Laser treatments like Vela Shape and Power Shape help breakdown fat and contour the body sans surgery and downtime.
Summer is the time when travel plans are made, mostly to sunny and sandy destinations. Apart from booking tickets and making hotel reservations for beachfront accommodations, other seasonal preparations include getting into shape. The truth is, this season’s maillot or mini dress wont look good on a body that hasn’t been on a treadmill for over a month. Getting ready for the season can also mean mapping out a workout routine that fits into a tight schedule and a healthy diet suited to a particular lifestyle.
While exercise and diet come highly recommended for getting in shape, science is also introducing new ways of enhancing one’s appearance. Not too long ago, liposuction was the buzzword among those who wanted to shed several pounds in an instant. Also known as lipoplasty, the procedure required patients to go under the needle so that a cannula could be inserted under the skin to suck fat from targeted parts of the body. Surgery then, of course, meant downtime. Not a very pretty picture but back at a time when this procedure was cutting edge.
Today there are other options for shaping the body especially with the advent of laser technology. The use of laser, energy or frequency has reduced the need for invasive surgical procedures with little to no downtime. In a recent study by Zion Research: “The global medical aesthetic devices market was valued at approximately USD6.50 billion in 2015 and expected to reach approximately USD11.20 billion by 2021.” In Asia, more specifically, more and more individuals are spending for laser treatments that address scarring, unwanted hairs, acne and pigmentation. Body sculpting and contouring are other laser treatments that are recommended for patients who wish to address problem areas in the body.
The A Institute Clinic at Bonifacio Global City in Manila recently introduced three new treatments just in time for summer.
The Aivee Clinic in Bonifacio Global City in Manila, Philippines was the place where three new innovations in laser treatments were recently unveiled. The wellness center that offers both surgical and non-invasive procedures, had recently acquired three new laser machines intended to help its clientele get ready for summer. There was specific focus on lasers innovations for the body and skin pigmentation.
Sun spots, melesma and even dark under eye circles are addressed by White Laser by targeting the layer that produces color pigmentation. It is a procedure designed to work on the root of the problem.
WHITE LASER FOR FLAWLESS SKIN
We all love a golden tan especially in the summer. It’s only as soon as the sunspots, wrinkles and early signs of ageing set in that we realize the need to care for skin. That’s when SPF lotions and creams are suddenly essentials in a summer regimen. In the past years, laser treatments were introduced to address skin pigmentation but these only work on the surface. A few months after treatment, spots are bound to resurface.
White Laser technology utilizes yellow and green light to penetrate the deep layers of the skin where pigmentation is produced. The new laser treatment whitens skin, reducing the appearance of scars while helping generate collagen production. , more specifically, are best addressed by this new technology. White Laser is also recommended for patients with acne problems as it “shrinks the sebaceous glands without damaging surrounding tissue.” The treatment can also be used on the sensitive area surrounding the eyes to lessen dark circles. One thing about lasers that isn’t known to most is that it actually thickens the layers of the skin. As a result, this creates the illusion of smaller pores.
Most shaping laser treatments burn or breakdown the surrounding skin, nerves or blood vessels. This means bruises, redness and discomfort post treatment. Power Shape foregoes the use of heat or freezing of fat by utilizing advance ultra sound technology. The painless procedure requires zero incisions or downtime. Practitioners recommend that patients undergo Power Shape treatments to break down fat followed by Vela Shape III to smoothen the contours of the body.
Even those who wear a size 0 have problem areas. Reality is that no matter the hours spent in the gym, there’s that stubborn pouch or slightly flabby part of the arm that won’t go away. Vela Shape aims to contour various parts of the body, reducing cellulite through the use of with vacuum and tissue manipulation. It is ideal for those who have recently lost significant weight as it works as a potent firming agent. The FDA cleared treatment has shown results of up to three centimeters off post treatment.