Thursday, August 21, 2008
Medical Reports: Slimming Solutions
What if you could smooth away cellulite and lose inches without working out? A new laser treatment promises to do just that. Seven's Christine Cruz shows us how this slimming solution works.
WSVN -- You exercise, eat right, but those unsightly bumps and bulges just won't go away.
Michele Wolf battled the baby weight after the birth of her first son Austin.
Michele Wolf: "That seemed to be my stubborn area my thighs."
No matter how often she worked out, Michele couldn't slim down her thighs. She didn't want surgery, so she sought out another solution. It's called Velashape.
Jaclyn Alfonso: "Velashape does cellulite reduction and circumferential reduction, so it has two different functions."
Velashape is is an FDA approved device that combines infrared light, suction and heat to smooth away cellulite and melt fat in stubborn areas.
Jaclyn Alfonso, American Laser Centers: "What it's designed to do is essentially shrink the fat cell."
Rochelle Martin works six days a week and doesn't have time to hit the gym but she wanted to tighten up her tummy.
Rochelle Martin: "I have a pooch, that's very hard to get rid of."
So she tried Velashape and says she noticed a difference right away.
Rochelle Martin: "You're going to feel the heat."
Rochelle Martin: "I've done five treatments and I've lost almost an inch every time."
Treatments are done once a week for four weeks. That's when most patients start to see smoother skin, thinner thighs and a flatter stomach.
Jaclyn Alfonso: "What you're doing is metabolizing the fat, you're lymphatically draining, you're detoxifying, and you are essentially losing inches in those stubborn areas."
After her fifth treatment, Michele is back in her pre-baby jeans and pants.
Michelle Wolf: "I had achieved two and a half inches lost on each thigh."
And Rochelle is no longer afraid to bare her belly.
Rochelle Martin: "A much smaller pooch. Still there a little bit but a much smaller one."
Patients are encouraged to exercise regularly and eat healthy to maintain results. Velashape isn't cheap. Four sessions will run you about $2000.
American Laser Centers:
21097 NE 27th Court
Aventura, FL 33180
Tel: (305) 937-1425