Even if we follow a healthy lifestyle, diet, and exercise habits, we may start experiencing several changes in our bodies as we age. One such change will be cellulite or excess fat deposits in the abdomen and buttocks, called cellulites. At Gold Coast medspa, we offer the VelaShape Cellulite Reduction procedure to reduce cellulite, tighten skin and improve body contours.
VelaShape® is an FDA-approved, non-invasive body contouring treatment that reduces the appearance of cellulite and addresses thigh, buttock, and abdominal fat.
It combines four different technologies:
- Bi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF)
- Infrared Light energies
- Negative pressure (vacuum) and
- Tissue manipulation (mechanical massage)
VelaShape can also help tighten sagging skin around delicate body parts like the face and neck, leaving the patients with smoother and healthier skin and discrete transformations to the body.
VelaShape - Procedure
VelaShape can suit anyone with a healthy weight and have mild to moderate cellulite deposits. The procedure works on all skin types and helps in reducing cellulite in the treated area.
The procedure works by delivering the infrared and RF energies to the targeted area of the body using a hand-held VelaShape device that consists of rollers. When the technician passes the wand over the skin, vacuum technology is used to suction against the skin, and rollers are used to knead the area. Besides, radio-frequency energy and infrared light are allowed to infiltrate the fat cells and temporarily pierce their membranes, leading to the release of fatty acids, glycerol, and water from the fat cells into the body, thus shrinking it.
The process also stimulates collagen production, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and age spots, resulting in smoother skin.
For most patients, significant visible results are obtained with five to six treatments that are usually scheduled two weeks apart.
Does VelaShape hurt?
VelaShape treatment is a non-invasive procedure with minimal side effects and downtime. For most patients, the treatment feels like a painless, warm, deep-tissue massage. After the procedure, the treated area may appear pink, or the patient may feel warm for a short time. This flushed appearance or feeling of warmth is due to the heat produced during the treatment and will subside soon. Since the procedure results in lymphatic drainage, the patient may also experience an increase in urination as this is the body's mechanism of naturally expelling the absorbed fat cells.
If you have any doubts or would like to schedule your consultation with us, please give us a call now at (312) 664-2128 to learn more information!