What is VelaShape?
VelaShape is a noninvasive body contouring procedure, using targeted light and radiofrequency to heat fat cells and cellulite while a vacuum sensation brings the cells closer to the source for optimal reduction. VelaShape promotes the growth of collagen beneath the skin. It can also reduce stubborn fat and cellulite, and improve overall contour and structure. VelaShape can be used on the arms, flanks, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and neck.
Who is a Candidate?
Candidates for VelaShape are those who are unhappy with areas of stubborn fat and cellulite and wish to improve their body shape and tone. VelaShape is not an alternative to weight loss and should be considered by those who are within their ideal weight range. Those who maintain a healthy diet and exercise and still can’t find relief from stubborn areas of excess tissue and cellulite can benefit from VelaShape. VelaShape is a great option for those who are not ready to undergo a more invasive procedure like liposuction, or if they would like to maintain their results from a previous contouring procedure.
The VelaShape Procedure
During treatment with VelaShape, a handheld device is glided across the target area, delivering controlled heat while using vacuum technology to give the skin a light suction. Patients describe this process as a heated massage with little to no discomfort. One session usually lasts about 20 to 40 minutes depending on the size of your treatment area. Several sessions might be required to obtain optimal results from treatment. Six sessions are recommended for the most significant results and cellulite reduction.
Results and Recovery
There is no downtime required after treatment with VelaShape and patients can return to their normal lives and activities with virtually no discomfort. The treated area might be pink and feel warm for a few hours after each session and less commonly, bruising and redness have occurred. Even these side effects should only last a few days.
The results of treatment with VelaShape will become apparent after just a few treatment sessions with tightened skin, reduced cellulite, and over improved body contour. The results are long lasting as long as patients keep up a healthy diet and exercise to avoid weight gain.
If you are interested in recontouring with VelaShape, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chao or our medical esthetician.