“Velashape II Exposed” by Vanessa Bird
by Syneron Business Developer Manager, Vanessa Bird
VelaShape II (is the latest model in the Vela family of non-surgical body shaping devices offering the full body shaping solution to men and women alike, be it skin tightening, circumferential reduction, lifting, contouring or cellulite reduction.
Both men and women want a safe, effective non-surgical option for multiple body concerns but often don’t want to resort to surgery or painful procedures that offer minimal results. VelaShape is the first medical device cleared by the FDA for the treatment of cellulite and body contouring and with over 5 million independent treatments across the globe and over a dozen clinical studies, it is a widely trusted and effective treatment.
VelaShape II (detailed reviews can be found here) combines mechanical massage, pulsed vacuum, bi-polar radiofrequency and infra-red to deliver measured amounts of energy to the treatment area, delivering consistent results without any downtime. The Infra red heats the tissue to a depth of 3mm and the bi-polar radiofrequency up to 15mm, stimulating fibroblast activity, remodelling the extra cellular matrix and improving skin texture. The vacuum and massage combine to offer fibroblast activity, vasodilatation, oxygen diffusion and lymphatic drainage while helping reform the connective tissue layer. It is ideal for treating multiple concerns at once, such as those men and women wanting to take centimetres off their midsection while tightening the skin, or women who want to streamline and reduce the circumference of their thighs while reducing cellulite. It’s safe for all skin types and also tanned skin. Prices average from £120-£250 per treatment depending where you are in t he UK, with discounts being offered for a course of treatments.
Following a consultation, a course of treatment is prescribed. This varies from 3 to 12 sessions depending on the patient’s own individual requirements and condition. Measurements and photographs are taken as a referral point, and the patient is weighed to ensure that no weight gain occurs during the course which may affect the outcome.
The patient now lies down and relaxes as the treatment is carried out. Depending on what treatment head is used, the patient will either feel a warm pulsing sensation, or a warm massaging sensation as the therapist moves the treatment head across the targeted area. A special lubricating and moisturising cream gel spray is applied directly to the skin throughout the treatment to ensure the VelaShape treatment heads glide easily across the body and that the area is kept comfortable.
The therapist will take the temperature of the treated area continually throughout the treatment to ensure that the correct temperature for optimal, lasting results is reached and maintained for between 5-15 minutes.
Once treatment is completed the patient is free to leave and carry on with their everyday activities. From start to finish the treatment can take between 20 minutes to 1 hour on average depending on the size and number of areas treated.
Treatments are spaced 1 week apart. Should the patient request rapid circumferential reduction, they can opt for the new 3 treatment protocol using VelaShape II that gives results in 1 month. Each treatment is spaced 2 weeks apart using this protocol, and the treatment time ranges from 45 minutes to 90 minutes for the more intense protocol.
How does it work?
The connective tissue undergoes deep heating to promote an increase in collagen depositing and localised cellular metabolism, which produces a tightening of the skin and a reduction in volume as the fat cells, damaged by the heat, die off. The massage gives immediate increase in local circulation and lymphatic drainage leaving the skin feeling softer and looking healthier.
As soon as treatment is completed, the patient can resume normal everyday activities. No recovery is necessary. It is advised that any activity that may raise the core temperature, such as sauna, steam room or sunbed be avoided for 48 hours, and that plenty of water is taken in to aid the drainage and fat metabolism. The patient will feel a radiating heat and sometimes redness of the skin for a few hours post treatment, and some patients will have a slight swelling due to the oedema which will pass in an hour or two. Occasionally patients may see some bruising post treatment if they are prone to it or have very impacted cellulite.
Clinical results in a recent study showed an average measured reduction of 10% in the treated area, with 97% patient satisfaction. Most patients reported no discomfort during or following treatment, with over 60% reporting an overall improvement in skin texture due to the reduction of cellulite.
Before and After Photos
VelaShape has over 10 years of clinical experience with more published studies than any other medical body shaping technology on the market. VelaShape is also the most recognised cellulite treatment on the market and delivers consistent results with an excellent safety profile.
Contraindications are as follows:
- Under 18 years of age
- Pregnant or lactating
- Patients with implanted cardiac defibrillator, pacemaker or other electromagnetic implant
- Open wounds or sores on the body or an active skin condition
- History of bleeding disorders or use of anticoagulants
- Medication that induces photosensitivity
- Endocrine disorders
- Metal implants
- Diseases stimulated by light and/or heat
- Cancer (all clear of 5 years is OK to treat)
How does VelaShape II differ to other non-invasive body shaping devices
VelaShape has more clinical studies and published papers than any other body shaping medical device on the market today and is the only technology to combine 4 modalities simultaneously to give optimum results. It can be used for body shaping and contouring, providing a lift to droopy buttocks, or more definition to a six pack, while simultaneously tightening the skin and smoothing out any unwanted lumps and bumps. VelaShape II is safe for all skin types and can be used on tanned skin. Results can often be seen as soon as the first treatment is completed.
For further information visit www.ultra-vela.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find your nearest UK practitioner.