If you spend the summer hiding your legs in jeans or are unhappy with the curves of your waistline but surgical procedures aren’t for you, VelaShape® treatment may be just the right option. This non-surgical procedure offers a way to smooth your skin, tone areas where excess fat may be bothersome and even help reduce cellulite, giving your legs the freedom they deserve. Let’s take a look at some of the VelaShape benefits.
What is VelaShape?
VelaShape is a non-surgical treatment that combines infrared light energy, radiofrequency energy, and vacuum suction and massage rollers. The vacuum and mechanical massage help to smooth out the skin as well as remove toxins and byproducts of fat cells. This promotes better blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. Radiofrequency waves and infrared light heat the skin layers, to induce fat cell metabolism.
This treatment has no downtime, so you are back to your daily activities right away. You typically need more than one treatment in order to achieve optimal results. After a few months, many people experience smoother, tighter skin and less dimpling.
How VelaShape Changes Your Appearance
By combining multiple modalities, another benefit of VelaShape is that it is able to address a variety of body contouring concerns including fat, cellulite and skin laxity. These issues can be due to genetics, dietary habits and simply aging. Let’s take a look at how VelaShape has the ability to treat each of these areas of concern.
1. Fat and Circumference Reduction
To begin, you must understand that VelaShape is not a weight loss treatment. Think of it as the finishing touch after you have reached your ideal body weight. It is designed to treat those problem areas where diet and exercise just don’t seem to work.
It is an ideal treatment to temporary reduce the circumference around the arms, neck, abdomen and legs. Things such as “bat wings” in the arms or “love handles” and “muffin tops” respond well to VelaShape treatments. Because VelaShape temporarily reduces the size of fat cells, you experience a reduction in circumference in the areas treated.
2. Cellulite Reductions and Improved Skin Tone
Cellulite is the result of pockets of fat pushing through connective tissue under the skin. Mechanical massage and vacuum treatment during VelaShape help to stretch out the fibrous bands that create the cellulite while promoting improved lymphatic drainage that carries out toxins and fat cell byproducts. The gentle heating of the skin boosts fat cell metabolism and shrinks the fat cells, resulting in smoother skin.
3. Skin Tightening and Firming
As you age, collagen and elastin production decreases. This means your skin may not bounce back like it used to. You may notice your skin is sagging around your neck, for example. In addition, when you lose weight, it is common to have excess or hanging skin in the abdomen, thighs, hips and arms. VelaShape benefits the skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production. This boost in skin supporting proteins can help improve the elasticity of the skin which in turn can help reduce sagging and improve the tightness and texture.
If you are looking for that finishing touch in order to achieve your desired body contour and texture, VelaShape offers great results with no incisions and no downtime.
Babak Moein, MD, FACS is one of the very few surgeons in the country that is dual fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery as well as cosmetic aesthetic and body contouring surgery. This combination of training offers significant advantage to his patients during their assessment and surgical planning and makes Dr. Moein uniquely qualified among his colleagues to meet the cosmetic needs of his patients.