Velashape is a four modality non-invasive body contouring treatment used to reduce fat cells, tighten the skin and improve the appearance of cellulite.
What is Velashape?
Velashape is a procedure using modalities of radiofrequency, infrared light, suction and tissue manipulation to target areas of excess fat, cellulite and loose skin. Velashape is a completely noninvasive procedure with no recovery time. The procedure involves a handpiece which is massaged over the treatment area. The handpiece uniquely grabs and suctions the skin into its core where it deliberately delivers RF energy and Infrared light to heat the fat and skin to permanently destroy fat cells and also stimulate new collagen and elastin fibers to grow in the skin.
Why choose Velashape?
Velashape provides significant results with little to no downtime and without any significant discomfort. Any areas with cellulite can be treated, including the arms, thighs, buttocks, stomach, flank, and abdomen, and it is effective on all skin colors and types.
Velashape is the first non-invasive treatment for circumferential reduction approved by the FDA. With Velashape, you can target specific areas of your body, so you can customize your treatment plans and goals. Our patients have said that they look and feel younger, and have an increased sense of self-confidence after their Velashape cellulite reduction treatments.
Velashape is safe and effective, and can easily be fit into even the busiest of schedules.
How does Velashape work?
Velashape is a unique procedure which is able to grab tissue and deliver specific energy to the skin. When the skin and fat are suctioned into the applicator, the skin is automatically stretched and flattened, allowing the infrared light and RF energy to more effectively reach its target tissues. The fat cells are superheated, which causes them to break down. As the handpiece rolls across the skin, the manipulation of suction and release of tissue, help cellulite break up by lengthening the fibrous bands that pull the skin down and improving circulation in the skin at the same time. The volumetric heating of the fat cells causes them to undergo apoptosis, die off and be eliminated from the body. The skin achieves rejuvenation, appearing healthier, younger and more supple as new collagen and elastin fibers are stimulated.
Who is a good candidate for Velashape?
Velashape is excellent for anyone with excess fat, cellulite and loose skin, who wishes to have a noninvasive procedure to improve the appearance of all these issues. Velashape should be avoided over an area where a metal implant would be present. Also avoid Velashape over an area of hernia.
How many treatments of Velashape will I need?
We recommend 4-6 weekly treatments with Velashape to achieve the best results. This number will vary by patient size and problem(s) being addressed. Some patients will see results sooner while others may need more than 6 treatments for optimal results.
What does Velashape feel like?
Velashape is a very comfortable procedure that feels like a warm deep tissue massage with more manipulation compared to Exilis Ultra Plus. The warmth from the procedure radiates off the skin once ideal temperatures are achieved.
Velashape is a non-invasive treatment with little to no downtime associated with it; you will be able to walk in and out of the office on the same day. After treatment, you can immediately resume normal day to day activities.
Are there any side effects from Velashape?
Occaasionally one might develop bruising in the treatment area but otherwise, the procedure is very safe with expected post treatment redness and very mild swelling. Both the erythema and swelling usually subside within 30 minutes.
When will I see results from Velashape?
Patients often see an immediate improvement in tightening, cellulite reduction and overall improvement in skin texture and health.
Patients will further see a cumulative and gradual result with each successive Velashape treatment session. Results of this treatment include visible improvement in body contour and smoother, more toned skin. The circumference of the treated area will be noticeably reduced – results can be up to seven centimeters in reduction in some areas.
Are the results permanent from Velashape?
Some of the results from Velashape are permanent, such as the destruction of fat cells which do not typically regenerate. The effect on skin tightening is also permanent except that aging continues and hence, procedures will need to be repeated periodically to keep all our skin tissues healthy and unaffected.
Do I need maintenance treatments with Velashape?
We recommend a maintenance procedure as per your body’s needs. Most patients come once a quarter after their initial round of treamtents. Others may chose to come every month for a treatment while others may wait a few years and restart a series of treatments.
What does Velashape cost?
The cost of Velashape is affordable and depends on how many areas need to be targeted along with how many sessions one wishes or needs to have. One can pay per treatment or purchase a package of treatments which allows for greater per session savings.