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Does Velashape Actually Work Is It Safe Or Are The Side Effects Not Worth The Procedure
Are there any side effects from velashape? What kinds of risks and side effects are possible from velashape? .
Can hurt: The most common side effect is bruising and it only lasts for a few days. There is a chance for scabbing or blistering and it usually occurs for people with very loose skin. That isn't very common and it can be prevented by lowering the level of the energy delivered to the skin. The redness and swelling after the treatment is normal and it usually lasts for a couple of hours. ...Read more
Thinking of getting velashape. I weigh 200 pounds, just wanted the procedure as a jump start to diet and exercise. Does it work? Cost is 1800 for all of stomach, sides and back is this reasonable?
Is velashape a comfortable procedure? I am looking to reduce the size of my rear end. I heard that velashape uses suction and heat. It sounds like it would be painful. I have not had any plastic surgery because of my fear of pain during surgery and the re
Vaser Shape: We use the vaser shape and have had a number of happy patients. Check it out. It is non invasive and not painful. 4 or 5 treatments, one per week. ...Read more
Some risk: Minimal risk when performed by a high volume operator ...Read more
Cordocentesis carrie: Miscarriage. Cordocentesis carries about a 2 in 100 risk of miscarriage. Bleeding.. Slowing of the baby's heart rate. Infection. Uterine infection. ...Read more
What is a cervical interlaminar epidural injection? Is this a safe procedure? How long is the side effects last?
CES: A procedure where a needle is placed between the bones of the spine entering carefully the epidural space. Usually it is quite straight forward if done by a seasoned MD - do not have this done under any sedation - you will get ample local. Side effects usually not seen but may include increased pain for a few days, facial flushing - these will improve. Know the risks before you have it. ...Read more
Is facial rejuvenation safe? What are the biggest risk factors when it comes to facial rejuvenation? Aside from the dangers of surgery, what other kinds of side effects are possible post-procedure? Have the chemicals or instruments used to perform these p
Is removing of sun spots on face using laser a safe procedure? Are there any long terms side effects?
Qualified doctor: It is safe and effective int he properly trained hands. I see you are in saudi arabia with lots of sun exposure and possibly a darker skin tone thus you must be careful or else you can get a burn, scar, a darkening of the skin ore worse lightening. Do not do anything until out of sun 2 weeks or more ...Read more
Heart rate faster and found that extra pathway in heart. Suggested RFA using Ensite. Is this procedure safe and any side effects in future?
Safe: There might be a possibility of recurrence if RFA is incomplete ...Read more
Can I have a tubal ligation if I have a history of ovarian cysts? If so, which type of procedure is most safe with fewest side effects?
Laperoscopic: But it depend on the operator......Get a more detailed answer ›
How safe is CO2 laser resurfacing on the face? I have extremely sensitive skin. Can this procedure cause scarring or other side effects?
CO2: CO2 laser is a wonderful tool to help improve the quality of the skin for the right patient. It can cause scaring and pigment issues. It is important to meet with a skin care expert to determine if the Co2 is appropriate for you. A less invasive form of CO2 is the fractionated lasers. Les complications but multiple treatments and not the potential results of the CO2 ...Read more
I work Mon-Fri and I want to get circumcised so I just need detailed information about the whole procedure, like how long it will take and what do I need to do before hand, side effects and will the doctor be able to book me off work to recover?
I've read about using arnica to help bruises go away faster. How exactly does it work? Is it safe to use? Side effects?
Safe, MinmalSideEff: The active ingredients of arnica are sesquiterpene lactones, such as helenalin and 11, 13- dihydrohel-enaline and chamissonolid. Also pinoresinol, epipinoresinol, phillygenin, matairesinol, nortrachelogenin, and nortracheloside (six dibenzylbutyrolactol derivatives).helenalin and dihydrohelenalin, may be responsible for anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity. **[P.S. Never worked for me]** ...Read more
Are there any natural supplements with anti-inflammatory properties but no bad side effects? If so, how do I go about choosing one that works/is safe?
No free lunch: There's no such thing as a free lunch in medicine. In other words, for any desired benefit from drug or surgery, there's always potential risk but it's not a guarantee of side effect either. OTOH, dietary supplements aren't required to warn you & thus tend to hype & mislead. Studies suggest benefit from turmeric, green tea, ginger, rosemary, cat's claw, devil's claw & willow bark (aspirin). Check ...Read more
Help! Need to know if there's any weight loss pill or supplement that will be safe, work and have no bad side effects for me?
Weight loss drugs: There are numerous weight loss drugs and herbal supplements on the market. However, most physicians and dieticians would recommend healthy eating and exercise over taking any type of drug (which can have side effects, especially herbal supplements that are not regulated by the fda). Weight loss comes from burning off more calories than you eat. Personally, I never recommend diet pills for patients. ...Read more
Thank you! Could you give me your opinion of which works best and is safer with the least chance of negative side effects: mobic, (meloxicam) relafen or voltaren?
Even odds: These are all members of the NSAID family. They all have about the same potential for side effects such as stomach irritation or possibly some salt and water retention (edema). There are some small studies that suggest that diclofenac might have slightly better analgesic effect but they all have fairly equivalent anti-inflammation properties. ...Read more
How safe it is to take green tea extract capsule from GNC or vitamin to accelerate weight loss? Does it really work or does it cause any side effects
I want to wean off of viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). The sexual side effects are too hard to work with even with wellbutrin in the mix. What's a safe timeframe to wean off something like viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride)?
It can be done fairl: Quickly, but why not talk to your doctor about how to do it? ...Read more
I'm taking prozac (fluoxetine) for OCD but it causes insomnia and and anorexia, is there a safe drug can treat these side effects, I tried olanzapone but not work?
Questionable: Velashape is a noninvasive treatment with questionable results. ...Read more
Is there anything overseas that has not been approved in the u.S. That provides better results than velashape?
LOTS of things: Are available elsewhere for fat/circumferential loss but don't expect many US practitioners to know much about them. Latest US approved device that sounds promising to me is "Ultraslim" ...Read more
Better?: All non invasive therapies for skin tightening have VERY limited results and are rarely reproducible... ...Read more
I had velashape done a few years ago (4 sessions) and lately been having pain on one of my outer thighs in a 2-3 inch spot. What could be the cause?
Sensory/Motor Nerve: If you have sensory nerve damage and cannot feel heat well, you have to be careful. You will want to try it on areas that you have preserved sensation first. Compare that to areas you don't feel very well. If you can't feel heat at all, better to be cautious and not to do it. ...Read more
CAREFUL!!!!: Most thick ankles are not fat. Most are muscle and tendon. None of those treatments will work. Sorry. ...Read more
Do I need a plastic surgeon for velashape? Should I get velashape from a plastic surgeon, or is it available at a spa or clinic? .
Can Velashape cause nerve damage in the thigh? I had Velashape done, while the treatment was being performed the technician left the machine on
The "Velashape" treatment should not "reach" the "depth" of your nerves. (however the superficial cutaneous nerve in the thigh could "technically" be injured with TEMPORARY numbness resulting)
You should re-consider if you wish to continue such treatment in a facility where some "carelessness" may have occurred! MY OPNION ONLY!
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