VelaShape is a non-invasive procedure that helps reduce cellulite and sculpt the body. It can treat the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, bingo wings, bra-line and under chin in less than 30 minutes.
It uses a combination of infrared light energy, bipolar radiofrequency electrical energy and suction massage to heat fat, collagen and connective tissue below the skin, reducing cellulite and improving the appearance of your skin.
How Many Sessions Are Needed?
VelaShape is a non-invasive body contouring procedure that can help you to achieve a more toned and slimmer look without having to undergo surgery. The treatment is safe and effective for addressing cellulite and fat on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, arms, and other areas of the body.
During a treatment session, a doctor Cameron Rokhsar uses the VelaShape device to target areas of the body that need help. The machine uses radio frequency and infrared light energies to deep heat fat cells, connective tissue, and underlying collagen fibers.
The resulting heating stimulates the growth of new, healthier collagen fibers, and helps reduce the appearance of cellulite. It also increases circulation and lymphatic drainage, promoting healthier skin structure and texture.
As a result, the treated area will appear tighter and more contoured, while cellulite will be smoother and more even in appearance. This type of results is gradual and varies from person to person, though most patients notice an improvement after the first session or two.
To see the most dramatic results, doctors recommend a series of four to six treatments, spaced about one to two weeks apart. However, patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercise regimen may be able to achieve the same results after as few as three sessions.
Most patients experience minimal discomfort during a treatment, and can return to work immediately afterward. But if swelling, pain, or bruising is present, patients should apply ice to the area and take over-the-counter Advil for relief.
The most common side effect of VelaShape is bruising. It usually only lasts a few days, but can be more severe in people with loose skin. A doctor will lower the amount of energy delivered during a treatment to decrease the risk of bruising.
VelaShape is a great option for those who want to improve the appearance of cellulite and fat, but don’t have the time or money for invasive surgical procedures. Most people see noticeable results after their first treatment, but it’s recommended that patients schedule touch-up treatments every six months to maintain their results.
How Long Will I Need to Remain Active?
It’s not uncommon to hear patients ask how long they will have to wait before they see their desired results. While there is no need to rush your VelaShape treatments, we recommend keeping a close eye on your weight and exercise routine to maximize your chances of reaching your goal in the least amount of time. In most cases, you can expect to see a noticeable improvement in your figure in around 8 weeks after your first treatment.
During the procedure, your skilled technician will use the hand held device to perform a number of quick and painless treatment sessions. The machine uses a variety of technologies to deliver the most effective fat reduction results. The vacuum and IR light are the most obvious, but there is also a gizmo akin to a hand held microscope that uses RF energy to shrink your fat cells and tighten your skin. The best part about this technology is that you can use it on multiple areas at once, making the experience more convenient than the old fashioned way of doing things.
How Long Will I Need to Exercise?
As with any exercise program, the length of time you need to see results varies. But most exercise scientists recommend that you give yourself 12 to 16 weeks of regular, progressive training to really make a difference. If you’re aiming for a specific goal, such as trying out for a team or competing in an athletic event, it’s worth giving yourself a little more time to see progress.
Most patients who follow a healthy diet, maintain a good level of exercise, and have VelaShape treatments report that the results from their initial treatment last at least six months or more before touch-up appointments are required. This is especially true for individuals who are at a healthy weight, have a low body mass index (BMI) and fall under stage 1 or 2 of the Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification.
Those who have lost weight and are still at a high BMI, or those who are overweight with sagging skin may also be candidates for VelaShape. These treatments are designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite and smooth the skin’s surface.
VelaShape is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared procedure that tightens and contours the body to improve overall skin texture. The device works by heating up the dermis and fibroblasts to increase collagen production, which stimulates the body’s fat metabolism.
This procedure is safe, effective and painless. It is ideal for patients who are normal to overweight and want to improve the appearance of the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, bingo-wings or bra-line.
The VelaShape procedure can also be used in conjunction with other body contouring technologies, such as CoolSculpting or Ultrashape, for a total body shape change. Typically, the thighs and abdomen are treated with circumferential reduction, which can result in a slimming effect on the area, as well as an improvement in skin texture and reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
The results from the treatment are temporary, and maintenance treatments are required after the initial session to keep the results looking their best. In addition, the results from VelaShape will not be permanent, so it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet in order for them to last longer.
How Long Will I Need to Maintain a Healthy Diet?
VelaShape is a non-surgical body contouring procedure that uses bipolar radiofrequency energy, infrared light and vacuum to reduce circumferential fat and cellulite, improve skin laxity, firm skin, increase circulation and lymphatic flow. It also reduces the appearance of fatty tissue beneath the skin, and increases the production of collagen and elastin.
The VelaShape technology combines infrared light, bipolar radiofrequency energy and vacuum to heat the fat cells, their surrounding connective tissue and underlying dermal collagen fibers to a therapeutic level. The heat promotes the formation of new collagen and elastin fibers to firm up skin, resulting in smoother, tighter, more youthful looking skin.
While you may be able to see results after just one treatment, to achieve optimal results the team at Aesthetics MedSpa recommends undergoing a series of six treatments. These sessions are usually spaced out by about a month, with periodic maintenance treatments performed once every three to six months afterward to keep the results at their best.
During the consultation process, our team will discuss your goals and set expectations regarding how long you can expect to see your desired results from VelaShape. We will make sure that you are a good candidate for this treatment by taking into account your personal physical condition and lifestyle.
As a result, your therapist will tailor a treatment plan that will meet your individual needs and schedule the most effective number of sessions for you. This will take into account your body size, the amount of weight you want to lose and how much time you have available for your treatments.
A healthy diet is essential to maintain the results of VelaShape. You will need to consume a balanced, high-protein diet that is low in saturated fats and carbohydrates. You should also exercise regularly to burn excess calories.
In short, VelaShape results are not permanent and you will need to maintain a healthy diet and active exercise routine to keep them at their best. Fortunately, this is not a complicated or lengthy process.