does it hurt?
A few minutes after we begin injection you will start to feel a burning sensation. This peaks about 5 minutes after we start injecting and lasts for about 15 minutes.
What are the side effects?
As stated above, you will have some temporary but quick discomfort immediately following the injections. You will also start to swell. Swelling will be the worst on the day after your treatment and last for about a week or so. You may also experience bruising or numbness in the treated area which will go away.
How many treatments will I need?
There is no “cookie cutter” protocol for Kybella. Every person has their own problem area. The amount of fat and the disposition of the fat will vary from person to person. Most people who are candidates will need at least 2 treatments (spaced out 6 weeks apart) and 2-3 vials of Kybella at each session.
When will I see results?
Typically you can start to see results from the first treatment in 4-6 weeks. Due to the fact that you will most likely be treating again at the 6-week mark (and, thus, swelling again) expect to begin to see results about 4 weeks after the 2nd treatment. You will continue to see improvement for up to 3 months after your last session.
Kybella can also be used for fat removal anywhere on the body
HOW DOES IT WORK
BREAKING DOWN BOUNDARIES.
THE FIRST FULL BODY FRACTIONATED TECHNOLOGY
Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that pairs microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy. It uses tiny needles to deliver energy deep into your skin, creating micro injuries that trigger your body’s natural healing response and promote production of new collagen and elastin, to firm and remodel skin. It can be used anywhere on your body, including the abdomen or buttocks, though it’s most popular for the face, jawline, and neck.
What sets the Morpheus8 apart from similar devices is that its heat can reach deeper dermal layers—and the depth is customizable, so your provider can adjust it based on your specific skin concerns. It can improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, tighten lax skin, smooth out rough or uneven texture, treat hyperpigmentation and acne scarring, help fade stretch marks, and even reduce some fat (though not significantly enough that you’d have to worry about volume loss in your face).
RF microneedling is a “colorblind” technology, meaning it’s safe for use on all skin types and tones. (Some other resurfacing treatments can cause pigmentation issues in patients with olive or brown skin.
On the day of your procedure, your provider applies a topical anesthetic to the treatment area, which can take up to an hour to numb the skin. The treatment itself lasts between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treated area. First, your provider should do a test spot, to make sure you don’t have any adverse reactions. As they’re moving the device across your skin, you may feel pressure and dull discomfort during the procedure, but it’s not typically painful.
Morpheus8 recovery is relatively easy. Providers say you can expect one to three days of redness, itchiness, and swelling, with possible pinprick marks from the needles; these should fade on their own within two weeks. That means you can schedule the procedure on a Friday and look normal by Monday. You’ll also need to avoid sun exposure for a few weeks and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen when you have to be out and about.
Most RealSelf members who’ve tried Morpheus8 said it was “Worth It,” Very rarely, crusting, hyperpigmentation, and scarring can also occur after treatment.
For the best Morpheus8 results, you’ll probably need up to three sessions, spaced four to six weeks apart. New collagen takes time to develop, but results should appear within three to six months. Then you’ll need yearly sessions, to maintain ramped-up collagen production.
Plasma Pen Fibroblasting
Plasma Pen is the newest cosmetic procedure to combat wrinkles, loss of collagen, and
sagging skin. As we age, the dermal layer of our skin thins, we produce less collagen, and we lose elasticity. All of these factors produce sagging and wrinkling of the skin. The Plasma Pen is
a procedure targeting a wide variety of skin conditions including loss of elasticity, sagging, and
wrinkles that have been traditionally treated with fillers or plastic surgery.
HOW DOES THE PLASMA PEN WORK?
Our highly trained and certified Plasma Pen technicians use the device to delivery plasma fibroblasting. The plasma significantly tightens, lifts, resurfaces, and regenerates practically any area of the skin.
Plasma Pen converts electrical energy into gaseous diatomic molecular nitrogen and transmits that energized gas in a non-contact way to the skin’s surface from above. This causes a micro-trauma to the skin’s epidermal layer (top layers) whilst simultaneously heating and disrupting the deeper dermal structure via thermal conduction. This treatment is also known as fibroblasting. Fibroblasts are the most common cells of connective tissue in the body that produce collagen.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN BE TREATED WITH PLASMA PEN?
Accordion lines – the lines that form outside of the mouth when you smile
Acne scars – improvement in the appearance of post-acne marks and scars
Crow’s feet around eyes
Jowl / jawline tightening
Marionette lines – The creases or folds that run vertically from the corners of the mouth down to the chin
Nasal labial folds / smile lines – The folds that run from the sides of your nose down to the edge of your mouth
Necklines, turkey neck
Smoker’s lines – those vertical wrinkles also known as lipstick lines around the mouth
Upper and lower eyelids – Bags and hoods