Little to none! Thermage and VelaShape are non-invasive body contouring procedures requiring effectively no recovery time. An excellent alternative to cosmetic surgery, Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to stimulate collagen production by safely heating the skin’s deeper layers. It effectively and safely treats fine lines and wrinkles on most areas of the body, including the arms, thighs, buttocks, stomach and neck. It can even smooth out dimpled skin! Unlike traditional surgical procedures, Thermage requires no unpleasant pre-procedure preparation, such as fasting. After treatment, most clients can return to their regular activities. A small minority of people experience temporary redness or minor swelling, but these side effects usually subside within twenty-four hours.
A procedure similar to Thermage, VelaShape combines radiofrequency technology and infrared light energy with vacuum and mechanical massage to smooth and reshape the skin. It too is ideal for reducing the appearance of cellulite. And like Thermage, VelaShape requires no downtime, so you can resume your regular activities immediately after treatment.