What causes cellulite?
There is no definite explanation for why cellulite occurs. While it may be the result of an unhealthy lifestyle, there may be other causes, including genetics or hormonal changes.
What sort of results can I expect?
The body contouring power of VelaShape can lead to a circumferential reduction up to an inch and will reduce the appearance of cellulite so the skin appears more smooth. Will also help to firm and tighten the skin.
How quickly will I notice a change after VelaShape?
You will begin to notice gradual improvement of the treated area as soon as two weeks as your skin’s surface starts to feel smoother and firmer. Over time you will also notice a smaller circumference throughout the treated area as well as a reduction in the appearance of cellulite, and best results will be seen at about 10 weeks.
How long do the results last? Are follow-up treatments needed?
Following your treatment regimen, it is imperative that you periodically receive maintenance VelaShape treatments. Like all techniques, invasive or non-invasive, results will last longer if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regimen.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically, it takes 3-6 treatments to achieve the best results. Your provider will determine the best treatment plan for you.
Is VelaShape safe?
The VelaShape treatment is safe and effective for all skin types and colors. There are no reported short-term or long-term side effects.
Are VelaShape treatments painful?
Most patients find VelaShape comfortable and describe the treatment as feeling like a warm deep-tissue massage. The treatment parameters are easily adjusted to ensure a comfortable treatment experience. It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours after your treatment. Some patients report a pinkish appearance at the treatment area that may last a few hours post treatment, and skin may appear pink for several hours.
How does the Velashape III Work?
Velashape III uses a combination of technologies to contour your body and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Vacuum technology manipulates your skin while infrared light and bi-polar radio frequency energies gently heat fat cells and surrounding tissue.