Are you bothered by the appearance of the dreaded “cottage cheese” or “orange peel” lumps and bumps of cellulite? Unfortunately, this common skin concern can be difficult or even impossible to treat on your own. The good news is that there is now a non-invasive treatment called VelaShape III that can effectively improve the look and feel of cellulite, as well as tighten loose skin.
What Is VelaShape III?
VelaShape III is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that combines radiofrequency, infrared energy, suction and mechanical massage. This powerful combination targets the small areas of fat that cause cellulite in areas like your abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, neck, bra bulge and upper arms. This technology is also used to tighten loose or sagging skin in virtually any area of your face or body. It may also help to reduce the circumference of the treatment area for better-fitting clothes and a trimmer appearance.
Areas of Treatment
VelaShape III is useful practically anywhere you have loose skin and/or small amounts of excess fat or cellulite that you’d like to reduce. Most commonly, VelaShape is used to smooth or tighten loose skin on the hips, neck, saddlebags, knees, thighs, upper arms, abdomen or buttocks.
Am I a Candidate?
Virtually anyone who is at a healthy, stable weight and who wishes to minimize the appearance of cellulite, sagging skin or small fat deposits for a smoother body contour can be an excellent candidate for VelaShape III. However, keep in mind that VelaShape III is not a weight loss treatment, so it is best to reach and maintain your target weight prior to getting VelaShape treatments.
How VelaShape III Works
VelaShape III is a small handheld device that emits radiofrequency and infrared energy to improve collagen and skin elasticity and heat and destroy the targeted fat cells. As the device glides over your skin, it uses suction and mechanical massage to gently pull your tissue closer to the machine’s energy source using a pulsed vacuum. The result of this combined approach is the look and feel of smoother, firmer skin and an overall reduction in the appearance of fat and cellulite in the treatment area.
VelaShape’s treatment parameters are adjustable so that they can be custom-tailored to suit your specific needs and goals.
When Can I See the Results?
While results can be visible after a single treatment, people see the best results after a course of 5 treatments every 2 weeks. Final results are obtained 8 to 10 weeks after the final treatment. Once the desired result has been achieved, most people return 2 to 4 times per year to maintain their smooth new look.
Since VelaShape III is completely non-invasive, little or no downtime is required, and you should be able to resume your normal routine directly after your appointment. You may experience a warm sensation and slight redness for a few hours after your VelaShape procedure, although these symptoms should quickly subside on their own.
How much does VelaShape III cost?
The average cost of VelaShape III is around $1,200 to $1,800. However, this can vary based on your location, the experience level of your provider, the size and number of treatment areas and other factors.
Will I lose weight with VelaShape?
Unfortunately, no. VelaShape III is used primarily to smooth out the contours of a body that is already at a healthy weight. Before beginning treatment, it’s ideal to use a healthy diet and exercise to reach a weight that you’re satisfied with and can maintain.
Do VelaShape treatments hurt?
Most people find that VelaShape treatments are comfortable, describing the treatment as feeling like a warm deep-tissue massage.
It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours after your treatment. Some people report a pinkish appearance at the treatment area that may last a few hours post-treatment, and skin may appear pink for several hours. Temporary minor swelling or bruising can occur, depending on the laxity and condition of the skin.