Discover Face-Focused Plastic Surgery for the Philadelphia Area in Bryn Mawr and Newtown Square
While you may eat healthy, exercise regularly, and otherwise be happy with your weight, there are often stubborn deposits of fat or cellulite that remain, or even loose, sagging skin after weight loss or childbirth. For patients who are looking to correct one or more of these issues, Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa offers radiofrequency and ultrasound therapy via vShape at our Philadelphia area practices, conveniently located along the Main Line for easy access from Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, and the greater Delaware, Montgomery, and Chester counties.
How Does vShape Radiofrequency (RF) Work?
vShape RF is an FDA-cleared radiofrequency system from Alma Lasers, used for the non-invasive, non-surgical treatment of wrinkles and lines (rhytids), and/or loose skin, by tightening and toning the skin anywhere on the face or body. The treatment can also temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. It is a safe alternative to more invasive procedures such as a facelift, liposuction, or surgical body contouring.
The RF energy generates volumetric heating in the area being treated. This precisely controlled form of heating breaks down existing, poorer quality collagen in skin tissue and stimulates the production of new, higher quality collagen, thus providing the above-mentioned effects.
The heat from the RF system can also liquefy fat cells, allowing the body’s lymphatic system the chance to process and eventually flush them out.
How Does vShape Ultrasound (US) Work?
vShape US is a non-invasive FDA-cleared ultrasound treatment for the reduction of fat and cellulite as well as body or facial contouring. This system uses ultrasound energy to more efficiently break down fibrous fatty deposits under the chin, abdomen, "saddle bags", inner and outer thighs, upper arm and bra fat, and knee and ankle fat "shankles".
Similar to vShape RF, vShape US delivers selectively targeted ultrasound energy that can disrupt pockets of subcutaneous fat (adipose tissue), so that it can then be processed and flushed out of the body. Ultrasound (US) energy is a more powerful technology for disrupting pockets of subcutaneous fat compared to RF.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
Each patient has a unique body profile and desired outcome. Our team will tailor the number of vShape RF and/or vShape US sessions required to achieve the best possible results.
At Cirillo Cosmetic, we combine vShape (and other fat-reducing treatments such as CoolSculpting® or Vanquish ME™) with Z WavePro therapy – a high-energy radial shockwave therapy to improve skin's firmness, smoothness, and elasticity, and to boost the overall effectiveness of fat-reducing efforts.
Our carefully planned treatment protocols can maximize the results that can be achieved, while minimizing the total number of treatment sessions required.