Velashape is a treatment that transforms the skin and stimulates weigh loss with the use of radio frequency (RF) energy and infrared light.Â The light is used to heat the localized fatty tissue in an isolated area of the body.Â A vacuum and mechanical massage tool is used to manipulate, tighten, and smooth the skin.Â VelaShape is a less invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery procedures such as liposuction and tummy tuck. Here are the risks are benefits of this treatment.
Velashape minimizes the appearance of unsightly cellulite and can even help remove inches off of the thighs, buttocks, arms, abdomen, and love handles. The combination of infrared energy is transferred to the skin through a hand held device. The underlying tissue is perfectly heated within the targeted treatment area, then the rollers and vacuum action reduce the appearance of dimples. The transfer of heat causes a shrinking of fat cells and a tightening of the skin.Â It improves circulation and increases lymphatic drainage. It creates a smooth skin surface and reshapes and firms the entire treated area.
The Velashape Procedure
The Velashape procedure usually takes around 40 minutes or up to one hour.Â There is very little or no downtime after the treatment. The majority of patients undergo between four and six treatments spaced out by one week intervals. Maintenance Velashape treatments are also recommended at six month intervals.
VelaShape Side Effects
The side effects of Velashape may include a warm sensation during and following the treatment due to the deep massage that takes place.Â There is not a need for anesthesia.Â The treated area may also remain reddish or pink and warm from the heat for a period of time immediately following the treatments. Most Velashape patients report that they are able to resume normal activities immediately after each treatment.Â