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Hi all

its been long time since I posted (I think I'll give an updat on another forum)

anyway... I thought I'd let you know I'm doing a laser skin tightening procedure called Velasmooth (I saw an add for velashape in the upper corner...same thing)

Anyway...my upper arms are pretty bad... I have all these elephant looking folds around the inside of my elbow and the inner soft skin looks like I'm 105 all the way from elbow to arm pit...

I lift weights 4x per week, vocusing heavily on that area. That being said, I'm 45 years old with a super fair complextion (red hair and freckels). I went to see a surgeon and he said that was the absolute worst skin type for this type of thing and I shouldnt expect a lot of improvement without intervention. Of course he wanted to do surgery and leave a big scar.

I am trying the new laser skin tightening treatments. I just started last week. I am doing 15 treatments over 15 weeks. They use this suction vaccume thingy and it gets everything really hot... they check to make sure my skin temp is at least 104 before moving to another area. It doesn't hurt... just feels kinka weird.

I'm paying $3000 dollars. The company (american laser) has their own financing company so I'm paying interest free over 2 years. I'm a little scared because I don't have a lot of money and I am really going to feel that $125 a month. If It works it will be so worth it to not have to wear half sleeves in the 100 degree heat this summer. If it doesn't I'm going to be sooooooo disapointed.

They say it will definately get my loose skin and will probably tighten the second wave webbing under my arm. They threw in my abs for free since I have a little crepe papery area under my navel.

I will keep you guys posted

My fingers are crossed

Stacey

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Let me know how it goes. I got something like 5 sessions of Velashape at a mad discount (like $40 per session, I think?), just haven't gotten around to using it. I found some research on it - it looks like it has only been tested on the thigh area, which is fine by me, as that's where the last of my weight is being held. It looked like up to 80% of people experienced between 1 and 3" reduction in thigh circumference after 1 session. The only downside appeared to be some pain and potential bruising associated with it. I'm curious as to how painful it's gonna be.

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blackberryjuice..

I didn't find it painful at all. Sometimes it gets a little hot but not a big deal. It kind of feels good on my abs. They told me it works great on the inner thighs... but that dimpely stuff on the back of the thighs is pretty resistant. Great deal on the 40 bucks... I'll post on this thread when I start seeing results. I wish I had a camera. Maybe I will ask the clinic to e-mail me my before pics

Stacey

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Can't wait to hear more. 3,000 is a lot of money but if it works without a big scar , it' worth every penny.

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Hi, I can not wait to hear how it goes for you! I'd love to have it on my stomach and arms.

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UGH....

I've been reading reviews on line... they arn't very good. A lot of people seem to be saying they saw no results. Yikes!!! I hope i didn't waste my money.

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DId you just sign up for it? In Texas you can cancel anything in writing within 3 days. Maybe better to pay as you go. Fight it.

I do stuff like that and I get so mad afterwards.

Its been a couple of weeks since I signed the loan papers and I've had 2 of my 15 treatments. I don't know why I don't research things first... ARG!!!! Well.... I'm hoping for the best. Maybe its wishful thinking but I think I already see a bit of improvement. The reviews indicated that it doesnt always work so hot for melting and smoothing cellulite... thats not really what I'm after.... I'm after the skin tightening effect... so ... I'm keeping my fingers crossed

thanks

stacey

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Just remember everyone is different! I did have a friend that did this on her thighs and it didn't work. She is still glad she tried it. Now she is 57 so like I said everyone is different. I'm hoping yours is a success! GOOD LUCK!

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Hi Guys....

Well I just had treatment number 4 of my 15. I have talked to two tecs about results and one said she sees good results in about 50% and the other one just gushed about how great the thing works. Probably the 50% girl is the most reliable source.

I do think I am seeing very slight results. Not in the batwing.... but in the elephant skin on the inner arm and elbow. It may just be wishful thinking... if its there it is ever so slight.

Fingers crossed still

stacey

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Is this the same treatment as thermacool/thermage ?...That tightens the collagen layer beneath the skin....

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its the same concept..... deep heat to stimulate collagen. I think they use a different mechanism though. One laser and high freuency radio waves....something like that.

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Thanks for keeping us up to date on this -- I'm very excited to hear what the end results will be :)

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Thanks for posting and keep us updated! I am very interested in your progress.

I know I'll need some surgery but if I can have some non-surgical help on the inner thighs, I'll be happy.

Good luck!

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