VelaShape is a medically proven non-surgical solution for cellulite and fat problems. It is also considered a body-contouring treatment. It uses a suction-coupled radiofrequency, infrared energy heating device. This is one of the first radio-frequency machines designed for non-invasive fat reduction. The treatment improves body tone and allows patients to achieve the results in a comfortable, effective, and safe method. It doesn’t require any drugs or surgery and allows patients to return to their daily activities immediately after treatment.
The procedure has obtained FDA clearance for cellulite reduction in August 2007. It uses a combination of four simultaneous processes. These are Infrared Light energy and bi-polar radiofrequency wave followed by vacuum and mechanical massage. VelaShape also promotes vigorous lymphatic drainage which helps in diminishing the appearance of cellulite.
How It Works
VelaShape works with Elos technology. This uses infrared light energy, bi-polar radiofrequency, as well as mechanical and vacuum massage to targets fatty issues through heat. The technology simultaneously utilizes all of the effects making it a powerful choice for fat reduction.
VelaShape’s technology enables multidimensional cellulite treatment in one procedure. While intense pulsating light causes numerous problems, Elos technology has been developed to overcome these issues. One revolutionary aspect of VelaShape is optical energy which allows precise targeting of preheated areas. It maximizes the benefits of the treatment and gives no severe risks to the epidermis. This is through the controlled used of the device for both protection and efficiency.
Most cellulite is caused by the poor condition of connective tissue, consistent increasing amount of fat cells in the body, and poor lymphatic drainage. VelaShape enhances the metabolism of stored energy as well as reduces or shrinks the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers.
As a technician applies VelaShape device directly to the surface of the skin in the area to be treated, mechanical rollers massage and smooth out the skin. The device also administers infrared radio frequencies to the skin. The radio frequencies warm up the underlying tissue which causes the fat cells to melt and break up. Most patients describe the procedure like a warm deep tissue massage and reports losing inches or pounds after treatment.
VelaShape treatments take 30 to 40 minutes per session depending on the size of the area to be treated. Typically, it takes a number of treatments over the course of 4 to 6 months before patients to begin to notice drastic results. The procedure is performed once a week wherein most practitioners recommend up to 12 sessions with 1 week interval. VelaShape also delivers temporary results and require maintenance treatments afterwards.
- Virtually painless with no incisions, anesthesia, or needles needed
- Convenient outpatient procedure
- Takes only between 20 minutes up to an hour depending on the treatment areas
- See results in as little as four weeks
- Helpful in stimulating circulation as a result of the massage and suction
- 85% of treated areas reported Circumferential Reduction on the thigh part of at least 1 cm ranging up to 7.2 cm
- Limited downtime
- Not a permanent remedy for cellulite
- No universal guarantee
VelaShape Compared To Liposuction
VelaShape is a non-invasive liposuction procedure that uses Elos technology to give patients smoother skin and reduce cellulite appearance. The procedure targets fat cells and improves the texture of the skin without surgery.