CELLULITE CAN BE CONTROLLED – WITHOUT SURGERY!
Yes, cellulite can be controlled, without the discomfort and expense of surgery, using our radio frequency service. We have clients who have been essentially cellulite free for several years. All that is needed is a basic understanding of how the technology works and a long term commitment. By this we mean that one should expect initially to come for 6 – 9 weekly sessions, followed by maintenance sessions once or twice yearly.
HOW DOES RADIO FREQUENCY WORK?
In our context radio frequency does not refer to a car radio but to the intensity of the energy used. Radio frequency energy has a relatively low intensity which means it is both safer and penetrates more deeply than some other energy sources. The energy is converted into heat just below the surface of the skin (the dermis), where it destroys cellulite, stimulates collagen growth (which removes wrinkles), and liquefies any fat that has accumulated at that depth. The fat is then eliminated through the body’s natural processes (the lymphatic system).
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Cellulite and wrinkles are reduced. For fat, reduction in circumference of one inch or more can be reasonably expected. More can be lost with continued or repeated treatments.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Most parts of the body where cellulite or wrinkles develop or fat accumulates. The most popular areas are the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, flanks (hips), upper arms, neck, and face.
IS THIS PROCEDURE SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE?
It is suitable for most people who are generally healthy and wish to reduce cellulite, wrinkles, or moderate amounts of fat in localized parts of the body. Consult with us if you have specific health concerns.
ARE THE TREATMENTS SAFE?
The patient may experience momentary heat or warmth which normally resolves within minutes. Redness of the skin may appear which would normally disappear within hours. Dry skin may occur which can be healed by using moisturizing cream. Burns are very unlikely because skin temperature is monitored continuously and kept within narrow limits.
ARE THE TREATMENTS PAINFUL?
Heating is the only potential discomfort and many people find this warmth to be a pleasant sensation.
WHAT PREPARATION IS NEEDED?
Drink more water than usual and refrain from alcohol and fatty foods in the hours before treatment.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE NEEDED AND AT WHAT INTERVAL?
Treatments may be safely continued until the desired result is achieved. Many people are happy with 6 – 9 sessions. We have good results with weekly sessions. Sessions may be less frequent but clients should wait at least three days between sessions. The sessions are 45 minutes long per area treated.
WHAT CARE IS NEEDED AFTER TREATMENT?
• Drink two cups of water immediately after treatment. • Do not bathe or wash the treated area with hot water for 24 hours after treatment. • Drink a lot of water (8 – 10 cups a day) for three days after the treatment. • Engage in moderate exercise such as walking for 30 minute sessions 3 times a week after treatment. • Avoid strenuous exercise, sweating, hot baths, or saunas for three days after treatment. • Avoid consumption of alcohol and fatty foods for three days after treatment. • Apply moisturizing cream to the treated area for several days after treatment.
HOW CAN THE RESULTS BE ENHANCED?
Radio frequency works fine as an independent modality but lasting results are optimized when radio frequency can be integrated with appropriate diet and exercise.