The VelaShape laser is the first FDA cleared device for cellulite reduction using Elos technology and the first and leading FDA-cleared non-invasive body contouring treatment for circumferential reduction.
What does VelaShape do?
VelaShape works on many areas of the body including thighs, buttocks, stomach, arms, and the chin. The procedure is the best for those desiring to smooth out cellulite or improve skin firmness.
Is VelaShape treatment right for me?
VelaShape is not a weight loss program. VelaShape contours your body, reducing the trouble spots that diet and exercise can’t reach. A Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 30, and those who are Stage 1 or 2 on the Cellulite Classification Scale below are ideal candidates.
Cellulite Classification 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.
How does it work?
VelaShape uses a combination of technologies, such as infrared light, bipolar radio frequency energy, and the mechanical action of a vacuum to stimulate the growth of collagen and elastic tissue. The use of different types of energy maximizes heating of the fat cells and connective tissue allowing localized reduction in the skin laxity and body volume.
The vacuum aids in deeper penetration of infrared and bipolar radio frequency energy as well as stimulating a lymphatic action to carry away unwanted toxin. This deep heating of the tissues between 39 and 42 degrees celsius allow excess fat cells to release contents as well as stimulates natural collagen and elastin formation.
Does it hurt? Is there any downtime?
One of the advantages of VelaShape is the lack of downtime or discomfort. The skin will become warm as your clinician works the device over your skin in repetitive, circular movements. Most patients describe it as a warm deep-tissue massage.
There is no downtime. Some patients may turn pink in the treated areas for several hours following, but this dissipates within a few hours. It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours following your VelaShape treatment. Immediately following a VelaShape treatment you may experience a jiggle-like feeling in the treatment area; this is the effect of some fat becoming liquefied.