What is VelaShape?
VelaShape III is a non-invasive body contouring treatment for circumferential and cellulite reduction. VelaShape enables you to safely achieve a toned, contoured and well shaped body in typically 3 treatment sessions (single treatment protocol is also available); making you look and feel more youthful. VelaShape provides dramatic results without downtime or significant discomfort.
VelaShape technology combines infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy and vacuum, which cause deep heating of the fat cells, their surrounding connective tissue and the underlying dermal collagen fibers. This type of efficient heating and vacuum stimulates the growth of new and better collagen and elastin which results in localised reduction in skin laxity, body volume, and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture.
Which areas can be treated with VelaShape?
Cellulite treatments could be done on the lower body i.e buttocks and upper legs. Contouring treatments can be done on the neck, double chin, upper arms, abdomen, love handles and bra fat. Most patients see gradual and cumulative results throughout the treatment regime.
Combination Treatment available on request i.e. Simulation Cellulite and Body Contouring package. Enquire with your Body Expert for best possible course of treatment. *Treatments only available on selected days.
The science behind VelaShape technology
Powered by elōs technology, VelaShape III combines IR (infrared), bi-polar RF (Radio-frequency) and vacuum to precisely heat the tissue up to 3mm and 15mm depth respectively. The optimal design of the electrodes and the concurrent application of vacuum allows for deeper and faster heat penetration.
The combination of IR and vacuum coupled RF technologies causes deep heating of the fat cells (adipocytes), their surrounding connective fibrous septae and the underlying dermal collagen fibers. Efficient heating of the adipocytes is achieved by higher output of the RF. The optimal design of the electrodes and the concurrent application of vacuum allows for deeper and faster heat penetration. In turn, this promotes an increase in circulation, lymphatic drainage, cellular metabolism and collagen depositing. Furthermore, it stimulates fibroblast activity and remodels the extracellular matrix.
RESULT: A localised reduction in skin laxity, volume and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture.
Action of VelaShape
Heat is the fundamental mechanism for improvement of skin texture and cellulite and changes in fat metabolism. Reaching temperature end point and maintaining it over time is key to treatment success, on a strict bi-weekly basis, giving you optimal results in fewer sessions. Radiofrequency heat penetrates in to deeper layers of the dermis whereas infrared is more superficial. In the dermis controlled thermal injury improves collagen formation and metabolic changes to the adipocyte. In the hypodermis the effect is on connective and adipose tissue.
The vacuum increases penetration depth driving heat deeper into the tissue, negative pressure from the vacuum augments circulation by opening up compressed blood vessels. The combination of vacuum suction ans mechanical rollers increases lymphatic drainage. Improved adipose metabolism via deep heating with radiofrequency allows adipocytes to act metabolically in a more active fashion resulting in decreasing of the adipocyte size.
What can I expect from VelaShape:
- Improvement of appearance of cellulite and circumferential reduction.
- Improved circulation and improvement in minor muscle aces and spasms.
- Increased lymphatic drainage.
- Increased cellular metabolism.
- Stimulation of fibroblast activity.
- Reduction in loose skin volume and structure.
- Improved collaged synthesis and shrinking.
- Metabolic reactions increasing in adipose tissue.
What is the VelaShape procedure like?
Most patients find VelaShape comfortable and describe the treatment as feeling like a warm deep-tissue massage. The treatment parameters are easily adjusted to ensure a comfortable treatment experience. It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours after your treatment. Some patients report a pinkish appearance at the treatment area that may last a few hours post treatment, and skin may appear pink for several hours.
Pre and post treatment
- Do not use any perfumes or body lotions and sprays on the area for 12 hours pre and post treatment.
- SkinPhD Cellulite Control lotion can be used as an additional treatment 48 hours pre and post treatment.
- Do not shower or bath in very hot water 12 hours post treatment.
- Do not use a steam room, Jacuzzi or sauna 12 hours post treatment.
- Do not gym for 12 hours post treatment.
- Before follow up treatments exfoliate the night before. Crystal peel microdermabration soap bar can be used.
- Do not sunbathe or get any excessive sun exposure pre-treatments.
- Do not use a tanning bed or sun tan during treatment course.
- If heat sensation is excessive, cool the area with conventional cooling methods such as cold (NOT FROZEN) packs or air cooling with fan.
- NO swimming in chlorinated pools 24 hours pre ans post treatment
- NO waxing treatments to be done following Vela Treatments for 24 hours.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a structural skin change that occurs in most post-pubertal females whether they are thin or overweight. It presents itself as a modification of skin morphology evident by skin dimpling and nodularity that occurs mainly in women on the pelvic region, lower limbs, and abdomen, and is caused by the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue, leading to a padded or orange peel–like appearance. Cellulite can occur in women of all ages and tends to become more visible with age. Over time, the skin loses its thickness and thereby enhances the visibility of the unsightly cellulite bumps.
How does VelaShape III work to help get rid of cellulite?
The Vela Product line is the only non-invasive body shaping product to combine four different technologies including IR (infrared), Bi-Polar RF (radio-frequency) and mechanical tissue manipulation using pulsed vacuum and massage rollers. The combination of the IR and vacuum coupled RF technologies causes deep heating of the connective tissue including the fibrous septae which in turn promotes an increase in collagen depositing and local cellular metabolism resulting in a localized reduction in skin laxity and volume. The additional mechanical tissue manipulation of the Vela causes an immediate increase in circulation and lymphatic drainage, both essential components for healthy skin structure. More than 3.5 million independent treatments have been performed globally to date confirming both the safety and unique efficacy of this technology.
What are the regulatory approvals of the Vela line?
All products pertaining to the Vela product line are FDA cleared (The Vela was the first system to be cleared by the FDA for Cellulite Reduction) and CE marked (Body Contouring) and all comply with the strict safety regulations presented by the European Directive of Medical Devices – ‘conformity with the provisions of the Council Directive 93/42/EEC of 14 June 1993 as amended by 2007/47/EC concerning medical devices’.
What are the key differences/advantages of VelaShape over competition?
The non-invasive Vela line is the only system to combine 4 technologies creating a synergistic effect when treating the appearance of the skin. The unique mechanism of action of this product line enables a very safe, comfortable and effective procedure which has been proven in numerous clinical trials and in over 3.5 Million independent treatments.
What clinical data is available on VelaShape?
The safety and effectiveness of the VelaShape treatment has been demonstrated in both multi-center clinical trials and in more than 3.5 million independent treatments performed on patients globally. In addition, Syneron continues to collect clinical data from the increasing number of users.
What is the minimum or maximum age required to be eligible for treatment with VelaShape?
The Vela treatments are not limited by age and all patients seeking cellulite reduction and /or circumference reduction can be treated. However, the treating clinician will determine if the patient is a good candidate. In some countries, there are legal requirements for minimum age of treatment.
Who would be an ideal candidate for VelaShape treatment?
The Vela treatment is recommended for normal to overweight patients who suffer from unsightly cellulite in the pelvic region, around the hips, abdomen, or lower limbs. For optimised results, these patients should also be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The treating clinician has the final determination for choosing the best candidates for the treatment.
What are the contraindications to a body contouring treatment with VelaShape?
There are no major contraindications for the Vela treatment. For patients with pacemakers/defibrillator, pregnant or nursing or severe health problems, it is recommended to defer to their physician prior to commencing treatment.
How many treatments are required in order to see a noticeable effect on the body?
An improvement in the appearance of the skin can be observed in as few as 1-2 treatments. For optimal results,
it is recommended to complete the recommended treatment protocol of 4-6 treatments.