Cosmetics concerns related to your skin texture and body composition can be difficult to resolve if you have conditions such as cellulite or loose skin associated with aging. Because it may be challenging to correct these concerns during traditional diet and exercise, it may be necessary to use a body contouring and skin tightening treatment like JuvaShape at Bala Aesthetics and Medispa in Bel Air, MD.
How Does JuvaShape Work?
JuvaShape is a non-invasive body contouring and skin tightening treatment that works by combining two powerful energy-based technologies. Both ultrasound energy and radiofrequency energy are used to restructure the fat cells and skin cells in your body, which can help you achieve the slim, youthful appearance you want.
Ultrasound energy is a type of energy that uses soundwave vibrations to break down unwanted fat cells in the body. Ultrasound energy is particularly effective for the treatment of cellulite and unwanted pockets of fat, particularly on the abdomen where visceral fat resides. Furthermore, using ultrasound energy can produce more accurate results for your treatment.
Radiofrequency energy is one of the most flexible forms of non-surgical, non-invasive aesthetic treatments. Radiofrequency energy works by generating a small amount of heat, which acts as a stimulator to increase water rotation in the body, melt fat, and stimulate collagen production. Radiofrequency energy can also be used to address some superficial concerns related to scarring and pigmentation.
The Treatment Process
Like many other non-invasive body contouring and skin tightening treatments, your appointment can be completed in about 30 minutes, even if you’re treating multiple areas of the face or body. This treatment is very comfortable since the ultrasound and radiofrequency energy will not damage the surface of the skin. Some patients may even find the sensation of the treatment relaxing.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
As a non-invasive treatment, you will generally need a series of at least five to six treatments to achieve your optimal results. Although the treatment is very powerful, the gentle technique will require repeated treatments to restructure the skin, reduce fat, and improve the appearance of cellulite.
Your specific skin concerns, the number of areas you want to treat, and the severity of your skin condition will determine how many treatments you need. Younger people may respond better to this treatment and may require fewer appointments for optimal results.
About one week before your treatment, you should stop using self-tanning products and tanning beds, and you should also avoid prolonged exposure to the sun to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation. You should not use any laser treatments, wax treatments, or irritating skin products on any area that you want to treat.
Most importantly, if you want to get the best results from your treatment, you will need to drink plenty of water in the 48 hours leading up to your appointment. In general, it’s best to drink at least 48 to 64 oz of water since this treatment will perform better when your body is adequately hydrated.
After your treatment, you will need to avoid sun exposure unless you’re wearing SPF, along with activities such as tanning beds, saunas, and jacuzzis. You will be able to go back to work or resume your normal daily activities with very few restrictions. However, you will need to continue to drink a high volume of water for the next few days to accelerate the development of your results.
Most people will be able to notice initial results several weeks after their first appointment. These results will gradually improve, with optimal results developing at least three months after your final treatment. The development of your results may be influenced by the specific aesthetic concerns you are treating. For example, you may notice quicker results for skin tightening than fat reduction.
Are Results Permanent?
The results of JuvaShape are permanent for certain aesthetic concerns. For example, enough exposure to radiofrequency and ultrasound energy can permanently destroy unwanted fat cells, so as long as you can maintain a healthy body weight you will be able to enjoy long-lasting results.
For other concerns, such as wrinkles and cellulite, the results of this treatment will be semi-permanent. What this means is that you will need occasional maintenance treatments, usually once a year, to maintain high collagen production so your desired results can last for as long as possible.
What Problems Can Be Addressed With This Treatment?
JuvaShape is an incredibly versatile treatment that can be used to address a variety of cosmetic concerns, particularly body contouring concerns. This treatment is most appropriate for people who have age-related concerns such as wrinkles, cellulite, unwanted fat, loose skin, and stretch marks.
People who use this treatment to correct wrinkles on the face, neck, chest, and some other areas of the body. This is because the collagen stimulated by radiofrequency energy can vastly improve skin volume, which will smooth the appearance of static wrinkles.
Cellulite is more commonly experienced by women, especially in the flanks, thighs, and buttocks. Cellulite is usually caused by tense fibrous bands and thinning skin that allows pockets of fat to peep through the surface of the skin. Ultimately, the best way to address cellulite is to reduce fat in these areas of the body and tighten loose skin.
This particular treatment can be very effective for cellulite since the combination of ultrasound energy and radiofrequency energy will break down fat cells, melt fat cells, and thicken the texture of the skin.
Unwanted fat can sometimes be hard to get rid of, especially around the middle section, your thighs, buttocks, and underarms. Usually, the fat stored in these areas of the body will be resistant to dietary and exercise changes, which is why some people become very frustrated when they can no longer reduce fat in these areas.
However, a body contouring treatment such as JuvaShape can use powerful energy to literally destroy fat cells. Fat cells that are destroyed with ultrasound and radiofrequency energy will naturally be eliminated through lymphatic drainage. Furthermore, the cells that are destroyed with this treatment will not be able to regenerate in the future, which is why you can enjoy long-lasting results.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, but the production of collagen naturally depletes as you age. Some people may also experience loose skin after dramatic weight loss, and if your skin is not in good condition, it may be very difficult for your skin to naturally contract. Fortunately, by stimulating collagen production in the skin, you can encourage natural skin tightening results.
This treatment can also sometimes be used to address stretch marks, particularly stretch marks on the abdomen, underarms, and other areas of the body. Stretch marks happen when the skin stretches too far to accommodate changes in your body shape, usually from gaining weight rapidly. Using this treatment can virtually erase stretch marks by increasing collagen production, tightening skin, and turning over some new skin cells.
Where Can This Treatment Be Used?
This treatment is primarily used on areas of the body such as the neck, chest, abdomen, hips, and thighs. However, depending on your aesthetic concerns, you can use this treatment in virtually any area of the body. The treatment is also commonly used on the face to improve the appearance of deep wrinkles.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Candidates for this treatment include any adult who wants to dramatically improve their overall appearance. Whether you are concerned with wrinkles on the face or cellulite on the body, this treatment can be used by mature people who want to look younger and feel more confident. Younger people may also be able to use this treatment to tighten skin and moderately reduce unwanted fat.
However, you are usually not a good candidate for the treatment if you have a history of hypersensitivity and hyperpigmentation, or if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding. A consultation is the best way to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this body contouring, skin tightening, and wrinkle-reducing treatment.
Correct All of Your Cosmetic Concerns
Sometimes, for issues like cellulite, diet and exercise is not the best method to improve your cosmetic concerns. However, advanced treatments such as JuvaShape combine the power of radiofrequency and ultrasound energy to improve your appearance. If you think this treatment is a good option to correct your cosmetic concerns, please contact us at Bala Aesthetics and Medispa in Bel Air, MD today.