Treatments for unwanted fat have become so sophisticated and advanced that a simple 25-minute treatment can now help reveal the body you’ve always wanted.
Helena Dermatology and Laser Clinic offers SculpSure, a treatment for men and women to get rid of stubborn fat which is resistant to diet and exercise.
It’s the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment and helps reduce fat in the abdomen, flanks, back, inner thighs, outer thighs and now available for the under-chin area. It’s a non-invasive, permanent fat loss treatment that can remove up to 24% of the fat cells in the treatment areas.
Dr. Latha Vellanki, owner of the clinic and primary clinician, said she weighed her options when brining such innovation to Helena.
“Years ago when Coolsculpting was introduced, I chose not to purchase their platform because of the side effects of permanent nerve damage and contour irregularities. I believe as a clinician that it is very important to choose technology that provides your patients with the safest and most effective results possible,” Dr. Vellanki said.
The treatments are customizable and provide patients with little discomfort and no downtime like other more-invasive procedures like liposuction.
The science breakthrough uses hypothermic laser technology to safely and effectively disrupt fat cells below the skins surface with natural looking results. The heat breaks up fat cells and the body naturally through the lymphatic system. It’s safe and effective, with most patients experiencing minimal discomfort after the treatment.
Patients are seeing results as quickly as six weeks, with optimal results in as few as 12 weeks. The treatment is ideal for those who are at optimal weight who are having trouble getting rid of those areas on the body that accumulate fat and are hard to get rid using other methods.
In addition to SculpSure, the clinic provides care for skin disease, skin cancer and aesthetic medicine, with the team focused on providing exceptional care to the highest of standards. Dr. Vellanki and her team, including dermatologist Lura Brown, bring a high level of experience to the medical practice.
Dr. Vellanki was the chief resident at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and taught at Albert Einstein College of Medicine before moving to Helena over 20 years ago. Her research on glycolic acid as an agent for chemical peels has been published and more recently, her score on the Dermatology Board recertification exam ranks as one of the highest in the country. Having a closed medical dermatology practice for the past five years has been difficult since she felt the need to provide excellent care for the Helena community. In March, Lura Brown, PA-C joined her practice. Lura is a Helena native and has 10 years of experience in the field of dermatology.
"Lura is one the most dedicated, intelligent, and thorough providers that I have worked with. I cannot think of a better person to work with,” Dr. Vellanki said.
In the short time Lura has been in the practice, she has saved the lives of many patients with her thorough skin checks. Our practice follows over 250 people with melanoma.
The clinic is currently accepting new patients and provides consultations for services, such as SculpSure, to make sure the treatment is right for you.
“We provide free consultations to develop a treatment plan which is customized for each patient as each patient's needs are different,” Dr. Vellanki said.