VS + Body Sculpting

VS+ is the most recognized non-invasive, body contouring treatment on the market today. It combines radio frequency waves, ultrasound , laser and suctioning massage to effectively reduce the size of fat cells and re-contour the skin’s surface with no downtime.The ultrasound works to open up destroy fat cells with red light therapy to tighten skin similtaneously unlike cool sulpting that does not tighten loose skin. It works on all skin types and is most commonly used to reduce the appearance of cellulite  and strectch marks in the stomach, abdomen, love handles, upper arms, hips, thighs and buttocks. The additional mechanical tissue manipulation of the VS +causes an immediate increase in circulation and lymphatic drainage, resulting in a skin firming and lifting effect. This treatment feels likes a warm deep tissue massage, and most people see a visible result after their first treatment. Typically it takes 5-10 treatments per area to achieve the best results, and it is important to be well hydrated before and after the treatment.

When choosing what body contouring treatment fits your personal needs, take into consideration that treatments have to be combined with a healthy diet and exercise. Fat cells shrink and swell depending on diet and exercise. it is recomended to exercise and hyrate after treatment for the body to utilize the lipids released in the treament as energy. People with a history of heart problems and pacemakers are not a canidate for this treatment, and are recomended to incorporate a healthy diet and moderate exercise.

Water weight versus fatloss. Every time you step on a scale you are measuring every part of your physical being at that moment in time, which means it measures your fat, muscles, organs, tissue, blood and water weight. Body fat is not the only thing being measured. While organs and body tissue don’t change much, fat, muscle, and water do change which can result in fluctuating numbers on the scale.

Water weight can affect your total weight anywhere from 1-5 pounds and sometimes even more. Many dietary factors can make these fluid shifts happen. To start, starting a high protein, low carbohydrate diet can cause a dramatic shift in your water weight. As you cut back carbohydrate intake, your body starts breaking down the stored carbohydrates (glycogen) to use as energy and this breakdown causes the body to excrete large amounts of water. Once the body begins to use stored fat for energy, weight loss slows. 

The best wat to gauge if you are retaining fluid is to pay attention to your body. If you get indentations on your ankles and lower legs from your socks then you are retaining fluid. If you wear rings and they become tight and leave an imprint in your fingers when you take them off, it’s fluid. Any kind of puffiness in your skin is a good indication of water weight.

True body fat gain happens gradually and likewise we lose it gradually. Check your weight weekly instead of daily and look for overall trends, and how your clothes fit to measure your success. You’re weight is only a number that can be useful if used periodically. It certainly doesn’t define your overall success towards your health goals.