Thursday, March 26, 2009
VELASHAPE™ by Syneron Medical Ltd.™
The YAN Center SM for Corrective & Cosmetic Surgery
East 67th Street, NYC
Images from the Syneron™ website
The reasons, woes and cures of cellulite have been warm weather headline stories for years now-in like every female aimed magazine that populates a newstand.
We don’t need to rehash the causes (horomones, genetics) but can jump on the bandwagon when it comes to a method that at least temporarily does the job of improving one’s appearance.
VelaShape™ a laser and deep massage type roller machine-is an FDA cleared non-surgical treatment that “contours, shapes and slims the body by improving cellulite and reducing circumference,” according to the promotional pamphlet.
At the The YAN Center for Corrective & Cosmetic Surgery on Manhattan’s eastside, we eagerly said yes to a demonstration. Afterall, our quad muscles were tight from a long run that morning, so if nothing else, we were ready for a nap and a kinda massage.
Apparently, the combo of light emitted energies/radio frequency waves (known as elos™), and infrared light targets and heats up fatty tissues (shrinks them) while a vacuum and tissue manipulation roller type mechanism evens outs the skin for a smoother appearance. Therefore three layers of the skin and connective tissues are stimulated.
We actually conked out when our back outer thighs were treated a few weeks ago…an appointment that lasted around 20 minutes.
And thankfully, our experience was very positive as the woman that treated us (Sabina Johnson) was super experienced, thorough, and professional. Although a few sessions and at least 6-8 weeks from the last treatment are needed to see optimal results…the published before and after pictures served up by the company/inventor Syneron™ are convincing.
No wonder celebs like Khloe Kardashian are fans. In fact, the You Tube clip of her treatment that targets her abdomen...is online.
Well, we can’t honestly say whether we noticed a major difference as it’s too soon…and…cellulite isn’t a problem for us (thanks to DNA). But apparently the treatment is very popular...and we def look beach ready.
Ideally, women in generally good shape with normal weight ---should see some improvement. As with all skincare treatments…consultations are the way to go---to start the process.
YAN CENTER for Corrective and Cosmetic Surgery