As we age, our body changes and issues such as cellulite or excess fat deposits in areas such as the abdomen can start to appear. Even when a healthy diet and exercise routine is maintained, both these issues can be difficult to overcome.
Cellulite is a problem that affects a very high percentage of women at some point in their lives. It is less common in men because men have lower amounts of estrogen than women, but can still occur, especially as a man ages. It is caused by the process of fat cells ‘pushing’ their way through the collagen in the skin. This is the cause of the random looking lumps and bumps that are the trademark of cellulite. Cellulite can appear in a number of places on the body. The ‘orange peel’ look can typically be found on the outer thighs, but can also occur on the upper arms, neck and buttock, abdomen and flank.
There are existing treatments out in the marketplace that can already help with both cellulite removal and body contouring, but as technology developments, new procedures become available. One such treatment that is non-surgical and new to the industry is called VelaShape®, which includes the newer VelaShape iii.
What is VelaShape?
VelaShape® is a non-invasive body shaping / body contouring treatment that has been tested in various clinical studies and FDA approved to provide a reduction in the appearance of cellulite and also can target thigh and abdominal fat. Generally, for optimal results, up to three or more treatment sessions may be required for VelaShape® to work, but the procedure is quick to administer and does not require any down time once the treatment has taken place, which makes it advantageous for those with a busy schedule who can’t afford to take time off from their daily life.
The way VelaShape® works is that it uses a combination of two key techniques, infrared light (IR) and bi-polar radio frequency (RF) energy. This is combined with a vacuum suction type of treatment. In tandem, these processes cause deep heating within the fat cells and the connecting tissue. Deep heating the underlying dermal collagen fiber allows for the re-generation of new collagen that is stronger and more elastic, which in turn helps with skin tone and texture. This procedure will provide a general smoothing of the area treated, helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Post VelaShape or VelaShape iii treatment some minor redness may occur, but this tends to fade away quite quickly, within a few hours in many cases. In addition to this most patients find the treatment itself relatively pain free, with minimum discomfort.
Is VelaShape treatment right for me?
VelaShape is not a weight loss treatment. VelaShape uses a combination of technologies to contour your body, reducing the trouble spots that diet and exercise can’t reach. The ideal VelaShape patient is someone with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of less than 30, who falls under The Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification Stage 1 and 2. Ask your doctor to see if you’re a candidate for VelaShape treatments.
The results from VelaShape® in your treated area are not permanent since the body is constantly aging and changing. However, most patients report the results lasting at least six months to twelve months and for some, much longer. One of the deciding factors is whether a healthy lifestyle, exercise and balanced diet routine is maintained. Typically, individuals who aim for these standards tend to benefit more from the treatment, and the results from VelaShape can last much longer.
If you’re ready for a new non-invasive treatment solution to help with cellulite and body contouring, there’s finally a solution that can help you get excellent results. Contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 to learn more about whether VelaShape® may be right for you.