VelaShape is a treatment developed by Syneron, the same company that developed VelaSmooth. VelaShape is used to reduce fat deposits under the skin for body contouring and cellulite reduction. It is very similar to VelaSmooth which is more specifically designed for skin tightening, smoothing and toning in the fight against cellulite.
For those looking to reduce the size or circumference of a particular area of the body, VelaShape is one of many non surgical liposuction alternatives. This treatment system has been featured on popular television programs like the Doctors, the Rachael Ray Show and Dr. Phil.
What Is VelaShape
This is an FDA approved system for cellulite reduction and smoothing of the skin as well as circumferential reduction for reshaping treated areas. Using a combination of massage, infrared light and radio frequency, VelaShape has successfully provided spot fat reduction for many patients and improved the appearance of particular parts of the body as a non surgical liposuction alternative. The treatment employs a vacuuming device that gently massages the treatment area while it is exposed to bi-polar radio frequency and optical energy simultaneously. The heat generated by this patented elos technology combined with the vacuuming massage helps to reduce the fatty deposits under the skin.
Treatment Areas and Risks
VelaShape treatment is commonly used to remove cellulite and sculpt areas of the thighs, buttocks, abdomen and love handles. It is virtually painless with some patients reporting a warm soothing or tingling sensation. Treatments are safe with very few risks of side effects. In fact, there have been no known cases of serious complications arising from this treatment. Some side effects include bruising or redness which are usually mild and temporary.
What Results Can Be Expected
Depending on the size and amount of treatment necessary, most patients will require multiple sessions. Some patients can lose up to one inch after completing a treatment. It is a good idea to maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet to maintain or even improve results. The treated area will gradually show improvement and final results will be noticeable about six to eight weeks after the final treatment session.
The pricing will depend on a variety of factors such as the size of the treatment required to achieve the patient’s desired goals. Various treatment providers will charge different rates depending on the local market in which they are located and other factors. A single session can cost as little as $50 but most patient can expect to spend anywhere from $500 to $2,000 for a complete treatment. Anyone considering VelaShape should first consult their physician for advice.