What is VelaShape?
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.
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.
What areas can be treated with VelaShape?
Cellulite 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 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 your laser technician to see if you're a candidate for VelaShape treatments.
What to expect from VelaShape treatments
- Gradual smoothing of skin's surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite
Circumferential reduction, with noticeable reshaping of the treated area
What is the VelaShape procedure like?
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.
Vela Shape Mechanism of Action
VelaShape uses vacuum technology to manipulate your skin while infrared light (IR) and bi-polar radio frequency (RF) energies will gently heat fat cells and surrounding tissue. Over the course of your treatments, you will notice a reduction in both circumference and in the appearance of cellulite in the treated areas.
The Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Scale
STAGE 1 - NO dimpling while the patient is standing or lying down, but the pinch test reveals the "orange peel" appearance.
STAGE 2 - "Orange peel" dimpling appears spontaneously when standing up, but NOT when lying down.
STAGE 3 - "Orange peel" dimpling appears spontaneously both when standing up AND lying down.
*Prices listed are per session; prices may vary slightly depending on size of area;
A consultation is recommended for final pricing
**The VelaShape III system is FDA-cleared for temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite and temporary reduction of thigh and abdominal circumferences.