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Velashape (Non-Invasive Cellulite Reduction System)
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Description

Velashape is a procedure that uses radio frequency (RF) energy and infrared light to heat localized fatty tissue, while a vacuum and mechanical massage manipulates and smoothes and tautens the skin.


Length of Surgery

40 minutes to 1 hour


In/Outpatient

Outpatient


Anesthesia

None


Back to work in...

Immediately


Back to the gym in...

1 day


Highlights

No anesthesia is required.


Cost

$400 - $600 per treatment session


Treatment Frequency

Four to six initial treatments, then maintenance sessions are required around every six months


Risks

No known risks


Duration of results

Temporary, maintenance sessions are required



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    Velashape Costs*

    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons quoted the national average for Velashape is approximately $2,243, depending on the area(s) to be treated.

    If you are interested in having a velashape procedure but want to find out more about the costs and velashape financing options available before you make your decision, PLEASE CLICK HERE. You can discuss your financial options with your velashape practitioner.

    Am I a candidate for Velashape?

    Suitable candidates for velashape treatment are healthy individuals and include:

    1. Patients who want to improve the appearance of cellulite and reduce girth in the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen or upper arms
    2. People who have realistic expectations for the outcome of their velashape treatment
    Unsuitable candidates for velashape cellulite reduction treatment include:
    1. Patients with type I or II diabetes
    2. Patients taking photosensitizing drugs
    3. Patients with anticoagulative conditions
    4. Patients prone to blood clots
    5. Photosensitive patients
    6. Pregnant women
    7. People with pacemakers, heart valves, metal hip joints or dental plates

     

    What is a Velashape Procedure?

    Velashape is a procedure that uses radio frequency (RF) energy and infrared light to heat localized fatty tissue, while a vacuum and mechanical massage manipulates and smoothes and tautens the skin.

    Velashape reduces unsightly cellulite and circumference inches on thighs, buttocks, arms, love handles and the abdomen. The combination of infrared and RF energies is delivered through a hand held device which passes over the skin using rollers and a vacuum action. The velashape device precisely heats the underlying tissue within the targeted treatment area. This heat causes shrinkage and tightening of the fat cells and increased lymphatic drainage, resulting in a reduction of the dimpled appearance of cellulite, smoothing of the skin’s surface and a reshaping and firming of the treated area.

    The velashape procedure takes around 40 minutes to one hour, with little or no downtime. Four to six initial velashape treatments are recommended performed at one week intervals. Maintenance velashape procedures are then required at six monthly intervals.

    Some patients report that the velashape cellulite reduction treatment feels like a warm deep tissue massage. No anesthesia is required. The treated area may appear flushed or pink from the heat for a short while, and may feel warm for several hours after treatment. Most velashape patients can resume normal activities immediately.

    Velashape Procedure Steps

    Step 1 - Preparation

    1. The area to be treated with velashape is cleansed
    Step 2 – The velashape procedure
    1. A small or large hand piece (depending on the treatment) is passed over the skin of the treatment site. The mechanical rollers and vacuum suction "pull up" the skin so there is gentle stretching of the skin surface as the applicator is passed over the area. A cooling spray is applied to the treatment area to protect your skin. The velashape practitioner will adjust the energy of the velashape machine for your comfort.
    Step 3 – The results
    1. You may notice some tightening in the treated area immediately after your velashape procedure. The treated area may appear flushed or pink for a short while, and may feel warm for several hours after treatment.

     

    Velashape Recovery and Healing Steps

    The velashape procedure is non-invasive, so there is normally no velashape recovery time.

    Any feeling of heat should resolve after a few hours, though the redness may take a few days or weeks to disappear. Some bruising may occur at the velashape treatment site. You may also notice an increase in your urine output, which is due to the broken down cells being absorbed and excreted by the lymphatic system. Make sure that you drink plenty of fluids to help your body to flush out this material.

    You may return to your normal activities immediately.

     

    Velashape Risks

    At the present time, there are no known velashape risks. 

     

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