The VelaShape cellulite solution, a cellulite reduction treatment offered in San Francisco.

Do you suffer from pesky skin dimples and lumps that resemble the texture of cottage cheese or an orange peel? Known as cellulite, these contour irregularities on the surface of the skin result when fatty tissue pushes against the connective tissue under your skin. The fibrous cords that connect your skin to the underlying muscles pull the skin down while fat cells push the skin up, creating an uneven surface.

If you are bothered by cellulite on any area of your body, VelaShape treatment at the Appearance Care Center™ can help.

What Is VelaShape®?

VelaSmooth/VelaShape is an FDA-approved NON-SURGICAL medical device for cellulite reduction and body shaping. Not only does VelaShape treat cellulite, but it also reduces fat for more slender, smaller body contours. This body reshaping procedure offers localized circumferential reduction treatment in areas such as the thighs, buttocks, hips and abdomen.

The technology inherent in both VelaShape and VelaSmooth effectively treats both the deeper tissue and the upper layers of the skin, resulting in smooth and supple body contours in as few as four sessions.

How Does VelaShape® Work?

The treatment is a combination of four different technologies:

  1. Infrared (IR) light
  2. Bi-polar radiofrequency (RF) energy
  3. Mechanical massage
  4. Vacuum suction

VelaShape combines infrared light and radiofrequency energy with mechanical tissue manipulation, massage rollers and gentle pulsed vacuum suction to manipulate fatty tissue. In doing so, localized metabolism and lymphatic drainage increase while the size of fat cells and fat chambers decrease.

The net result of these cellulite remedies is a smoother, less dimpled appearance of the skin and a circumferential reduction of the area treated.

FAQs

How Long Does a VelaShape® Treatment Take?

This non-invasive treatment can be completed in just 20 to 30 minutes. If you are undergoing VelaShape for multiple areas of the body, however, your treatment process will take longer.

How Many VelaShape® Treatments Do I Need?

Most patients require four to 12 weekly or biweekly sessions before maximum benefits of the VelaShape/VelaSmooth cellulite solution are realized.

Is Downtime Needed After VelaShape®?

There is no downtime required after this cellulite reduction procedure, and the treatments are virtually painless. Therefore, VelaSmooth/VelaShape presents an attractive option for individuals interested in the benefits of body contouring without the pain and recovery associated with more invasive procedures.

What Results Can I Expect After VelaShape®?

After one or two VelaShape sessions, you can expect to see an improvement in the appearance of cellulite in the treated areas and a reduction in the circumference of that body part. Optimal results generally become visible around six to eight weeks after completing all of your treatment sessions.

Unfortunately, no cosmetic procedure can completely eliminate cellulite, but VelaShape offers a noticeable improvement in its appearance.

How Long Do the Results of VelaShape® Last?

VelaShape offers a temporary reduction in cellulite. These results can last for six months to a year. While you can prolong your results by following a healthy lifestyle, no amount of diet and exercise nor any treatment can provide permanent cellulite reduction.

Can I Undergo Subsequent Treatments to Maintain My Results?

Depending on the health and lifestyle of the individual, maintenance sessions are administered typically once every one to three months.

What parts of the body can be treated with VelaShape®?

VelaShape can be used anywhere on the body that needs contouring. Cellulite most commonly develops on the back of our thighs and buttocks, so these areas as well as the arms, abdomen and flanks are the most popular treatment areas. If cellulite exists in an area of your body, VelaShape can be an effective solution.

Am I a good candidate for VelaShape® treatment?

VelaShape is recommended for patients of any age suffering from cellulite around the hips, arms, abdomen and lower limbs. For the best results, patients should be committed to a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise. Patients tend to achieve the best VelaShape results when they are at a healthy weight with mild to moderate cellulite.

You should not undergo VelaShape if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have an implanted electronic device in your body. If you are on blood thinners, do not take them for at least five days before your VelaShape treatment.

How is VelaShape® different from other competing cellulite treatments?

The VelaShape line is the only cellulite treatment system to combine four different complementary technologies together to improve the skin’s appearance. The results of this unique procedure have been proven over numerous clinical trials and 3.5 million + treatments worldwide.

How effective is VelaShape® for fat reduction?

While VelaShape can effectively reduce the size of fat cells in the treatment area as a secondary result, the main goal of the procedure is not fat reduction. If you have stubborn fat you’d like eliminated, we offer non-surgical fat reduction procedures like CoolSculpting and UltraShape that are more effective for this goal.

Can I combine other treatments with VelaShape®?

Yes, this treatment works well when combined with other cosmetic procedures. Patients commonly combine VelaShape with plastic surgery procedures like tummy tuck surgery and liposuction. It can also be combined with non-invasive procedures like CoolTone muscle building, miraDry sweat reduction and Ultherapy skin tightening.

Why should I choose the Appearance Care Center™ for my VelaShape® treatment?

Though there are many centers that offer this treatment, we can provide on-site analysis by our board-certified plastic surgeon to determine whether you would be a good candidate. Our entire staff is knowledgeable and experienced in the aesthetics industry, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve results that will allow you to look and feel your best.

Learn More About VelaShape® Cellulite Treatment in San Francisco

If you have troublesome cellulite on any area of your body, VelaShape can provide smoother, more slender contours. Schedule your consultation to learn more and find out if you’re an ideal candidate for VelaShape at the Appearance Care Center™ medical spa. Call us at (415) 567-7200 today!

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