Cellulite is the ultimate enemy of many people, particularly women. Although practically harmless, it can still be a huge source of discomfort and self-consciousness. If you’re one of those people, you’re probably on the hunt for effective ways to treat cellulite. VelaShape III might be what you’re looking for.
Essentially, this treatment is designed to improve the appearance of cellulite – the dimpling or uneven surface on the skin, usually on the thighs abdomen, hips, and buttocks. While cellulite can affect anyone, it’s more common among women than men. It supposedly forms when the fat cells accumulate and begin to push against the connective tissue, which is located just beneath the skin.
Curious about this treatment? Specifically, you may be wondering about its efficacy. Don’t worry, we’re here to shed more light on the matter. In this article, we’ll take a look at the results you can expect from VelaShape III, alongside other useful information.
VelaShape is essentially a non-surgical, non-invasive body contouring treatment. Specifically, it relies on a combination of infrared light, bipolar radiofrequency (RF) energy, massage, and suction to improve the appearance of cellulite. It’s often used on the thighs, stomach, buttocks, upper arms, and other areas where cellulite tends to form. It may also help tighten saggy skin and eliminate excess fat. However, it’s important to note that it’s not a weight loss solution.
You’ll be glad to know that the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the VelaShape III System for temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite, as well as temporarily reducing thigh and abdominal circumference. This assures patients that the treatment is safe, effective, and worth paying for. Aside from these, it boasts several other advantages.
Some of the benefits of VelaShape III include:
There are some considerations to keep in mind before booking a treatment, such as:
You may be wondering what happens during VelaShape treatment. It’s fairly simple. In fact, you don’t even need to do any preparations beforehand. But if you’re taking blood-thinning medications, you’ll have to stop taking them for a week or so before the procedure to minimize the risks of bruising. For best results, staying well-hydrated is also critical.
During the session, you’ll be asked to lie down on a bed or table. The doctor or the person performing the treatment will place a handheld device against your skin. Afterward, they will start moving the device across the targeted areas, such as your belly and thighs.
The device, which is equipped with massage rollers and a suction, delivers infrared and RF energy in the form of heat. The infrared and RF energy help tighten the skin and reduce fat cells, while the gentle massage loosens and relaxes the tough fibrous bands beneath the skin, which ultimately result in lumps, dimples, and orange peel texture – the cellulite itself. Furthermore, the heat can also promote elastin and collagen production for firmer, more youthful-looking skin. It helps make your skin look and feel smooth to the touch.
During the treatment, you can expect some warmth, as well as gentle massaging and vacuum-like sensations. It’s virtually painless. Additionally, many clients say that the experience is extremely soothing and relaxing.
The procedure typically takes less than an hour to complete. Once it’s over, you can go resume your normal routine without any issues. Some people report minor pain or discomfort, such as redness, sensitivity, swelling, bruising, but these will usually go away in no time.
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If you plan on getting any kind of treatment, one of your most important concerns probably has to do with the results. More specifically, you would want to know how long it takes before you see significant improvements.
First and foremost, know that you’ll need multiple VelaShape III treatments to see dramatic results. Most patients would need 3 to 6 treatment sessions spaced around a week apart, which means that a full treatment will take roughly 4 to 10 weeks to finish. Some clients, however, already reported seeing results after their first or second session.
Let’s get this out of the way: the results you’ll get from VelaShape III are not permanent. To preserve the results, you’ll need maintenance treatments every six months or so.
Keep in mind that the above timeline is merely a general picture. With proper care and healthy lifestyle habits, you may be able to extend the results even further. In contrast, some individuals may require a follow-up appointment much sooner than usual. As always, it varies from person to person.
The main difference between VelaShape and other cellulite treatments is that it uses multiple modalities to improve the appearance of dimpled skin. Below is a quick comparison of VelaShape III and other popular body treatments – lipomassage and UltraShape.
Lipomassage – also called “Endermologie” – is another non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment designed to reduce cellulite. It makes use of a device with motorized rollers and a vacuum to deliver a deep tissue massage to the affected areas. Since VelaShape also relies on infrared and RF energy on top of the mechanical massage, it could produce tangible results in a shorter amount of time, making it the more efficient method of the two.
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UltraShape is a non-surgical, FDA-cleared treatment for getting rid of excess fats, particularly those that won’t go away even with a balanced diet and regular exercise. It’s often used to treat belly fat, love handles, and fatty arms, although it can be used on other areas of the body. Best of all, this procedure can get rid of stubborn fat cells permanently.
While UltraShape may offer some skin-tightening benefits, it’s a body-contouring and fat-reducing treatment first and foremost. So, it shouldn’t be your go-to option if you’re looking to reduce the appearance of cellulite or sagging skin.
In other words, VelaShape and UltraShape have two different objectives. This is why they’re often used in tandem to target both fat cells and cellulite.
Cellulite is the bane of many women’s existence. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to address it. VelaShape III is, without a doubt, one of the most popular and most effective treatments for cellulite. As a bonus, the procedure is non-invasive, safe, and FDA-approved. It also typically takes less than an hour to complete and has no downtime, so it won’t interfere that much with your daily routine.
But, it’s important to note that the results are temporary. Follow-up treatments are also a matter of necessity if you want to maintain the results. In most cases, touch-ups are done every six months. Furthermore, don’t rely on VelaShape alone. To prevent cellulite from forming in your abdomen, thighs, and other areas, make sure to pair it with the right diet and exercise – along with other healthy lifestyle changes.
Finally, take note that, as with any other procedure, VelaShape is not suitable for everyone. In the end, the best way to know if it’s right for you is to consult a doctor. They will also provide you with a timeline so that you’ll know how many treatment sessions are needed for you to see a significant improvement.
What else are you waiting for? Contact Solea Medical Spa & Beauty Lounge today to schedule a consultation.
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