Exactly a month from now, my boys and I are flying to Plantation Bay to celebrate my son’s 8th birthday! While I have been pretty stretched physically with all the getting settled phase (our home expansion project is finally done after 15 weeks), my flabs have been screaming to get toned – like seriously. The consultation I had with SKIN last Monday and the free Velasmooth treatment they gave cannot be more timely!
Blouse: The Children’s Place (size 16)
Flats: Neutral Claire Scrunch Dexflex
Bag: Frances Sales’ Doctor’s Bag
Earrings: Baroque Pearls from Davao
Watch: Cocci Lorenzo Dual Watch
First off, a before Velasmooth treatment OOTD shot. I love that I can still wear kid’s blouses and shirts to this day. My favorite comfy shirts nowadays are the ones that are handed down to me by my 7 year old boy. But fact is, as happy as I am that I can wear a kid’s shirt, my flabs problem is no less of an issue.
Reception area of Skin Dermatology & Laser Center located inside The Spa, BGC
I have always loved the serene feel of entering The Spa, as I get welcomed by its cascading waterfalls. SKIN is no different. The interior is as tranquil as I have always known The Spa for. I can totally wait here all day with a good book and the best tasting ginger tea I have always gone back for at the Spa. 🙂
I made sure I threw in all my cellulite-related questions during my consult with SKIN’s resident dermatologist. I sure have learned a lot about Velasmooth treatment. For one, Velasmooth is the first clinically proven non-invasive technology for the efficient treatment of cellulite and circumference reduction. It can be done once or twice a week, depending on the doctor’s advice. As I showed Dra. my problematic right thigh, which I started noticing to have gone from bad to worse from two years ago, she was encouraging enough to let me know that it really is not so bad and can be taken cared of within a month of Velasmooth treatment! Precisely my deadline to get in shape for our Plantation Bay trip!
Soon after consultation, I was ushered by one of the nurses to this lovely little cubicle that has this robe my size at its entrance waiting for me. And yes, I could not have missed that enormous robot-looking contraption that turned out to be no less than the Velasmooth treatment machine itself.
VelasmoothPro machine (up close), powered by Syneron’s patented elos (electro-optical synergy)
combined-energy technology using infrared laser light and bi-polar (dual electrodes) RF energy with tissue mobilization and suction (pulsed vacuum).
I changed to my bath robe soon after and on went the Velasmooth treatment procedure. I was a wee bit nervous but so ready to get some serious toning action done. 🙂
The nurse applied this Vela Spray lotion on each part before they went on through the massage-motion treatment using the Velasmooth Pro machine.
The nurse started Velasmoothing my right thigh. The feel is a lot like having a very strenuous workout done targeting the specific area. Totally made sense to me as it is designed to target the subcutaneous fat (beneath the skin) a.k.a. Cellulites. 🙂
While a nurse works on Velasmoothing the targeted area, the other one checks on the temperature.
Apparently, fat breaks down when temperature goes up to 40. To better understand how Velasmooth works:
The conducted RF increases oxygen intracellular diffusion by heating the adipose (fatty) tissue to a depth of 5-15mm. The infrared light increases the skin’s elasticity and heats the subcutaneous fat to a depth of up to 5mm, while safeguarding the skin from damage. The tissue vacuum manipulates and smoothes out the skin to facilitate safe and efficient energy delivery.
Velasmooth detachable roller head
I was told that the above Velasmooth detachable roller head has a maximum lifetime to ensure its optimal function. The tissue mobilization is facilitated by rotating and self-cleaning electrodes to ensure the excellent coupling with the skin during the treatment.
Kikay Corner is one happy Velasmooth camper.
I’m happy to report that the ripples at the back of my thighs were not as prominent as they were before the Velasmooth treatment and that’s just one treatment! I can only envision the good riddance it is going to be after just a month of treatment! I will be so ready for you then, Plantation Bay! 😀
Velasmooth is non-invasive and non-surgical. The Velasmooth treatment is available at the Skin Dermatology & Laser Center located inside The Spa at the Fort. For inquiries, call (+632) 403.8000.