Tess Shelhamer- LMT, Certified Body Contouring and Sculpting Technician
What is body contouring?
It is a non-surgical body contouring process, allowing patients to remove fat and tone areas of their body. Using this unique method evenly reduces body fat and enhances the body’s natural contours.
Laser Lipo procedure uses lasers at various wavelengths to liquefy fat cells. The laser causes the collagen to contract, which tightens the skin. By directly targeting fat cells the Cold Laser Lipo offers a safe and effective spot fat reduction solution that can be applied to multiple problem areas.
Ideal treatment areas: Abdomen; Waistline; Thighs; Arms; Under the chin.
30 min. treatment $100
Brazilian Butt Lift
Vacuum therapy for the buttocks. This procedure involves two suction cups, one per each buttock. To give a firmer, plumper, perkier, larger, and rounder BUTT! This procedure promotes blood circulation, clearance of toxins, and removes cellulite and clumpy fatty deposits. It reshapes and contours your bootie!
60 min. treatment $125
Ultrasonic cavitation is a FDA-approved non surgical fat reduction procedure that uses ultrasound to destroy fat cells in targeted areas. Using cutting edge technology, it converts fat cells into liquid which can then be naturally drained by the body's own natural filtration system.
30 min. treatment $100
Vacuum suction treatment is applied to the surface of the skin tissue, causing lift and stimulating the muscle. It is breaking down the cellulite and fatty deposits, eliminating toxins, improving lymphatic drainage and taking inches off. Vacuum therapy also helps restore the skin's natural elasticity to smooth the appearance of dimpling in the thighs and buttocks. This therapy is painless, safe and highly effective. The lymph fluid transports metabolic waste and fatty materials via the lymph nodes and lymphatic system. Vacuum suction improves lymphatic and blood circulation. Fat deposits in the body will be improved.
30 min. treatment $100
Radio Frequency treatments deliver an electrical current via electrodes to the skin, in order to heat the deep and superficial layers. When our skin receives a high frequency electrical current the cells in our bodies interpret this as an energy source and the layers in our skin act like a resistor to the electrical current. Depending on their level of resistance, the layers will heat up to varying degrees.
The localized heat causes an immediate contraction of the collagen fibers and fat cells to drain and then shrink, while those all important fibroblast are stimulated to produce new collagen and elastic fibers. The effect of this is tighter, smoother, younger looking skin with a visible "lift". Fat cells are reduced and stubborn cellulite looks a lot less noticeable.
Ideal treatment areas: Face; Neck; Arms; Inner and Outer thighs; Male breasts; Pubic mound; Buttocks; Knees; Hips; Abdomen.
30 min. treatment $100
Radio Frequency Facial
Radio Frequency is all about stimulating your own collagen, RF facials soften fine lines, firm skin, reduce pores, as well as lift cheeks and rightens saggy skin giving the skin an all over smoother, more radiant look.
30 min. treatment $100
Wooden Therapy is an effortless and efficient way of contouring the body without harming the skin or tissue. It helps to contour the body, reduce cellulite, and facilitates weight loss.
20 min. treatment $125
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Pre & Post Treatment Recommendations
Avoid eating two hours before and after treatment sessions.
Avoid heavy meals on treatment days.
Drink plenty of water to facilitate lymphatic drainage.
Limit carbonated drinks, coffee, and tea during treatment periods.
Avoid fasting-when fasting around your session, your body may go into "starvation mode" and become more resistant to the release of stored fat.
30-45 mins of cardio-vascular work-out after treatment in order to create the energy demand that will facilitate metabolism of the fatty acids and glycerol freed from the fat cells.
Consider contraindications or other medical issues that may impact the results of this "one off" treatment. Some medical disorders that may reduce first treatment response include thyroid, immune, lymphatic related conditions, pre-menopause, menopause, diabetes, and infection (including viral).
Frequently Asked Questions
IS ULTRASOUND CAVITATION & RF PAINFUL?
Cavitation and RF are painless treatments. Mild redness may appear occasionally but will be highly unlikely to cause any actual pain. The heat from the hand pieces felt during the treatment is perfectly tolerable.
IS ULTRASOUND CAVITATION & RF SAFE? ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Ultrasound Cavitation is a safe, nonsurgical procedure without anesthesia. It is non-invasive, with no cutting, no scars and no downtime should be experienced after the treatment. Specific ultrasound parameters of energy levels ensure selective damage to fat cells only and do not interfere with any other organs. There is no report on the side effects of these treatments. However, some people may experience transient redness, excessive thirst, and nausea immediately after the treatment which always resolves by drinking water. They are all short-term effects that will disappear shortly.
WHAT CAN ONE EXPECT FROM THE RESULTS?
The cavitation treatment yields immediate and long-lasting results. Ultrasound cavitation is a very effective procedure that requires only 6-10 treatments consisting of 15-20 minutes each. Most of the clients experience noticeable circumference reduction after a single session, with increasing results after each visit. The results may vary with different tissue structures, treatment areas, age, metabolism, medications, and changes in hormones. A proper diet and increased physical activity will certainly improve and help to maintain the results.
WHICH AREAS ARE SUITABLE FOR THE TREATMENT?
Areas with localized fat such as thighs, abdomen, arms, and buttocks where diet and exercise alone have not been able to get rid of are the most appropriate but there is no real limitation as to areas of the body.
CAN ULTRASONIC FAT CAVITATION LOSE WEIGHT?
Cavitation is not a method to lose weight but to reshape the body. It is particularly indicated for the reduction of adiposity like the famous “love handles”, and “mummy tummy”. Ultrasonic cavitation can be considered a deep fat blaster that reduces stubborn fat cells that cannot be removed with exercise and diet alone.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ULTRASONIC FAT CAVITATION AND LIPOSUCTION?
Ultrasonic Cavitation has a similar result as liposuction. It removes cellulite and excess fat, preventing this from recurring in the treated areas and without damaging the vascular system. The procedure is painless and is very inexpensive compared to the thousands of dollars you could spend on liposuction.
HOW IS THE FAT ELIMINATED FROM THE BODY?
Ultrasound cavitation causes an emulsification of fat. It ruptures the fat cell membrane, thereby releasing its fat content and converting it into a substance easy to eliminate through the sweat gland, liver circulation and the lymphatic system. It is eventually eliminated through urine.
DO I NEED TO FOLLOW ANY GUIDELINES BEFORE OR AFTER UNDERGOING ULTRASOUND FAT CAVITATION AND RF?
Try to avoid doing anything that will irritate your skin immediately before treatment. This includes tanning (natural or artificial). It would be more likely to suffer pain from the addition of heat to the already damaged skin; however, an established tan would be fine. Do not have a hot shower, bath, or sauna right after the Ultrasound treatment. We recommend a low-calorie diet with protein in each meal and drinking at least a glass of warm water (not carbonated, sparkling water, pop, or coffee) before and after the session. Drinking plenty of water and having exercise, such as brisk walk, biking, or other aerobic activities for at least 3 days after the treatment to stimulate the lymphatic activity as the elimination of the fat continues through the Lymphatic System. Follow up with a suitable exercise routine. Cavitation will be best performed under high hydration conditions so avoid taking any caffeine or diuretics 2 days before therapy. Drinking a lot of water will help to improve your metabolism and increase urine output -- lipid metabolites release out of your body. A lymph-draining massage is also encouraged to improve the circulation and lymphatic system, which helps to drain fluids. For best results, you should refrain from any alcohol consumption for 48 hours after the treatment. Alcohol consumption during this period may prevent your liver from removing the deactivated fat cells from your body (as the liver will assign priority to remove the alcohol from your blood). Maintaining an un-stressful lifestyle also helps the body flush out the fat more efficiently.
HOW MANY TIMES AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE THE TREATMENTS?
Ultrasound Cavitation: 6-10 sessions spaced 3 days apart for the first 3 sessions, then once a week. Skin Tightening: 6-10 sessions spaced 3 days apart for the first 3 sessions, then once a week. After the initial treatments are completed, maintenance treatments consist of one session each month for 4 months followed by one treatment every 4 months.
WHAT IS VACUUM THERAPY?
Vacuum Therapy is great as a stand-alone treatment for cellulite and for reducing small deposits of fat. The treatment leaves your skin immediately smoother and firmer. Vacuum Therapy is the number one body contouring accelerator.
WHAT IS NON-INVASIVE LIPO LASER?
Lipo Laser is a non-surgical procedure using laser beams to reduce fats in different parts of your body. These include your waist, back, abdomen, arms, chin, and thighs. Lipo Laser is a combination of the word liposuction and laser – adding to the already growing list of laser lipolysis treatment procedures. Lipo Laser allows you to attain your desired body contour and inch loss and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
WHAT IS BUTT CUPPING OR VACUUM THERAPY BUTT LIFT?
Vacuum therapy for butts enlarges and tones your buttocks in weeks. This procedure involves two suction cups being attached to each buttock. You need anywhere from 4 to 10 sessions for a firmer, plumper, perkier, larger and rounder BUTT! The benefits of butt cupping are great! The procedure promotes blood circulation, clearance of toxins and removes cellulite and clumpy fatty deposits. It reshapes and contours your butt.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF THE VIBRATION PLATE?
The benefits of the vibration plate range from an immediate improvement in blood circulation to a variety of other measurable outcomes such as increased muscle strength and flexibility, improved range of motion, decreased cellulite, increased bone mineral density, reduced pain and soreness and faster recovery.
WHAT ARE MADEROTERAPIA / WOOD THERAPY NATURAL CELLULITE REDUCTIONS AND BODY CONTOURING?
Maderoterapia otherwise known as "Wood Therapy" is a growing trend that can sculpt the body you've always wanted. Wood Sculpting tools are made specifically to manipulate and restructure fatty tissues, loosen tight and tired muscles and smooth out cellulite naturally. Trained therapists use a series of repetitive movements to speed up metabolism and sculpt and tone the body. The method involves bringing circulation to target areas with applied smoothing, deep pressure and movements that lead to rapid breakdown of fat and cellulite. Stimulates such things as metabolism and lymphatic drainage. Great for Pre and Post-Liposuction!
WHAT IS MICROCURRENT BODY SCULPTING?
Using revolutionary microtechnology, Microcurrent Body Sculpting electronically simulates the body's impulses to reshape the Body and rejuvenate the face.
DO MICROCURRENT TREATMENTS REALLY WORK?
Yes, it does indeed cause significant effects on decreasing waist circumference, abdominal obesity, subcutaneous fat mass and body fat percentage. This treatment is the new wave cutting edge technology where you can burn up to 500 calories during a single 20-minute training session.
DO MICROCURRENT TREATMENTS TIGHTEN SKIN?
Electro muscle stimulation is the ideal treatment for toning the muscle to tighten the skin. The procedure uses microcurrent to stimulate the muscle to make it stronger, tighter, and leaner. This will result in the muscle filling up the loose skin to smoothen and firm the skin.
WHO CAN NOT GET THE MICROCURRENT TREATMENTS?
Contraindications to microcurrent use: • Pacemaker or other implanted electronic devices. • Epilepsy. • Pregnancy (client or esthetician) • Cancer. • Thrombosis. • Phlebitis. • Metal plates or pins in the application area. • Under a physician's care for a disorder, illness, disease or injury.
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