Over time, our skin reacts to gravity and hormonal changes by losing elasticity and volume. Skin is composed of three layers: the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. The dermis contains proteins, including collagen, elastin, and other important fibers, which affect skin’s strength and elasticity. The effects of gravity and loss of hormonal support leads to a loss of supporting glycoproteins and support network, leading to accumulation of damage in the form of wrinkles and drooping and sagging skin.
Tripollar radiofrequency painlessly delivers focused RF energy to the dermis and subcutaneous fat layers through a handpiece held by your provider; the goal is to heat both superficial and deeper layers of the skin. This simultaneously stimulates adipose cells to break and leak stored fat, and activates fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin, leading to a tightening of the skin in the treated area. Its benefits include a significant reduction in the appearance of cellulite, tightening of lax skin (of the neck/décolletage, at the jaw line, on the stomach following childbirth), and slight volume/fat reduction in treated areas.
The benefits of tripollar are most evident when treatments are performed in a series of three on the target area, although results are noticeable with even a single treatment! This treatment is best suited for the neck, bra bulge, abdomen, upper arms, and thighs; it excels at tightening skin that has become lax and lost its tone, that may have developed loose/fatty deposits not responding to diet and exercise, and has started to thin or develop fine lines. Its results are amplified with the combination of microneedling to the treated area, or with Vanquish.
Approximately 30-45 minutes. The Tripollar treatment is not painful whatsoever! Your provider will apply glycerin over the area to be treated and then apply the handpiece, which has three rounded, smooth metal probes which gently glide over the skin’s surface while heating the tissue. Many clients report that it feels a bit like receiving a hot stone massage!
There is no downtime associated with Tripollar! Clients are able to immediately resume their daily activities.
Frustrated by stubborn pockets of fat that do not seem to go away, no matter how many sit-ups or squats you do? Have an upcoming vacation and want to lose a few inches around your waist? Vanquish is your solution! Vanquish uses radiofrequency (sound wave) technology to disrupt the cell membrane of fat cells, causing them to break open and leak out their stored lipids, which are then taken up into the lymphatic system and cleared out of the body. The optimum treatment areas are the flanks, abdomen, “back bulge”, and thighs! Clients are able to measure inches off of their waists with treatment. While results can be seen with just a single treatment, a series of at least three treatments scheduled one week apart is recommended for optimum results!
The entire Vanquish procedure is contactless! The client is brought back to a comfortable table, and the laser’s panels are positioned just above the skin’s surface. All you will typically feel is a warm sensation in the treated area which may actually last for a few hours post-therapy. You are able to relax and take a nap or read during the procedure, which lasts approximately 45 minutes (abdomen) or 40 minutes (20 minutes to each thigh). We ask our clients to stay an additional 15 minutes to stand on a vibration plate following treatment to speed the clearance of released lipids and fats!
There is no downtime following this procedure! Clients resume their normal daily activities. Some clients report feeling some firm “knot-like” areas under the skin for up to a week following treatment—these are areas of “fatty necrosis” or breakdown. It is your body walling off and clearing the dying fat cells! These are self-limiting and will go away!