VelaShape® is a body contouring solution that helps tighten loose body skin and minimize cellulite, as well as stubborn body fat. It’s a combination of infra-red, radiofrequency, and heat energies that tighten the skin and break down lipocutaneous fibers.
Here are some useful tips you to help you prepare for a VelaShape® appointment in OKC.
Watch Your Diet
For optimal results, you may need to watch what you eat. Keep in mind that VelaShape® isn’t a weight loss treatment. You should combine it with exercise and good dietary practices to reduce cellulite and tighten your skin.
Engage in activities that raise your body temperature. This will help improve your blood circulation. VelaShape® devices increase blood circulation so that the lymphatic system can get rid of fatty deposits. Having elevated body temperature prior to a VelaShape® appointment cuts the time needed to complete the treatment.
Exfoliating before your VelaShape® appointment can help stimulate your lymphatic system. Exfoliation also reduces the amount of loose skin.
Shave the Area of Treatment
If there’s hair covering the treatment area, shave it the day before your appointment. Shaving will allow the VelaShape® device to move smoothly on your skin. It’s not advisable to wax the area of treatment because that might cause irritation, potentially leading to discomfort during this body contouring procedure.
What to Expect During Treatment
Many patients describe VelaShape® as a relaxing treatment that feels like a deep tissue massage. During treatment, our doctor will heat up your skin to around 40 degrees Celsius. They’ll check your skin’s temperature from time to time to feel whether it’s too hot for you.
What to Expect Post-Treatment
After an hour or two, the treated area will warm up. The next day, the skin covering the area of treatment may feel tender. These effects should fade away after a couple of days. Drink plenty of water because you’ll feel the urge to go to the toilet rather more frequently since your body will be getting rid of unwanted fat through the lymphatic system. For the best results, it’s important to follow our surgeon’s aftercare directions. And be sure to avoid toxins and caffeine to maintain your body shape.
Talk to Us
To learn more about VelaShape® in OKC, be sure to consult our cosmetic surgeons at Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation! We are conveniently located in Oklahoma City, OK.