Velashape™ is the first and only fda-cleared, non-invasive medical treatment for cellulite reduction. It contours, shapes and slims the body via a technology that combines bi-polar radiofrequency, infrared light energy, and vacuum and mechanical massage.
Velashape™ is suitable for anyone with a body mass index (bmi) of less than 30, who maintains a balanced diet and regular exercise regime. It is effective on all skin types and skin colours.
The gold standard in cellulite reduction, velashape™ has been clinically proven to effectively and safely contour, shape and firm problem areas such as the thighs, hips, buttocks, upper arms, love handles, bra bulge, saddlebags and abdomen. the device features two applicators – the vsmooth and vcontour – which are specifically designed for the treatment of both small and large areas of the body.
Velashape works through the precise delivery of heat energy to the fatty tissues within the treatment area where it takes effect, by increasing the metabolism of stored energy and lymphatic drainage, and shrinking the size of fat cells. The vacuum and mechanical massage entail the use of specially designed rollers and tissue manipulation techniques to smoothen out the skin.
During treatment consultation, provide your doctor with any pertinent information on your medical history, pre-existing medical and health conditions, and medication and/or supplements you are currently taking.
Our doctor will discuss the options available to you, and design a personalised course of treatment for optimal results, and to accommodate your sensitivity and comfort level.
Most patients described the treatment as pleasant and somewhat like a deep tissue massage, followed by a deep heating sensation beneath the skin as the treatment progresses.
You will see a gradual smoothening of the skin and a noticeable reduction in cellulite in the treated area after 1 to 2 treatments. For optimal results, a series of 4 to 6 treatment sessions at weekly intervals is generally recommended. Results will be most apparent 6 to 8 weeks following the final treatment session. In clinical studies, patients have reported an average reduction of about 1 inch.
The treatment is virtually painless and there is no downtime involved. You can resume daily activities immediately after treatment.
It is normal for patients to experience a warm sensation for a few hours after treatment. Any side effects (which include bruising and mild redness) that may occur are temporary.
Results will last longer with maintenance treatments every 2 to 3 months, along with a balanced diet and regular exercise regime.