We all have those “problem” areas that don’t go away with diet and exercise. The aesthetic world also has many different treatment options available to battle these areas. Non-surgical treatments to treat cellulite and tighten skin take time and are not quick easy fixes. The most effective noninvasive treatments need to be completed in a series with follow up maintenance. We spoke with Bonnie to learn her approach to body contouring. Learn why our clients love working with her and see results.
It begins at the consultation when I can see what the issues are by looking and touching the problem areas to determine the stages of cellulite and other things like, dimpling, needed inch loss, contour for proportion, excess bulges, and sagging due to gravity. Most women and men have a combination of these. Velashape III™ generates radiating light that heats up and moves through space, this results in shrinkage and some tightening of the skin. I still consider Endermologie™ the best on the market for working antigravity, contour, and the reduction of the appearance of cellulite. I feel that if the cellulite is a stage 3-4, they need Endermologie first. If I reduce that drastically, the radiating heat of the Velashape III will move through the space more effectively and they will achieve a better long term result. This approach is showing great results and client satisfaction is high.
If the client is in a hurry and anxious about getting a quick result for an event. I will alternate treatments every other week. Velashape is a bi weekly treatment. The Velashape treatment is still working for you during week two. The second week I perform Endermologie on the surrounding area as you do not want to interfere with the Velashape treatment area. This approach is better suited for the less severe cases and a quick fix solution.
The number of treatments vary depending on the severity of the area. This is determined at the time of consultation. If minimal cellulite exists and light to moderate skin tightening is the goal, typically I would recommend 6-8 Endermologie treatments and three Velashape treatments. If cellulite is severe and more skin tightening is needed, then 10-12 Endermologie treatments and 6 Velashape treatments are recommended. Usually half way through the treatment regiment, we will reevaluate the progress and make adjustments if necessary.
Once we achieve the desired outcome, maintenance along with proper diet and exercise are required to ensure our bodies keep the results. Our maintenance guidelines for Endermologie is a 1 hour treatment every month. Velashape requires an hour treatment every 3 months. If you are eating right and exercising, this program may be maintained for 2 years. Our bodies will continue to age and our metabolism changes with age and lifestyle. Results are variable.
At Schenden’s Medical Day Spa, we offer complimentary consultations on all of our body contouring treatments. Call us today to schedule your appointment and let us help you feel confident with your body. 248-524-3622.