VelaShape is a newer procedure that could be right for you if you would like to reduce the amount of visible cellulite on your body. It is a non-surgical way to reduce visible cellulite while providing slimming effects and improving your body’s contour by making the skin tighter and smoother.
People find cellulite to be very unsightly because it gives body parts a dimpled appearance. Some would compare the appearance of cellulite to cottage cheese. Many women find themselves fighting cellulite as they age. The most common areas of the body where cellulite accumulates are the buttocks and thighs. You can say goodbye to cellulite with VelaShape.
How Does VelaShape Work?
VelaShape makes use of patented technology that uses infrared light, bipolar radiofrequency energy, and mechanical massage and vacuum suction. In theory, the heat from the light and radiofrequency energies increases the metabolism of the target cells, which causes the fat to burn off. The result is shrinkage in the overall size of the cells.
The purpose of the mechanical massage and vacuum suction is to smooth the skin. Once the treatment is finished, you are left with the same number of fat cells, but the cells shrink to a much smaller size, and as a result, your skin looks much smaller.
What Results Should I Expect?
Many clinical studies have shown that VelaShape can reduce thigh circumference by up to 2 centimeters. It can reduce abdomen circumference by 2.5 centimeters, and it can reduce the circumference of the hip by 3.2 centimeters. These are averages taken from several clinical trials, so the results that you obtain from the procedure could be very different.
One factor that affects the results you get from the procedure is the density of your fat cells. Some people naturally have far denser fat cells than others do.
How the VelaShape Procedure Works
To obtain optimal results, most people need a series of treatment sessions. In most cases, patients are able to obtain optimal results from four to six sessions, which are spaced up to two weeks apart. Each individual treatment sessions can take anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes. During the procedure, the VelaShape wand is slowly positioned over the target area where it delivers light and radiofrequency energies. You should feel slight warmth generated by the energies. No anesthetic or pain reliever is required. Some people experience minor bruising.
Do The Results Last?
The amount of time you are able to enjoy the results depend on your lifestyle choices. The majority of patients experience results lasting anywhere from six to 12 months. You can make the results last as long as possible by choosing to live a healthy lifestyle.
If you are interested in VelaShape our highly trained staff at Mariposa MedSpa will be able to answer any questions and concerns you might have about the procedure. Contact us at Mariposa MedSpa today to set up a consultation.