Candela VelaShape Body
VelaShape is one of the best body contouring treatments that’s been shown effective in reducing localized deposits of fat as well as smoothing and reducing the appearance of cellulite. By treating large areas or spot-treating smaller ones, this nonsurgical procedure can temporarily improve the skin’s quality to reduce cellulite and even the circumference of the abdomen and thighs so that every proportion of the body matches each other. Just a few treatments are all it takes to eliminate troublesome areas.
What is VelaShape Body Contouring?
VelaShape Body Contouring is a noninvasive, FDA-cleared treatment that temporarily improves the appearance of cellulite and causes the circumferential reduction of the thighs and abdomen. Other commonly treated areas include the buttocks, upper arms, lower back (love handles), and bra fat. The main goal of VelaShape Body Contouring is to help you achieve a toned and contoured body while eliminating the look of pesky cellulite dimples over a series of treatments. Results are noticeable and come with no downtime or discomfort.
VelaShape employs four modalities in one treatment, including radiofrequency energy, infrared light, gentle suction, and mechanical massage. Radiofrequency energy and infrared light gently heat the fat cells and tissue to increase circulation and stimulate collagen and elastin production to tighten the skin, while vacuum suction and deep tissue massage bring the skin closer to the energy to help further breakdown the fat cells and stretch out the fibrous bands, which contribute to cellulite.
While VelaShape is a tried-and-true treatment for improving the appearance of cellulite and skin dimpling, it’s important to note that it works best for mild to moderate cellulite. Like many other nonsurgical body Contouring treatments, a series of six to ten treatment sessions are needed since the results are cumulative. Typically, each downtime-free treatment takes about 15 to 30 minutes per area. Maintenance treatments are often recommended every two months.
How Does VelaShape Body Contouring Work?
VelaShape relies on a combination of four different technologies to reduce the circumference of treated areas, improve the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Those modalities include:
Bi-polar radio frequency energy
The combination of these technologies positively impacts the quality of the results mainly by causing a gentle yet deep heating of the fat cells and the surrounding connective tissue and collagen fibers to tighten the skin and break up the fibrous bands that compel cellulite to form. Some patients also experience decreased fat cells if the heat causes the fat cells to rupture and die. Heating the skin encourages new collagen and elastin production, essential to improve skin laxity and enhance the skin’s texture.
Clinical trials and published studies show VelaShape to be highly effective in reducing cellulite. Some studies report that the treatment leads to significant improvements in mean circumferential reduction, skin laxity, and reductions in the circumference of the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs ninety days after the final session.
What Does VelaShape Body Contouring Feel Like?
Before the treatment starts, your provider will perform a full body assessment. You will be weighed and the provider will take your body measurements, BMI (Body Mass Index) and Visceral Fat percentage. To begin the treatment, the provider will apply a thin layer of Vela Spray to the skin to help the handpiece glide more efficiently across the skin.
During the treatment, which lasts about 15 to 30 minutes, the skin may feel warm or like a deep tissue massage with some heat while it is being performed. Most patients can tolerate VelaShape Body Contouring without numbing cream; some say the treatment is quite enjoyable.
The skin will likely be pink or red and slightly warm after the treatment. You’ll want to keep the skin well hydrated and drink plenty of water to help the body eliminate any waste produced by the treatment.
What Are the Benefits of
VelaShape Body Contouring?
VelaShape Body Contouring offers several benefits, with the most noticeable one being a reduction in circumference of the thighs and abdomen as well as in the appearance of cellulite. Results are gradual and cumulative, however most clients will start to see results after their third session. Your results will continue to improve, with the best results being most apparent after 6-8 sessions.
Clients can expect to lose between .5 and 3 inches in circumference after treatment, with many even wearing a smaller clothing size depending on the area treated. You will also see tighter skin and smoothing of the lumpy appearance of cellulite. Individual results vary and consistency, plus lifestyle changes will be key for optimal results.
It’s vital to recognize that the results gained from VelaShape are not permanent, and to keep the skin smooth and cellulite at bay, you’ll need to maintain them with routine follow-up treatments every two months. Regular exercising and eating a healthy diet will also help to prolong the results.
Some of the more noticeable benefits include:
Yes, VelaShape will temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite, but to date, there is no cure for cellulite. VelaShape helps to relax and stretch out the fibrous bands (septa) that run between the skin and fascia and cause fat to pop through them. By targeting these bands so they don’t pull down on the skin and push fat to bulge, cellulite dimples’ appearance is improved, and the skin is smoother.
No! Unlike other aesthetic treatments, there is no downtime or recovery period with VelaShape. However, the skin may appear red and feel warm or slightly swollen or bruised for a few hours after the treatment, which is normal and will subside on its own.
Patients appreciate VelaShape because it involves little to no side effects, downtime, or aftercare.
Most people begin to see results after the first few sessions, but the full results will be seen about six to eight weeks after completing the full treatment.