Trying to get rid of cellulite for most people seems just about impossible. While it only affects about 10% of men, up to 98% of women have cellulite. This is because of the mesh pattern of the connective tissue just below the skin’s surface.
For women, the tissue isn’t a solid sheet, so fat cells can poke through the empty spaces in the tissue, creating the appearance of cellulite. Men have connective tissue that is almost a solid sheet, which explains why so few of them develop this condition.
Thanks to a revolutionary new treatment called VelaShape, cellulite can finally be smoothed out, improving the appearance of the skin in places like the rear, hips, and thighs. It’s non-invasive, so there is no surgery, anesthetic, or downtime for recovery required.
How Does VelaShape Treatment for Cellulite Work?
VelaShape cellulite treatment combines different technologies to smooth the skin, contour the body, and improve the appearance of cellulite in areas that are treated. VelaShape uses the following technologies:
- Vacuum technology
- Bipolar radiofrequency energy
- Infrared light technology
This FDA-cleared treatment is a body-contouring method that most often is used under the chin and on the upper arms, buttocks, thighs, and stomach.
VelaShape’s vacuum technology lifts the skin closer to the handheld device that administers the treatment. This also produces a massaging motion that stretches and relaxes the stiff bands of fiber under the skin that cause cellulite dimpling.
The radiofrequency energy, along with the infrared energy, heats up the skin using controlled, precise temperature-regulating technology. This process tightens the tissue while making fat cells shrink at the same time.
In addition, the heat also tightens the underlying collagen fibers, which reduces skin laxity. It also stimulates the body’s natural ability to produce collagen and elastin to build firmness and elasticity in the treatment area.
If you’re looking for a non-surgical treatment that will help smooth your skin and get rid of those cellulite bumps, VelaShape can do 90% of the work for you. Not only can it help with cellulite, but it can also help with general fat reduction. In fact, in clinical trials, VelaShape produced a reduction of one entire dress size in participants after treatment.
Why Choose VelaShape Cellulite Treatment in OKC?
VelaShape can help individuals realize their aesthetic goals, especially when these goals involve stubborn cellulite that just won’t budge. Even though there are many at-home treatments, solutions, machines, and methods that claim to improve the appearance of cellulite, the truth is that most of them don’t work well, if they work at all.
Treatment with VelaShape is different because it targets the exact source of the problem: the fibrous bands that cause fat cells to protrude under the skin unevenly. It can shape and contour the body in as few as four treatments.
Many patients prefer to receive at least six VelaShape treatments to achieve maximum results. More treatments are especially helpful for patients who have very dense dimples or very dense cellulite.
Treatment Sessions: What to Expect
Treatment sessions don’t take very long. Although the average time for a treatment session is usually about 30 minutes, the actual time will depend on a few different variables, such as how many areas are being treated, how large the treatment areas are, and how deep the cellulite is.
During a session, you will get comfortable and lie down, and a handheld device will be placed against your skin. As the treatment begins, you’ll feel a warm sensation from the deep heating of the connective tissue. You’ll also feel a gentle suction feeling as the device performs the vacuum technology part of the treatment.
Patients often say that once treatment is complete, they feel like they’ve had a deep tissue massage. It is a good idea to drink plenty of water before your appointment because radiofrequency waves travel better through well-hydrated tissue.
One of the best things about VelaShape treatments is that there is no downtime required afterward. Since it is non-invasive, there is no need for anesthesia, lengthy recovery times, or anything else associated with typical surgical interventions.
This also means that patients can walk out of their treatment sessions and go right back to their normal daily activities and schedules.
VelaShape is an excellent treatment for patients with all skin types and all tones. In addition, it’s a treatment that can be used in combination with many other aesthetic treatments, which our patients appreciate and often take advantage of.
Are You a Good Candidate for VelaShape?
As is the case with other non-surgical body contouring solutions, VelaShape is designed as a fat-loss treatment, not a weight-loss treatment. Therefore, people who are at a healthy weight and want stubborn cellulite treated are excellent candidates. Patients should have a BMI of less than 30 and moderate or mild cellulite.
Whether you’ve tried creams, lotions, or machines to smooth cellulite or you’re ready to jump straight to something that really works, VelaShape cellulite treatment may be ideal for you.
Schedule VelaShape Treatment in Oklahoma City, OK, Today
VelaShape is a popular and effective procedure; in fact, it’s one of our most frequently requested services! Once desired results have been achieved, it’s important that you plan an effective maintenance schedule with us to maintain your results. Maintenance usually requires a treatment about every three months.
Reach out to the Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center today and schedule a consultation to see what VelaShape treatments can do for you. We serve patients in Oklahoma City, OK, and throughout the entire surrounding area.