As many people know, diet and exercise can’t always get rid of the lumpy, bumpy cellulite that plagues certain areas of the body. In fact, cellulite is so stubborn that nothing seems to get rid of it, no matter how much you eat right and work out.
Cellulite is common and appears mostly in women as dimpled skin with pits and an uneven texture, like cottage cheese.
Fortunately, now there’s VelaShape, a revolutionary cellulite removal treatment available at Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center. VelaShape body contouring is widely successful at improving body shape and finally removing stubborn cellulite.
What Are VelaShape Treatments?
When people have unwanted cellulite that they’re frustrated with, they may not feel their best. VelaShape is the only FDA-approved device available that shapes, contours, and slims the body as it removes cellulite. VelaShape sculpts the contours of the body, leaving the thighs, buttocks, and other treated areas firmer and smoother.
VelaShape treatments incorporate bipolar radio frequency waves, massage, vacuum power, and infrared light. They’re comfortable, completely non-invasive, and non-surgical. Furthermore, VelaShape is a safe treatment for all skin tones and types.
How Does VelaShape Work?
The special handheld device used during VelaShape treatments heats fat cells at deep, controlled levels. It also heats the underlying dermal collagen fibers in the targeted treatment area as well as the connective tissue that surrounds the fat cells.
The massaging part of the treatment stretches and loosens the stiff fibrous bands under the skin. These stiff bands are responsible for the dimpled appearance of body areas that have cellulite.
Not only does the deep heat destroy fat cells and the fibers that cause cellulite, but it also encourages the body to boost its production of elastin and collagen. This uptick in production results in tighter skin with better volume and an overall improvement in the texture of the skin and its structure.
Areas of the Body Treated by VelaShape
There are several areas of the body that our patients are routinely interested in smoothing with this treatment. Some of the most popular requests are for:
- The outer thighs
- The buttocks
- The inner thighs
- The upper arms
- The flanks
- The abdomen
- Under the chin
- The neck
- The hips
Just about any area of the body that you want to be sculpted, tightened, and smoothed can be treated with this state-of-the-art technology. If you’re not sure whether an area of your body can be treated, just ask us. We’d love to set up a consultation with you to discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals.
VelaShape Cellulite Treatments: What to Expect
VelaShape treatment sessions are quick, taking just 25 minutes on average. During the procedure, our patients describe feeling a warm, pleasant sensation as the device passes over the targeted treatment area.
The skin gets smoothed as we administer the radio frequency heat in a precise, controlled manner. This enables us to deliver highly customized treatment results.
In addition, the energy that is stored in the body is metabolized during VelaShape cellulite treatments. This encourages the lymphatic system to destroy fat cells and remove them from the targeted areas of the body.
During the treatment, we apply the applicator of the handheld device to the body and with the press of a trigger, the vacuum cupping and massaging effect are activated. The device simultaneously emits radio frequency energy and infrared light.
During a treatment, the pulsed suctioning and massaging rollers draw the tissues closer to the device as they move over the skin. The procedure widens the blood vessels in the treatment area and increases blood circulation along with lymphatic drainage. The treatment releases oxygen and nutrients from the bloodstream into the nearby cells.
The end result of a VelaShape treatment is a reduction in body circumference and an improved appearance of the skin.
Are You a Candidate for VelaShape?
It’s important to note that VelaShape is not designed to be a weight loss treatment, and the best candidates are adults who have specific trouble spots with pockets of unwanted fat and stubborn cellulite that persist despite diet and exercise.
The best candidates are men and women who are struggling with cellulite and:
- Are not diabetic
- Are not pregnant
- Are in good overall health
- Have realistic expectations for treatment
- Do not have an infection or injury at the treatment sites
- Are not taking blood thinners
We typically suggest that our patients initially plan on having five treatment sessions in order to maximize results. Since every person is unique, we will adjust that number accordingly as treatment progresses, depending on your personal goals.
VelaShape Cellulite Treatments: Results
There is no recovery time or downtime required after VelaShape treatment sessions, which means that you will be able to leave your appointment and return to your everyday routine right away.
Usually, the total number of treatments our patients need depends on how many and which areas of the body are getting treated. The results typically last three to four months, after which most of our patients receive regular maintenance treatments to keep their results.
Full results of VelaShape cellulite treatments take some time to appear. You should notice results about six weeks after the final treatment.
Cellulite Treatment with VelaShape in Oklahoma City, OK
Finally, there’s a solution to remove stubborn cellulite from the areas of the body that hold onto unwanted fat despite a healthy diet and exercise plan. VelaShape is a safe, non-invasive, and non-surgical answer to your cellulite and excess fat concerns.
To learn more about VelaShape and what it can do for you, contact us at Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center to schedule a personal consultation today.