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.