Velashape is an FDA approved cellulite removal treatment. It utilizes a variety of body contouring technologies to remove excess fat deposits. This includes suctioning, massages, infrared light and radio frequency energy. Velashape can be used on traditional fat problem areas such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and arms. It can also be used in conjunction with other fat removal treatments like liposuction, tummy tuck and other body contouring treatments to produce better and more targeted fat loss.
Cellulite buildup can be caused by a variety of factors. Foremost on the list is eating fat-rich diet but it can also be due to aging, heredity and hormonal changes. Living a sedentary lifestyle or being inactive for prolonged periods of time can also be a cause of fat buildup. A combination of these factors helps determine how quickly we lose and gain fats.
How does it work?
Velashape is a non-invasive and gentle fat loss treatment that does not produce bruises or tissue trauma. It is performed by applying the Velashape device directly over the treatment area. The Velashape device produces a rolling motion that gently smooth the skin. This is followed by radio frequencies that penetrate deep into the fat areas. The physical action of rolling over the area combined with deep penetrating radio frequencies destroy fat cells beneath.
A patient is first assessed for the amount of cellulite and particular area where the procedure is to be performed. A brief explanation of how treatment is done and expected results after the procedure are discussed. Velashape is effective in removing stubborn fat deposits in the buttocks, thighs, abdomen and arms. The massaging action of the Velashape device makes it easier for the radiofrequencies to penetrate deep into the skin without the need for surgical incisions.
Heat and light penetrate into the skin disrupting the fat cell’s integrity. These are naturally eliminated from the body as body wastes without the need for physical suctioning. Patients report a warm and deep massage during the procedure. They also report losing a couple of inches and fat loss after treatment. Frequency of Velashape procedures run for 4 to 6 weekly depending on the amount of fats to be removed.
Advantages of Velashape Treatments
Velashape has a couple of advantages over liposuction. Foremost on its list is the relative safety of its procedure compared to the latter. It does away with surgical incisions. Liposuction requires anesthesia which is another cause of concern among patients. Infection is also a constant concern because the patient is exposed to the danger of infection from surgery.
Having Velashape can be done in under an hour. Making it possible for you to go back to your normal activities in as little as a few hours. It does not require long hospital stays or downtime from work. This is why it is often labelled as a lunchtime procedure where you could theoretically could for treatment during your lunch break and come back to work later in the day.
Velashape or Liposuction?
There are many factors to consider when choosing between Velashape and liposuction. Of course there will always be the nagging concern about the costs of each procedure. Velashape is a cheaper option compare with liposuction. It also offers a non-invasive fat loss treatment making it a safer alternative. With Velashape, people are able to enjoy a slimmer figure helping them get rid of the last stubborn fat deposits.