Cellulite is one of the most common skin imperfections that affect women of all different weights and fitness levels. At Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK, we offer a treatment called VelaShape that can finally target and treat the cellulite that’s kept you from looking and feeling your best for years. This non-invasive treatment is the perfect way to invest in your self-image and confidence and eliminate cellulite long-term.
Does VelaShape Deliver Permanent Results?
VelaShape is an FDA-approved cellulite reduction treatment that can temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite in different areas of the body. While it doesn’t deliver permanent results, with regular maintenance appointments, it can help you ward off cellulite long-term. If you’re looking for a non-invasive way to target and treat cellulite, this treatment is the perfect option.
You can also help enhance your treatment results by eating a healthy diet and exercising consistently. During your initial consultation with an expert, we can prescribe a treatment plan that’s right for you and then provide you with additional tips on how to maintain a cellulite-free appearance long-term.
What Is VelaShape?
No one likes living with cellulite, and now thanks to this effective treatment, you no longer have to. VelaShape is an advanced anti-cellulite treatment that uses cutting-edge technology to contour the body and address those problem areas that don’t respond to your diet or fitness routine. This treatment device uses a combination of vacuum technology, bi-polar radiofrequency energy, and infrared light to address cellulite.
By heating the deeper layers of the skin, the heat energy combined with vacuum technology helps promote collagen and elastin growth which helps target cellulite at its source. Tighter and firmer skin will improve the appearance of cellulite and help you feel more confident about your appearance.
What Areas Does It Treat?
One of the benefits of this particular anti-cellulite treatment is that it can address cellulite in multiple areas of the body. Cellulite is not just limited to one body area, even though there are some common areas in which it forms. This unique treatment can improve the appearance of cellulite on the arms, neck, buttocks, thighs, flanks, and abdomen. If you have a specific area in mind not mentioned, be sure to address it with one of our experts at your initial consultation.
How Does It Work?
Since this treatment device utilizes three different technologies to address cellulite, it can target cellulite from multiple angles. During the treatment, vacuum technology will pull the skin in your treatment area into the device so that the bi-polar radiofrequency energy can effectively target the area. The infrared light will heat the tissues in combination with the radiofrequency energy, which will help move that heat into the desired position to adequately address your cellulite.
Increasing Collagen and Elastin Within the Skin
This entire treatment process will help promote increased collagen and elastin production, which are two proteins that are essential to tight and youthful-looking skin. As you age, your body produces less of these proteins, and the skin’s appearance begins to suffer.
The treatment device is designed to not only target and eliminate the appearance of cellulite but improve the health and quality of the skin as well. Not only will you be able to live with less cellulite, but you will have noticeably improved and healthier-looking skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Causes Cellulite?
There are many different factors that contribute to the formation of cellulite. 90% of women and 10% of men suffer from some degree of cellulite. Cellulite does not discriminate and instead can form on even the fittest, most athletic individuals. Sometimes, the formation of cellulite has no rhyme or reason, but there are some common factors that can lead to its formation.
These factors include gender, as women are more prone to cellulite than men, and age. As you age, your skin’s structure weakens and becomes thinner, which makes cellulite more visible over time as skin elasticity decreases. Also, your genetics can determine how much cellulite forms on your body, as well as significant weight gain.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?
The best way to prepare for your treatment is by avoiding excess sun exposure in the days leading up to your appointment and drinking plenty of water before your scheduled treatment. Sun exposure can lead to sunburn, which can make your skin irritated and inflamed before your treatment. Doing so will help you achieve the best possible results.
What Do Treatments Feel Like?
These treatment sessions are completely comfortable and virtually painless, and most patients describe their session as similar to a deep tissue massage. All you have to do during your appointment is lay back and relax as the technician applies the device, which will emit radiofrequency energy, and use infrared light combined with vacuum technology to target and treat your problem areas.
Can I Treat More Than One Area of the Body?
If you want to target and treat more than one area of the body, you can easily do so. Cellulite can affect one or more areas of the body, and if you want to reduce its appearance in multiple areas, you can easily do so. During your consultation, you can provide one of our technicians with more information about the areas you want to treat so that we can create a comprehensive treatment plan that helps you reach your goals.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
We typically recommend that patients schedule a series of three treatment sessions to achieve the best results. However, those who simply want to schedule one treatment can do so and still see an improvement in the appearance of their cellulite. An initial consultation with an expert is the best way to determine the total number of treatments that will help you best reach your desired results.
Is There Any Downtime?
Another reason that patients love this treatment so much is that there is no downtime. As soon as your appointment is over, you can resume your normal daily activities without interference or downtime. You can go about your day, go shopping, and even hit the gym without any limitations.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
The best treatment candidates for this cellulite reduction treatment are healthy patients who have a BMI less than 30 and who struggle with cellulite. The best candidates will have a specific type of cellulite. The Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification Scale provides us with a few descriptive tests that can determine whether you have stage one, stage two, or stage three cellulite.
To qualify as a stage one candidate, you will not see any cellulite dimples when you are simply standing or in a lying position. However, if you pinch your skin and see those dimples form, you will qualify as a stage one candidate.
Stage two of the Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification Scale relates to those patients who see that dimpled texture definitive of cellulite when they are standing, but not when they are in a lying down position.
Those who qualify as stage three candidates on the Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification Scale will notice that dimpled cellulite texture both while standing up and in a lying down position.
Other Important Treatment Qualifications
The best candidates for this treatment are those who qualify as stage one or two on this cellulite classification scale and those who understand the treatment and its limitations. VelaShape is not a weight-loss treatment. Instead, it provides patients with a way to contour the body and improve the appearance of cellulite with its advanced technology.
Understanding the Treatment Process and Maintaining Results
Treatment candidates should be willing to maintain their results by scheduling treatments alongside following a consistent workout routine and eating a healthy diet. Doing so will help them achieve the longest and most noticeable results.
Patients who simply want to address cellulite to improve their appearance and increase their confidence can schedule this treatment to do so, as well as those who are preparing for an upcoming vacation, reunion, wedding, or another special event.
Experience Tighter and Firmer Cellulite-Free Skin
You no longer have to look in the mirror and feel discouraged by your cellulite. VelaShape offers patients an excellent and effective solution to cellulite that will increase confidence in their appearance. If you’re looking to finally improve your cellulite, our experts are ready to design a treatment plan that’s right for you. Contact us today at Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK, to learn more about this innovative and effective treatment.