Hormones, age, lifestyle, diet, and genetics can result in fat and cellulite. Once cellulite forms, it’s very difficult to get rid of. Sometimes, no matter how well someone eats or exercises, they are unable to tone and contour their body or reduce cellulite. Fortunately, there are several options for body contouring as well as cellulite treatment. At PearlMD Rejuvenation in Toronto, Ontario, we offer VelaShape to help with body contouring and cellulite treatment.
How Long Does It Take to See Results From VelaShape?
The period of time it takes to see results from this treatment can vary by individual. Some people may start to notice a small improvement in the treated area very soon after their treatment. However, in general, the best results can be seen at around ten weeks after the treatment with noticeable and dramatic results at four to six weeks.
Three or more treatment sessions are usually recommended for the best results. It is sometimes possible to attend one longer treatment session in the place of three shorter treatment sessions to achieve the same results.
What Is VelaShape?
This treatment is non-invasive, works to tighten the skin, and can contour the body. It reduces cellulite and can contour the abdomen, hips, and thighs through combining infrared laser technology, bi-polar radio-frequency technology, pulsed vacuum technology, and massage rollers. This system is FDA-cleared for a temporary reduction in cellulite’s appearance as well as a temporary reduction in the circumferences of the thighs and abdomen.
In a single treatment or a series of three treatment sessions, people can achieve toned, contoured, and well-shaped bodies. This system works to reduce any spots that dieting and exercising have been unable to help. It can also be used in combination with liposuction, a tummy tuck, or other body contouring procedures to help reduce the appearance of any cellulite.
How Does It Work?
In this process, fat cells, the connective tissue surrounding them, and the underlying dermal collagen and elastin fibers are heated with infrared light and bi-polar radio-frequencies. This stimulates new and better collagen and elastin growth which can then result in a reduction in the skin’s laxity, the body’s volume, and a general improvement in both the skin’s structure, texture, firmness, and elasticity.
While the infrared laser technology and the bi-polar radio-frequency technology manipulate the deeper levels in the skin, the vacuum technology and rollers work to manipulate the skin on the surface. This can increase the blood flow in the area, stimulate new collagen and elastin growth, and help tighten the skin.
What Does This Treatment Feel Like?
This treatment process is not painful, though some people may experience a warming sensation which could be compared to a warm deep-tissue massage. May have described it as a pleasant experience.
How Long Does It Take?
The length of this treatment can vary between twenty minutes and two hours. The duration depends on the individual as well as which areas are being treated.
Is This Treatment Effective?
Yes, this is an effective treatment. Many people have succeeded in reducing the circumference of their abdomen, flanks, butt, love handles, and thighs. In clinical trials, people experienced a measurable reduction in the circumference of their abdomen, buttocks, and thighs within three months of receiving their treatment.
In a different study that consisted of women who had recently given birth and were looking to reduce cellulite and laxity, subjects experienced a significant improvement in their skin laxity as well as a reduction in circumference. The average reduction in circumference was close to 0.2 inches.
Who Is a Good Candidate for VelaShape?
This treatment was created to help reduce cellulite and contour the body, so people with cellulite who wish to have toned, contoured bodies and lessen the appearance of their cellulite would benefit the most from this treatment. It is important to remember that VelaShape is not intended as a weight-loss treatment, though some people may lose weight following their treatment. It simply contours the body, reduces circumferential mass, and reduces cellulite.
The best candidates for this treatment system have a Body Mass Index of less than thirty and fit in stages one and two on the Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification Scale. People on Stage One of this scale do not experience dimpling when they are standing or lying down, but an “orange peel” appearance occurs during a pinch test. People on Stage Two experience “orange peel” dimpling when they are standing up, but not when they are lying down.
Is There Any Downtime?
No, there is not any downtime associated with VelaShape. No needles, incisions, or anesthesia are used during this treatment, so people can continue with their daily activities after receiving this treatment.
Find Out More
If you have any questions about VelaShape, please contact us at PearlMD Rejuvenation in Toronto, Ontario. PearlMD Rejuvenation is Canada’s first and only Medical Clinic that is in a state-of-the-art facility and devoted to women’s health and wellness.
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman, a frequently published health expert, combines revolutionary medical care with unparalleled service to help people achieve their goals through a holistic and personalized approach to treating the skin. We help people optimize their hormones, their health, and their beauty so they can achieve ageless vitality. We hope to help people achieve ultimate health and well-being so they can have a higher quality of life.