VelaShape™ Cellulite Treatment
VelaShape™ is the only FDA approved device that safely and effectively contours, shapes, and slims the body by reducing the appearance of cellulite and firming problem areas. This can be done in as little as 4 treatments at our plastic surgery practice, and it is virtually painless and nonsurgical.
VelaShape™ works by utilizing a combination of Bi-Polar Radiofrequency (RF), Infrared Light Energy, plus Vacuum and Mechanical Massage. The tissues are heated safely thereby increasing the metabolism of stored energy, increasing lymphatic drainage, and reducing the size of fat cells and fat chambers. Vacuum and specially designed rollers for the mechanical massage smooth out the skin to allow for safe an efficient heat energy delivery.
The result of this technology is a gradual smoothing of the skin’s surface with a reduction in the appearance of cellulite, and circumferential reduction in the areas worked on (e.g. thighs, buttocks, love handles or abdomen).
Cellulite is a very common condition affecting women of all age groups and ethnicities. Rigid fibers form chambers of fat, and when the individual fat cells become enlarged, these fibers push towards the skin, causing the rough surface appearance described as “orange peel,” or “cottage cheese.” The ideal VelaShape™ patient for cellulite reduction is someone with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 30, who falls under Cellulite Classification Levels 1 or 2.
The Nurnberger-Muller cellulite classification scale
- Stage 1 no dimpling while the patient is standing or lying down, but the pinch test reveals the “orange peel” appearance.
- Stage 2 “orange peel” dimpling appears spontaneously when standing up, but not when lying down.
- Stage 3 “orange peel” dimpling appears spontaneously both when standing up and lying down.
Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with our licensed aesthetician, to obtain more information on Velashape™ and to determine if you can benefit from this treatment!