Don’t you wish that you could get rid of fat in a particular area of your body that does not see to react to diet and exercise? Are you the type of person that does not like the idea of a surgical procedure to remove fat?
Help is now available at The Woman’s Group. Our new Vaser MC1 MedContour System is just the solution. This innovative technology was developed in Italy and has been in use in Europe and the middle East for a few years, but it has just arrived to the United States. The machine uses focused high intensity ultrasound waves to target a fat deposit area an eliminate it. The waste created through the process is flushed by the body through the lymphatic system.
How does it work?
Patients interested in treating areas of stubborn fat will undergo a series of 45 minute massage therapies. The massage has two aspects: the treatment with the high intensity focused ultrasound waves and a massage to move the waste products generated towards the lymph nodes. Most patients require three to five sessions, depending on the amount of fat that needs to be treated, to obtain the desired results. Four days after each treatment, the patient receives a short, five minute lymphatic massage to assist in the elimination of waste products.
Does the treatment hurt?
This treatment is not invasive, therefore it is performed on the surface of the skin of the area being treated. No incisions are required. Because the ultrasound waves penetrate the skin layers to get to the fat, heat is generated and the patient feels warmth in the area being treated. Because of this, the skin will become somewhat red; however, this redness will disappear shortly after the end of the treatment. Most patients liken this treatment to the feeling one gets from a hot stone massage.
What results can I expect?
Most patients see as much as one inch reduction after each treatment plus enhanced skin tightness. In addition, the appearance of cellulite can also improve. It is not unlikely for additional reductions in girth to take place one day after the treatment. Depending on the stubbornness of the fat, a patient may need several treatments.
Are there any side effects?
Other than your clothes fitting better, there are no side effects. There is no pain involved and no discomfort after the treatment.
Will the fat come back?
Patients that have undergone the treatment have retained their new shape while they maintain normal eating and exercise habits. We expect that if a patient has a significant increase in weight, the remaining fat cells will enlarge and the patient will see an increase in girth.
What areas can be treated?
At this time, this technology has been approved for use anywhere in the body except the face and breasts.. Patients have had great results in treating arms, backs, thighs, flanks and hips.
How many body areas can you treat during a single treatment?
An area is equivalent to the size of a standard sheet of paper. If the patient would like to work on the abdomen, this would be the size of the area treated. If the patient is interested in a bi-lateral treatment area such as thighs, arms or love handles, each side treated will be the size of half of a standard sheet of paper. Because it is important that the body be able to effectively process the waste created through the treatment, we only treat one area per treatment. It is important to note that each treatment is followed by a short 5-minute lymphatic massage four days after the treatment.
How close can you schedule treatments?
Treatments can be scheduled as quickly as one week apart.
How does this technology compare to other technologies available?
There are a number of FDA-approved technologies in the market aimed at the same problem. Among these are freezing, infrared light, diode laser, thermo electric and ultrasound. The Woman’s Group research department studied all of these technologies and chose the MC1 Vaser as the most effective and comfortable to patients.
How much does a treatment cost?
The Woman’s Group is offering three treatments for the low introductory price of $500. If after the first treatment, the patient is not satisfied, we will refund $250. This price will not be in effect for long, so make your appointment now!
Where can I find out more about the Vaser MC1 Medcontour Technology?
To see the procedure in action visit www.youtube.com and type "Med Contour" for English and "Cavitacion" for Spanish.