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Frequently Asked Questions about VelaShape

How does VelaShape III work?

The elōs technology combination of infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy and vacuum causes deep heating of the fat cells, their surrounding connective tissue and the underlying dermal collagen fibers. This type of efficient heating and vacuum stimulate the
growth of new and better collagen and elastin which results in localized reduction in skin laxity, body volume and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture.

Is treatment safe?

Treatment is safe and effective for all skin types and colors. There are no reported short or long-term health effects.

Does it hurt?

Most patients find VelaShape comfortable – like a warm deep tissue massage. The treatment is designed to accommodate your sensitivity and comfort level. It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours post treatment. Your skin may also appear red for several hours.

How quickly will I notice a change?

Gradual improvement of the treated area can be seen following the first treatment – with the skin surface of the treated area feeling smoother and firmer.

How many centimeters can I reduce from my circumference?

In clinical studies, patients report an average reduction of 1 - 3 centimeters post 1 treatment. A recent study showed 100% of patients had at least 1.5 cm reduction.

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is the unsightly lumpy, dimpled skin appearance, also known as the 'cottage cheese' or 'orange peel' appearance. Cellulite consists of fat deposits that appear mainly on the hips, thighs and buttocks. Cellulite is probably one of the most aesthetically troubling concerns of women - it is estimated 80% of women over the age of 20, regardless of their weight or size are affected by cellulite.

What causes Cellulite?

The skin's connective tissue surrounds fat cells, which are arranged in chambers. The margins of these chambers contain septae. Over time, the fat cells increase in size and number. This phenomenon together with accumulation of localized edema, push the skin's surface between the septae in an upward direction. This is what creates the lumpy and dimpled skin appearance, also known as the 'cottage cheese' appearance, associated with cellulite.

VelaShape™ Cellulite Treatment

VelaShape™ features the unique elōs™ Technology combination of Bi-polar Radiofrequency (RF), Infrared Light Energy, plus Vacuum and Mechanical Massage to deploy targeted heat to adipose tissue. The combination of these energies increases the metabolism of stored energy, increases lymphatic drainage and reduces or shrinks the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers. The net result is gradual smoothening of skin's surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite.

The ideal VelaShape patient is someone with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of less than 30 who falls under Cellulite Classification Levels 1 and 2.  Ask your doctor to see if you're a candidate for VelaShape treatments. 

The Nurnberger-Muller 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.