Monday, October 8, 2007
Medical Reports: Smooth Operator
Cellulite, it's the one thing that exercise and eating right can't help, but there's a new technology that's proven to smooth out those lumps and bumps. Seven's Richard Lemus shows us how this Smooth Operator works.
WSVN -- It's a smooth criminal that leaves behind a not-so-smooth effect. Cellulite is the one offender women can't seem to lock away for good.
Sharon Athanafio: "No matter what you do, if it's hereditary, cellulite is always going to catch up with you."
From power walking to jumping rope, Sharon works out constantly, but, as all these pen marks on her thighs show, the cellulite won't budge.
Sharon Athanafio: "I've tried creams, seaweed wraps, other spa treatments. They sound good, but the results were pretty much next to nothing."
Now there's a new weapon in the fight against cellulite. Presh Medspa in Fort Lauderdale is the first place in South Florida to get Velashape Technology.
Dr. Gary Chierico: "Velashape is the only technology today that was recently FDA-approved for reduction of thigh and cellulite appearance."
Velashape uses a combination of infrared light and radio waves to break apart fat cells. Then a mild suctioning and rolling device massages away dimples. It only takes several treatments.
Dr. Gary Chierico: "The protocol is four weeks, one session a week. At the four week level, many people have seen significant improvement in the cellulite appearance."
The procedure takes 20 minutes and feels like a warm massage, but don't expect to put away the lumps and bumps forever.
Dr. Gary Chierico: "Velashape is probably the most significant advance in cellulite reduction, although it doesn't completely cure the problem."
Sharon just got her first treatment and is excited to see how this smooth operator works.
Sharon Athanafio: "Less time, better results. You can't lose with that."
The only thing she hopes to lose is the cellulite.
Sharon Athanafio: "I'm probably going to run around in a thong bikini on the beach for sure."
Richard Lemus: Velashape is the newer version of Velasmooth. The good news? It's cheaper. The treatment costs about $1,300.