Getting Beach Ready with Cavitation…

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It seems that the weather just keeps getting warmer and warmer down in South Florida and if your felling the heat like I am, tights and jeans just aren’t cutting it. The beach has been a veritable paradise and relief from the hot temperatures. However, hot as it may be, if you have a couple of problem areas on your body you’re not comfortable with it’s not too likely that you will want to throw on a pair of cute shorts and a crop top to enjoy the weather, much less a bathing suit. At the beginning of the month, we introduced you to i-Lipo and told you all about how it works and the benefits from using it in conjunction with the Resolution MD Cellulite System. Well now we want to share another amazing treatment that will have you beach ready in no time: Ultrasound Cavitation.

So what exactly is ultrasound cavitation? Similar to i-Lipo, Cavitation is great for helping with those tough areas of fat that just won’t go away? Ultrasound Cavitation uses leading edge technology in order to convert fat cells into liquid, which can then be naturally drained by the body’s own natural filtration system. As the diagram below demonstrates, a specially designed hand piece is placed on your skin over the specific area that is being targeted. The hand piece will then proceed to transmit low level ultrasonic waves which consist of compression (these are expansion impulses that travel in high-speed cycles).

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This back and forth cycle then causes an infinite quantity of micro-cavities or micro-bubbles that gradually enlarge. As they continue to grow larger, the micro-bubbles start to collide and implode, producing shock waves that favor the emulsification and elimination of fat tissues. (Quick inside definition: Emulsification is the breakdown of large fat globules into smaller, evenly distributed particles.) The liquid is then easily exits the body using the lymphatic and urinary system.

 What to Expect 

Generally one fat cavitation treatment lasts 25 – 30 minutes where a single part of the body is treated. You must then allow for 72 hours to pass between each session so that the body can eliminate the fat. The reason for this is that you don’t wan to overdo it and create to much stress on or toxicity in the body. This allows for 2-3 treatments a week. In order to attain good results the minimum suggested number of fat cavitation sessions is between 6 and 10. Now everybody is different so you may not need 6 or you may need more than 10, it all really depends on what your goal is and is something that you can figure out when you go in for your initial consultation.

   Does it Hurt?

No, cavitation is a painless treatment. One of the great things about Ultrasound Cavitation, as with i-Lipo, is a nonsurgical procedure that requires no anesthesia. Since it’s non-invasive you don’t have to worry about any cuts, scarring, or even any downtime after your treatment.   Mild redness may appear occasionally but will be highly unlikely to cause any major discomfort.

Weight Loss Miracle?

Cavitation can provide you with amazing results, but make no mistakes ladies if you are overweight or looking for a quick weight loss shortcut this is not for you. What it “is“, is a means of reshaping and toning the body. This means you need to put in your part as well. If you have been working out, but can’t seem to get rid of certain pockets of fat that this is definitely for you, as it is specifically made to handle those areas of localized fat tissues which are resistant to exercise. These areas include our favorites (insert sarcasm here):

  • around the abdomen, which we affectionately refer to as the love handles
  •  the buttocks
  • thighs, also commonly referred to as saddle bags or my personal favorite thunder thighs.

You don’t have to take on any special kind of diet while undergoing treatments, but it should be noted that if you do take on a better diet it will definitely help in enhancing your results. This is really one of those things that I think is common sense for us. I mean you wouldn’t put in an hour of Pilates or spinning class in and then go have a Big Mac and an order of super-sized fries. Similarly, if your undergoing these treatments it would seem a waste of money to then go and pig out right afterwards. I believe in cases such as these were there is no set dietary instructions, moderation is the best route, so it pays to eat as well as possible.

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While there is no dietary rule, drinking a lot of water will be essential during treatment. In all honesty, drinking water should be something that we do frequently daily, but some of us don’t (I’m not judging, I fall short with drinking water occasionally myself) so it may be something that you will want to start prepping for before hand. (For some tips on how to get into the practice of drinking more water check out these tips 🙂 ) This is so important because as stated earlier, your body will be ridding itself of the emulsified fat through the lymphatic and urinary system. Hydration, my friends,  will help make the treatment a lot more successful.

  Say Hello to the Cavi-4 

Cavi-4-Plus-on-Table  At My Vida Spa and Wellness Center cavitation treatments are done using the Cavi-4 Plus. The Cavi-4 Plus provides top of the line technology and provides the technology necessary for cavitation, as well as for Radio Frequency treatments (which will go into in another post 😉 ) and vacuum therapy. All of the treatments can be done separately or in the case of cavitation and vacuum therapy they can be done back to back with the vacuum therapy being done after cavitation. Done in this form, vacuum therapy helps to compliment the cavitation treatments by sculpting body areas like the hips, legs and abdomen through its powerful suction cups. In addition, the Cavi-4 Plus features a special cups design for buttocks lifting. I don’t know about you, but the sound of a little help firming he’s backside always sounds great.

So with summer practically knocking on the door why wait any longer when there is something that can get you beach ready and confident in such little time. Call us at (305) 663-1402 and schedule an schedule an appointment for a consultation. Why wait for the body you want when all it takes is a little effort on your part and the right treatment plan. 😉

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The beach is calling, are you bikini ready?

Call us & schedule your i-Lipo treatments today:

(305) 663-1402

Resolution MD Cellulite System

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   Living in Miami it is no surprise to find bikini-clad girls romping on the beach in February. Miami is a place where skin is in and everyone wants to show it. The amazing weather and beautiful beaches make it almost impossible not to want to practically live in a bikini.  However, there is one thing that can keep you from skimping around on the beach or poolside with full confidence: CELLULITE!!!

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    If you have cellulite there’s a very slim chance that you are going to want to show any skin, let alone in a bikini. Cellulite can make you feel uncomfortable and insecure in your own skin. The word in and of itself is enough to cause most women to have nightmares. Let’s face it nobody wants cellulite filled thighs or a dimpled backside. As we get older we start to lose the firmness in our skin that youth affords us. One of the results is the appearance of cellulite. Yet, outside of exercising, and even that’s not guaranteed, what can a woman really do?

One day, while I was at My Vida Spa, I noticed one of their lines of products that I had never seen before: Resolution MD Cellulite System. I’ll admit it peeked my interest right away, I mean who wouldn’t like to rid themselves of the unsightliness that is cellulite. My Vida Spa carries some amazing products and they wouldn’t stock anything that was not results-oriented, so I was very interested in what exactly the Resolution MD Cellulite System promised and whether or not it delivered. When used over a period of time the system is known to produce wonderful results.

So what exactly is it? This anti-cellulite skincare system is comprised of an exfoliating body wash-infused sponge with algae extract and caffeine, a firming daytime moisturizer with peptides and antioxidants, and a nighttime moisturizer that delivers a high dose of retinol. The combination of these ingredients work together to increase collagen production, firm the skin and flush out the toxins and excess fluids that contribute to lumps and bumps. The moisturizing formulas also hydrate dry, mature skin.

The system boasts an impressive list of active ingredients all chosen for their ability to help produce results:

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Bladderwrack Algae Extract:
A  botanical rich in vitamins, amino acids and other natural constituents
that help improve skin hydration and the bumpy appearance.

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Caffeine:
Works deep within the skin’s surface to reduce the bumpy appearance.

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Guarana:
To naturally deliver additional caffeine to reduce the bumpy appearance.

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Shea Butter, Sodium Hyaluronate & Other Natural Extracts:
Provide super hydration and emollience

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Vitamin E, Green Tea & Vitamin C:
Help prevent oxidant damage

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Panthenol, Aloe & Other Natural Extracts:
Soothe skin stress and provide nourishment.

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Fruit Extracts & Peptide Complex:
Support increased skin firmness

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Retinol:
Encourages smoother epidermis, collagen and skin firmness

How Do You Use It? 
The system is set up as a three part system, that when used together create a cellulite busting system.
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Part 1 – Buff and Tone Body Wash

–  Moisten Buff & Tone Body Wash in warm water and squeeze to release lather.

– Use the specially textured buffing surface and gently massage thighs and buttocks using a circular motion to remove rough, dead and dry skin cells.

– Flip sponge over and use soft side of sponge to cleanse and moisturize. After use, rinse and squeeze out excess water.

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 – Apply Firming Moisturizer once daily in the morning to thighs and buttocks to soothe, firm and moisturize your skin. Designed to be used in a skin care regimen along with Buff & Tone Body Wash and Renewal Cream.

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Part 3 – pm Renewal Cream 
– Apply Renewal Cream once daily in the evening to thighs, buttocks and wherever else you want to have firmer, tighter looking skin. Deisgned to be used in a skin care regimen along with Buff & Tone Body Wash and Firming Moisturizer.
What Are The Results 

 So know we’ve gone over what Resolution MD Cellulite is and how you use the system, now for the question we’re all want the answer for: Does it work?

   Well you tell us what you think. The picture below shows a patient’s results after just two weeks of use.

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   You can definitely see the difference between the first picture and the second picture. You can tell that the skin is tighter and smoother then it used to be. The picture below provides an even closer look of the above picture that makes the improvements in the skin’s texture even more apparent.
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The next set of pictures show the long term results of use from a patient who used the system for 12 weeks.
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   The results truly do speak for themselves! You can really see a big difference in the skin. It’s no wonder that My Vida Spa has been carrying this line. As if that wasn’t good enough, My Vida Spa takes the system a step further to create results that will really wow you. My Vida Spa has been doing combination treatments using the system in combination with i-Lipo. They also use it in combination with Radio Frequency. Both combination treatments have proven to produce amazing results because they attack cellulite from both the inside and the outside.
   As an added bonus, right now you can take advantage of the February’s promotion and receive a FREE complete set of Resolution MD Cellulite System when you purchase a series of iLipo Ultra. That’s right…FREE!!! They know that it will help you reach the results you’re looking for. So, what are you waiting for give them a call at (305) 663-1402 and say bye to cellulite.
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Bye-Bye Unwanted Fat and Cellulite!!!

laser_weight_loss_thighs Have you ever noticed that there are just some parts of your body where no matter how much you work out you just can’t seem to get rid of that extra little fat. Or perhaps your skin didn’t seem as firm and toned, but instead it’s marred by unsightly cellulite? It’s the kind of situation that makes you question if there’s anything you can do to make it better. Like many women, I asked myself this question, but felt like I would never find an answer. I’d seen a bunch of different creams promising miracles, I’m even guilty of having purchased a few, but in the end they all fell short from their promises. I often wondered, how is it that celebrities manage to get rid of cellulite so quickly and effectively? Then I started hearing about a procedure celebrities were doing called i-Lipo.

   You see it in the tabloids from time to time when you’re at the checkout line in your grocery store: Such and such celebrity loses weight thanks to new weight loss secret. Well as it turns out that “secret” is i-Lipo. At this point, I’m pretty sure just about everyone he’s read or heard about Jessica Alba’s use of i-Lipo treatments.The starlet has probably been one of the most referenced celebrity in connection with i-Lipo when she underwent treatments in 2012. When you think of Jessica Alba, the last thing you’d think of is her needing any help in the weight loss or cellulite department, but after two kids and tons of exercise she found herself, like many of us, unable to get rid of those last stubborn baby pounds from her thighs and stomach.

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   Some may argue that she did not have much to work off as she has always been slim even after her children. While it is true that she has always been slim, we can all relate to the frustration that comes from not being able to shed those last few pockets of fat. Notably her transformation may not seem like a big change to a lot of people, but she’s not the only celebrity to undergo i-Lipo. Another celebrity with a slightly more dramatic transformation has been Khloe Kardashian. Up until recently, Khloe was considered to be the “thicker” Kardashian sister. Yet, as pictures show, that has changed ever since Khloe had i-Lipo treatments done.

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The reality tv-star focused on three areas: her hips, legs and stomach and you can definitely tell the difference! The treatments have really helped her to melt away the fat in those trouble areas and helped to give her those curves her sister Kim is so famous for while keeping her proportionate. We don’t know about you, but we think she looks great! As we have seen, whether you’re looking to shed a few extra pounds, like Jessica Alba did, or drop a couple of sizes as was Khloe Kardashians case, i-Lipo can really help to get you there.

So What’s i-Lipo? 

So what exactly is i-Lipo? i-Lipo Is a noninvasive treatment in which a laser is used to stimulate the body’s very own natural process for breaking down and releasing the stored content in fat cells. It melts the fat, essentially allowing you to reduce inches from anywhere on your body. Since it is a nonsurgical procedure you don’t have to deal with needles, down time or the pain that you would experience with a procedure like liposuction making it a much safer and more convenient alternative.

This process helps to shed inches,as well as tackle cellulite. How? As the illustration below shows, one of the reasons cellulite forms is because enlarged fat cells press against the dermis, which in turn presses up against the epidermis. This places tension  on the connective tissues and causes the skin to take on the bumpy appearance that is characteristic of cellulite. By melting away the fat, you give the skin the opportunity to return to a normal healthy state.

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What to Expect 

So what can you expect from i-Lipo? Treatments are structured into packages of eight, but your number of i-lipo treatments, however, are based on your requirements and goals and will be determined during consultation. The I-Lipo laser treatment itself takes just 20 minutes followed by a 10-15 minutes of infrared laser vacuum massage all of which is painless. At most you may experience slight warmth in the areas where the treatment pads come into contact with your skin.

Like everything else in life, you’ll get back what you put in, so if you get i-Lipo be sure to do your part to help it along. Immediately after finishing your session there is a two hour window in which you need to work out. So what kind of work out exactly am I talking about?  Well, as I explained i-Lipo  works to break down fat the same way it would if you are exercising and released it through the lymphatic system. This means that you have to provide a way for the fat to be released from your body. If you don’t exercise the treatment becomes pretty null and void because the fat content just makes its way back into other fat cells.

So what kind of workout am I talking about? Sorry to break it to you, but a walk in the park where you might break a slight sheen of sweat is not going to cut it. In order to release this fat you are going to need to  do some moderate to high intensity cardio for 30 minutes. At My Vida Spa there is a spin bike on the premises which clients can use to workout immediately after their treatment. Some of you might be thinking, “Well if you have to workout then what’s the point of doing i-Lipo?”  The point is that it actually works. The fact that you will have to do half an hour of exercise in order to be rid of unwanted fat and cellulite seems like a very small price to pay for the results you will be gaining.

Here ‘s the thing: not only is i-Lipo a great alternative for liposuction, but when combined with the Resolution MD Cellulite System you get a treatment system that targets cellulite from both the outside and the inside as well. The i-Lipo as we’ve seen targets the fat and Resolution MD Cellulite System targets the actual skin. Doctors have just now realized that cellulite can be treated using this non-invasive combination procedure. The funny thing is that My Vida Spa has been using a combination treatment of i-Lipo Ultra and Resolution MD Cellulite System for fat loss, skin tightening, cellulite reduction and sculpting for quite some time now.

So if you’ve been tackling the gym and have been dealing with stubborn pockets of fat and cellulite to no avail call My Vida Spa at (305) 663-1402. As an added bonus, take advantage of the February’s promotion and receive a FREE complete set of Resolution MD Cellulite System when you purchase a series of iLipo Ultra. Trust me when I say that used in combination these two truly make a world of difference. Remember as I stated earlier: you get what you put in, so unless you call in you can’t expect any changes…