Body Contouring 

You eat well and you exercise, but you’re still frustrated by problem areas on your body that you just can’t seem to get rid of.


With truSculpt® 3D, you can decrease circumference and diminish unwanted pockets of fat – and reveal the new figure you’ve been seeking. It’s a safe, effective procedure – with no surgery and no downtime. 


If you have cellulite and areas that need just a little tightening and contouring, VelaShape® III may be for you. This noninvasive procedure uses radio-frequency, pulsed vacuum, and infrared energy to improve your skin’s texture and reduce its volume.


Dr. Mary DuPont offers VelaShape® III at her practice, the DuPont Aesthetics, serving patients in and near Chevy Chase, Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda, and the DC Metropolitan area in Maryland. Contact the office today to take advantage of this body-sculpting technology.

The Cutera truSculpt® 3D is a radio-frequency medical device used for body contouring.  The treatment will heat tissue to achieve a clinical result of diminishing fat and circumference.  Patients will feel a warming sensation that intensifies over the treatment session time. The target temperature will increase slowly so the patient can acclimate comfortably.  The temperature can be decreased quickly if desired by the patient.


For circumferential reduction, typically one treatment is recommended.  A repeat treatment can be performed, if desired, in six weeks. Patients typically see results after 6 to 8 weeks. 


Maximum results may take up to 12 weeks to appear.  Deep tissue heating may take 2 to 4 treatments to see results and these treatments are seen 4 to 6  weeks apart. Full results may take 8 to 12 weeks to appear. On average, patients who’ve had this treatment have experienced an average of 24% reduction in fat thickness* in a single treatment.


Ideal patients typically have a BMI of less than 30.


The length of your procedure will depend on which areas you’re having treated. As a gauge, it usually takes about 1 hour to treat the abdomen and both flanks (love handles). 


Patients tell us that the procedure feels like a hot stone massage. The handpiece is gently glided over the treatment area and the temperature of the skin will rise but should remain comfortable for the duration of the treatment. 


This is a noninvasive procedure and you’ll be able to resume your normal activities right after the treatment. You may feel some tenderness in the treatment area right after the treatment but that will go away within a day or two.  Typically, you won’t experience any side effects except for the slight tenderness mentioned above.


Right after the treatment, your body will start to break down and flush out the remnants of the fat cells that have been treated, which begins the reduction in the treated area’s circumference. Everybody is different, but most people see noticeable results 6–8 weeks.  As with all non-invasive body contouring procedures, results cannot be guaranteed. Success is also dependent on trying to maintain a healthy weight and healthy lifestyle.


As seen in Health Magazine, High Fashion Magazine, The Salon Magazine,  Professional Beauty and more! Treat cellulite and non-invasively shape your body with VelaShape® III. It is not intended for weight loss but for body contouring and tightening.


The ideal patient is not overweight and has some cellulite. VelaShape® III is FDA approved and safe for all skin types and colors.


It uses high-powered, bi-polar radio frequency, pulsed vacuum, and infrared energy, and massage rollers to improve skin texture and reduce volume. These four different technologies heat and massage the body’s fat layer, shrink fat cells and reduce the appearance of cellulite. This allows for deep and quick heat permeation and increased circulation, lymphatic drainage and collagen deposition in the treated area.


  • Abdomen

  • Thighs

  • Flanks

  • Arms

  • Chin

VelaShape® III at DuPont Aesthetics is a fast and comfortable treatment with no downtime. Results may be seen as early as 2 weeks with best results seen after 12 weeks. Clinical results have shown that there is an average fat loss of one inch around the stomach. Periodic maintenance treatments are recommended. VelaShape® III can improve the appearance of skin tone and overall skin structure.


A lotion is applied to the treatment area and an appropriate handpiece is selected to glide across your skin. A pulsed vacuum pulls tissue closer to the energy source and the infrared light heats the fat cells. The combined technology increases fat metabolism, resulting in smoother skin and circumference reduction. It feels like a warm, deep tissue massage. The treatment site may feel warm or look pink for a few hours after the procedure. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and exercising before and after treatments gives the best results.


Cellulite -- the dimpling of your skin from subcutaneous fat -- can be very stubborn, but Dr. Mary DuPont offers a breakthrough treatment that targets the very structure of the fat.


At DuPont Aesthetics, patients from in or near Chevy Chase, Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda, and the DC Metropolitan area in Maryland, can choose Cellulaze® laser cellulite treatments, which reduce the appearance of cellulite in ways that dieting, exercise, and expensive creams just can’t. The procedure removes underlying fat, relaxes the connective tissue, and stimulates collagen production so you end up with smoother skin.


Does it seem like you’ve tried everything to get rid of stubborn cellulite? Diets, exercise, and expensive skin care products claim to reduce the appearance of cellulite but deliver minor improvements at best. Cellulaze™  laser cellulite reduction treatments are more effective than other treatments because they target the structure of cellulite. By removing underlying fat, relaxing connective tissues, and stimulating new collagen production, skin becomes smoother and cellulite is less visible.


Cellulaze™ laser treatments are effective because they use a powerful laser to target the major causes of cellulite. Laser cellulite reduction removes stubborn fat and relaxes the pull of fibrous connective tissues on the skin’s surface. In addition, the laser energy stimulates new collagen production to tighten the surrounding skin. Cellulaze™ removes excess fat, improves skin’s texture and thickness and reduces the appearance of cellulite better than any other treatment.


Only one session is needed to improve the appearance of dimpled skin. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia to alleviate discomfort. The side effects are typically minor and may include slight bruising and swelling at the treatment site. Since laser cellulite reduction is minimally invasive, patients can return home to recover after the treatment. Within a matter of days, patients will be able to resume their normal activities. In the next three to six months, the best results will appear. By following a healthy diet and maintaining a regular exercise routine, patients can enjoy long-lasting results.


You’ve tried diet and exercise.  No matter how many pounds you lose or how often you frequent the gym, cellulite may still be a problem.  It’s not your fault, since diet and exercise alone can’t address the cause of cellulite. Cellulite isn’t a fat problem; it’s a structural problem below the skin.

Mary C. DuPont, MD, FACS

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