Spa in Denver, CO
Cara Mia brings you the most advanced spa services in the world. Our goal is to bring you aesthetic treatments that are results oriented in a safe environment. Our goal is to bring you aesthetic treatments that are results oriented in a safe environment. At Cara Mia, we help you achieve health and restore your youthful appearance while offering you privacy, comfortable surroundings and many alternatives for your cosmetic skin care. We offer both preventive and restorative spa treatments that help you improve your appearance and health.
Our facial and body treatments can reduce the signs of aging by improving the skin’s appearance. Collagen can be stimulated, wrinkles reduced, pore size decreased, and sun-damage signs diminished. Additionally, we address troubled-skin issues such as acne, scarring, stretch marks, spider veins, cellulite, and perspiration. We custom design treatments for your individual skin type and offer a complete range of advanced spa procedures, including laser hair removal and vein therapies.
Cara Mia Medical Day Spa is the place where science, health, and comfort intersect to help our patients maintain healthy, youthful skin.
Cellulite is a kind of fat tissue in the subcutaneous layer of the skin that contains constricting bands of connective tissue. This connective tissue, which varies in thickness and is laced with fat cells, is held in place by a network of fibers that protects our body, cushioning our muscles and organs. It is also surrounded by a liquid that both nourishes it and provides it with an effective waste system. When all is working well in the system, waste products are removed from the body and smooth curves result; when fats, fluids and toxins are trapped deep in the skin (below the epidural layer), the connective tissue thickens and hardens, giving a dimpling effect. As we mature, the layer of skin thins, resulting in the rippled appearance of cellulite.
WHAT IS VELASHAPE?
Velashape is the first FDA cleared device for circumferential and cellulite reduction. It has been specifically shown to achieve temporary reduction of thigh circumferences and the appearance of cellulite. It utilizes a unique multimodal approach with vacuum suction, mechanical rollers, and heating through infrared light and bipolar radiofrequency energy. Reduction in cellulite and contouring of lipodystrophies (unwanted lumps, bumps, and bulges) and circumference are the treatment goals for Velashape.
HOW DOES VELASHAPE WORK?
The Velashape combines heat (infrared and radio frequency) energy with vacuum suctions and mechanical rollers to break up the superficial fat layer that contributes to cellulite. The heat increases the metabolism of the fatty layer, which causes the fat cells to shrink in size. The mechanical rollers and vacuum suction increase circulation to the area which aids in creating a smoother surface appearance.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS AND HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
Many patients will begin to see results after the first or second treatment. However, it is recommended to do three treatments spaced two weeks apart to achieve optimum results. After the series of three treatments is complete, it is recommended to do a treatment once every three months for continued results. Some patients are so encouraged by the first series; they will elect to continue once every two to four weeks for an additional three treatments.
The results of Velashape can be long-lasting as long as a healthy weight and lifestyle are maintained. Cara Mia Medical Day Spa offers our patients a reduced price for maintenance treatments.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE?
The Velashape treatments are often described as a deep tissue massage, but we have found patients usually find the first treatment slightly uncomfortable due to the unique manipulation of the tissue. After the initial treatment, people are more familiar with the “feeling” and find it comfortable. There will be some mild redness of the skin and the areas will feel warm immediately after the treatment. We recommend wearing a fitted garment on the area to keep the tissue warmer for a longer period of time. Normal activities may be resumed the same day.
WHO IS THE IDEAL PATIENT FOR THE PROCEDURE?
Velashape is ideal for those looking to improve the appearance of cellulite in the abdomen, thighs, hips, and buttocks. Body contouring via circumferential reduction of unwanted fat bulges is going to be most dramatic in those patients who are compliant with a healthy lifestyle.
WHAT TO EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR VELASHAPE PROCEDURE?
The treated area may appear flushed or pink from the heat for a short while and may feel warm for several hours after treatment. One can resume normal activities immediately. There may also be some mild soreness and bruise.
WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR VELASHAPE?
Velashape can be used on any person if cellulite is present and if there are realistic expectations for circumferential reduction. It is safe and effective for all skin colors and there are no long-term health hazards from the light of RF energy.
Permanent makeup (micro- pigmentation) helps give back what time has taken away and saves you precious time you normally spend “putting on your face”. You can save countless hours in a single year that were formerly spent struggling to draw eyebrows evenly or eyeliner half-way straight…that’s a lot of extra free time!
Cara Mia Medical Day Spa is proud to have well trained, highly experienced Micro-Pigmentation artists, giving our patients the best experience available.
WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP/MICRO-PIGMENTATION?
Permanent makeup is the art and science of implanting color into your skin. It is putting the right color in the right place so you can look better naturally. Specialized instruments allow your micro-pigmentation professional to place color into the layer of the skin known as the dermis. Because the outermost layer of the skin, the epidermis, is always shedding and renewing itself, you are looking at the color through a thin veil of skin. When a procedure is completed, the color will appear darker than the final result. This is the result of the color being in BOTH the epidermis and the dermis The color in the top layer will flake off during the healing process, lightening the overall effect. It is a cosmetic invasive procedure that requires skill, experience, and cooperation with your permanent makeup professional.
MOST COMMON AREAS FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP
- Full Lips/Lip Liner
- Beauty Marks
- Freckles/Age Spots
- Stretch Marks
- Areola Restoration
- Birth Marks
IS THE PROCEDURE PAINFUL?
We use a topical anesthetic as well as oral medication. Some people describe it as a “tingling” feeling. However, most people still experience some discomfort, especially for eye and lip procedures. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the worst pain, most patients are at a 3.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
The treatment takes about 1-3 hours but it depends upon the specific skin condition being treated and the professional opinion of your skin care provider.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECOVER?
Most patients will be mildly swollen, sensitive and lightly bruised for 1 to 2 days. You can usually go back to normal activities but would want to avoid submerging yourself in lakes, oceans, rivers or anything that could promote infection for at least 7 days.
HOW LONG WILL MY PERMANENT MAKEUP LAST?
Permanent makeup/micro-pigmentation lasts a long time but NOT forever. As you become accustomed to your new makeup it is not uncommon to want more. You will want to freshen up your new makeup every couple of years. The darker the color the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Natural delicate colors are often more vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming and breakdown by the body’s natural response.
GENTLEWAVES LED LIGHT THERAPY
Gentle waves is a non-ablative (non-harming), a non-thermal treatment that reduces wrinkles, pore size and pigmentation to produce smoother, more youthful looking skin. Treatments are painless and there is no downtime, so you can immediately return to your normal activities.
Gentle waves require several appointments, as results are gradually seen an increase with time and after each session. It is also FDA approved for the treatment of wrinkles around the eyes. Using a technology called photo modulation, Gentle waves is a low-intensity light therapy that can modulate (increase or decrease) cellular activity. In other words, Gentlewaves can increase collagen productions while decreasing the production of enzymes that break down and age the skin.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR GENTLEWAVES?
Gentle waves can be used by any patient except those with seizure disorders or migraines. The therapy can be beneficial when used in conjunction with any of the treatments offered at Cara Mia Medical Day Spa.