What is Velashape 3 ?
VelaShape® is a non-invasive body contouring treatment for circumferential and cellulite reduction. VelaShape® enables you to safely achieve a toned, contoured and well shaped body in typically 3 treatment sessions (single treatment protocol is also available); making you look and feel more youthful. VelaShape® provides dramatic results without downtime or significant discomfort.
This treatment uses a combination of technologies to contour your body and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Vacuum technology manipulates your skin while infrared light and bi-polar radio frequency energies gently heat fat cells and surrounding tissue.
This system that integrates 3 technologies that are:
- Radio frequency, which is heat
- Vacuum, that is aspiration
- Infrared light
How does it work?
VelaShape® technology combines infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy and vacuum, which cause deep heating of the fat cells, their surrounding connective tissue and the underlying dermal collagen fibers. This type of efficient heating and vacuum stimulates the growth of new and better collagen and elastin which results in localized reduction in skin laxity, body volume, and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture.
These three technologies are used to treat:
- Localized fat
The sessions are schedule every two weeks, they are not painful and all it feels is intense heat.
Frequently asked questions
Which areas can be treated with VelaShape®?
The treatment areas could be, on the neck (under chin), arms, thighs, buttocks, flank and abdomen. Most patients see gradual and cumulative results throughout the treatment regime.
Is VelaShape® treatment right for me?
VelaShape® is not a weight loss treatment. VelaShape® uses a combination of technologies to contour your body, reducing the trouble spots that diet and exercise can’t reach. The ideal VelaShape® patient is someone with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of less than 30, who falls under The Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification Stage 1 and 2. Ask our Specialists to see if you’re a candidate for VelaShape® treatments
What is the Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification Scale?
NO dimpling while the patient is standing or lying down, but the pinch test reveals the “orange peel” appearance.
“Orange peel” dimpling appears spontaneously when standing up, but NOT when lying down.
“Orange peel” dimpling appears spontaneously both when standing up AND lying down.
What causes cellulite?
There is no definite explanation for why cellulite occurs. While it may be the result of an unhealthy lifestyle, there may be other causes, including genetics or hormonal changes
What sort of results can I expect?
In clinical trials, the body contouring power of VelaShape led to a reduction of one whole dress size after treatment.
An article in Women’s Health Magazine, awarded Velashape 3, as the best 2nd treatment for cellulite reduction, after Cellfina, which is a more invasive treatment that requires injections and cuts.
How these 3 technologies work together?
VelaShape uses a combination of technologies:
- A vacuum elevates the target tissue, bringing it closer to the energy source.
- Infrared light (IR) directly heats the targeted area.
- Bi-polar radio frequency (RF) energy safely guides heat evenly throughout the targeted area, so that it heats faster without damaging the skin These energies combine to deep-heat fat cells and the surrounding tissue. The result is a smaller circumference and a reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
How quickly will I notice a change after VelaShape?
You will begin to notice gradual improvement of the treated area, right away, as your skin’s surface starts to feel smoother and firmer. Over time, you will also notice a smaller circumference throughout the treated area, as well as a reduction in the appearance of cellulite, and best results will be seen at about 10 weeks.
How many treatments will I need?
You will need from 4 to 6 treatments to obtain the best results.
Is Velashape safe?
The VelaShape treatment is safe and effective for all skin types and colors. There are no reported short-term or long-term side effects.
Are Velashape treatments painful?
Most patients find VelaShape comfortable, and describe the treatment as feeling like a warm deep-tissue massage. The treatment parameters are easily adjusted to ensure a comfortable treatment experience. It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours after your treatment. Some patients report a pinkish appearance at the treatment area that may last a few hours post treatment, and skin may appear pink for several hours.
Are results permanent?
Following your treatment regimen, it is recommended that you periodically receive maintenance VelaShape treatments. Like all techniques, invasive or non-invasive, results will last longer if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regimen.
What makes the latest VelaShape treatments more effective?
Treatment sessions are now shorter, and you can see results faster than ever. Many patients now report visible results after their first visit.