Are you unhappy with the stubborn fat deposits and cellulite that have formed on your body? If you’re over the age of 20, chances are you are affected by cellulite even if you’re athletic, work out often and watch what you eat. More than 80% of adult women have it, but there’s no need to live with it if you don’t want to. Don’t let cellulite negatively impact the appearance of your body. At Skin Vitality, we can help you get rid of unwanted dimpling with VelaShape™.
VelaShape™ Your Body!
Improve tone, reshape contours and reclaim those curves lost with weight gain and age with VelaShape™, featuring revolutionary el?s™ technology that can achieve the results you want comfortably, safely and effectively. No surgery or drugs are required and you’ll be able to return to work or daily activities immediately following treatment. The procedure is safe and effective for all skin types and skin colours, no matter how sensitive.
With a winning track record and consistent successful results in multi-centre clinical trials proving its safety and effectiveness, VelaShape™ technology targets not only the skin’s upper layers like other comparable non-surgical treatments, but also the deeper layers for breakthrough results. Doing so achieves a measurable reduction across the board in subcutaneous fat layers, circumference and the appearance of cellulite. Treatment involves no injections, no downtime and virtually no pain, with measurable improvement in as few as 4 treatment sessions.VelaShape™ optimizes comfort, convenience and satisfaction for you, the patient, allowing you the choice to improve your appearance and boost your self esteem more easily.
How VelaShape™ Works
VelaShape™ is all about revolutionary el?s™ technology combined with vacuum and mechanical massage. el?s™ harnesses bi-polar radio frequency (RF) and optical energy power at the same time. As the first and only technology of its kind, it features the ability to precisely heat up dermal and hypodermal tissues safely, without posing a risk to the epidermis. Increased comfort is achieved by a contact cooling device. el?s™ was developed by Intense Pulse Light inventor/patent-holder, Dr. Shimon Eckhouse and the master physicist, Dr. Michael Kreindel. Heat energy is then facilitated by vacuum and mechanical massage, which smoothes the skin in the target area and ensures efficient delivery.What happens with treatment is that the metabolism of stored energy increases, lymphatic drainage improves and fat cells and fat chambers reduce or shrinks size.
VelaShape™ is designed for Circumferential Reduction on the thighs and Cellulite Treatment on thighs, buttocks, love handles and abdomen.
Most patients at Skin Vitality experience results that are gradual and cumulative for the duration of the treatment regime. Undergo treatment, and you can experience the following results:
- The skin’s surface is gradually smoothed out.
- Cellulite is noticeably reduced.
- Circumferential Reduction occurs and the treated area is noticeably reshaped.
- 85% of treated areas reported Circumferential Reduction of thighs of at least 1cm; ranging up to 7.2cm in reduction.
VelaShape™ in the news
Young Celebrities with Cellulite Exposed July 15, 2009
In the July 20, 2009 issue of In Touch Weekly, celebrities with cellulite are exposed. Doctors reveal why women in their 20s and even teens are battling unsightly lumps and bumps. Luckily there are solutions such as VelaShape, to fight this battle against cellulite. Dr. Anne Chapas explains VelaShape™ is a non-invasive laser procedure which uses radio-frequency and light energy to shrink fat cells and tighten skin. Kim Kardashian is featured as a VelaShape™ user.
VelaShape™ on TV
Featured as the cutting-edge, non-invasive cellulite reduction system or “the defatulator”. Pete the doctor invests in the VelaShape™ technology to help get new patients through the door of their practice.
E! News Weekend featured a segment on celebrity cellulite treatments. The host, Guliana Rancic, explains that Kim Kardashian recently underwent VelaShape™ on her show, Keeping up with the Kardashians.
Mike & Juliet
Laser and Skin Surgery Center of NY’s Dr. Lori Brightman, a Dermatologist who is also Board Certified, speaks frankly about her experience and what made her a believer. An interview follows with a patient who lost 2? from her abdomen after 4 treatments.
What areas can VelaShape™ treat?
The non-surgical body contouring treatment can treat the following areas:
It is designed to treat laxity, excess fat and rough and aging skin.
Is is safe?
VelaShape™ has been extensively researched and tested to make sure that it’s safe, and that it can do what it claims to do. Research has found that as a method of toning and firming up the body, this treatment is associated with little to no negative side effects or complications. Burns are extremely rare and the worst thing you may experience is some pinkness to your skin which could last a few hours.
How many treatments will I need?
While you may notice an improvement after your first session, usually you’ll need about three to eight to achieve good results you want. Each session lasts about an hour or so. The treatments are generally scheduled on a weekly basis. Your results will appear gradually over the couple of months that it takes for your treatment plan to be completed, because your skin and body need time to react to the technology. Your skin will rejuvenate at the cellular level, and unwanted fat cells will need to be slowly flushed away by your body’s lymphatic system.
Am I a candidate?
If you’re plagued by unwanted fat, lumpiness, saggy skin and cellulite, you may consider this option. You should be at a relatively healthy weight, since VelaShape™ is not considered a method of weight loss. The technology is designed for men and women who have specific areas of concern that can’t be corrected with a healthy lifestyle. Generally speaking, the ideal candidate is someone with a Body Mass Index of under 30.
Can it treat cellulite?
Yes, one of the primary concerns that VelaShape™ has been designed for is cellulite. In this respect, it is more effective than the plastic surgery treatment, liposuction. The best results appear on patients with minor to moderate cellulite. Severe cellulite may be improved, however it may take more than 3 sessions to get the results you want.
According to the Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification Scale, VelaShape™ is ideal for stage 1 and stage 2 cellulite.
Stage 1 cellulite: Dimpling appears when the area is pinched.
Stage 2 cellulite: Dimpling appears when standing, but not while lying down.
Stage 3 cellulite: Dimpling appears when standing and lying down.
Cellulite is really just a build-up of fat and toxins underneath the skin. Fat cells exist in chambers, and when they grow, it causes the walls of the chambers to warp. With time, the walls harden and the fat, along with toxins, are pushed upwards. This causes the skin to get that dimpled appearance most of us find unattractive.
How does it work?
The basis of VelaShape™ is manual manipulation of the skin while it is exposed to a combination of infrared red (IR) and bi-polar radio frequency (RF). It does this all at one time. Manual manipulation is done by a vacuum the elevates the tissue in the targeted area. This lifts the tissues close enough so that it can be effectively exposed to the IR and RF energy source. IR energy gently heats up the area, and RF energy delivers the heat throughout the area evenly, so that burns are prevented and no damage is caused. Doing all of this triggers your body to boost collagen and elastin production while at the same time disrupts fat cells so they can be destroyed.
How does the treatment feel?
The treatment is so gentle that our patients describe it as being a warm deep-tissue massage. They frequently comment that it kind of feels like something they’d get from a masseuse, but even gentler. The only thing is that you’re getting rid of fat instead of just relaxing! The warmth is very comforting and the sensation may last a little while after your session. Don’t worry about this, because it just means that your still enjoying the effects of your treatment!
Are the results permanent?
The results you get will have a permanent effect on your body contour and skin quality. However, you should know that the natural effects of aging and weight gain will take their toll. It’s important that you follow a healthy lifestyle so you can help prolong your results.
You can get maintenance sessions after completing your initial treatment plan. This can be helpful in keeping you looking great!