FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- You want to remove some fat (cellulite) and also tighten your skin but, understandably, don't want to undergo surgery.
The Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in Farmington Hills offers a combination of two new procedures used together to accomplish these goals -- without surgery.
What's more they can be performed simultaneously.
Dr. Michelle Hardaway, a prominent Farmington Hills plastic surgeon and owner of the Center, said the FDA-approved procedures are extremely effective, safe and patients return to their daily activities immediately.
Discussing VelaSmooth, one of the procedures, Dr. Hardaway said it removes fat near the skin's surface that cannot be removed by the more traditional surgical liposuction procedure.
"This machine, one of the few in the Detroit area, reduces skin dimpling (cellulite)," said Dr. Hardaway. She explained that VelaSmooth uses a combination of heat, infra-red light and suction.
"A patient would need treatments once a week for 8-10 weeks," she said.
VelaSmooth can be used to reduce fat -- called cellulite -- from buttocks, thighs, hips, abdomen, upper arms, "love handles" and "saddlebags."
Dr. Hardaway said the treatment is not painful, adding "patients may feel the suction and some warmth but they should be able to return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment."
ReFirme features revolutionary "elos" technology that enables patients to look younger by tightening the skin.
The technology uses bi-polar radio frequency and light to treat desired areas, said Dr. Hardaway. The treatment stimulates the production of collagen which firms and tightens skin. At the same time, wrinkles are reduced, she said.
"In addition, these two procedures can be performed consecutively (decreasing cellulite which is present in 80% of women over the age of 18), plus tightening the skin," she said.
|SOURCE The Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center inFarmington Hills|
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