Ah, summer: The one season you look forward to all year with its long, sunny days, warm temperatures and relaxed atmosphere. As swimsuit weather approaches, you spend hours upon hours exercising, targeting those tough areas that don’t seem to tighten even as the mercury climbs.
Although you should never quit eating right and exercising, there is a treatment available to help with those stubborn trouble areas: vShape Ultra body contouring.
Penn Medicine clinical aesthetician Jeanne Vos, LMA, offers vShape to anyone in need of skin tightening or general body shaping. This non-surgical procedure is suitable for healthy adults, and it can target areas including the face, buttocks, hips, chin/neck, arms, thighs and abdomen.
How vShape Works
As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and store more fat, eventually creating wrinkles, sagging skin and cellulite. vShape Ultra body contouring is a non-invasive, relatively pain-free treatment that uses a combination of ultrasound, radiofrequency technologies and heat energy to boost collagen production and destroy fat cells. The procedure also tightens, massages, reshapes and smooths skin for a firmer, aesthetically pleasing appearance.
“This technology allows for focused treatment at various depths on all areas of the skin including abdomen, buttocks, thighs, calves, arms and even the most delicate areas of the face and neck,” Vos said. “In addition to tightening skin, vShape Ultra technology can be used to treat cellulite, wrinkles and uneven skin textures.”
vShape Ultra uses heat and sends energy to targeted fat cells that dissipate over a period of a few weeks without damaging the surrounding tissue or nerves.
What are the Benefits?
Treatment times for this outpatient procedure vary from an hour to an hour and a half, and patients require no downtime once it’s complete. Those who have undergone vShape Ultra body contouring have typically lost up to two to four centimeters of fat from the treated areas, and saw results in as little as four to six weeks.
However, while treated fat cells can’t regrow, neighboring fat cells can increase in size or new fat cells can form if a healthy lifestyle is not maintained. It’s important to continue activities that maximize and preserve results, including staying hydrated, following a nutritious diet and getting regular exercise.
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