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It is estimated that more than 80% of women over the age of 20, regardless of their weight or size, suffer with cellulite. Recent studies suggest that cellulite is more physiological rather than pathological.
It can result from a complex combination of factors ranging from hormones to individual heredity disposition. 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.
Cellulite is the herniation of subcutaneous fat within the fibrous connective tissue that manifests topographically as skin dimpling.
The causes of cellulite include changes in metabolism, diet and exercise habits, hormonal factors and a patient’s physiology. Hormones play a dominate role in the development of cellulite. A recent survey suggested that the hormone estrogen aggravates cellulite.
Some people are genetically more prone to cellulite and high levels of stress have been proven to increase the development of cellulite.
VelaShape is the first non-surgical FDA-cleared medical device for the Body Reshaping market and the first FDA class II cleared platform for cellulite treatment featuring the revolutionary elos technology that enables you to comfortably achieve a toned, contoured and well shaped body with reduced cellulite.
VelaShape is the only proven device with breakthrough results as it treats both the deeper tissue and the upper layers of the skin with cellulite. This results in some measurable reduction in fat layers, circumference and the appearance of cellulite.
- Velashape in non-invasive, non surgical
- There is no downtime
- There is no trauma
- There is no side effects
- Velashape tightens the skin
- Velashape is very effective for post pregnancy
- Velashape evens up the skin after Liposuction
- Velashape is safe
- Velashape is virtually painless
Velashape offers a synergistic use of energies, infrared light heats the tissue up to 3mm in depth, bi-polar radio frequency heats tissue up to 15mm in depth combined with vacuum.
Since 2006 millions of Velashape treatments have been performed globally making it the most recognised non-invasive body contouring cellulite treatment.
Benefits of Velashape
Velashape can benefit anyone who wants to improve the shape of their body and reduce their cellulite. VelaShape treats the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, bingo-wings, bra-line or under chin in less than 20 minutes.
Many women and men suffer from cellulite. Such concerns are common, as it is estimated more than 85% of women over the age of 20, regardless of their weight or size, are affected by cellulite.
VelaShape aims to contour and tone the body whilst removing cellulite. The treatment will result in a noticeable reduction in the circumference of the treated area with immediate visible reshaping.
The specialised treatment tightens tones and smooths the skin, whilst also tackling cellulite using three unique modes of treatment.
Most patients find VelaShape a comfortable treatment. It has been likened to the sensation of a ‘hot-stone massage.’ The treatment parameters are easily adjusted to ensure a comfortable experience.
Patients having the VelaShape treatment will do so lying down.
A lotion will be applied to the required area so the device can move easily over the skin. The device comes in different sizes and designs for specific treatment areas. The therapist will choose the appropriate hand piece to glide evenly across the skin.
The head of the machine uses a pulsed vacuum to pull the tissue closer to the energy source, as infrared light heats the fat cells in the targeted area. This combination of technologies increases the metabolism of the fatty area, resulting in smoother skin and circumference reduction on the target area.
In addition, by increasing local blood circulation it can provide relief from minor aches and muscle spasms.
The lengths of individual VelaShape sessions vary depending on the size of the treatment area.
Patients most commonly have three bi-weekly treatments. Patients can expect to see improvement in the treatment area in as little as two weeks, with the best results at around 6 weeks. In a study of 420 patients, an average abdominal circumference reduction of 2-3 cm reduction and decreasing one whole dress size was reported following some treatments.
As far as upkeep, periodic maintenance treatments are recommended following the initial treatment(s). Results will last longer if you follow a balanced diet and exercise plan.
During the treatment it is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours following the procedure. Some patients report a pinkish appearance at the treatment area that may last several hours post treatment.
Velashape can treat the following areas:
Circumferential and fat reduction on the thighs
Fat reduction on buttocks
Fat reduction on legs
Fat reduction on arms
Fat reduction on love handles
Fat reduction on abdomen
Gradual improvement of the treated area can be seen following the first treatment - with the skin surface of the treated area feeling smoother, firmer and tighter.
Results in circumference, fat loss and cellulite reduction will be most apparent 3-4 weeks following the Velashape treatment sessions.
Velashape results of cellulite reduction usually last for 12-18 months, after which patients would benefit from a maintenance session once or twice a year.
Elos is the first and only technology that combines the power of bi-polar radio frequency (RF) and optical energy to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
The technology works through the combined energies triplicate technology; infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency and vacuum, to precisely target and heat the fatty tissues within the cellulite treatment areas. The vacuum and the tissue manipulation then smooths out the skin affected by cellulite to reveal a more sculpted, tighter figure.
The Vacuum and specially designed rollers for the mechanical massage smooth out the skin to facilitate safe and efficient heat energy delivery. The combination of three concurrent therapies helps to shrink fat cells, boost lymphatic drainage and circulation and firm and smooth the skin by stimulating new collagen production.
Prior to the treatment patients should shave the area to be treated the day before as hair may hinder the smooth movement of the applicator and overheat the treatment area. Patients should not wax before the treatment. The skin should be exfoliated 48 hours before the treatment. Perfumes and lotions should not be applied to the required area.
The precise heating ensures a safe, effective, fast treatment with no downtime. The net result increases the metabolism of stored energy, increases lymphatic drainage and reduces or shrinks the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers. The non-invasive VelaShape 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.
The unique VelaShape treatment is made possible with the advanced technology of the Velashape 3 – increased radio frequency power – RF up to 150W, higher energy density for improved heating of the tissue and better energy delivery to the fat layer, and the new closed loop radio frequency mechanism with built in temperature sensor which delivers more consistent RF energy and enables a more precise treatment with increased comfort and consistent, reliable results.
The optimal design of the electrodes and the 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 bringing skin firmness and a resulting lift effect.
The VelaShape treatment is safe and effective for all skin types and colors. The ideal candidate is normal to overweight, with cellulite around the stomach, hips, and thighs.
It is important to note that VelaShape is not intended to be a treatment for weight loss, but instead for tightening and contouring the body. If a patient is considering the procedure, they should be committed to a healthy diet and exercise regimen before and after the treatment in order to achieve the best results.
At the London Medical and Aesthetic clinic we have performed thousands of VelaShape treatments since 2006 with satisfaction rates of 95% in cellulite reduction and improving the tone and firmness of the skin.
Patients travel from all over the UK to have Velashape treatment at our clinic in Central London, which is one of the leading clinics for Velashape treatment in the UK and Europe. The technology has been successfully tested through dozens of clinical studies and has been practiced globally with very high saftey records.
Possible Side Effects
VelaShape is not a painful treatment and the treatment can be adjusted to ensure comfort with little to no post-procedure downtime.
There is also minimal recovery time. Many patients have the treatment and then return straight to work/daily activities immediately after VelaShape treatment.
The skin will be red for several hours after the treatment in some cases.
Velashape is safe and effective for all skin types and colours. There have been no reported long-term serious side effects or complications after Velashape treatment.
Most patients find the Velashape for cellulite treatment to be comfortable - like a warm deep tissue massage.
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi explains that "It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours post Velashape treatment."