Getting Rid of Cellulite and Tightening Skin
Velashape is a skin-tightening and cellulite reduction device that uses all of the most clinically-researched and proven modalities to tighten and remodel the skin. Using a combination of infrared light, radio frequency energy, and mechanical suction, Velashape heats the collagen contained within the skin, causing it to contract, and also stimulates the growth of new collagen. The suction helps break up fibrous tissue, such as cellulite, yielding a smoother appearance in treated areas. The treatment feels like a warm massage, and is not painful. There is no recovery after treatment. Three to six treatments are performed two weeks apart, with occasional maintenance treatments done at 3 to 6 to 9 month intervals*.
Velashape and Cellulite Reduction
VelaShape is one of the only technologies proven to reduce cellulite. Most common treatment areas include; thighs, hips, buttocks, and tummy. While very few therapeutic options have proven effective for the treatment of cellulite, independent studies have confirmed that together “infrared light, bipolar radio frequency and a pulsatile suction device provides beneficial effects on reduction of abdomen and thigh circumference and smoothening of cellulite.”
VelaShape works by massaging your skin with pulsatile suction while at the same time delivering infrared light (IR) and bi-polar radio frequency (RF) energies, gently heating fat cells and surrounding From a science perspective, “Radio frequency” refers to oscillating electromagnetic waves within the range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz. For context, cellular telephone signals operate from 800 MHz to 2.69 GHz. So we are talking here about a very low level of RF, even compared to what we hold up to our ears, often for hours, each day. “Bipolar RF” utilizes two electrodes, positive and negative; alternating current flows back and forth between these points. Most patients report the VelaShape treatment itself feels is like a comfortable warm deep-tissue massage. And some patients even report the warm sensation lasts for a few hours post-treatment.
Together, the massaging, IR and RF stimulate collagen and elastin growth, immediately reducing skin laxity and body volume. The overall effect is improved skin structure and texture. While benefits are noticeable after just one or two treatments, for longest lasting effects, we recommend six sessions once per week for the duration of the treatment period. Over the course of your treatments, you will notice a reduction in both circumference and in the appearance of cellulite in the treated areas.
*Results may vary from patient to patient