Updated technology for VOLUME reduction
Now @ Skinology!
What is it?
Generally, ultrasound targets fat and cellulite by transmitting powerful sound energy pulses into the skin, damaging the fat cells, and causing them to release their contents and reduce their size without harming surrounding skin components. As an added benefit, it promotes collagen production and increases blood flow. Radio frequency has the capacity to produce heat when applied to the skin which induces collagen and elastin production and encourages cell turnover helping the skin become firmer and thicker. In order for ultrasonic cavitation to be effective, lymphatic drainage must be included begin the process of moving the fat waste out of the body through the excretory system.
Ultrasonic Cavitation 2.0:
Skinology uses Unoiesetion Ultrasonic Cavitation which reduces the noise or ringing typically experienced during cavitation procedures. 3D Smart RF adjusts the radio frequency according to the temperature of the derma while dissolving fat. This revolutionary technology combines ultrasound, radio frequency, and vacuum therapy for a potent body sculpting treatment. Vacuum therapy improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage which smooths the underlying fat layer (think cellulite) and increases skin elasticity. All three modalities work synergistically for effective fat and cellulite reduction, body shaping, and skin tightening for those isolated areas of the body not helped by diet and exercise. The removal of the fat waste from the body is a process, and results from treatments are noticeable beginning 1-3 months post-treatment. For best results, a series of 8 treatments is recommended.
Areas treated: upper arms; lower abdominals; upper abdominals; flanks/love handles; buttocks, saddlebags; upper back of thighs; inner thighs, and outer knees.
$75 per area
Please schedule separate appointments for each treatment area.
Ultrasonic cavitation 2.0 is not for you if you have: autoimmune disease(s), HIV, or AIDS; a history of cancer, kidney failure, liver failure, or fatty liver; heart disease, implanted devices such as pacemakers or electrical prosthesis; epilepsy or MS; a history of a surgical procedure in the targeted area within 6 months; thyroid disease or other hormonal disorders; high blood pressure or circulation problems; cancer; asthma; deep vein thrombosis or varicose veins; hemorrhagic disease, trauma, or vascular rupture; or anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant or antibiotic use. This is also not a procedure for you if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant. Treatment during menses may cause an increase in sensation.
Infrared Pressure Therapy
Far Infrared (FIR) is actually a wavelength in the light spectrum. It is a 5-15 micron wavelength that we cannot see, but we can feel it as heat. Studies have long shown that infrared heat quickly and painlessly penetrates the body about 1 ½ inches and heats from the inside out. This process shows that when fat cells are heated they will expand, causing them to temporarily open and expel contents of fat and toxins. This process is known as lipolysis. When the fat cells empty, they shrink leaving a flatter waist, tummy, thighs, buttocks and arms. This process, combined with the pressure therapy (pressotherapy), helps to move the liquefied fat into the lymphatic system and to the liver, where it is metabolized by the body and discharged via bowel movements, perspiration, urine, and other forms of detoxification.
The pressure is designed to simulate a deep massage that uses enough pressure to reach below the surface of the skin. In infrared pressure therapy each cuff of the suit will fill with air, sending light, pressure, and increasing circulation to all areas of the body. This system of compression and decompression duplicates the action of massage. When combined with infrared heat, the benefits include:
- Assists with weight loss as it burns calories during and after treatment
- Improved circulation and reduction of swelling
- Immediate leg comfort and lightness
- Relief of numbness or pain (neuropathy)
- Provides lymphatic drainage
- Enhancement of skin tone
- Slimming and firming of the entire body
- Reduction of cellulite
Studies have shown results of inch loss after one session with noticeable results in four sessions. Additionally, study participants reported a noticeable reduction in pain, an increase in energy, and an overall feeling of well-being. For best results a series of 8 sessions is recommended. There must be 72 hours between treatments.
(Up to) 30 minute session: $85
Individuals with these conditions are not candidates for Far Infrared Pressotherapy:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Presence of any pain or numbness
- Acute infection of the affected limb
- Cardiac Heart Failure (CHF)
- Any instance where increase venous and lymphatic return is undesirable
- Medications – Diuretics, barbiturates and beta‐blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Anticholinergics such as amitryptaline may inhibit sweating and can predispose individuals to heat rash or to a lesser extent heat stroke. Some over‐the‐counter drugs, such as antihistamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.
- Pregnancy/Breast Feeding – Pregnant or breast feeding women should not use infrared pressotherapy. A detoxification process will produce the expelled toxins into your breast milk
- Menstruation – Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow.
- Elderly – The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature. As we mature, our bodies naturally lose this capability. Guests over the age of 70 will be permitted to use infrared pressotherapy but at a lower temperature.
- Cardiovascular Conditions – Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension/hypotension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation or those who are taking medications which might affect blood pressure should exercise caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output and blood flow in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory system. This takes place primarily due to major changes in the heart rate, which has the potential to increase by thirty (30) beats per minute for each degree increase in core body temperature.
- Alcohol/Alcohol Abuse – Contrary to popular believe, it is not advisable to attempt to “sweat out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment; therefore, he/she may not realize when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress. Guests who appear intoxicated or inform us of alcohol consumption prior their infrared pressotherapy appointment will forfeit their scheduled appointment and no refund or credit will be issued.
- Reduced Ability to Sweat or Perspire Associated With – Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating
- Hemophiliacs/Individuals Prone to Bleeding – The use of infrared pressotherapy should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.
- Fever – An individual who has a fever must wait at least 24 hours after the fever subsides.
- Insensitivity to Heat – An individual with insensitivity to heat should not use an infrared pressotherapy..
- Joint Injury – If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury or until the swollen symptoms subside. If you have a joint or joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind.
- Implants – Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using an infrared pressotherapy..
- Pacemakers/Defibrillators – Individuals with these implanted devices should not receive infrared pressotherapy.
- Please consult your physician for any health-related concerns or contraindications.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR TREATMENTS
To prepare for either of the above treatments, drink at least two liters of water each day from three days prior to three days following same. Follow a low-fat, moderate protein, low glycemic diet. Perform soft exercises such as walking 20 minutes each day for three days post-procedure to stimulate the lymphatic and excretory systems. No tanning for at least three days prior to your treatment. No alcohol, hot showers, baths, or steam/sauna for three days post-procedure. Instead, utilize warm or cool water to bathe. There must be three days between appointments for either service.