VelaShape III

 
 Photo Credit:  Syneron-Candela

Photo Credit:  Syneron-Candela

 
 

About VelaShape III:

VelaShape III is FDA approved for circumference reduction of the abdomen and thighs, as well as temporary reduction of cellulite and skin tightening. It allows for body contouring, circumference reduction, cellulite improvement, and skin tightening.  While VelaShape does lead to some fat reduction, it is more optimal for reduction in cellulite and skin tightening. It is also a great treatment for patients that have skin laxity after a major weight reduction or pregnancy.  Larger treatment areas and fat reduction are better targeted with UltraShape. 

VelaShape utilizes infrared and radio frequency energy, in combination with a mild vacuum, to precisely and effectively treat targeted areas of concern. The combination of IR and RF technologies leads to deep heating of fat cells, the surrounding connective tissue, and the underlying collagen. This leads to an increase in circulation, lymphatic drainage, cellular metabolism, and collagen deposition. The result is reduction in skin laxity, and improvement in skin structure and texture. 

Number of treatments:

The number of treatments will be tailored to the patient’s needs and desires, but most patients see excellent results after 3 treatments. Patients will have follow up procedures in 4 week intervals. Cellulite reduction, as well as skin laxity, are chronic problems that will require maintenance treatments once they recur.  

Appointment Time (may vary):

30 minutes - 1 hour 

Downtime:

None.  Patients may notice some mild discomfort in the treatment area that lasts a short amount of time and they can return to regular activity the same day of the procedure. 

Ideal Candidate:

Patients with concerning areas of cellulite and skin laxity of the underarms, abdomen, flanks, bra line, buttocks, and thighs.