Frequently Asked Questions
How does skin tightening work?
We use a combination of CO2 fractional laser and radio frequency to tighten from within. Radio Frequency tightening is fast, effective and comfortable. Combined with CO2 fractional it is considered the gold standard in tightening, named the "anti-aging breakthrough of the decade" by WebMD. The CO2 fractional laser creates 1000's of micro columns that go all the way into the dermis. As those columns heal they stimulate the body's own healing mechanisms to send collagen and elastin to the area, plumping, tightening and toning the skin. While some results are visible quickly, it takes 4-6 months to see the maximum benefits of tightening treatments.
How many treatments will it take to tighten skin?
Everyone is different, but one treatment is typically enough to start seeing results. Areas with significant wrinkling or sagging may require more than one treatment.
How long do skin tightening results last?
This is NOT like Xerona or VelaShape or any other "body contouring" laser where the results are temporary. CO2 fractional tightening combined with radio frequency produces results that are near permanent -- the area will obviously continue to age and stretch with weight gain or pregnancy -- but the procedure does not "come undone."
How much downtime is there?
Radio Frequency has no down time. 4 - 5 days of downtime is typical with CO2 Fractional. Clients are not incapacitated during this time, but the treated area is typically light pink to bright pink, tender to the touch, and sometimes a bit swollen. Gentler treatments are available, and require more office visits.
How long does a treatment take?
Typically one hour. Some take more, some take less.
What is the TummyREJUV?
The TummyREJUV is a CO2 fractional laser procedure to tighten the skin on the tummy and improve the appearance of stretchmarks. TummyREJUV increases collagen and elastin in the skin, making it look younger, tighter, and healthier.
How is TummyREJUV different from Lipoplasty (Lipo-ex)?
TummyREJUV is performed with a CO2 fractional laser, while lipoplasty (Lipo-Ex) is perfrormed with radio fequency. Lipoplasty involves contouring and fat reduction combined with skin tightening and cellulite erasing. TummyREJUV does not remove fat or contour, but is typically a one-and-done treatment revealing results within 6 months. Lipoplasty clients typically receive between 1 and 5 treatments, spaced a week or so apart, with results becoming visible shortly after the first treatment. CO2 TummyREJUV treatments are semi-permanent, while lipoplasty has recommended once a year maintenance.
What is Lipoplasty?
Lipoplasty is a fat-reducing, skin tightening, and cellulite and stretchmark erasing procedure all in one! Lipoplasty uses high-frequency waves to dramatically liquefy fat beneath the skin's surface. The fat is then expelled through the lymphatic system, just as it is with diet and exercise. This process is not only capable of eliminating small and large amounts of fat, it also erases cellulite and stretchmarks, and dramatically tightens skin.
With Lipo-Ex® lipoplasty at Vavoom, we can remove fat from ALL areas of the body without surgery, without pain and without any change to your daily routine. Our Lipo-Ex® technology is helping to break down fat quickly and comfortably, giving you remarkable results in ALL of the following areas: Tummy, Saddle Bags, Cellulite, Stretch Marks, Inner Thighs, Love Handles, Bra Bulges, Double Chin, Jowels, Upper Arms, Skin Tightening, Moobs (man boobs :), etc...
How many treatments does lipoplasty take?
Typically between 3 and 8 treatments are needed, depending on your size , goal, and the area being treated.
How long does the treatment last?
The procedure is somewhat permanent -- it doesn't come completely undone just because time has passed. We do recommend an annual maintenance treatment.
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