Lasers make it possible to perform high-precision, needle-free and often painless procedures to remove unwanted hair, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, vascular lesions (for example birthmarks, moles, spider and varicose veins) and tattoos. Below is an overview of the laser procedures we offer to give you healthier, younger-looking skin.
Does your body resist ideal contours despite a healthy diet and regular exercise? Do you suffer from stubborn cellulite, leaving areas of your skin dimpled and sagging? If your answer is "yes," VelaShape™ may be the solution for you. VelaShape is a revolutionary new medical treatment for the unsightly cellulite that affects more than 80% of women over the age of 20. It's the only non-surgical device approved by the FDA for body shaping and cellulite reduction.
Using patented Circumferential Reduction® techniques and elosTM technology, VelaShape™ combines radio frequency waves, a laser, and suctioning massage to effectively reduce the size of fat cells and re-contour the skin's surface with no downtime. It can help you achieve the body you enjoyed before bearing children or losing weight, without undergoing surgery. The result is a smoother, more regular appearance and general reduction in the size of the treated area.
The VelaShape procedure can be used to treat:
- Love handles
- Upper arms
- Bra lines
- Double chins
Candidates for VelaShape
VelaShape is effective for any patients with dimpled skin, cellulite or localized areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. This procedure is considered safe for most patients and is effective on all skin types and colors with the exception of extremely loose skin. We will help you decide whether or not this procedure is right for you after physical exam and evaluation of your skin, cellulite, diet and exercise habits.
During the VelaShape procedure, the device is moved over the targeted area to suction and lift tissues. There are two different applicators available, known as VSmooth and VContour, to target large or small body areas for optimum treatment. Bipolar radiofrequency energy is then delivered to reduce fat cell volume and tighten the skin and create a smoother and slimmer appearance.
Most people report the VelaShape procedure as being quite comfortable, with a heated sensation similar to that of a deep tissue massage. Each treatment session usually lasts up to 40 minutes, depending on the number and location of areas being treated. Each individual area is usually not treated for more than 10 minutes.
Results of VelaShape
After treatment, some patients may experience mild bruising or redness in the treated area, although these side effects usually subside within a few days. The heated sensation experienced during the procedure may continue for a few hours as well. The treated skin will often feel tighter after even the first treatment session.
Most patients can usually notice visible results after four treatment sessions performed one week apart, although it is recommended to undergo six to eight sessions over the course of six to eight weeks for maximum results. Within this short period of time, many patients can go down a whole pant size and notice a slimmer and smoother appearance of the treated area. These results often help patients feel younger and more confident about their appearance.
Patients can help maintain the results of the VelaShape procedure by eating healthy and exercising regularly after treatment. Routine follow-up treatments are recommended in order to maintain the treated area with newly reduced cellulite.
Risks of VelaShape
While the VelaShape procedure is considered safe and causes little to no side effects, there are certain risks associated with any type of treatment. Some of these risks may include burns from the laser and excessive bruising, both of which are most often seen on patients with extremely loose skin. VelaShape is considered safer than traditional liposuction.
To learn more about the VelaShape procedure, please call us today to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members or to schedule a consultation. Freedom from cellulite and stubborn areas of fat is just a few steps away!
2nd series of 4: $600 ($150)
2nd series of 6: $750 ($125)
2nd series of 6: $800 ($100)
*Areas are considered roughly 8X11” surface.
For example, in a person with an average build: abdomen, outer thighs, inner thighs, love handles and arms are each considered an area. Due to body size variations, individual quoting may be necessary. This will be determined at the time of consultation.
Ultherapy™ (Ulthera) is a nonsurgical treatment that can effectively lift and tighten the tissues in the face and neck using ultrasound energy, a new style of treatment known as noninvasive tissue lifting. This advanced procedure targets the deep layers of tissue normally adjusted during a facelift or neck lift, heating them with the system's sound waves and stimulating the production of collagen to achieve a slimmer, more youthful appearance. It can be used to treat sagging skin on the cheeks and neck while leaving the surface of the skin intact.
During the Ultherapy procedure, an applicator will be placed on the skin to allow your doctor to visualize the treatment area, before delivering low-level focused heat to the deep layers of the skin in order to produce noticeable results. There may be some mild discomfort during the procedure, but this is a signal that new collagen production has begun, and most patients are able to tolerate it well.
The Ultherapy procedure takes just 30 to 60 minutes to perform in Dr. Guanche's office, and involves no downtime, minimal side effects and gradual, natural-looking results. Patients will be able to return to work and their regular activities immediately after treatment, although the skin may appear slightly flushed for about an hour. Initial results are visible immediately after the Ultherapy treatment, but true lifting occurs over the next two to three months, as worn collagen is replaced with the stronger collagen produced from this procedure.
In order to achieve their desired results, some patients may need to undergo more than one treatment. Dr. Guanche will develop a customized treatment plan for you based on a thorough evaluation of your skin’s condition and a discussion of your treatment goals. Many patients choose this procedure to correct early signs of aging or to postpone the need for surgery.
"I'm amazed!!! I look like jail bait. Honest, I'm so happy-- thank you so much!!!"
"I'm so pleased with the results from the Ultherapy treatment! I saw an immediate improvement in my neck and jawline and each day I notice subtle definition occurring."
"I did that Ulthera--I went and did it and I really like it! I think I look better. It really works! It really looks good. I think I look super-fantastic right now!"
Photofacial is a non-abrasive and non-invasive rejuvenation of your skin using the remarkable technology of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL Photofacials can improve the signs of sun damage, rosacea and brown spots on the face, hands and body. It has also been used to reduce the appearance of mild acne scars, dark circles around the eyes and fine lines around the eyes and mouth.
The IPL Photofacial handpiece is gently pressed to the skin and painless pulses of light are emitted. Usually 4-6 treatment sessions lasting about 20 minutes each will provide you with beautiful results.
There is no recuperation time - with an IPL Photofacial you can return to work or resume your normal activities on the same day. You will notice a gradual, natural-looking improvement in your skin with time. IPL is a safe solution tailor-made to your skin type and condition.
Prices subject to change.
*Non-standard areas will be individually quoted.
Dr. Anna Guanche specializes in combination treatments. One favorite is the VBJ-Vbeam and Jessner's peel. The laser addresses fine lines (nonablative rejuvenation by inducing collagen healing factors) and tiny broken blood vessels that can mar the complexion. The peel addresses surface dullness of the skin, brown spots or melasma. Together the treatments work synergistically to produce beautiful results!
Another favorite is the Restylane®-BOTOX® combo. This is a mini-makeover! The upper face is smoother with a more pleasant and serene appearance, while the youthful volume in the lower face is restored.
Thread lifting of the lower face combined with an eyelid lift is also a popular combination, for more permanent results.
Dr. Anna Guanche has developed the Bella FX protocol to tighten the neck and jawline. This procedure harnesses radiofrequency microneedling technology with specific settings and treatment targets that will tighten the skin on the neck and jawline.
Firmer facial skin and reduced pores are yours! This procedure rejuvenates the skin, stimulates collagen and improves skin tone with minimal to no downtime. Great for rosacea, telangiectasia, acne scarring and unwanted pigmentation.
For more information on BELLA FX™ with SCARLET SRF™, contact Dr. Anna Guanche at Bella Skin Institute.