The fourth generation VelaShape 3™ is the first and only non-surgical, FDA-cleared medical device for Body Reshaping. It is the first FDA class II cleared platform for Cellulite Treatment featuring the revolutionary elos Techonlogy that enables you to comfortably achieve a smooth, toned, contoured, well-shaped body. VelaShape 3™ is the only proven device with breakthrough results as it treats both the deeper tissue and the upper layers of the skin. This results in a measurable reduction in fat layers, circumference, and the appearance of cellulite. VelaShape 3™ offers a non-surgical, no downtime, and widely tolerated treatment for the Body Reshaping and Cellulite Treatment market, with proven results in as few as three treatment sessions or six for optimal results.
Over 3.5 million patients worldwide have had VelaShape performed and the numbers keep growing steadily. VelaShape is famously known to help contour the body, reducing those pesky spots that diet and exercise can’t reach. Who says you can't spot reduce? Yes you can at DermaGym!
The ideal candidate is one that is healthy and looking for a non-surgical treatment for fat reduction and/or a cellulite reducing treatment. They are not obese and have a BMI of less than 30%. Anyone with a pacemaker, metal, or other implants in the treatment area are not suitable candidates for this procedure. Additionally, new mothers must wait 3-6 months after they deliver and must have discontinued nursing. A full medical history must be completed before treatment is performed.
The infrared light and radio-frequency energies deliver heat to the dermis and hypodermis, causing the release of oxygen and nutrients from the blood stream to the local cells. In the hypodermis, the combination of heat and additional oxygen leads to increased metabolism in the fat cells causing them to shrink as they break down.
Mechanical massage enhances the flow of these fat breakdown products along with trapped fluids to the lymph system. In the dermis, the collagen fibers shrink, resulting in smaller fat chambers and skin tightening. The heat causes collagen shrinkage and activation of the fibroblasts to synthesize new collagen fibers. The end result of all of these changes is localized circumferential reduction, improvement in cellulite appearance, and ultimately body reshaping.
How It Works
The VelaShape handheld applicator is gently pressed against the treatment area. VelaShape's mechanism of action is a tolerable suction coupled with Infrared energy which ideally heats the skin to 42 degrees Celcius, and is then sustained for at least 10 minutes per zone. The technician presses a trigger to activate a vacuum cupping/massaging effect. At the same time, infrared light and radiofrequency energies are emitted into the dermis. The pulsed suctioning, combined with movement of rollers over the area, draws the tissue closer to the heating source, demarcating the target. It also causes widening of the local blood vessels, as well as increased blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. There are many benefits to this service.
The infrared light and radiofrequency energies deliver heat to the dermis and hypodermis, causing the release of oxygen and nutrients from the blood stream to the local cells. In the hypodermis, the combination of heat and additional oxygen leads to increased metabolism in the fat cells causing them to shrink as they break down.
Mechanical massage enhances the flow of these fat breakdown elements along with trapped fluids to the lymph system. In the dermis, the collagen fibers shrink, resulting in smaller fat chambers as well as skin tightening. The heat causes collagen shrinkage and activation of the fibroblasts to synthesize new collagen fibers. The end result of all of these changes is localized circumferential reduction, improvement in cellulite appearance, and ultimately body reshaping.
What To Expect During Treatment
Many of my patients report VelaShape treatment feels like an athletic “deep tissue” or “hot stone” massage . You’ll feel some slight pulling on your skin as your clinician uses a pulsed vacuum device to ready your skin and maneuver it into the optimal position for treatment. Then you’ll feel a warming sensation as the heat from the RF and light energies work on the fat cells beneath the skin’s surface. The treatment parameters can be easily adjusted by the therapist and it is important to be vocal and let the therapist know your maximum toleration. Non-invasive radiofrequency treatments like the VelaShape™ are generally not painful and are well-tolerated which is why it is a very popular choice for those seeking targeted body contouring. No local or topical anesthesia is required. Remember to drink plenty of water prior to treatment.
What To Expect Afterwards
You’ll probably retain a sensation of warmth or heat for several hours after the procedure. You may also experience some redness, swelling, and (in rare cases) bruising, but these side effects will quickly subside. You can return to your normal activities immediately. Drinking plenty of water is suggested in all Radio Frequency procedures as it helps push out the toxins and fat.
Although you’ll notice some tightening and smoothing of your skin shortly after treatment, shrinking of the fat cells takes time. You may need to wait several weeks to see a significant reduction in cellulite. For best results, we usually recommend four to six treatment sessions, with a week of recovery between sessions.
Fat cells that are permanently destroyed will not return, and therefore your body contouring results will be permanent, as long as patients practice weight maintenance. Any weight gain will result in excess calories being stored both in the non-surgical treatment zone as well as other areas and will compromise the aesthetic outcome. Keeping a nutritional food diet, routine exercise regimen, and healthy lifestyle is necessary to sustaining your results!
The skin tightening improvement will need maintenance to ensure long term skin enhancement as the treated skin will be subject to normal aging. One treatment every 3-4 months is required to keep the results fresh. Results vary person-to-person and are never guaranteed as every body is different and these procedures do not produce what invasive surgery is meant to accomplish. Many factors outside of the treatment can cause less-than-desirable outcomes so it is important to be realistic in expectations considering your lifestyle. If you maintain diet and exercise, your results should last longer.